Edition 80 - December 2007

News from ACA

European Conference on the ERASMUS Intensive Programmes in Bonn

On 10 and 11 December, the national agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation in the DAAD hosted a ... (+more)

Successful seminar: ACA and CRUS explore mobile young researchers

The ACA Secretariat, in partnership with ACA member the Swiss Rectors' Conference (CRUS) would like ... (+more)

Traineeship at ACA

The Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) is seeking a trainee for a period of a minimum of six mon... (+more)

The ACA newsletter team would like to wish you...

...a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for having taken the time to read ou... (+more)

EHEFs 'conquer' Viet Nam

The month of December saw two more European Higher Education Fairs (EHEFs) staged, this time in Viet... (+more)

Stefan Hormuth becomes new DAAD President

Important changes are to occur in the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). On 1 January 2008, Pr... (+more)

ACA welcomes new Administrative Council

ACA held its General Assembly in Zurich 3 December and elected its new officers for its Administrati... (+more)

European Policy

Commission lets student quota infringements slide

After an ongoing legal pursuit regarding university quotas set on medical students and Austria and B... (+more)

More Lisbon Strategy review: education and research goal posts still far off

‘The Lisbon Strategy is working’. This was the declaration of European Commission president Barr... (+more)

Erasmus Mundus masters selected

The European Commission has selected 23 new Erasmus Mundus Masters programmes. Several of the progra... (+more)

The European Research Council expands and delivers

The European Research Council consists of an autonomous Scientific Council of 22 scientists.&nb... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

India: quality check for rogue providers

India’s University Grant Commission (UGC), is calling for official accreditation for all Indian-ba... (+more)

CHE: Excellence Ranking in Europe

The Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) in Germany has recently developed a “Ranking of ... (+more)

Education in Kosovo: a sad state of affairs

While Kosovo’s future remains uncertain, the country is squandering its most precious asset – it... (+more)

More excellence? The German top clusters

The German Ministry of Education has launched yet another initiative in line with it strategy of put... (+more)

Students have their say in university ranking

Last month, ACA reported on the Times Higher Education Supplement’s highly quoted global universit... (+more)

The African diaspora

On 21-25 October the Association of African Universities organised its Conference of Rectors, Vice-C... (+more)

US universities: buying their way to the top

As both the domestic and the global race for top students tighten amongst US universities, heaps of ... (+more)

Asean action plan for more collaboration on higher education

On 1 December, ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Nations, adopted an action plan for collaboration... (+more)

Government shuffling in Australia and the US

After a shake-up election last month in Australia, the Australian Labour Party’s Kevin Rudd ousted... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window

The Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window (EM ECW) objective is to achieve better understanding... (+more)

Erasmus Mundus, Actions 2 call still open

The Erasmus Mundus programme's overall aim is to enhance the quality of European higher education by... (+more)

FP7 Capacities programme - International Cooperation Call still open

This call supports the coordination of national policies and activities of Member States and Associa... (+more)

Lifelong Learning programme — next deadlines Comenius and Grundtvig

The Lifelong Learning programme applies to all types and levels of education and vocational educatio... (+more)

Indicators on ICT in education – tender still open

The study aims to contribute to the development of indicators on ICT in education and to get a bette... (+more)


CEDEFOP: learning together for local innovation

Gustavsen, B., Nyhan, B., Ennals, R., Learning together for local innovation — Promoting learning ... (+more)

EURYDICE: The organisation of the academic year in higher education – 2007/08

This Eurydice publication shows how the academic year is structured (beginning of the year, term tim... (+more)

IAU: the International Handbook of Universities

IAU, International Handbook of Universities, London, Palgrave, Macmillan’s global academic publish... (+more)

Looking at brain drain from different perspectives: Venkata Ramani

Ramani, V.(ed.), Brain Drain – Challenges and Opportunities. Icfai University Press. Hyderabad: 20... (+more)

UNESCO: Education for All - Global Monitoring Report

The UNESCO’s Education  for All (EFA) – Global Monitoring Report is an annual publication p... (+more)

CHEPS: University Governance and Academic Research.

Leiðytë, L., University Governance and Academic Research. Case studies of research units in Dutch ... (+more)

Examining for-profit colleges and universities

Tierney, W. and Hentschke, G., New Players, Different Game: Understanding the Rise of For-Profit Col... (+more)

IUP Conference series: competence development as workplace learning

Chisholm, L., Fennes, H., Spannring, R. (eds.), Competence development as workplace learning, Innsbr... (+more)


Upcoming events

1 February 2008ACA European Policy Seminar: What's new in Brussels 2008: Recent developments in Euro... (+more)