Edition 122 - June 2011

News from ACA

From the Secretariat: ACA releases Annual Report 2010 and launches a new service, AIM

ACA is pleased to announce the publication of its latest annual report. This document is downloadabl... (+more)

Margret Wintermantel new President of DAAD

On 21 June, the General Assembly of German ACA member DAAD elected Margret Wintermantel as their new... (+more)

European Policy

First report on Innovation Union competitiveness

A new European Commission publication titled Innovation Union Competitiveness report 2011: Overall r... (+more)

ERASMUS – a new record

Figures recently released by the European Commission show that the ERASMUS programme reached a new p... (+more)

EUROSTUDENT – first comprehensive results from the fourth round

On 15 June, the first comprehensive results of the fourth round of the EUROSTUDENT survey were relea... (+more)

Europe’s U-Multirank unveils pilot results, expects autumn 2011 roll-out

On 9 June, results of a feasibility study for a multi-dimensional ranking of universities – known ... (+more)

European Qualifications Framework portal launches

The European Commission has recently launched its European Qualifications Framework portal, a new in... (+more)

EU uncovers fraud, fake research projects

According to an online article published by the UK journal Nature on 14 June 2011, the European Anti... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

England: Much anticipated higher education white paper is released

On 28 June 2011 a long-awaited higher education white paper was released by England’s Department f... (+more)

US: New “gainful employment” rule finalised

Following what the US Department of Education characterises as the most extensive public input in th... (+more)

UK: Student visa reforms to take effect in July

Ongoing developments in UK higher education (see England: Much anticipated higher education white pa... (+more)

Australia: 2010 international education figures yield mixed results

Australian Education International (AEI), the international arm of the Australian government’s Dep... (+more)

Wales says “no” to increased tuition fees

In a setback to the effort to increase tuition above the basic fee of GBP 4 000 (EUR 4 482), the Hig... (+more)

Slovenia: Changes at the top in higher education and more…

June has proven to be a tumultuous month for the Slovenian coalition government. On 4 June 2011, a d... (+more)

Germany: New round in Excellence Initiative

A new selection round has been started in Germany’s Excellence Initiative. The Excellence Initiati... (+more)

Israel: First three centres of research excellence announced

On 21 May 2011, the Israeli government announced the first three recipients of the Israeli Centers o... (+more)

Australian government scraps controversial journal ranking

The Australian Research Council (ARC) abandoned the use of journal ranking in the government’s Exc... (+more)

HIS study finds high degree of internationalisation among young German researchers

The biographies and the everyday working reality of young German researchers are characterised by a ... (+more)

Africa affected by university investment choices

A recent report from the US-based Oakland Institute claims that a number of US higher education inst... (+more)

Publications

Global University Rankings and Their Impact

Rauhvargers, A. Global University Rankings and their Impact. European University Association, Brusse... (+more)

What International Students Think About U.S. Higher Education: Attitudes and Perceptions of Prospective Students in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America

What International Students Think About U.S. Higher Education: Attitudes and Perceptions of Prospect... (+more)

The Promotion of Sustainable Development by Higher Education Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Promotion of Sustainable Development by Higher Education Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Glo... (+more)

A Guide to Offshore Staffing Strategies for UK Universities

Fielden, J. & Gillard, E. A Guide to Offshore Staffing Strategies for UK Universities. UK Higher... (+more)

Degrees of Value: How Universities Benefit Society

Shaheen, F. Degrees of value: How universities benefit society. New Economics Foundation, London, 20... (+more)

The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out

Christensen, C. M. & Eyring, H. J. The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Educati... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

3-6 July 2011 The Association of Arab and European Universities (AEUA) Presidents’ Meeting Groning... (+more)