Edition 88 - August 2008

News from ACA

New trainee at ACA

The Secretariat is very pleased to welcome Irina Lungu as a new trainee. Irina, a Romanian native, j... (+more)

Registrations still open for ACA seminar on development cooperation

Faced with the paradox that in many African countries less than five percent of high school graduate... (+more)

Internationalisation of European Higher Education: an EUA/ACA handbook

ACA is proud to announce a new publication. 9 September will be the launch date of Internationalisat... (+more)

European Policy

Children’s universities to get backing from the European Commission

At first glance, seven-year old children and the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Techno... (+more)

Pioneers, prophets or professionals – the members of the new EIT board

In science, 18 is the atomic number of argon. This summer, however, it is also the number of innovat... (+more)

European Commission launches Open Access Pilot Project

On August 20th, the European Commission launched a pilot project that will grant unrestricted access... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

High expectations about quality assurance in Southeast Asia

In July, quality assurance agencies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) convened i... (+more)

German students happy and optimistic

A recent student survey of the German Federal Ministry of Education on the conditions of study and t... (+more)

No surprises in the list of World’s top universities

The 2008 Academic Ranking of World Universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University has been offici... (+more)

Second round of universities auditing in France – on the way to autonomy

Valerie Pécresse, the French Minister for Higher Education and Research, while preparing to table t... (+more)

Greece attempts to jump on privatisation train

The course of privatisation of higher education in Greece never did run smooth. Though government of... (+more)

The British Council gets INSPIREd

On September 18th, the British Council is to launch the INSPIRE Project – International Strat... (+more)

The class of 2020: Japan more open to foreign students

The Japanese government has just issued an outline of ways to increase the number of foreign student... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Tender: External Service Provision for development, maintenance, studies, testing, training and support of information systems for Educational Programmes (ESP-ISEP)

The Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission and the Executive Agenc... (+more)

Call for independent research grants and coordination actions

The European Research Council (ERC) has recently published a call for proposals for ERC Starting Gra... (+more)

Still Open: Study on impact of Leonardo da Vinci mobility on improvement of VET systems

Public open tender EAC/02/2008 for a study of the Impact of Leonardo da Vinci mobility projects on t... (+more)

Still Open: External Cooperation Window - Asia

In the framework of the External Cooperation Window programme, the EACEA publishes a new call for pr... (+more)

Tender: Implementation of Action Plan on adult learning

In the frame of two communications - 2006: It is never too late to learn and 2007: It is always... (+more)

Publications

IHEP: Learning Accountability from Bologna: a Higher Education Policy Primer

Adelman, C. Learning Accountability from Bologna: a Higher Education Policy Primer, Institute for Hi... (+more)

UNESCO: The Right to Education: Monitoring standard-setting instruments

In October 2007, the UNESCO Executive Board decided to actively monitor seven priority recommendatio... (+more)

ACE: International Partnerships: Guidelines for Colleges and Universities

van de Water, J., Green, M. and Koch, K., International Partnerships: Guidelines for Colleges and Un... (+more)

The UK’s competitive advantage: The market for international research students

Neil Kemp et al, The UK’s competitive advantage: The market for international research students. U... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming events

2-5 September 20089th European Conference on Higher Agricultural Education: "Developing roadmap... (+more)