Edition 106 - February 2010

News from ACA

Shining brains in a dazzling place

Imagine a place with a Mediterranean climate, cajoling sunshine, silky wind, cadent guitar melody an... (+more)

Tips for study and daily life: new DAAD website for international students

International students can get detailed information about study and research opportunities in German... (+more)

Happy birthday, Coimbra Group

This year, the Coimbra Group celebrates its 25th anniversary. The network unites 38 ‘traditionalâ€... (+more)

The DAAD mourns Professor Stefan Hormuth

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is mourning its President, Professor Dr Stefan Hormuth w... (+more)

European Policy

The EU's power triangle

After a 3 month delay due to the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and the speedy replacement of fai... (+more)

The European Research Council – what does the future hold?

Following the results of the independent review of the European Research Council (ERC) concluded som... (+more)

The challenge of matching skills with the needs of the labour market

Adressing skills deficiencies is a major concen and line of action at the EU level. Two newly-releas... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Student visa fraud - a major concern

Being one of the top-5 destinations of international students around the globe has its price. So com... (+more)

Australia’s migration reform

Australia’s immigration minister, Senator Chris Evans, announced an overhaul of the Australian gen... (+more)

UK: Report recommends concentration of PhD education

The 1994 Group, a consortium of 19 smaller UK research-led universities, has called for a concentrat... (+more)

Has England become a more equal nation in education?

The Higher Education Funding Council for England has recently published a study on the trends in you... (+more)

UNESCO – Education under Attack

UNESCO is focusing on the growing number of targeted military and political attacks on education. Vi... (+more)

Opening of the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York

The new German Center for Research and Innovation New York (GCRI) was opened on 19 February 2010 by ... (+more)

The three musketeers: Bachelors, Masters and PhD Portals.eu

The Netherlands-based StudyPortal team launched BachelorsPortal.eu and PhDPortal.eu, sister-sites of... (+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 2010 TEMPUS IV

Commission call for proposals on reform of higher education through international university coopera... (+more)

Still open: Call for proposals 2010 - EU-US Atlantis Programme

The ATLANTIS programme is focusing on implementing joint or dual transatlantic undergraduate degrees... (+more)

Still open: Call for proposals 2010 ERASMUS MUNDUS II

The 2010 Erasmus Mundus call for proposals has been launched by the European Commission at the begin... (+more)

Publications

The World-Class University as Part of a New Higher Education Paradigm

Sadlak, J. and Nian Cai, L. The World-Class University as Part of a New Higher Education Paradi... (+more)

EFA Global Monitoring Report 2010

UNESCO: Education for All - Global Monitoring Report. UNESCO, Paris, 2010. ISBN: 978-92-3-104129-7. ... (+more)

National Innovation and the Academic Research Enterprise

Dill, D. and Van Vugt, F. National Innovation and the Academic Research Enterprise: Public Poli... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

3-5 March 2010Universities Australia Higher Education Conference 2010Canberra, Australiahttp://www.u... (+more)