Edition 229 - May 2020

News from ACA

ACA Think Pieces: The world after COVID-19 

The last months have changed our lives in an unprecedented way. We have lived a slow life, a life sh... (+more)

ACA Secretariat: new project initiatives started this month

As of this month, the ACA Secretariat started coordinating a new project – A comparative analysis ... (+more)

DAAD study shows more and more refugees succeed in entering German higher education institutions

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has published a third study in the framework of a public... (+more)

DAAD publishes its annual report 2019

DAAD has published its annual report 2019. On the occasion of its publication, the organisation has ... (+more)

DZS : Interest in international cooperation projects and Erasmus+ during the pandemic

International cooperation projects enjoy extraordinary interest by Czech schools This year, DZS reg... (+more)

Movetia activities report 2019 and statistics

For the past three years, the national agency Movetia has been promoting exchange, mobility and coop... (+more)

Webinar on greener mobility

More environmentally-responsible mobility within the higher education sector! No fewer than 150 stak... (+more)

Grażyna Żebrowska is the new Director General of NAWA

On 8 May, Grażyna Żebrowska was appointed the new Director General of NAWA, Poland’s ACA member.... (+more)

News from the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange

NAWA supports foreign students with a webinar series Within 30 March, 2020 and 6 May, 2020 NAWA con... (+more)

Rannís : How to move an international conference to Zoom in 17 days – Lessons learned from Arctic Science Summit Week 2020

When the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 were discovered in Iceland at the end of February and aut... (+more)

European Policy

Revised 2021-2027 EU budget: recovery plan for Europe, less for education and research

On 27 May, the European Commission (EC) put forward a revised EUR 1.1 trillion EU budget for the 202... (+more)

Horizon programmes and COVID-19

According to the latest seven-year budget proposal from the European Commission, Horizon Europe will... (+more)

Horizon Europe Implementation Strategy – First Draft

The European Commission published the first draft of the Horizon Europe Implementation Strategy. It ... (+more)

Video conference of ministers of education, 18 May 2020

On 18 May 2020, the Croatian Presidency organised the third informal videoconference of Ministers of... (+more)

COST Action Chairs call for funding “remediated networking” in COVID times and beyond

As a mobility-intensive programme for networking researchers across Europe, COST Action activities w... (+more)

New focus on selection process at European Research Council following Mauro Ferrari’s resignation

Following the sudden departure of the ERC’s president Mauro Ferrari in April and a debate it cause... (+more)

Education not spared: attempted cyberattacks at Erasmus+ beneficiaries

According to Politico, the European Commission (EC) has confirmed it recently become aware of fraudu... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) provides interim aid for students in financial distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus crisis poses a financial challenge for many students. Two-thirds of German students ... (+more)

Swiss students launch a petition for the association of Switzerland to Erasmus+ 2021-27

The Swiss Student Union (VSS-UNES-USU) and the Swiss youth forum, together with other organisations,... (+more)

Norway kick-starts ratification wave of UNESCO Global Recognition Convention

On 7 May 2020, the Norwegian government became the first to ratify the UNESCO Global Recognition Con... (+more)

US: Universities not planning to abandon online learning anytime soon

While university researchers have warned that Australia’s school students are facing a decline in ... (+more)

Australia and New Zealand reopening universities

The fact that international students represent a big source of income for Universities in Australia ... (+more)

Scientific study shows timely closure of educational centres in Iran prevented more than 22 000 deaths

According to a report in Iran Front Page, the results of a scientific study show that the timely clo... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

European policy experimentation

This call for proposals will support transnational cooperation projects in the implementation of the... (+more)

Enhancing the Attractiveness of European Higher Education: Study in Europe

The selected contractor will provide a range of professional services and expertise that together wi... (+more)


At the Margins of Academia : Exile, Precariousness, and Subjectivity

Published on 18 May 2020 by Brill, this publication ponders if displaced and emigrated academics are... (+more)

Refugees and Higher Education : Trans-national Perspectives on Access, Equity and Internationalization

Refugees and Higher Education provides a cross-disciplinary lens on one American university’s appr... (+more)

Understanding Student Mobility in Europe : An interdisciplinary Approach

Understanding Student Mobility in Europe interprets student mobility in European higher education th... (+more)

From Emergency Response to Planning for Future Student Mobility

The masters report in IIE COVID-19 Snapshot Series is now out. The second survey opened on 16 April ... (+more)

EUA – The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on university funding in Europe

In a new briefing – The impact of the Covid-19 crisis on university funding in Europe – Thomas E... (+more)



Disclaimer: Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, many conferences have either been postponed or tra... (+more)