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Newsletter Edition 243-7/2021
NEWS FROM ACA

Charting the way towards comprehensive mobility: ACA event on 8 September

Inclusion, sustainability and digitalisation are among the top policy priorities for mobility that have been known and debated in the sector for the past three years. While many higher education institutions across Europe are about to develop their institutional strategies and approaches in line with these new...
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ACA statement on the roll-out of the European Universities Initiative

The European Commission is about to roll out the European Universities Initiative (EUI) based on the lessons learnt from the 41 alliances supported in the first (2019) and the second (2020) calls for proposals and based on discussions with key stakeholders and national experts. ACA is an active...
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Norway: Diku becomes Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills

ACA’s member The Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku), Skills Norway, and Universell, as well as parts of Unit and the Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD), have merged on 1 July 2021 into a new organisation – the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills. The...
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DAAD and GIZ agree on closer cooperation on SDGs

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ) are expanding their cooperation based on a renewed memorandum of understanding. DAAD and GIZ have been working together since 1993, and the cooperation has grown continuously...
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Looking back at long-standing collaboration between Austrian and Asian HE

In 1994, universities in Austria, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam formed The ASEAN European Academic University Network (ASEA-UNINET). With the goal of promoting the continuous internationalisation of education and research. Today it consists of more than 80 universities from 18 different...
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EUROPEAN POLICY

Switzerland – no transitional arrangement at the start of Horizon Europe

On 14 July, the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation issued a statement clarifying that Switzerland will be treated as a non-associated third country in the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon Europe, until further notice. Although...
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The European Skills Agenda: where we stand after one year

Last summer the European Commission (EC) presented the European Skills Agenda. The agenda consists of 12 actions aimed at fostering sustainable competitiveness, social fairness, and resilience based on ambitious objectives for upskilling and reskilling.   To date, the EC has rolled out nine initiatives and will present proposals on the remaining three before the end of...
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R&I funding update: EU budget 2022, NextGenEU & new national targets

EU funding for research and innovation (R&I) remains at the core of public debate and policymaking. On 14 July, the EU Council presented an amended version of the 2022 budget, proposing EUR 425 million cut to Heading 1 ‘Single Market, Innovation and Digital'. This cut...
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European Innovation Scoreboard: Performance improves in the EU

The European Commission released The European Innovation Scoreboard 2021, a measurement of innovation performance. The European Commission released the European Innovation Scoreboard 2021, a measurement of innovation performance. On average, innovation performance has increased by 12.5% since 2014. There is...
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NATIONAL EDUCATION AND THE GLOBAL CONTEXT

Canada adds Latin American and Caribbean to expedited student visa programme

Canada announced a significant expansion of its Student Direct Stream (SDS) on 9 July 2021, with students from seven new countries throughout the Americas now eligible to participate in the expedited programme for Canadian study permits. Students from Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil,...
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California State Universities’ local enrolment: pandemic persistence and retention trends

In the most recent budget proposal of California State (CalState), three universities in the public state university system: UCLA, UC Berkley, and UC San Diego will be required to increase in-state enrolment over the next five years if passed. The...
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DAAD supports research on Germany's colonial past

The German Academic Exchange Service is promoting the reappraisal of German colonial rule in countries in Africa and the Asia-Pacific with the ‘German Colonial Rule’ scholarship programme, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. The programme will fund up to...
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Higher fees for EU students in the UK

EU citizens planning to study in British universities could expect up to three times higher tuition fees from the next academic year because of Brexit, analysis of the latest editions of The Knowledge Partnership’s 2021-22 course and tuition fee databases...
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PUBLIC TENDERS AND CALLS FOR PROPOSALS IN THE EU

Horizon Europe calls for Proposals

Following the publication of the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022, the first calls for proposals for Horizon Europe have been launched. The programme for 2021-2017 has a budget of EUR 95.5 billion.  Horizon Europe consists of three pillars:  Excellence Science  Global Challenges...
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PUBLICATIONS

Universities UK International Short-Term Mobility Long-Term impact.

Universities UK International (2021). Short-Term Mobility Long-Term impact. Universities UK International (UUKI) published the report called “Short-term mobility long-term impact”, which explores the inclusive international opportunities of short-term mobilities (less than four weeks) by assessing current participation, impact, and good...
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Management Education and Automation

Tsang D., Kazeroony H. (ed.) (2022) Management Education and Automation. Routledge Management Education and Automation explores international management education in light of exponential development of artificial intelligence, big data, demographic shifts, expansion of robotic utilization in many economic sectors, aging...
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How does the world view Germany?

Outside View - International Perspectives on Germany in Times of Corona. DAAD, GIZ, Goethe-Institut (2021)  The study ‘Outside View - International Perspectives on Germany in Times of Corona’ is a joint project of the most recognised intermediary organisations in the field...
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Career Pathways for International Students

Esaki-Smith, Anna (2021). Career Pathways for International Students. American Council on Education This publication investigates how many international students travel abroad pursuing a higher quality of education. Many have headed to Anglophone destinations, particularly the United States and the United...
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Adapting Higher Education Teaching for an Online Environment

Stone, R., Glover, I. Adapting Higher Education Teaching for an Online Environment. SAGE Publishing As higher education is increasingly confronted with technology and digitalisation, this book has been published for busy academics of all subject disciplines who have been asked...
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CONFERENCES

Conferences

August 5th – 6th 2021  ICISE010 2021: 15. International Conference on Inclusive and Special Education  More Info  September 1st – 3rd 2021  HOW POWERFUL IS PLACE?  More Info  September 28th – 1st October 2021   2021 EAIE Community Exchange: virtual conference & exhibition  More Info  October 5th –...
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