Edition 103 - November 2009

News from ACA

ACA welcomes new stagiaire

The ACA Secretariat warmly welcomes Dora Harsfalvy to the team. A Hungarian native, Dora gained thre... (+more)

What’s New in Brussels 2010

If you want to be among the first to get the latest news on European higher education policy develop... (+more)

New Secretary-General for VLHORA

As of 16 November, Marc Vandewalle is the new Secretary-General of the Flemish Council of Hogeschole... (+more)

In memoriam Burton Clark

Burton Clark, one of the most influential higher education researchers of the past decades, died in ... (+more)

Study in Finland - but not in Finnish

The Finnish Centre for International Mobility, CIMO, has carried a large-scale survey of degree prog... (+more)

European Policy

New leaders of the European Union

With the last obstacle to the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty removed last month, the top EU jobs ... (+more)

Higher education reform in Europe: no time to sit back

On 25 November, the European Commission published its 2009 report on progress towards the Lisbon obj... (+more)

Thou shall learn to be creative

As reported in the December 2008 edition of the ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, the year 2009 h... (+more)

European Commission - Alea iacta est?

This November has certainly been an exciting month for EU politics. Not only have the two ... (+more)

The EYC makes itself heard again

On 26 and 27 November 2009, ministers of education and other high-level education representatives of... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Teaming up: Commonwealth Secretariat and UNESCO on education

On 30 October, the Commonwealth Secretariat and UNESCO signed a cooperation agreement to work togeth... (+more)

Greek higher education - one step forward and two back?

A month ago Anna Diamandopoulu took office as the Greek Minister for Education, Lifelong Learning an... (+more)

Open Doors 2009 - Record numbers

The annual Open Doors Report on international educational exchange – published by the Institute of... (+more)

Protests - targeted at whom?

In yet another wave of fury and disappointment, thousands of German students have taken to the stree... (+more)

2009 academic ranking of world universities

One month after the Times Higher Education (THE) global rankings, Shanghai Jiao Tong University rele... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Still open: General call for proposals for the Lifelong learning programme

The European Commission has opened the general call for proposals for all the lifelong learning prog... (+more)

Still open: Call for proposals to support European associations

The European Commission has announced the annual call for proposals for European associations active... (+more)


Developing countries boost their R&D efforts

UNESCO Institute for Statistics, UIS Science and Technology survey results, UIS, Québec. 2009. Th... (+more)

OECD: Higher Education to 2030

OECD. Higher Education to 2030, Volume 2: Globalisation. OECD Publishing, 2009. ISBN: 9789264056602.... (+more)

OECD: Working out Change - Systemic Innovation in Vocational Education and Training

OECD, Working out Change - Systemic Innovation in Vocational Education and Training. OECD Publishing... (+more)

Ranking of universities and higher education institutions for student information purposes?

Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) Ranking of universities and other hig... (+more)

Thesaurus for education systems in Europe - new edition

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, Eurydice, TESE – Thesaurus for Education Syst... (+more)

The Spaces Between Numbers: Getting International Data on Higher Education Straight

Adelman, C. The Spaces Between Numbers: Getting International Data on Higher Education Straight. Ins... (+more)


Upcoming international events

4 December 2009ACA European Policy Seminar: “Better taught in English? Institutional language stra... (+more)