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About ACA Publications

ACA has regularly contributed, since 1999, to the advancement of research, policy and practice in international higher education through ground-breaking studies and analyses. These publications, issued in ACA’s series or resulting from projects and commissioned research, cover a wide range of related topics, from international student and staff mobility issues (trends, data collection practices and policies), to the advancement of English-taught programmes in European higher education, curricular internationalisation (through mobility windows), the integration of scholars with a refugee background into European higher education and labour market, funding of student mobility, services for international students, the promotion of Europe as a study destination, etc.

The publication record of ACA also counts three specific series, to date:

  • The ACA Papers on International Cooperation in Education series (1999 – 2014): is ACA’s own monograph series, published by Lemmens Medien GmbH in Bonn/Germany, and counts 22 titles, on multiple aspects of international cooperation in higher education.

  • The ACA Think Pieces – with 4 editions:
    The world after COVID-19
    (2020): lists 10 contributions by well-known experts in the field of international higher education and was produced between May and July 2020. The central question posed to the authors was if and how the post-COVID-19 world will differ from the one we have until recently been used to.

    Inclusion in International Higher Education: European Perspectives and Insights (2021): launched in March, 2021, lists contributions by experts in the field of inclusion and internationalisation of higher education in Europe. This series provides brief, candid insights on breaking institutional taboos, practical examples of how to design inclusive institutional internationalisation strategies, how to identify and track data of underrepresented demographic groups, and to implement inclusive communication techniques, among other enriching observations. 

    Digitalisation in International Higher Education (2022): launched in March 2022,  the series features leading voices on the digitalisation of HE field, sharing their reflections and exploring the multi-faceted nature of digitalisation in higher education institutions from an international cooperation perspective. The contributions in this series evokes topics such as the current challenges, local/national/regional/EU higher education policies supporting digitalisation and practical examples of digitalisation infrastructures, effective support services for virtual and / or blended mobilities and development of intercultural competences in a digital environment.

    European higher education cooperation in a global context (2023): launched in May 2023, revisits some of the recent and dramatic changes, as well as multiple crises in the global political environment that have collectively led to a dramatic shift in international cooperation and exchange in higher education and research. The articles sheds light on current tensions and conflicting goals that need to be reconciled when establishing a Team Europe approach. The series offers insights on striking a reasonable balance between openness and realism in international cooperation in our field. 

Most of the ACA publications can be accessed free of charge (in .pdf format) via this website.