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Newsletter Edition 255 – 07/2022
NEWS FROM ACA

DAAD position paper on German foreign science policy

ACA member, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has published a position paper on the further development of German foreign science policy in response to the massive upheavals in world politics. In it, the DAAD argues for the design and...
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DAAD Student Survey: Mobility abroad during COVID-19

ACA member, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) asked around 3.300 students about their experiences studying abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic. The student survey was conducted as part of the biennial surveys on the topic of "Recognition - (no) problem?"...
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Networking meeting of the European National Promotion Agencies 2023

On 13-14 June 2022 the French National Higher Education Promotion Agency, Campus France, hosted the annual Networking Meeting of the European National Promotion Agencies in Paris, to which ACA actively participated. A tradition initiated by the European Commission to build...
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Movetia funds 30 new international projects

After a three-year pilot phase and a one-year break, the Swiss International Programme has been finally re-launched. Of the 57 projects submitted in 2022, 30 were selected for funding, out of which 12 will contribute to the advancement of higher...
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Nuffic report on outbound student mobility in the Netherlands

In June 2022, ACA member Nuffic released a report titled "Dutch students’ plans to go abroad in 2022-2023," based on an original survey conducted in spring 2022. The 540 participants came from Dutch secondary education, vocational education and training (VET), and...
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NAWA: “Solidarity with Ukraine” programme updates

The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA), due to the war in Ukraine and in the sense of solidarity with the local academic and scientific community, has launched a call for applications for the "Solidarity with Ukraine" programme. The...
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EUROPEAN POLICY

Europe’s new ambition for innovation and deep tech talent

Designed in consultation with multiple innovation stakeholders, including universities, the New Innovation Agenda, issued by the European Commission on 5 July, builds on the prior significant work to help accelerate digital and green transition. It includes 25 dedicated actions under...
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Passing the baton: from the French to the Czech EU Council Presidency

The Czech Republic took over from France the presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July 2022. During its 6-month presidency, France organised more than 400 events and over 2000 meetings of EU officials, allowing thus concrete...
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Towards the EU budget 2023 – securing funds for Erasmus+ and Horizon Europe

On 13 July, ambassadors of member states to the EU agreed the Council's position on the 2023 EU draft budget. In total, the Council's position for next year's budget amounts to EUR 183.95 billion in commitments and EUR 165.74 billion...
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EHEA: New working group for quality assurance of European Universities

The Bologna Follow-up Group (BFUG) thematic peer group C on quality assurance (QA) established a new working group on QA of European Universities, aimed at investigating the implementation of an external QA framework for European Universities. This working group comes...
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Latest Competitiveness Council meeting

In the last meeting of the Competitiveness Council, that took place on 9-10 June 2022, the members of the Council discussed several issues relating to research. Depending on the agenda, the Competitiveness Council brings together Ministers responsible for trade, economy,...
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Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe: launch of evaluations to chart a way forward

On 1 July, the European Commission published two calls for evidence to prepare the final evaluation of Horizon 2020 and the interim evaluation of Horizon Europe, respectively. These calls are the first step of the evaluation process, aiming to support...
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NATIONAL EDUCATION AND THE GLOBAL CONTEXT

Spanish government presents new University System Law

In May 2022 the Minister of Universities of Spain, Joan Subirats and the Secretary General of Universities, José Manuel Pingarrón, presented the new University System Law (LOSU). If parliamentary approval is secured, this new law would come into effect as...
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UNESCO Transforming Education Pre‐Summit

The Transforming Education Pre‐Summit took place in Paris on 28‐30 June 2022. More than 150 Ministers of Education met with stakeholders to discuss key elements for transforming education ahead of the official summit, which is set to take place in...
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UK government’s Plan B for non-association to Horizon Europe

On 20 July, the UK government published a new report called "Supporting UK R&D and collaborative research beyond European programmes". This document explains how the UK will transition to a new R&D programme, if unable to associate to Horizon Europe,...
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Students return to China as COVID restrictions ease

In  spite of its long-held zero-covid strategy, the Chinese government has announced the limited repatriation of students from Pakistan, Thailand and Sri Lanka, who were enrolled in Chinese universities. Particularly Pakistan-China relations are of importance, given that more than 28.000...
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US: Confucius Institutes rebranding

In the last four years, Confucius Institutes (CIs) have rapidly closed down across the United States. Amid pressure from the FBI, the Department of State, Congress and state legislatures, colleges and universities have terminated their agreements  with these  language and...
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CONFERENCES

Events

OeAD Higher Education Conference 2022 22-27 September 2022 More information THE World Academic Summit 2022 10-12 October 2022 More information Innovation Higher Education Conference 2022 19-21 October 2022 More information IAU 16th General Conference 25-28 October 2022 More information Digitalisation...
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