Edition 97 - May 2009

News from ACA

The ACA family is growing

New Spanish member joins ACA ACA is glad to announce that Fundacion Universdad.es has become a memb... (+more)

Tomorrow’s trends: a glimpse at our innovative potential

ACA’s Annual Conference Innovation through internationalisation, which was held on 13-15 May 2009 ... (+more)

New trainee at ACA

The ACA Secretariat warmly welcomes Paulina Mihailova as a new trainee. Paulina, though a Bulgarian ... (+more)

European Policy

EU and Brazil: furthering cooperation on education and culture

On 18 May the European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth, Jan Figel signed two... (+more)

And the 2009 LLP Awards go to…

In line with the tradition, the 2009 European Awards for Lifelong Learning were granted in the fring... (+more)

Online access to national policy initiatives in education and training

The strongly ICT-oriented European Commission launched yet another online platform this month, with ... (+more)

EUR 1 million go to the European Humanities University Trust Fund

The European Commission has granted EUR 1 million to the European Humanities University Trust Fund. ... (+more)

Students strive to set a road map for the future MEPs

In a newly published education manifesto – Quality, Equity and Access for All: European Higher Edu... (+more)

Heading towards ET 2020

Another step in shaping the education and training policy framework beyond 2010 was taken at the beg... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

ASEM Education Secretariat to be set up at DAAD

The second ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Education Ministers’ conference in Hanoi, Vietnam has result... (+more)

How to count what cannot be measured

In early 2009, the Review of Australian Higher Education (the “Bradley Review”) caused much ado ... (+more)

Preparing for the G8: the role of universities for sustainable development

On 18 and 19 May the G8 University Summit took place in Turin, Italy. The topic of the gathering rot... (+more)

US - fierce battle over the student loans system

The US are going through one of the most refractory policy fights of the year. The bone of contentio... (+more)

The best vaccine is information

While Mexico has been hit hardest by the recent outbreak of the swine flu, the epidemic is likely to... (+more)

‘Sweetmeat’ for international students in Denmark

The Danish Science Minister, Helge Sander has come up with the suggestion to establish, what he call... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for proposals on developing the European Qualifications Framework

The European Commission has launched a call for proposals (EAC/06/09) for actions to develop and imp... (+more)

Call for Erasmus University Charter 2010

The Erasmus University Charter provides the general framework for the European cooperation activitie... (+more)

Call to support European cooperation in Education and Training

The European Commission is calling for proposals (EACEA/07/09) in the area of support activities for... (+more)

Call for expressions of interest: wanted experts in education

The European Commuission Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency is issuing a call for e... (+more)


The challenge of establishing world-class universities

Salmi, J. The Challenge of Establishing World-Class Universities. World Bank, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-8213... (+more)

Higher education on the move

Bhandari, R. and Laughlin, S. Higher Education on the Move: New Developments in Global Mobility. Ins... (+more)

Gender and Higher Education

Leathwood, C. and Read, B. Gender and the Changing Face of Higher Education: A Feminized Future? Ope... (+more)

What makes a good global citizen…

Lewin, R. The Handbook of Practice and Research in Study Abroad. Higher Education and the Quest for ... (+more)

Internationalisation of Finnish higher education

The Center for Academic Mobility (CIMO) has recently published a review of internationalisation in F... (+more)

Mapping the higher education landscape

van Vugt, F. (Ed.) Mapping the Higher Education Landscape. Towards a European Classification of High... (+more)

Marketing Higher Education

Maringe, F. and Gibbs, P. Marketing Higher Education. Theory and Practice. Open University Press, Lo... (+more)


Upcoming international events

2-4 June 2009European Science Foundation and US National Science Foundation: Women’s International... (+more)