Edition 135 - July 2012

News from ACA

ACA Newsletter guest article by Dr. Ellen Hazelkorn and Martin Ryan, Higher Education Policy Research Unit, Dublin Institute of Technology

Impact of the global economic crisis on higher education: What are the leadership and management cha... (+more)

ACA Annual Report 2011 available online

ACA is pleased to announce that its 2011 Annual Report has just become available for download on the... (+more)

European Policy

The European Commission shares lessons learnt from Erasmus Mundus

In mid-July, the European Commission made available  two reports about the Erasmus Mundus Progr... (+more)

New research and innovation communication from the European Commission

On July 17, the European Commission issued a Communication on A reinforced European research area pa... (+more)

Cyprus begins its first EU presidency

On July 5 Cyprus took over the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the European Union (EU) fro... (+more)

More EU money put into research

On 9 July the European Commission announced the amount allocated to the final set of calls for propo... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Efforts to more efficiently rule out ‘ungenuine’ international student applicants

The month of July brought new developments in the UK, the US and New Zealand for one and the same ma... (+more)

Germany, attracting ever more talent from abroad

In the academic year 2010/11 Germany registered further growth in the number of foreign degree-seeki... (+more)

Uncertainties in Hong Kong’s public education system continue to drive up outflow

Autonomy in education matters has been promised to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of Ch... (+more)

Indonesia cautiously opens its higher education market amidst fear and protests

On 13 July, Indonesia’s House of Representatives endorsed a controversial higher education bill wh... (+more)

US Congress approves extension of low student loan interest rates

The debate around the financing of student aid in the US has been front and centre in both the House... (+more)

UCAS: Impact of high tuition fees on application behaviour of UK students

Slightly fewer young English students applied to universities and colleges than expected in the 2012... (+more)

Happy birthday Pell Grants and Morrill Act!

The Pell Grants, originally created in 1972 under the name Basic Education Opportunity Grants, are c... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for proposals — EAC/22/2012— European expert network on economics of education (EENEE)

During the last month, the European Commission launched a new call for tenders with a view of settin... (+more)

Call for proposals — EAC/23/2012— Measuring the impact of university-business cooperation

In July, the European Commission launched a call for proposals for a study on the outcomes and impac... (+more)

Still open: Call for proposals — EEAS –Cooperation with industrialised countries: Strengthening the network of EU Centres in Canada, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore

This Call for proposals is organised under the framework of European Union actions to strengthen coo... (+more)

Still open: 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)

Still open: 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)

Still open: 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: Call for proposals — EIB – Universities Research Sponsorship Programme (EIBURS)

EIBURS provides grants to university research centres working on research topics and themes of major... (+more)

Publications

Is college affordable? In search of a meaningful definition

Baum, S. & Schwartz, S. Is college affordable? In search of a meaningful definition. Institute f... (+more)

Internationalisation of universities: An overarching institutional strategy

Blossfeld, H.-P. et al. Internationalisation of universities: An overarching institutional strategy.... (+more)

Education indicators in focus: How is the global talent pool changing?

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Education indicators in focus: How is... (+more)

Strategic curriculum change in universities: Global trends

Blackmore, P. & Kandiko, C.B. Strategic curriculum change in universities: Global trends. Routle... (+more)

Destinations of leavers from higher education

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Destinations of leavers from higher education. Author, Ch... (+more)

Intercultural competence for all: Preparation for living in a heterogeneous world

Huber, J. (Ed.) Intercultural competence for all: Preparation for living in a heterogeneous world. C... (+more)

Gulf Cooperation Council education industry

Alpen Capital Group. Gulf Cooperation Council education industry. Author, Dubai, 2012. Pages: 93. T... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 12 October 2012Higher education in 2030: A look into the crystal ballBrussels,... (+more)