Edition 138 - October 2012

News from ACA

Travel in time with ACA’s European policy seminars. The next station is: Hong Kong, China

On 12 October, ACA’s European Policy Seminar Higher education in 2030. A look into the crystal bal... (+more)

ACA Newsletter guest article by Prof. Gerard A. Postiglione, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

Higher Education in the World's (soon to be) Leading Economy As China loses its labour cost advanta... (+more)

Freddy Weima is the new General Director of the NUFFIC

On 1 November, Feede Klaas (Freddy) Weima will take his new position at the helm of the NUFFIC, ACA... (+more)

DAAD strengthens its presence in Berlin

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the world’s largest organisation for mobility and coo... (+more)

European Policy

Funding shortfalls in Erasmus, amongst other programmes

Earlier this month, there were rumours about funding shortfalls for Erasmus, as well as for the over... (+more)

And the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize goes to…

This month the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to th... (+more)

Tracking the progress towards the Europe 2020 targets

This month, the Eurostat released the latest figures regarding the evolution of the European Union (... (+more)

Developments in the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme

This month, the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme has reached a significant milestone. Havin... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

THE World University Rankings results 2012-13: Who is stealing the crown?

California Institute of Technology (Caltech), once again, tops The Times Higher Education World Univ... (+more)

United States: Rising college costs and the presidential elections

During the last four years, the Obama Administration has made considerable efforts to make college m... (+more)

France — keeping up with electoral promises in higher education and research

In the midst of an acute economic crisis in Europe, France decides to spare higher education and res... (+more)

Education investment and reforms in Chile

After the long lasting student protests in Chile demanding for education reforms (see ACA Newsletter... (+more)

United Kingdom: Transparency tools introduced for comparing courses and graduates

The United Kingdom (UK) has introduced two ‘customer-oriented’ information tools — the Unistat... (+more)

Reorganisation of responsibility for education in Switzerland

In Switzerland, education is essentially the competence of the 26 cantons. However, it is the federa... (+more)

How are science and technology faring in Canada?

Six years after the last assessment, a new report on the state of science and technology in Canada h... (+more)

Scotland — no more shortcuts to free tuition, but wider access

The Scottish Government recently announced a change in the tuition fee regime, which is to be applie... (+more)

United States: decline in state funding to public research universities and students struggling with loan debts

In late September, the National Science Board – the governing body of the National Science Foundat... (+more)

Can Hong Kong make a difference in China’s higher education reform?

In mid-October 2012, we saw China’s second attempt to replicate the ‘Hong Kong model’ of highe... (+more)

Australia: safeguarding the rights of international students

The Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner Helen Szoke released, at the Australia International... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for proposals: Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) 2013

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission launched ... (+more)

Publications

Tying it all together. Excellence, mobility, funding and the social dimension in higher education

Wächter, B., Lam, Q. (K. H.), & Ferencz, I. (Eds.) Tying it all together. Excellence, mobility,... (+more)

The Rise in Global Student Safety Concerns

British Council. The Rise in Global Student Safety Concerns. Author, London, 2012. Pages: 27. This ... (+more)

Managing Reform in Universities: The Dynamics of Culture, Identity and Organisational Change

Stensaker, B., Välimaa, J., & Sarrico, C. (Eds.) Managing Reform in Universities: The Dynamics ... (+more)

Universities in Change: Managing Higher Education Institutions in the Age of Globalization

Altmann, A., & Ebersberger, B. (Eds.) Universities in Change: Managing Higher Education Institut... (+more)

Tracking Learners’ and Graduates’ Progression Paths

Gaebel, M., Hauschildt, K., Mühleck, K., & Smidt, H. Tracking Learners’ and Graduates’ Prog... (+more)

Market forces, government agency and key disciplines: learning from international experience

Middlehurst, R., Woodfield, S., & Curtis, G. Market forces, government agency and key discipline... (+more)

CODOC – Cooperation on Doctoral Education Between Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe

Jørgensen, T. E. CODOC – Cooperation on Doctoral Education Between Africa, Asia, Latin America an... (+more)

Harnessing the skills of migrants and diasporas to foster development: policy options

OECD. Harnessing the skills of migrants and diasporas to foster development: policy options. Author,... (+more)

A Better Affirmative Action: State Universities that Created Alternatives to Racial Preferences

Kahlenberg, R. D., & Potter, H. A Better Affirmative Action: State Universities that Created Alt... (+more)

Bibliometric study of India’s Scientific Publication outputs during 2001-10: Evidence for Changing Trends

Department of Science and Technology Government of India. Bibliometric study of India’s Scientific... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 7 December 2012Higher education in China and Hong Kong: Recent developments an... (+more)