Edition 86 - June 2008

News from ACA

Beyond 2010: prophetic visions and prosaic expectations at the ACA Annual Conference

ACA’s Annual Conference Beyond 2010: European Higher Education in the Next Decade, which was held ... (+more)

CampusFrance workshop on academic innovation

In liaison with the French Embassy in the United States of America, CampusFrance organised a worksho... (+more)

Flemish do the Flamenco

The Flemish universities and university colleges have jointly established an internationalisation ag... (+more)

Goodbye crystal ball: British Council’s new forecasting tool

The British Council has launched a new forecasting tool for UK universities, which produces annual p... (+more)

SI: New leadership programme strengthens ties with Muslim communities

To enhance prospects for dialogue and respectful relations between Sweden and the Muslim world, the ... (+more)

European Policy

Academic entrepreneurs to be awarded

The first pan-European awards programme to be granted to academic entrepreneurs was launched on 10 J... (+more)

Commission projects pan-European pension plan

Following the principles agreed in this year’s Spring European Council, investing in knowledge and... (+more)

And the EIT seat goes to … Hungary

In a meeting held in Slovenia on June 18, the 27 European research ministers agreed that the seat of... (+more)

ESN survey results 2007: What motivates the “Generation Mobility”?

In 2005, the Erasmus Student Network (ESN International) set out to get a better understanding of is... (+more)

Facebooking turns professional: researchers’ online community launched

Launched on 23 May, ResearchGATE is an online social network for researchers, founded and developed ... (+more)

Priorities of the French Council Presidency

On July 1, France will take over the Council presidency of the European Union from Slovenia for the ... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

20th anniversary of the Magna Charta Universitatum

On 18 September 1988, some 400 rectors from universities worldwide signed the Magna Charta Universit... (+more)

Brand new brand for Denmark

As we reported in last month’s edition of the ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, the Nordic... (+more)

Chinese universities compete for their best students

In China the annual national college entrance examination is drawing closer and universities are vyi... (+more)

Education gap grows in Canada

According to the analysis of the 2006 census by the executive director of the Association for Canadi... (+more)

End of a fee-free Sweden

According to Sweden's education minister Lars Leijonborg, the government plans to end its no-tuition... (+more)

Euro-Mediterranean University kicks off in Slovenia

After nearly two years of efforts by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia to win the seat of t... (+more)

Finland: efforts needed to make higher education as good as schools

The OECD published its economic survey of Finland at the beginning of this month. Its main recommend... (+more)

Flemish outpost in China

On 5 June 2008, a permanent office of the University of Gent and the Province of West Flanders was o... (+more)

The French crème de la crème

The French government has announced the first six campuses to benefit from increased funding under t... (+more)

Headscarves keep haunting Turkey

As we reported in the February edition of ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, on February 9, t... (+more)

New Secretary General in the Association of African Universities

The Association of African Universities (AAU) has announced the appointment of their new Secretary G... (+more)

New Zealand seeks to leverage Bologna

“New Zealand higher education strives to leverage advantage from its compatibility with the Bologn... (+more)

Plagiarism plagues UK universities

According to the results of the second phase of the UK Academic Misconduct Benchmarking Research Pro... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for Tender: Progress in higher education reform - Bologna Process and Lisbon Strategy 2010

To analyse progress made in reform in higher education, the Commission envisages assessments to be c... (+more)

Call for Proposals: Raising awareness of Lifelong Learning strategies – Education and Training 2010

The purpose of the call is to support the implementation of the Education and Training 2010 work pro... (+more)

Call for Tender: measures for implementing the Action Plan for adult education

The calls for measures for implementing the Action Plan for adult education is two-fold: Lot 1 entai... (+more)

Call for Proposals: Award of grants for actions to develop and implement the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), including national and sectoral qualifications frameworks

The objective of this call for proposals is to award grants to approximately 10-12 proposals submitt... (+more)

Call for Proposals: Projects to test and develop the credit system for vocational education and training (ECVET)

Partnerships formed by European, national, regional or sectoral bodies or undertakings working in th... (+more)

Call for Proposals: National Lifelong Learning Strategies (NLLS)

The objectives of the call for proposals are: to support transnational co-operation in the developm... (+more)

Publications

EAIE: Legal aspects of higher education in an international context: disputes, resolutions, methods and safeguards

Tim Birtwistle (ed.), Legal aspects of higher education in an international context: disputes, resol... (+more)

Eurydice: Higher Education Governance in Europe

Eurydice European Unit, Higher Education Governance in Europe. Policies, structures, funding and aca... (+more)

IDP: Global Student Mobility: An Australian Perspective Five Years On

Banks, Melissa, Olsen, Alan and Pearce, David, Global Student Mobility: An Australian Perspective Fi... (+more)

Responsible partnering between research and business

The Responsible Partnering publication - published jointly by EUA, the European Industrial Research ... (+more)

Review of Australian Higher Education - Discussion Paper

DEST (ed.), Review of Australian Higher Education - Discussion Paper June 2008, Canberry: 2008. ISBN... (+more)

Universities as Centres of Research and Knowledge Creation – An Endangered Species?

Vessuri, Hebe and Teichler, Ulrich (eds.), Universities as Centres of Research and Knowledge Creatio... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming events

29-June-2 July 2008EIASTA 6th International Conference: "Education and Information Systems, Tec... (+more)