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Newsletter Edition 256 – 08/2022
IN FOCUS

ACA @ 32nd Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition – Barcelona, Spain

From 13 to 16 September 2022, the 32nd Annual Conference and Exhibition of the European Association for International Education (EAIE) will take place in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain. This year’s conference theme "The future in full colour" will...
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NEWS FROM ACA

Capturing the institutional impact of Erasmus+ staff mobility

What is the institutional impact of Erasmus+ staff mobility? How can it be achieved and amplified? What are the key enablers and barriers to this process? These topical questions are raised in a new study conducted by the ACA Secretariat...
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Poland: New Director General of NAWA

Earlier in August, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki appointed Dr. Dawid Kostecki to the position of Director of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) – ACA’s member organisation in Poland. Dr. Kostecki holds a PhD in law and a...
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Train or plane?

Students strengthen their international competences by studying or doing an internship abroad. But student mobility is also associated with CO2 emissions. How do students in the Netherlands deal with this dilemma? How can institutions encourage students to deal with this...
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EDUFI becomes the SALTO centre for digitalisation!

The European Commission decided that the new SALTO Digital Resource Centre will be established at the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI), a member of ACA. SALTO Digital is the first resource centre to operate not only in all educational...
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EUROPEAN POLICY

Results of the 2022 European Universities Erasmus+ call

On 27 July, the European Commission published the results of the 2022 Erasmus+ call for the European Universities Initiative (EUI). This call covered two topics supporting prior institutional cooperation (mainly for those alliances funded through the 2019 call) and new...
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Mid-term and final evaluation of the ongoing and past Erasmus+ programmes

On 28 July 2022, the Commission launched a call for evidence for the interim evaluation of the Erasmus+ 2021-2027 programme and the final evaluation of the 2014-2020 programme. This call represents the first step in assessing whether Erasmus+ is working...
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EU call for evidence: Digital skills – improving provision and enabling success

With the new norm resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, the need for the development of digital skills and relevant infrastructure has come to the forefront. Digital skills levels remain insufficient, with the digital divide persisting with regard to gender, socio-economic...
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EC guidelines for knowledge valorisation in research and innovation

On 9 August 2022 the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Council Recommendation on the guiding principles for knowledge valorisation. The intention is to increase social and economic value from knowledge and to...
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NATIONAL EDUCATION AND THE GLOBAL CONTEXT

Finland: renewed vision for international higher education and research

On 16 August, the national forum for internationalisation of higher education and research appointed by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture presented a new vision for international activities to Minister Petri Honkonen. The vision builds on the preceding policy...
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A ‘Bologna Process’ for ASEAN countries?

The vision of harmonising the higher education systems of the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries has been advancing in the recent months, with the creation of a new road map listing several relevant steps to be taken in the...
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2022 Academic Rankings of World Universities

On 15 August the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy published the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Since 2003, ARWU has been presenting the world's top universities based on research and development (R&D) indicators that are divided in four main categories: quality...
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Horizon Europe: UK starts dispute resolution proceedings against EC

Earlier this month, the UK government started dispute resolution proceedings against the European Commission (EC) to “end persistent delays to UK’s access to EU scientific research programmes, including Horizon Europe”, as written in the statement from the UK government. This...
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US: Student loan relief plan

On 23 August, US President Joe Biden unveiled a three-part plan to address the increasing student debt in the country, which currently sits at USD 1.6 trillion. This has been one of his main campaign promises and has received additional...
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CONFERENCES

Events

32nd Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition 13–16 September 2022 More information EPICUR Alliance FORUM 2022 14-16 September 2022 More information Anniversary of the Magna Charta Universitatum 14-16 September 2022 More information INNOVEIT Stockholm: Innovation in Higher Education 15 September 2022...
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