Edition 177 - January 2016

News from ACA

ACA Study in Europe seminars

Within the framework of the 'Study in Europe' project ACA is developing networks of European Hi... (+more)

ACA members IIE and CIMO launch new Scholar Rescue Fund initiatives

IIE: New German Initiative Launched to Support Threatened Scholars The IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE... (+more)

Stefan Zotti becomes Director General of the OeAD-GmbH

On January 1st, 2016 Stefan Zotti takes over the management of the Austrian Agency for International... (+more)

CIMO: Finland continues to support higher education partnerships with developing countries 2016-2018

The Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs will continue to support the participation of higher educat... (+more)

DAAD: New cooperation intiatives with Canadian and French institutions

New cooperation to strengthen German-Canadian research networks DAAD and Mitacs (Canadian NGO suppo... (+more)

ACA joins global higher education networks in solidarity with Turkey's scholars

On 21 January, a coalition of 20 higher education networks and associations from around the world is... (+more)

IIE: Open Doors 2015 print report now available for pre-order

The print edition of Open Doors® 2015: Report on International Educational Exchange is now availabl... (+more)

European Policy

Dutch Council Presidency sets sail

The new year has ushered in the first phase of the Dutch, Slovak and Maltese Trio Presidency of the ... (+more)

The first year of Erasmus+: The numbers tell the tale

On 26 January, the European Commission released three reports on the EU’s celebrated funding progr... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Eurydice: Education budgets in 2015

Eurydice’s recently published National Sheets on Education Budgets in Europe 2015 reveal the ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Education and the Global Context

Times Higher Education releases ‘most international’ ranking

The latest ranking from Times Higher Education, one of the most authoritative sources of global univ... (+more)

Australia: Free ride over for offshore residents with student loan debt

On 1 January, new rules came into force in Australia that have closed a 26-year legal loophole creat... (+logon/subscribe for more)

US: Obama administration raises game on college completion

As the final year of the Obama administration got underway this month, the White House stepped up th... (+logon/subscribe for more)

UK: New student enrolment numbers disappoint

On 14 January, the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) released its annual report on enrolment... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The year in MOOCs: A look back at 2015 trends

While the hype over massive open online courses (MOOCs) among education experts might be past its he... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Chile: Revisiting free higher education

From March 2016, more than 170 000 of Chile’s low-income students will be able to attend universit... (+logon/subscribe for more)

U-Multirank zooms in on international focus of study disciplines

According to the results of a pioneering analysis released earlier this month by U-Multirank, busine... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Finland: Green light for tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students

The Finnish Parliament has approved a new bill introducing compulsory fees for international student... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

CLOSING SOON: Call for proposals: ERC-2016-COG ERC Consolidator Grant

ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stag... (+logon/subscribe for more)

CLOSING SOON: Call for proposals: EAC/A04/2015 Erasmus+ for Jean Monnet Actions

The Jean Monnet Activities aim at promoting excellence in teaching and research in the field of Euro... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: EAC/A04/2015 Erasmus+ for education and training

Concerning education and training, this Call covers the following actions of the Erasmus+ Programme:... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: ERC-PoC-2016 ERC Proof of Concept Grant

Frontier research often generates unexpected or new opportunities for commercial or societal applica... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange

RISE involves organisations from the academic and non-academic sectors (in particular SMEs), based i... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Publications

Evolving Agendas in European English-Medium Higher Education: Interculturality, Multilingualism and Language Policy

Clive W. Earls. Evolving Agendas in European English-Medium Higher Education: Interculturality, Mult... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Rising to the Challenge of Transforming Higher Education: Designing Universities for Learning and Teaching

Alan Bain, Lucia Zundans-Fraser. Rising to the Challenge of Transforming Higher Education: Designing... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Higher Education Consumer Choice

Jane Hemsley-Brown, Izhar Oplatka. Higher Education Consumer Choice. Palgrave Pivot, November 2015. ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Global Mobility of Research Scientists: The Economics of Who Goes Where and Why

Aldo Geuna. Global Mobility of Research Scientists: The Economics of Who Goes Where and Why. Academi... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Higher Education Partnerships for the Future

Nico Jooste, Hans de Wit and Savo Heleta (Eds). Higher Education Partnerships for the Future. Mandel... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Ensuring Quality in Cross-Border Higher Education: Implementing the UNESCO/OECD Guidelines

Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin, Dara Fisher and Sebastian Pfotenhauer. Ensuring Quality in Cross-Border Hi... (+logon/subscribe for more)

EAIE Barometer: International Strategic Partnerships

Anna-Malin Sandström and Leasa Weimer. EAIE Barometer: International Strategic Partnerships. Europe... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Conferences

ACA events 4 February 2016ACA’s 49th European Policy Seminar: "What's New in Brussels? ... (+logon/subscribe for more)