Edition 227 - March 2020

In focus

Can universities have a determining role in sustainable development?

As noted in an article from the Brookings Institute (Can leading universities be engines of sustaina... (+more)

News from ACA

ACA’s and members’ response to the COVID-19 outbreak

The global health crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak is undoubtedly impacting the world of highe... (+more)

ACA’s 2030 Vision of the future of research and education in Europe

ACA is involved in the ongoing consultation process on the 2030 Vision of Universities in Europe whi... (+more)

Study in Europe Nigeria fair – postponed to autumn 2020

Due to the global corona virus outbreak, the Study In Europe fair that was initially scheduled to ta... (+more)

DAAD offers flexible solutions for its scholarships in light of Corona crisis

The DAAD offers its scholarship holders flexible options, such as the cancellation (prior return hom... (+more)

Information concerning the activities undertaken by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange regarding COVID-19

In connection with the spreading SARS-CoV-2 virus and the suspension of didactic classes at universi... (+more)

ETS launched Research grants and the deadline is coming up

ETS is pleased to announce the TOEFL® Committee of Examiners (COE) 2021 Research Grant Programs. Fu... (+more)

CMEPIUS: a new initiative launched to help students abroad come back home and the new website of the APIKS research project published

In Slovenia due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all educational institutions have been closed since 16 Mar... (+more)

DZS:Influencers and media ambassadors promote internationalisation in Czech Republic

Honest Guide Student MeetUp Czech National Agency for International Education joined forces once ag... (+more)

European Policy

EU Programmes affected by Covid-19 outbreak

The current COVID-19 epidemic, whose impact is felt worldwide, has consequently added to the delays ... (+more)

EAIE reports on the response by European HEIs to the COVID-19 outbreak

A new publication authored by Laura E. Rumbley, of the European Association for International Educat... (+more)

H2020 support for the European Universities Initiative

After months of anticipation and healthy speculation, the newly-updated yearly Work Programme for Ho... (+more)

Horizon’s open access publishing platform and discussions on how to work with open access beyond EU

While the negotiations on the upcoming Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and, subsequently, Hori... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Covid-19 : Germany promises no disadvantages for BAföG recipients due to corona crisis while digital solutions are offered for education institutions

In Germany, most regions have decided to postpone the start of lectures and closed universities and ... (+more)

Germany: Corona and the return of the “eternal student”

Germans have, for most of the time, perceived their students as slow. They appeared in no hurry to g... (+more)

Cyber threats in higher education

The latest wave of cyberattacks at universities in Europe is raising a question of how higher educat... (+more)

Upcoming French law on research encounters mass opposition from researchers

On the 1st of February 2019, the minister of higher education and research in France – Frédériqu... (+more)

Expansion of atypical degrees in France help students in career orientation

In 2018 France released Parcoursup, an application process designed to allocate undergraduate studen... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Rights, Equality And Citizenship Programmes (REC)

A programme which could be useful for professionals working in higher education on issues such as in... (+more)

European Policy Experimentations

This call for proposals will support transnational cooperation projects in the implementation of the... (+more)

Nordic co-operation projects involving Northwest Russia and the Baltic Sea Region

The Nordic Council of Ministers has earmarked DKK 10 Million [app. EUR 13 Million] for projects invo... (+more)

Publications

New report and methodology for assessing Academic Freedom

This report introduces the Academic Freedom Index (AFi), a new time series and near-global dataset o... (+more)

New BMBF publication: “Digital Change through Education, Research and Innovation – Global Competition and International Guidelines”

The new publication “Digital Change through Education, Research and Innovation – Global Competit... (+more)

Annual report on sexism in Higher education in France: a focus on Engineer schools.

Since January 2017, the Haut Conseil à l’Égalité (HCE) in France publishes an annual report on ... (+more)

Permanent contracts and job satisfaction in academia: evidence from European countries

Temporary contracts are increasingly being used in academia. This is a major concern for non-tenured... (+more)

Conferences

Conferences

Disclaimer: Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, many conferences are being either cancelled or pos... (+more)