Edition 143 - March 2013

In focus

Finland Stepping up Higher Education Development Cooperation

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland has recently signed the approval of 23 new capacity devel... (+more)

News from ACA

Return of winter failed to freeze passage to India

The 36th ACA European Policy Seminar held on March 14, despite the adverse weather conditions, turne... (+more)

Survey consultation on future recognition manual for higher education institutions in the EHEA

Admissions officers, credential evaluators and other recognition experts from higher education insti... (+more)

What’s new in Germany?

New DAAD office in Tunis On 8 March 2013, the secretary-general of the DAAD, Dorothea Rüland, has ... (+more)

European Policy

European Parliament rejects new 7-year budget proposal

As well-informed readers of the ACA Newsletter - Education Europe know, on 8 February 2013, the Euro... (+more)

New proposal for making the EU more attractive for foreign students and researchers

On 25 March 2013, the Commission proposed to make it easier for foreign students and researchers to ... (+more)

Commission announces creation of Science and Technology Advisory Council

On 27 February 2013, president Barroso announced the creation of the Science and Technology Advisory... (+more)

Member States agree on “youth guarantee” schemes recommendation

According to a new political agreement reached by the Council of the European Union on 28 February 2... (+more)

Commission invites bids for EUR 227million in Marie Curie fellowship grants

As we are slowly coming towards the end of the 2007-2013 seventh Framework Programme for Research (F... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2013

Earlier this month, Times Higher Education has issued its much awaited 2013 reputation rankings of t... (+more)

Germany: MOOC Production Fellowship

The “MOOC Production Fellowship” contest sponsored by Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissensch... (+more)

UK: British Council joins MOOCs movement

In March 2013, the British Council joined the UK’s first massive open online platform Futurelearn.... (+more)

China: Going “mid-west” emphasised in the 2013 national plan for higher education

China’s annual national planning for higher education, made public on the website of the Ministry ... (+more)

World-class research in BRICK countries catching up with G7

The growing influence of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Korea (BRICKs) in the global economy... (+more)

Canada: Investment in world-class research and innovation

Canada ranks first among G7 countries in higher education research and development spending as a sha... (+more)

Chile: Higher education degree for women prisoners

Chile’s education minister, Harald Beyer, and minister of Justice, Patricia Perez, together with t... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for proposals – EACEA/38/12 – Erasmus Mundus

This call refers to the Erasmus Mundus action programme for the period of 2009-2013. The objective o... (+more)

Call for proposals – ERC-2013-PoC – ERC Proof of Concept Grant

The aim of this call is to provide additional funding to ERC grant holder to establish proof of conc... (+more)

Call for proposals – EACEA/44/12 – EU ICI-ECP Programme

The objective of this Programme is to improve mutual understanding between the EU and the Partner co... (+more)

Call for proposals – FP7-ERAChairs-PilotCall-2013

The aim of this new pilot programme is to help close the research and innovation gap in Europe, by s... (+more)

Call for proposals - EACEA/45/12 - Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme

The objective of this programme is to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation in Afr... (+more)

Publications

Funding of Education in Europe 2000-2012: The Impact of the Economic Crisis

European Commission/EACEA/Eurydice. Funding of Education in Europe 2000-2012: The Impact of the... (+more)

AHELO Feasibility Study Report Volume 2

OECD. Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) Feasibility Study Report Volume 2 –... (+more)

The State of University Policy for Progress in Europe

Hoareau, C., Ritzen, J. & Marconi, G. The State of University Policy for Progress in Europe - Po... (+more)

International Student Mobility Trends 2013: Towards Responsive Recruitment Strategies

Choudaha, R., Chang, L. & Kono, Y. International Student Mobility Trends 2013: Towards Responsiv... (+more)

Immigration of International Students to the EU

EMN, Immigration of International Students to the EU – European Migration Network Study 2012. Page... (+more)

An Avalanche is coming: Higher education and the revolution ahead

Barber, M., Donnelly, K. & Rizvi, S. An Avalanche is Coming: Higher education and the revolution... (+more)

Quality Assurance in Doctoral Education

Byrne, J., Jørgensen, T. & Loukkola, T. Quality Assurance in Doctoral Education – results of ... (+more)

The Economic Benefit of Postsecondary Degrees

Zaback, K., Carlson, A. & Crellin, M. The Economic Benefit of Postsecondary Degrees: A State and... (+more)

Making Sense of the System: Financial Aid for the 21st-Century Student

Huelsman, M. & Cunningham, A. Making Sense of the System: Financial Aid for the 21st-Century Stu... (+more)

Compendium on Financing of Higher Education

ESU. Compendium on Financing of Higher Education – Final Report of the Financing the Student’s F... (+more)

Financing the Student’s Future – Action Toolkit

Payne, B., Primožic, R., Todorovski, B. & Gehrke, E. Financing the Student’s Future – Actio... (+more)

Building Bricks: Exploring the global research and innovation impact of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Korea

Adams, J., Pendlebury, D. & Stembridge, B. Building Bricks: Exploring the global research and in... (+more)

The Postgraduate Premium: Revisiting Trends in Social Mobility and Educational Inequalities in Britain and America

Lindley, J. & Machin, S. The Postgraduate Premium: Revisiting Trends in Social Mobility and Educ... (+more)

The Nordic Master Programme - From pilot project to Nordic brand

Norden. The Nordic Master Programme - From pilot project to Nordic brand. Nordic Council of Minister... (+more)

An Evaluation of International Degree Programmes in Finland

FINHEEC. An Evaluation of International Degree Programmes in Finland. The Finnish Higher Education E... (+more)

Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change

Institute of International Education. Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change. IIEBooks, ... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 9-11 June 2013ACA Annual ConferenceThe Hague, The NetherlandsWebsite Other ev... (+more)