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The ACA Annual Conference 2010, Brains on the move. Gains and losses from student mobility and academic migration, is to revisit the themes of the international mobility of students and of researcher migration. It will give an up-to-date account and analysis of the major mobility and migration patterns in European and global higher education. But, more importantly, it will attempt to throw light on what stands behind the figures. What are the reasons or ‘drivers' of the international movements? What are the benefits and what are the losses of mobility and migration for the individual student and academic, for the higher education institutions and for their countries? Who wins and who looses? Are gains and losses final, or can they be reverted, and how? Are we confronted with brain gain and brain drain, or is the situation better characterized by ‘brain circulation', benefiting everybody?
These are just some of the many questions the 2010 ACA Annual Conference will address. Join the discussion from 16 to 18 May in lovely Cordoba, Spain. Co-organised by Universidad.es and ACA, and kindly supported by the University and the City of Cordoba, the conference, in the framework of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, is laid out for 300-plus delegates. Once again, ACA has enlisted an impressive range of renowned and knowledgeable speakers to enlighten you. Among them are Christian Bode, Secretary General of DAAD, Sir Peter Scott, Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University, Peter van der Hijden of the European Commission, as well as the Spanish Ministers for Foreign Affairs and of Education. An event not to be missed.
We would also like to remind you that registrations are still open for Taking care of the ‘brains’ - Principles and practice in international student support an ACA European Policy Seminar to take place in Brussels on 19 March 2010.