Edition 75 - July 2007

News from ACA

New leaders in DAAD, HSV and SIU

There have been changes in the management of a number of ACA member organisations. Professor Stefan... (+more)

IIE committed to sending more American students abroad

Following the Lincoln Commission report on America’s competitiveness, the IIE announced a new poli... (+more)

Transfer to Universities Australia: new Chief Executive

Universities Australia has welcomed their new Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Cou... (+more)

European Policy

Priorities of the Portuguese Council Presidency

On July 1st, Portugal took over the Presidency of the European Council from Germany, for a six-month... (+more)

Conditional backing for EIT by European Parliament Committee

The Committee for Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) of the European Parliament (EP) supported the... (+more)

The EU is investing in Egyptian research and innovation

Following the first Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Education and Research reported&nbs... (+more)

Salzburg Global Seminar

The board of directors of the "Salzburg Seminar" announced a new name for the organisation... (+more)

Europe research and education community: a step closer

The European national research and education networks (NRENs) through the Greek NREN, the pan-Europe... (+more)

Commission communication: EU partnership with Africa

The new EU Portuguese Presidency is preparing the EU-Africa summit in Lisbon in December 2007. ... (+more)

European universities network to encourage mobility

The International Research Universities Network (IRUN) is a freshly started international conso... (+more)

The new generation of the Erasmus Mundus Programme

On 12 July, the European Commission presented its eagerly awaited proposal for the next phase of the... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Brown’s reshuffling of the Ministry of Education

The British new Prime Minister Gordon Brown has divided the old Ministry of Education and Skills.&nb... (+more)

New French government pushes forward with university reform

France’s new minister for research and higher education, Valérie Pécresse (see June edition of t... (+more)

Study on Chinese brain drain

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) has released a report on the development of Chinese ta... (+more)

India: Foreign providers still on hold

The Indian Parliament has discarded the “Foreign University Entry and Operation Bill” in its mid... (+more)

The EAC works towards mobility of students across the region

The five members of the East African Community (EAC) -Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi- a... (+more)

OECD report on tertiary education in Australia

The OECD through the Directorate for Education and Training, recently released a report on Australia... (+more)

Tuition fees debate in Britain

The Scottish Executive is considering to abolish the “graduate endowment fee” introduced at high... (+more)

More foreign new entrants in US graduate science and engineering education

After years of decline, the number of foreign first-year students in US graduate education in scienc... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Pilot project for cooperation between European institutes of technology: last reminder

The European Parliament has established a budget line for a pilot project for cooperation between Eu... (+more)

EU-China law school

The European Commission is seeking proposals for a Europe-China School of Law in the People's Republ... (+more)

Marie Curie Action: international outgoing fellowships for career development: last reminder

This call, a series of new grants under Marie Curie, aims to reinforce the international career... (+more)

Future developments of the European Research Area

Through this call for tender, the European Commission is trying to better understand the changing&nb... (+more)

Euratom Fusion Training Scheme (EFTS)

Fusion energy has been identified as one of two prime research policies under the Seventh Framework ... (+more)

EDULINK: second call for proposals

The Edulink Programme is designed to foster co-operation in the field of higher education between th... (+more)


OECD: economic survey on France

OECD. Economic survey of France. (2007). OECD Publishing. France - Volume 2007 Issue 13. ISBN:&... (+more)

OECD: higher education management and policy

OECD. Higher Education Management and Policy: Volume 19 Issue 1. OECD Publishing. ISBN : 926403... (+more)

UNESCO: corruption in education

Hallak , Jacques and Poisson, Muriel. Corruption in education: breaking the taboo.(2007). UNESCO’s... (+more)

OECD: review of Australian tertiary education

OECD. Thematic review of tertiary education: country background report – Australia. (2007). OECD P... (+more)

Higher education systems

Teichler, Ulrich. Higher education systems: Conceptual Frameworks, Comparative Perspectives, Empiric... (+more)

HE in the new century: global challenges and innovative ideas

Altbach, Philip G. and McGill Peterson, Patti. Higher education in the new century: global challenge... (+more)

Challenges for universities in Asia and Latin America

Altbach, Philip G. And Balan Jorge. Transforming research universities in Asia and Latin America: Wo... (+more)

186 indicators for internationalisation

Brandenburg, Uwe and Federkeil, Gero. How to measure internationality and internationalisation of hi... (+more)


Upcoming events

26-29 August 2007EAIR Annual Forum.Innsbruck, Austria.Web: http://www.eair.nl/3-4 September 2007ECA ... (+more)