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Newsletter Edition 232 - 8/2020
IN FOCUS

Hello Goodbye : Bernd Wächter’s swan song

‘Hello goodbye’ was the title of a well-known song by the Beatles. Paul McCartney, the author, said it was about ‘duality’. The song went through my head when thinking about the changes ahead in the ACA Secretariat. After almost 22...
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NEWS FROM ACA

ACA on EEA consultation: coordination, cooperation, continuity

In response to the European Commission’s public consultation on the European Education Area (EEA), ACA has made its contribution after an internal consultation process with the members. As an association of national actors supporting internationalisation in higher education (Erasmus+ NAs, EURAXESS BHOs...
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Upcoming: CARe Online Talks

As part of the CARe project, the CARe consortium is organising a series of 11 CARe Online Talks in the period September-November 2020. The series will comprise one country-specific Online Talk per project country, looking into the national labour market...
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New DAAD scholarship programme „Leadership for Africa”

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has launched a new scholarship program "Leadership for Africa" to enable young talents from countries with high numbers of refugees to pursue a master's degree in Germany. Funded by the Federal Foreign Office (FFO),...
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Slovenia: new APIKS study by CMEPIUS

CMEPIUS  published the APIKS study that captures the behaviour, perceptions and satisfaction of academic staff in Slovenia with academic profession and conditions of academic work. The data was collected in 2018 based on a survey instrument developed jointly within the...
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Hungary: 3rd higher education conference for foreign affairs associates by TPF

In 2020 October, in an unusual way, The Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) organizes the third higher education conference for higher education staff members working in the field of foreign representation and internationalization. TPF Study in Hungary Division aims, among other things,...
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Estonia: important changes at Archimedes Foundation

From the 1st of August 2020, there has been a structural change in Archimedes Foundation. Archimedes Foundation continues to support education, training, youth and sport as the coordinator of both the Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps programmes. The Euroguidance...
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EUROPEAN POLICY

Erasmus+: Additional EUR 200 million for Covid-19 related measures

The European Commission has published the revised annual work programme 2020 of the Erasmus+ programme. It adds up an additional EUR 200 million to boost digital education, skills development and inclusion through creativity and the arts as a strong response...
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NATIONAL EDUCATION AND THE GLOBAL CONTEXT

Measures for a successful winter semester 2020/21 in Germany

Despite the corona pandemic, interest in Germany as a place to study and research remains high. According to current plans, the coming winter semester will start later than usual - at the beginning of November - and will consist of...
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Plans for the start of the academic year in Slovenia

The new school and academic year is approaching fast, therefore Slovenian schools and higher education institutions are busy with preparations especially considering the situation with covid-19 pandemic. All educational sectors except tertiary will start their school year "normally" meaning physically...
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Global survey shows changing opinion on value of degrees

According to the latest Global Learner Survey from Pearson, a British-owned education publishing and assessment service to schools and corporations, conducted in June 2020, three out of four people believe education will be fundamentally affected by the pandemic. While in...
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Spike of cases of Covid-19 in reopened US colleges – institutional responses

While numbers appear to show a drop of COVID-19 cases in the US, the reopening of universities and colleges remains an issue. Indeed, as some universities have started to reopen, cases have spiked brutally:  The University of Notre-Dame reported 58...
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ARWU: The usual suspects in the lead

Shanghai Jia Tong University just published the 18th edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). This global ranking was originally developed on request of the Chinese government to be able to measure the progress of the quality of...
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Australia and Canada: Responses to international student mobility uncertainties

One of the biggest questions in international higher education these days is how international student mobility flows will further develop in the context of the continued COVID-19 pandemic, and how different countries and higher education systems will respond to the...
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US presidential elections: the candidates’ take on education

One may wonder what’s in store for higher education, in the upcoming US presidential elections of 3 November 2020, which opposes Democratic party candidate Joe Bidden and his running mate Kamala Harris to Republican party candidate President Donald J. Trump...
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UK and France: consequences of different exams at the end of high school

While France had decided from the start to take the grades from the previous semesters to count for the high school graduation grade, leading to a higher number of incoming university students than before (in an environment that is already...
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PUBLIC TENDERS AND CALLS FOR PROPOSALS IN THE EU

European policy experimentation

This call for proposals will support transnational cooperation projects in the implementation of the European Union policy agendas on Education and Training, including sector-specific agendas such as the Bologna and Copenhagen processes. The general objective of this call for proposals...
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PUBLICATIONS

DAAD’s Annual Report 2019 and Strategy for 2025

The DAAD has now published its annual report 2019 as well as its strategy for 2025 in English. Both publications have been announced in earlier editions of this newsletter. The annual report 2019 is available here. The strategy 2025 is...
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Influences of research and teaching nexus on academic satisfaction

The article exploring the teaching-research nexus and its effect on the satisfaction of academics in Croatia and Slovenia based on the data collected through a large-scale international comparative survey on Academic profession APIKS 1 was published in the Higher Education...
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COVID-19 Effects on US Higher Education Campuses, Report 3

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is studying the effects of COVID‐19 (coronavirus) on global student mobility on U.S. higher education campuses. Our aim in this series is to provide more information about the effects that COVID‐19 has had on...
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Corruption in Higher Education

The lack of academic integrity combined with the prevalence of fraud and other forms of unethical behavior are problems that higher education faces in both developing and developed countries, at mass and elite universities, and at public and private institutions....
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CONFERENCES

Conferences

ACA Events   4 November 2020 Innovation through internationalisation. How international cooperation and mobility foster innovation in higher education Zürich, Switzerland More information   Conferences
 
 21-22 September 2020 2020 EUA Funding Forum (Online) More information   29 September 2020...
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