Edition 144 - April 2013

In focus

Towards ‘deep’ internationalisation - ACA Director Bernd Wächter’s impressions of Josef Mestenhauser’s latest masterpiece

Josef A. Mestenhauser. Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Internationalizing Higher Edu... (+more)

News from ACA

Celebrate with us at ACA’s 20th anniversary conference

Do you know what highly renowned international higher education experts such as Sir Peter Scott, Peg... (+more)

Successful first meeting of the EU-China HEPCE

The First Meeting of the EU-China Higher Education Platform for Cooperation and Exchanges (HEPCE) wa... (+more)

Promoting doctoral education in Europe

Aware that Europe is the top destination for international students world-wide, offering (amongst ot... (+more)

Latest news from the DAAD

The DAAD has now published its Strategy 2020 DAAD’s Strategy 2020, which outlines the organisatio... (+more)

International students happy in Norway

Quality education and good reputation of research and studies are among the top listed reasons for i... (+more)

New publications from the Institute of International Education

ACA’s associate member, the Institute of International Education (IIE), a private non-profit leade... (+more)

European Policy

Bar set too low for Europe 2020 education goals?

The Europe 2020 strategy, adopted by the European Council in June 2010, is the European Union’s gr... (+more)

Europe storming MOOCs – I did it my way

With the US currently being a major trend-setter and a driving force behind Massive Open Online Cour... (+more)

Nordic countries as innovation leaders

The annual Innovation Union Scoreboard provides a comparative assessment of the research and innovat... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Education and the Global Context

THE in search of Asian champions

Currently, Asia is represented by some 57 universities in the top 400 World University Rankings, pub... (+more)

German ‘higher education pact’ to receive additional funds

At a meeting of the education ministers of Germany’s Länder (states) and their federal counterpar... (+more)

Germany recognises over 30 000 foreign professional qualifications

Since 1 April 2012, foreign residents in Germany are entitled to have their qualifications recognise... (+more)

Rising fees for non-EU students

In early 2013, Saxony’s government enabled public universities in Saxony to introduce differentiat... (+more)

The Ideal Employer 2013

Each year, Universum surveys hundreds of thousands of students to rank the world’s most attractive... (+more)

Giving up on the French language?

In March 2013, the French minister for higher education and research, Geneviève Fioraso, presented ... (+more)

Having too many foreign students is not good, says Denmark

Denmark has been debating for a number of years the costs of educating foreign students for Danish t... (+more)

Russia boosts efforts to support global competitiveness of its universities

The Russian Ministry of Education and Science has published the results of a ‘megagrant’ call fo... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Open call for tender EAC/31/2012 – Establishing a European Tertiary Education Register (ETER)

The objective of the tender is to establish a European Tertiary Education Register (ETER), a key del... (+more)

Open call for tender - Dual education - a bridge over troubled waters?

The objective of this study is to provide the CULT Committee with concise data on the state of play ... (+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 ERA Chairs Pilot Call 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)

Call for proposals - EACEA/04/2013 - Implementation of the European strategic objectives in Education and Training (ET 2020)

The general objective of this call for proposals is to encourage European policy cooperation to supp... (+more)


Global university rankings and their impact

Rauhvargers, A. Global university rankings and their impact – Report II. European University Assoc... (+more)

Internationalisation in European higher education: European policies, institutional strategies and EUA support

European University Association (EUA). Internationalisation in European higher education: European p... (+more)

The Immigration of International Students to the EU

European Migration Network (EMN). EMN Synthesis Report - The Immigration of International Students t... (+more)

2013 CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey

Gonzales, L., Remington, J. & Allum, J. Findings from the 2013 CGS International Graduate Admiss... (+more)

The Changing PhD – Discussion Paper

The Group of Eight. The Changing PhD – Discussion Paper. Group of Eight House, Canberra, 2013. Pag... (+more)

Living and learning - Exchange studies abroad

CIMO, UHR, SIU. Living and learning – exchange studies abroad. A study of motives, barriers and ex... (+more)

State of the Innovation Union 2012 and Country Progress 2013

The Innovation Union is one of the seven flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy focusing o... (+more)

Research and Innovation in support of the European Neighbourhood Policy

European Commission. Research and Innovation in support of the European Neighbourhood Policy – 7th... (+more)

It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success

The Association Of American Colleges. It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Le... (+more)


Upcoming international events

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