Edition 118 - February 2011

News from ACA

Early-bird registration for ACA’s seminar on the ‘BRICs’ ends 4 March!

Making sense of developments in Brazil, Russia, India, and China is breathtakingly complex. For any ... (+more)

Alf Rasmussen new director at SIU

The Board for The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU) – ACA... (+more)

New DAAD staff in Brussels

Nina Salden, head of the unit Tempus/Erasmus Mundus and EU Third Country Cooperation, has recently b... (+more)

Open Doors 2010 print version available in March

In March 2011, ACA associate member IIE will publish its print version of Open Doors 2010: Report on... (+more)

European Policy

The “Innovation Union” in need of innovation, finds IUS

The European Commission recently released the 2010 Innovation Union Scoreboard (IUS). The publicatio... (+more)

National education targets and patent issues vex EU decision makers

On 14 February, the EU’s Education Council convened to adopt conclusions on the role of education ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Consultation: Green Paper on a Common Strategic Framework for Future EU Research and Innovation Funding

On 9 February, the European Commission presented a Green Paper proposing major changes to EU researc... (+logon/subscribe for more)

EUA: Economic crisis leaves few European higher education systems unaffected

Through its most recent “monitoring report” and a more in-depth publication titled Financially S... (+logon/subscribe for more)

EU and others intensify support for Belarusian exile university

At the recent international donors' conference titled “Solidarity with Belarus”, delegates of th... (+logon/subscribe for more)

“Lifelong Learning Week” at the European Parliament

From 14-17 March 2011 the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL), under th... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Education and the Global Context

United Kingdom: Funding of higher education and fees remain hot topics

The decision by the British Parliament taken in December 2010 to allow universities to raise tuition... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Sweden: Application numbers down for 2011

The Swedish Agency for Higher Education Services (known in Swedish as Verket för Högskoleservice o... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Global trends in tuition fees and student financial assistance: Indications of stability (for now)

Despite dire economic news from around the world in the last couple of years, a new study from the T... (+logon/subscribe for more)

China experiments with a “bureaucrat-free” research university in Shenzhen

On 1 March 2011, China’s first “bureaucrat-free” research university – South University of ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Do business schools need to catch up on globalisation?

A 335-page report recently released by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AA... (+logon/subscribe for more)

An (international) agenda for Japanese universities

Japan’s University Council released an interim report on 19 January 2011 covering the deliberation... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Canada: Trends in inbound and outbound mobility

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, under the auspices of the Canad... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Germany scholarships launched

On 1 February, Germany’s Federal Minister of Education, Annette Schavan, launched the country’s ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Taiwan: First degree-seeking Mainland Chinese students to arrive in 2011

On 9 February 2011, Taiwan’s Ministry of Education announced the specific quotas for the first bat... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for Tenders: National Teams of Bologna Experts 2011-13

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission has opene... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Still open: Call for Proposals: EU - Canada Programme 2011

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

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

On 5 January, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commis... (+logon/subscribe for more)

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

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

Still open: Call for proposals: Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme

This call for proposals has been announced by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agenc... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Publications

Workforce Skills and Innovation

OECD. Workforce Skills and Innovation: An Overview of Major Themes in the Literature. OECD Publishin... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Crossing Borders in East Asian Higher Education

Chapman, D. W., Cummings, W.K., & Postiglione, G. A. (Eds.). Crossing Borders in East Asian High... (+logon/subscribe for more)

International Student Barometer (ISB) Project – 2010: A National Report

Varghese, M, Brett, K. International Student Barometer (ISB) Project – 2010: National Report. Univ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

From Expert Student to Novice Professional

Reid, A., Abrandt Dahlgren, M., Dahlgren, L.O., & Petocz., P. From Expert Student to Novice Prof... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Academically Adrift. Limited Learning on College Campuses

Arum, R. & Roksa J. Academically Adrift. Limited Learning on College Campuses. University of Chi... (+logon/subscribe for more)

World Higher Education Database 2011

IAU. World Higher Education Database 2009 (WHED). Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. ISBN: 9780230279100 (sin... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 18 March 2011ACA European Policy Seminar: Brazil, Russia, India, China. Keys po... (+logon/subscribe for more)