Edition 116 - December 2010

News from ACA

From Brussels to the BRICs: register for an ACA seminar in 2011

Dates and programmes have been set for two outstanding ACA European Policy Seminars in early 2011. O... (+more)

ACA welcomes a new member: FLAMENCO!

As of 2 December, the Flanders Agency for Mobility and Cooperation in Higher Education (known by its... (+more)

ACA seminar participants moved to consider many dimensions of mobility

On 3 December 2010, a host of renowned speakers and a dynamic audience of close to 100 gathered in B... (+more)

European Policy

EU budget for 2011 approved!

On 15 December the European Parliament adopted the 2011 EU budget at the plenary session in Strasbou... (+more)

Mid-term FP7 report highlights research advances and “Grand Challenges”

On 12 November 2010 an independent expert group commissioned by the European Commission published th... (+more)

What European employers want from future employees

The European Commission has released the results of a new Eurobarometer survey focused on employers... (+more)

Croatia joins Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) and Youth in Action

Croatia has become a full member of the EU education, training and youth programmes, under the umbre... (+more)

Nyerere mobility programme in Africa expected to enjoy greater European support

In the run up to the 3rd Africa-EU Summit held in Tripoli at the end of November, a preliminary even... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

UK: Tuition fee rise and student protests

On 9 December 2010, the British Parliament approved the government’s controversial plans to almost... (+more)

The Netherlands: Tuition hikes and funding cuts on the horizon?

In November 2010, Dutch ministers announced that they wanted to increase tuition fees by EUR 3 000 t... (+more)

US: A closer look at doctoral degrees and undergraduate persistence

Two reports providing insight into various aspects of degree completion issues in the United States ... (+more)

Australia releases new international students’ strategy

Australia’s Minister for Tertiary Education, Senator Chris Evans, introduced a new international s... (+more)

Germany: the long road to Bologna

Germany’s long transition to the Bologna degree structure finally seems to be drawing to a close. ... (+more)

ASEAN pushes research collaboration and ASEAN Community development

ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) members vowed to collaborate on strengthening the imp... (+more)

Redefining internationalisation in Hong Kong

On 1 December Hong Kong released the second major review of its higher education system in a decade.... (+more)

From New Zealand to the US, illegal students not welcome

Legal and legislative developments on two different sides of the globe brought illegal immigration s... (+more)

The Netherlands lays down the “Red Carpet” for international students

Nuffic, The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education—with the fi... (+more)

US: Foreign language enrolments grow and diversify, yet challenges remain

On 8 December, the Modern Language Association (MLA) in the United States released the 22nd iteratio... (+more)

OECD’s PISA results astonish...

Although this publication is devoted to covering higher education news, developments in secondary ed... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Still open: Call for proposals - 2010 Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP)

With a total budget of nearly EUR 7 billion for this 7-year financial framework, the Lifelong Learni... (+more)

Calls for Tenders: Support for continued data collection and analysis concerning mobility patterns and career paths of researchers

European Commission - DG Research has launched a new call for proposals under the 2010 People Work P... (+more)

Still open: Call for Proposals - Tempus IV – Reform of higher education through international university cooperation

The European Commission has opened a call for proposals for the fourth phase of the Tempus programme... (+more)

Call for Proposals 2011: EU- Canada Programme

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission opened a ... (+more)

Call for proposals: EACEA/41/10 – Erasmus Mundus

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission has published... (+more)


Performance-based Funding for Public Research in Tertiary Education Institutions

OECD. Performance-based Funding for Public Research in Tertiary Education Institutions. Workshop pro... (+more)

Speaking across borders: The role of higher education in furthering intercultural dialogue

Bergan, S. and van't Land, H.  Speaking across borders: The role of higher education in further... (+more)

A bridge to the future

European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. A bridge to the future. European policy ... (+more)

The Still Divided Academy

Rothman, S., Kelly-Woessner, A., Woessner, M. The Still Divided Academy: How Competing Visions of Po... (+more)


Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 21 January 2011ACA European Policy Seminar: “What's new in Brussels? Recent... (+more)