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Newsletter Edition 259-11/2022
IN FOCUS

Europe’s international HE and research cooperation in times of uncertainty – The quest for sensible openness

International cooperation in higher education and research has recently been challenged by unprecedented levels of uncertainty due to a growing number of diverse, overlapping and successive crisis situations (health, political, military, energy and environmental) pouring in with increasing speed, and...
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NEWS FROM ACA

ACA members continue discussions on EU policy, inclusion, and digitalisation

TPG European policies and programmes The TPG members addressed the mid-term evaluation of Erasmus+ and the final evaluation of its predecessor programme. DG EAC’s speaker Fadime Altinte presented the evaluation objectives and scope. The current programme will be evaluated against...
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Nordic comparative report on Erasmus+ students published

There are considerable differences from one Nordic country to the other when it comes to students’ motivations to go abroad with Erasmus+. While some students take part mainly to experience another country, culture and language, others use mobility to access...
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CZEDUCON 2022: Higher education experts meeting in Prague

The fourth annual CZEDUCON conference, a flagship event in the field of higher education under the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU,  took place earlier this month, on 21-22 November 2022 in Prague. Organised by the Czech National...
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12th Central European Infoday held in Budapest

The 12th Central European Infoday was held in Budapest on 10-11 November 2022. The event –organised jointly by Erasmus+ National Agencies (NAs) from the four neighbouring countries—focused mainly on the international dimension of the centralised programmes in Erasmus+ supporting cooperation...
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Inauguration of the new Vietnamese-German university campus

The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is recently relocated to newly built premises near Ho Chi Minh City, equipped with modern facilities for research and teaching. The VGU not only stimulates the modernisation of Vietnam‘s higher education and research landscape, but also...
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EUROPEAN POLICY

EU budget for 2023 and new calls for proposals in higher education and research

On 23 November, members of the European Parliament adopted the EU budget for 2023, following the end of ‘conciliation’ talks with the Council (see for more details ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, October 2022). In a deal with member states...
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European Education Area – quo vadis?

The European Commission recently published a report on Progress towards the achievement of the European Education Area: Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, to...
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Towards more impactful and effective European Universities

In November, the Centre for Strategy and Evaluation Services discussed, via an online workshop, the preliminary findings of a study on the “necessity and the feasibility of a possible legal status for alliances of universities, such as European Universities”, together...
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NATIONAL EDUCATION AND THE GLOBAL CONTEXT

2023 budgets in Germany and Norway – international education ups and downs

On 25 November, the German Bundestag approved the 2023 state budget, including EUR 21.46 billion for education and research, with a record increase of EUR 891.1 million compared to last year. One of the main changes compared to the government...
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Student mobility reaching new heights in Finland

Figures released earlier this month by the Finnish Immigration Service show a record number – 7 060 – of first-time residence permits granted for the purpose of studies to applicants from outside the European Union, out of a total of...
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Croatia: New law enables joint studies with external accreditation

The new Croatian Law on Higher Education and Scientific Activity has entered into force on 22 October 2022. The new law intends to improve the legal and financial framework of the system of higher education. To this aim, it regulates...
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The role of higher education and research in climate action

Photo by Markus Spiske, retrieved from Pexels.com On 3 November 2022, leading higher education and research networks— CESAER, the European University Association (EUA), the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN), Science Europe, the Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe...
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UK-Switzerland: new bilateral agreement for research cooperation

Earlier this month, a new research cooperation agreement was signed by the UK Minister of State for Science, Research and Innovation—George Freeman—along with his Swiss counterpart Guy Parmelin— Head of Switzerland’s Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research. The...
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EU-Turkey: First high-level dialogue on science, research, technology and innovation

On 15 November 2022, Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and Mustafa Varank—Minister of Industry and Technology of the Republic of Turkey—met in Brussels to launch the first high level dialogue on science, research, technology, and innovation. Two leaders agreed to deepen and...
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CONFERENCES

Events

What's New in Brussels? 2-3 February 2023 More information Lifelong Learning Week 2022 28 November- 2 December 2022 More information Moving Target Digitalisation 30 November- 2 December 2022 More information European Education Summit 1 December 2022 More information International Relations...
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