Edition 89 - September 2008

News from ACA

Just a legal change? The ÖAD GmbH

Based on a decision by the Austrian National Council, the Austrian Academic Exchange Service, ÖAD, ... (+more)

IIE White Paper

The IIE White Paper - "Expanding Education Abroad at US Community Colleges" represents the... (+more)

DAAD: first out of five centres of excellence in Africa

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in collaboration with the Universities of Bayreuth (Germ... (+more)

International student mobility - key figures from France

CampusFrance has, for the first time, published an overview of student mobility data, using sources ... (+more)

European Policy

A changed Erasmus Mundus to be adopted soon

The European Commission current Erasmus Mundus programme is coming to its end in December 2008. The ... (+more)

September - the month of multilingualism

In line with what Multilingualism Commissioner, Leonard Orban says about linguistic diversity, i.e. ... (+more)

European Court of Justice acting on education

Although education remains the prerogative of member states, the European Court of Justice still has... (+more)

“Europe beyond 2010” - visions of the Czech Council Presidency

On 1 January 2009, the Czech Republic will take over the Council presidency of the European Union fr... (+more)

EAIE Awards 2008

At its 20th annual conference in Antwerp, which drew a record audience of almost 3,000 participants,... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Canada strives to retain international talent

Canada tries to increase its attractiveness as a study destination for international students by all... (+more)

New higher education law will give Finnish universities more autonomy

A proposal for a Finnish Universities Act, which is to increase the autonomy of institutions by chan... (+more)

Funding for US Science on a downswing

Investing in science is not an end in itself. Rather, it is the key to innovation, which is the key ... (+more)

Increasing costs of education

Research conducted in European countries serves as a worrying reminder of the always-increasing cost... (+more)

Rankings galore

While the French Senate has shown itself determined to launch an European university ranking system,... (+more)

The end of the Quincy Era?

Studying medicine in Germany has always been a matter of good marks in secondary education. Only one... (+more)

EUR 200 million for the first 5 German top clusters

Biotechnology, energy efficiency, organic electronics, aviation and solar energy – in Germany, the... (+more)

New legislation for US higher education

The much awaited and five years overdue higher education bill, the “College Opportunity and Afford... (+more)

Zimbabwe - chaos continued

Following the internal unrest affecting Zimbabwe in the past few months (for further details please ... (+more)

Education at a Glance 2008: new records and new challenges

On 9 September, the OECD launched the 2008 edition of its annual publication Education at a Glance, ... (+more)

End of tuition fees to cost Austria dearly

The Austrian National Council (Nationalrat) decided the end of tuition fees at Austrian universities... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Still Open: 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: External cooperation window - Asia

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

Tender to assess philanthropic funding of European research

As foreseen in the 2007–2008 capacities work programme of the 7th framework programme, the Europea... (+more)

Tender: Metris - monitoring European trends in social sciences and humanities - a network of correspondents

The European Commission's Directorate General for Research has launched a call for tenders to establ... (+more)

Tender: Evaluation study of the impact of framework programme supported research on EU excellence in social sciences and humanities (SSH)

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Research has launched a call for tenders for a s... (+more)


Sociological insights into European mobility and mobile Europeans

Favell, A. Eurostars and Eurocities. Free Movement and Mobility in an Integrating Europe.Wiley-... (+more)

A student’s life

Orr, D. Social and Economic Conditions of Student Life in Europe. Bertelsmann Verlag: Bielefeld, 200... (+more)

South African higher education policy in focus

OECD. Reviews of National Policies for Education - South Africa. OECD, 2008. ISBN: 9-789-264-05... (+more)

The Future of Higher Education

Brennan, J. and Teichler, U. (Eds.). "The Future of Higher Education and the Future of Hig... (+more)

Improving Dispute Resolution in Higher Education "Toolkit"

A discussion draft of a "Toolkit" for dealing with disputes in higher education has been p... (+more)

Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society

OECD. Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society: Governance, Funding, Quality (volume 1); Equity,... (+more)

Trends Shaping Education

OECD. Trends Shaping Education - 2008 Edition, OECD: Centre for Educational Research and Innovation,... (+more)


Upcoming events

6-7 October 2008CODESRIA: Putting African Scholarly Journals Online: Opportunities, Implications and... (+more)