Edition 111 - July 2010

News from ACA

European Policy Seminar update: Whither ‘world-class’ and national system coherence?

According to international higher education expert Philip Altbach, “Thinking about how the most in... (+more)

Professor Sabine Kunst installed as new DAAD President

On 1 July, Professor Sabine Kunst took office as the first ever female president of DAAD, the world... (+more)

ACA members work together for promotion of European doctoral education

Several of ACA’s member organizations have banded together for a new project, PromoDoc, for the pr... (+more)

Lithuania: Higher education and the Bologna Process through employers’ eyes

The Education Exchanges Support Foundation (SMPF), ACA’s Lithuanian member organisation, has recen... (+more)

Spanish agreement with Syria yields first participants

In October 2009, the ACA member organisation from Spain, Universidad.es, signed on behalf of the Spa... (+more)

European Policy

A busy month in Brussels for research policy

The month of July has seen a number of important developments for European research interests. Highl... (+more)

More on the European Commission’s modernisation agenda in 2011

In 2006, the European Commission issued an official communication, Delivering on the modernisation a... (+more)

EUA report assesses varied reactions to financial crisis

The European University Association (EUA), as the representative of European universities to suprana... (+more)

Mixed expectations on EU rankings initiatives

Very few recent issues in higher education have stirred up as much controversy and mixed reactions a... (+more)

FP7 Mid-term Evaluation of COST 2010: Report released

A mid-term evaluation report of the Seventh Framework Programme’s (FP7) European Cooperation in Sc... (+more)

Call to empowerment for European universities: A book, a manifesto and more

Jo Ritzen, president of Maastricht University, has released a book this month that puts front and ce... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Germany: Scholarship programme for top-performing students to go ahead

As was reported in the April 2010 edition of ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, the German federal... (+more)

England: ‘Graduate tax’ an unlikely option and excellence framework delayed

The debate on the future financing of English higher education is heating up. In early July, Busines... (+more)

Soyez les bien (re)venus en France!

France is striving to lure its most promising young researchers back to the motherland after a postd... (+more)

Another look at student mobility to the United States

America’s National Science Foundation has joined a growing group of organizations tracking interna... (+more)

Germany: Slightly more popular among international students

Approximately 5 500 more foreign students were enrolled at German higher education institutions in a... (+more)

Canada aims high with new Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship programme

Canada is the latest country to announce a strategic commitment to supporting cutting-edge research ... (+more)

A new ranking scheme, this time for Ibero-America

The universities of Latin America and the Iberian peninsula now know where they stand—at least acc... (+more)

United States: Public investment in (medical) education abroad scrutinised

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued an unambiguously titled report, Foreig... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Still open: Call for tenders: Network of experts on social aspects of education and training (NESET)

The European Commission recently launched a call for tenders for the creation of a network which sho... (+more)

Call for tenders: Promotion and development of the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework in Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET)

The Education, Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency, in cooperation with the European Commissio... (+more)

Call: Prior information notice

Framework contract services to provide expertise and support for European cooperation in education a... (+more)


OECD: International Migration Outlook 2010

OECD.  International Migration Outlook 2010.  OECD Publishing, Paris, 2010. ISBN: 978-92-6... (+more)

The Great Brain Race

Wildavsky, B.  The great brain race: How global universities are reshaping the world.  Pri... (+more)

Gender differences in educational outcomes in Europe

EACEA.  Gender differences in educational outcomes: Study on measures taken and the current sit... (+more)


Upcoming international events

25-27 August 2010European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2010: “Education and Cultural ... (+more)