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Newsletter Edition 261- 01/2023
NEWS FROM ACA

DAAD: Positive news for HEIs and the post-Covid recovery

With the national accompanying programme "European University Networks (EUN)–National Initiative", ACA member, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports German universities participating in the EU initiative “European Universities”. The third funding round of the program, which started in January 2023...
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Mobility rates and internationalisation index of Swiss HEIs

Movetia's latest publication: “Mobility Rates and Internationalisation Index of Swiss Higher Education Institutions” addresses a wide range of questions, such as which Swiss higher education institution has the highest mobility rate or which internationalisation factors are most encouraging for student...
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Swedish HEIs in the European Universities Initiative, opportunities and challenges

Recently, the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) has been tasked by the government to map and analyse the conditions of Swedish HEIs’ participation in the European Universities Initiative (EUI). The report will entail an evaluation of the ongoing EU...
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Finland: Impact assessment of EDUFI trainee programmes 2015–2018

An impact assessment was recently conducted by ACA member, EDUFI, on its international trainee programmes. These programmes enable international traineeship opportunities yearly for around 200 Finnish higher education students and recent graduates. As in the previous assessment of 2017, the EDUFI...
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EUROPEAN POLICY

European Universities Initiative – focus on outcomes and way forward

As the European Commission just published the results of its European joint degree label and legal status calls, the European Universities Initiative continues to be in the spotlight at the start of the new year. Six of the ten selected...
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Swedish EU Council Presidency – room for education?

Sweden assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union at a difficult time for member states and the Union as a whole as the geopolitical and economic situation in Europe has been strongly affected by Russia’s war against...
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The EIT Campus has been officially launched!

The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) has recently launched the EIT Campus, a new initiative aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among students and young professionals across Europe. The EIT Campus is designed to provide rich educational and...
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NATIONAL EDUCATION AND THE GLOBAL CONTEXT

Hungary: explainer on the frozen funds

At the end of December 2022, the European Commission informed the Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) – ACA’s member and the organisation that serves as the national agency for the Erasmus+ programme in Hungary – that based on the Council Implementing...
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Norway’s bumpy road towards tuition fees for international students

Following the Norwegian government’s budgetary proposal to introduce tuition fees for degree students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland starting from autumn 2023, approved in the Parliament last December, the higher education sector is widely debating its implementation. As...
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Taliban’s ban on women’s access to higher education

On 20 December 2022, Neda Mohammad Nadeem, Minister of Higher Education of Afghanistan, issued a letter to the HEIs across the country to impose an indefinite ban on Afghan women’s access to higher education. Taliban government justified this decision based...
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International student admissions in Estonia – the impact of Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine

A total of 1484 international degree students were enrolled to Estonian higher education institutions (HEIs) this academic year, which is 15% less than last year. Likewise, the total number of international degree students who currently study in Estonia dropped from...
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Education exports are economically significant in Finland

The objective of the Education Finland programme, which operates within the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) and boosts Finnish education exports, is to increase the value of education exports to EUR 1 billion by 2030. According to a recent...
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UK introduces a financial package to address rising costs

UK’s Department for Education has announced the provision of additional GBP 15 million (around EUR 17 million) funding to help students struggling raising with living costs. This will come on top of the GBP 261 million (around EUR 297 million)...
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CONFERENCES

Events

What's New in Brussels 2023 2-3 February 2023 More information IUA In-Person Event, Researchers Share Your Views on Enhancing the Success of Ireland’s New Funding Agency 02 February 2023 More information EDEN NAP Webinar - Students’ Wellbeing In Open and...
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