Edition 127 - November 2011

News from ACA

ACA’s Austrian member, OeAD, celebrates golden anniversary

The Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research – perhaps known most w... (+more)

IIE issues new report on higher education institutions in the Middle East and North Africa

What are the implications of the Arab Spring for higher education systems in the countries of the Mi... (+more)

Internationalisation at the top of DAAD’s agenda in November

Internationalisation of higher education was high on the agenda of the German Academic Exchange Serv... (+more)

Find out “What’s new in Brussels” on 20 January 2012

End-of-year festivities will be over before we know it and what better way to jump into the new year... (+more)

European Policy

ERASMUS for All – EU’s super programme for 2014-2020

On 23 November, the European Commission released its much-awaited proposal (in the form of a communi... (+more)

Autumn meeting of the Education Council – 3 areas of focus

The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council of the European Union convened on 28-29 November in ... (+more)

The European Parliament adopts a resolution on the Agenda for New Skills and Jobs

On 26 October 2011, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the Agenda for New Skills and Jo... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

US: International student numbers on the rise (thank you, China)

As expected, November was an important month for student mobility data results in the United States.... (+more)

Consultation results affirm fee plan for non-Scottish students

In September, ACA reported that the Scottish government had recently concluded a public consultation... (+more)

UK: Attention turns towards admissions

On 31 October, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) released a document entitled ... (+more)

US: American Council on Education scales up its international agenda

On 7 November 2011, the American Council on Education (ACE) unveiled the long awaited final report f... (+more)

New education minister in Italy brings promises of continuity

The collapse of Silvio Berlusconi’s government earlier this month was bound to bring, amongst othe... (+more)

The Slovak Republic endorses the EU Blue Card

On 21 October 2011, the Slovak Parliament adopted a new Act on Residence of Foreigners in the Slovak... (+more)

Canada welcoming foreign PhD students as permanent residents

After having set a course for greater international marketing of Canadian universities (see ACA News... (+more)

UNESCO struggles to tighten its belt

In November, the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, had to launch an emergency set of measure... (+more)

Local stakeholders are made responsible for boosting graduate employment rate in China

2012 is regarded as the “implementation year” of China’s national policy to improve graduate e... (+more)

New statement on academic freedom sparks debate in Canada

In late October, Canada’s universities adopted a new Statement on Academic Freedom that clarifies ... (+more)

Shanghai Cooperation Organization University: A multi-headed dragon or a paper tiger?

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a regional inter-governmental initiative established by... (+more)

A wave of private higher education audits unearths quality and financial concerns

Malaysia’s private education sector is urged to focus on capacity-building after the results of th... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Still Open: Call for proposals: FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN—Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN)

The European Commission published on 20 July a call for proposals for Marie Curie Initial Training N... (+more)

Still Open: Call for proposals: FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IRSES—Marie Curie

The European Commission published on 20 July 2011 two calls for proposals under the People work... (+more)

Still open: Call for proposals: ERC-2012-Support-1 – “Gender aspects in career structures and career paths”, Coordination and Support Action

On 12 October, the European Research Council (ERC) published a call for proposals under the Seventh ... (+more)

ERC Synergy Grant call for proposals – ERC-2012-SyG

Building on it successful support for individual researchers, the European Research Council (ERC) ha... (+more)

Tempus IV – 5th call for proposals EACEA 25/2011. New EU funding for Tempus programme

On 4 November 2011, the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency ... (+more)

Publications

University autonomy in Europe II. The scorecard

Estermann, T., Nokkala, T., & Steinel, M. University autonomy in Europe II. The scorecard. EUA, ... (+more)

Skills, not just diplomas: Managing education for results in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The World Bank. Skills, not just diplomas: Managing education for results in Eastern Europe and Cent... (+more)

An analysis of skill mismatch using direct measures of skills

Desjardins, R., & Rubenson, K. An analysis of skill mismatch using direct measures of skills. OE... (+more)

Why students use agents – demand and supply

Shepherd, E. Why students use agents – demand and supply. British Council, Hong Kong, 2011. Pages:... (+more)

Global Gauge: East Asia

Global Gauge: East Asia. British Council Education Intelligence, Hong Kong, 2011, Pages: 34. Publis... (+more)

Financing lifelong learning: Funding mechanisms in education and training.

Falch, T., & Oosterbeek, H. Financing lifelong learning: Funding mechanisms in education and tra... (+more)

Leadership under fire: The challenging role of the Canadian university president

Paul, R. H. Leadership under fire: The challenging role of the Canadian university president. McGill... (+more)

Change.edu: Rebooting for the new talent economy

Rosen, A.S. Change.edu: Rebooting for the new talent economy. Kaplan Publishing, New York, 2011. ISB... (+more)

Does America promote mobility as well as other nations?

The Pew Charitable Trusts. Does America promote mobility as well as other nations? Washington, DC, 2... (+more)

Increasing effectiveness of the community college financial model

Sutin, S. E., Derrico, D., Raby, R. L., & Valeau, E. J. (Eds.). Increasing effectiveness of the ... (+more)

Collaborative degree programmes between Thai and foreign higher education institutions

Collaborative degree programmes between Thai and foreign higher education institutions. Bureau of In... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 2 December 2011ACA European Policy Seminar: Internationalisation revisited Bru... (+more)