Edition 131 - March 2012

News from ACA

Norway (and SIU): Prioritising international joint degrees

Norway’s Ministry of Education and Research has identified joint degree programmes as a priority f... (+more)

Staff changes at the ACA Secretariat

The month of March marks not only the return of good weather to Brussels but also, and sadly, the en... (+more)

European Policy

Enhanced EU-Australia cooperation in (higher) education

This month, the bilateral cooperation between the European Commission and the Australian government ... (+more)

European Commission staff changes in DG EAC

Hélène Clark has been named director for resources and communication in the European Commission’... (+more)

European Research Council turns 5

On 29 February 2012, the European Research Council (ERC), which provides funding for outstanding res... (+more)

European Parliament publishes report on the Bologna Process

On 9 February, the European Parliament (EP) published a report entitled The Contribution of the Euro... (+more)

The Netherlands now home to the first two ERICs in the European Union

Two major pan-European research infrastructures have found their home in the Netherlands, which is t... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

UK: more international student visa changes come into focus

As from 6 April 2012, a series of new visa rules will come into effect in the UK, a number with dire... (+more)

US student loan debt – a heavy load, and growing

March 2012 saw several efforts to put the student loan situation in the United States into perspecti... (+more)

China’s “open arms” policy succeeds in numerical terms

Moving a step closer to its national target of attracting 500 000 foreign students by 2020, China’... (+more)

The Spanish International Excellence Campus initiative – ¿se acabó?

Launched just a few years ago (see ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, September 2009) in the conte... (+more)

A big year for elections in France

2012 brings two important rounds of voting in France: presidential elections at the national level a... (+more)

Germany: A bigger role for the federal government in higher education?

Germany’s federal minister for education and research, Annette Schavan, intends to abolish the “... (+more)

What’s new in the ranking business?

A number of international and national university rankings were released in the past two months, inc... (+more)

Slovakia: New minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport announced

Following the landslide victory in March of the SMER-SD party Slovakia’s prime minister-elect, Rob... (+more)

International students in the UK: facts and perceptions

In January, ACA reported on a first release of 2010/11 enrolment data by the UK’s Higher Education... (+more)

Publish or… fail? Indonesia introduces a publication requirement for all students

On 27 January 2012, the Indonesian Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI), which is part of... (+more)

US: Gaining ground on post-secondary degree attainment, but is it enough?

In line with many other countries around the world, the United States is concerned about cultivating... (+more)

India: New higher education budget and opening up to the world

The new Indian budget for the 2012/13 period presented on 16 March to the country’s parliament has... (+more)

UK: The Russell Group admits four new members

The Russell Group of universities in the United Kingdom will admit four new members – Exeter, York... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for proposals — FP7 –PEOPLE-2012-IEF — Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development

In March 2012, the European Commission published a call for proposals for Marie Curie Intra-European... (+more)

Call for proposals — FP7 –PEOPLE-2012-IIF — Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships

In March 2012, the European Commission published a call for proposals for Marie Curie International ... (+more)

Call for proposals — FP7 –PEOPLE-2012-IOF — Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development

In March 2012, the European Commission published a call for proposals for Marie Curie International ... (+more)

Still Open: ERC Advanced Investigator Grant Call for Proposals (ERC-2012-AdG)

In November, the European Commission published call for proposals for the ERC Advanced Investigators... (+more)

Still Open: Call for proposals - No 28/G/ENT/CIP/12/E/N01C01 - Entrepreneurship education

On 27 January 2012, the European Commission published a call for proposals to promote projects with ... (+more)

Still Open: Call for proposals — EACEA/42/11 — Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 action programme

On 30 December 2011, the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency... (+more)

Still Open: Call for proposals - EACEA/11/12 - INTRA-ACP academic mobility scheme

In February, the European Commission issued a call for proposals targeting qualified high-level prof... (+more)

Publications

2011 year in review: Global changes in tuition fee policies and student assistance

Marcucci, P., & Usher, A. 2011 year in review: Global changes in tuition fee policies and studen... (+more)

English-taught master’s programs in Europe: New findings on supply and demand

Brenn-White, M., & van Rest, E., English-taught master’s programs in Europe: New findings on s... (+more)

Going global: The landscape for policy makers and practitioners in tertiary education

Stiasny, M., & Gore, T. Going global: The landscape for policy makers and practitioners in terti... (+more)

World atlas of gender equality in education

Fiske, E. B. World atlas of gender equality in education. UNESCO, Paris, 2012. ISBN: 978-92-3-104232... (+more)

Giving to excellence: Generating philanthropic support for UK higher education 2010-11

Ireland, E., Coutinho, S., Anderson, T. Giving to excellence: Generating philanthropic support for U... (+more)

Guidelines for quality provision in cross-border higher education: Where do we strand?

Vincent-Lancrin, S., & Pfotenhauer, S. Guidelines for quality provision in cross-border higher e... (+more)

Trends in international student mobility

Choudaha, R., & Chang, L. Trends in international student mobility. World Education Services, Ne... (+more)

The world geographic trend report for GMAT® Examinees 2011.

Graduate Management Admission Council. The world geographic trend report for GMAT® Examinees 2011. ... (+more)

The 2012 Inside Higher Ed survey of college & university presidents.

Green, K. C., & Jaschik, S., Lederman, D. The 2012 Inside Higher Ed survey of college & univ... (+more)

China 2030: Building a modern, harmonious, and creative high-income society

The World Bank, & Development Research Center of the State Council, the People’s Republic of C... (+more)

Intercultural learning in non-formal education: Theoretical frameworks and starting points

Lafraya, S. Intercultural learning in non-formal education: Theoretical frameworks and starting poin... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 10 May 2012The IMPI initiative and beyond. Mapping and profiling international... (+more)