Edition 82 - February 2008

News from ACA

Wishing Lithuania welcome to ACA

The Education Exchanges Support Foundation (SMPF) is the new member of ACA. The Lithuanian agen... (+more)

New brand puts Dutch higher education on the map

A new logo will play a central role in the international branding for Dutch higher education. The lo... (+more)

Registrations open for ACA seminar on transnational education

On May 16th, ACA will hold its third European Policy Seminar entitled Exporting education: Europe's ... (+more)

France attracting international students

In order to attract more international students to France, CampusFrance has recently published the 5... (+more)

The ICT project Hextlearn

ACA is participating in a European Union funded project called Hextlearn. It is a three year initiat... (+more)

New ACA publication: The rise of English as language of instruction

Wächter, Bernd & Maiworm, Friedhelm, English-Taught Programmes in European Higher Education. Th... (+more)

European Policy

Orient Express: EU-Asia cooperation accelerates

The mainly European Commission-funded Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN), a high-speed telecom... (+more)

Qualifications framework and ‘Education and Training 2010’ top of Council agenda

The European Union Education, Culture and Youth Council met in Brussels on 14-15 February. The main ... (+more)

A voice for doctoral education in Europe

The European University Association has created the first organisation to develop and promote doctor... (+more)

CEDEFOP: Demand for higher skills will rise further

CEDEFOP, the Thessaloniki-based European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, has prod... (+more)

European Innovation Scoreboard 2007: Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany and UK in the lead

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry has published the result... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Veiled debates in Turkey and beyond

The Turkish parliament has voted the end of the controversial ban on headscarves at Turkish universi... (+more)

Bachelor effects in Germany

A study carried out by the German Centre “Hochschul-Informations-System“ (HIS) seems to break di... (+more)

No smoke without fire? Court shuts St Petersburg university

The management of the European University in St Petersburg (EUSP) was ordered to suspend its activit... (+more)

Australia offers free tuition

Australian universities have registered a shortage of domestic students in higher education and have... (+more)

University funding reformed in Ireland

The Irish Higher Education Authority plans to incorporate performance measures into their higher edu... (+more)

Kenya and Zimbabwe close universities

University World News 11 of this month reports that Kenyan universities have been closed for some ti... (+more)

Minority alert for US college leadership

A new survey by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the College and University Professional ... (+more)

Overseas students flock to Britain - proofreaders in distress

A survey from the International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate) shows that the UK is reaching th... (+more)

France holds high hopes for higher education

Dreading to lag behind, France is looking to reinforce its position as a key player in world affairs... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

EU-US Atlantis programme call for proposals still open

The European Commission has launched together with the US Department of Education a new joint call f... (+more)

EU-CANADA call for proposals still open

A new call for proposals has been launched by the European Commission together with Human Resources ... (+more)

‘Lifelong Learning’ programme — Erasmus, Leonardo and transversal actions

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

Erasmus Mundus 2008 call for proposals

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


Stratification in higher education

Shavit Yossi, Richard Arum, and Adam Gamoran, eds. Stratification in Higher Education: A Comparative... (+more)

OECD report on teaching and learning assessment for adults

OECD, Teaching, Learning and Assessment for Adults: Improving Foundation Skills, OECD, Paris: 2008. ... (+more)

Council of Europe: Introduction to the concept of qualifications

Sjur Bergan, Qualifications — Introduction to a concept, Council of Europe higher education series... (+more)

Council of Europe on higher education and democracy

Josef Huber and Ira Harkavy, Higher Education and Democratic Culture: Citizenship, Human Rights and ... (+more)

The legitimacy of quality assurance in higher education

Luc Weber and Katia Dolgova-Dreyer, The legitimacy of quality assurance in higher education, Council... (+more)

IAU Guide to higher education in Africa

UNESCO/IAU, Guide to Higher Education in Africa, 4th Edition, Palgrave Macmillan: 2008. ISBN 9780230... (+more)

Open Doors 2007 print edition available

IIE, Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange 2007, ISBN: 0872063038. The 2007 prin... (+more)

Higher education and sustainable development

Stephen Gough, William Scott, Higher Education and Sustainable Development. Paradox and Possibility,... (+more)

World Bank report: Education reform in the Middle East and North Africa

The new World Bank report The Road Not Traveled: Education Reform in the Middle East and North Afric... (+more)


Upcoming events

3-5 March 2008INTED "International Technology, Education and Development" Conference Valen... (+more)