Edition 112 - August 2010

News from ACA

ACA staff changes

ACA recently bid farewell to Dora Harsfalvy, who finished her traineeship at the ACA Secretariat in ... (+more)

Future ACA study on policies supporting student mobility

The support of student and academic staff mobility has become a key higher education policy objectiv... (+more)

ENATIS project yields fruit

In late 2008, ACA was awarded funding from Action 4 of the European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus pr... (+more)

CRUS: Mapping Switzerland’s Euraxess Service Centres

The Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Universities (CRUS), ACA’s member organisation in Switzerland, ... (+more)

European Policy

Further spreading the word on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)

Initiated in 2008, the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning is a means to r... (+more)

Efficiency in European Commission grants allocations - less bureaucracy?

Demands to cut red tape at the European Commission are not new, but at least in the realm of educati... (+more)

Science and technology with EU citizens’ eyes

The year 2010 is unquestionably an important date in the European Union’s history. With the revisi... (+more)

ECML 15th anniversary: Celebrating ‘plurilingualism’

This summer marks the 15th anniversary of the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML), created b... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

ARWU 2010: China and Middle East on the rise

Eagerly awaited by both critics and fans alike, Shanghai Jiao Tong University has recently released ... (+more)

Third autonomy wave in France

At mid-summer, Valérie Pécresse, French Minister of Higher Education and Research, announced that ... (+more)

Unfriendly measures towards international students in Sweden and Italy

Sweden came under fire from the European higher education community earlier this summer following a ... (+more)

Excellence initiative in Spain takes shape

Spain’s National Network for International Campuses of Excellence has officially been launched. On... (+more)

Germany: The return of the Diplom-Ingenieur?

TU9, the group comprised of nine leading German engineering schools, wants to resurrect the the Dipl... (+more)

Belgium: Structural reforms underway for Flemish higher education

In recent years, the higher education system of Flanders has been the subject of several reforms, a ... (+more)

Elections bring changes in education policy-makers in Central Europe

After elections in May and June respectively, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have installed new gov... (+more)

Stakeholders take initiative in the Netherlands

The Knowledge Investment Agenda (KIA), a coalition of nearly 30 organisations of the academic and bu... (+more)

US: Another look at shifts in international graduate student interests

Making up nearly half of all international student enrolments in the United States, international gr... (+more)

Taiwan to enrol Chinese students, eager to attract more

According to both press reports and confirmation from official sources, Taiwan’s legislative body,... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

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

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

Call for tenders: Study to examine the impact of the National Teams of Bologna Experts on the implementation of the Bologna Process

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency has opened a call for tenders for a study to... (+more)

Call for tenders: Framework service contract to provide expertise and support for European cooperation in Education and Training

The European Commission has launched a call for tenders to provide consultancy and research services... (+more)


Globalisation and the internationalisation of higher education: Theoretical, strategic and management perspectives

Maringe, F., & Foskett, N., (Eds.). Globalization and Internationalization in Higher Education: ... (+more)

Internationalisation and the student voice: Higher education perspectives

Jones, E. (Ed.). Internationalisation and the Student Voice: Higher Education Perspectives. Routledg... (+more)

Higher education?

Hacker, A., & Dreifus, C.  Higher education?: How colleges are wasting our money and failin... (+more)

The World Bank: Financing higher education in Africa

The World Bank. Financing Higher Education in Africa. The World Bank, Washington, DC, 2010. ISBN: 97... (+more)


Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA Events: 15 October 2010ACA European Policy Seminar: “World-class. The brave new worl... (+more)