Edition 171 - July 2015

News from ACA

October ACA Seminar: 12 years with global university rankings

Global university rankings are “here to stay”, as higher education experts predicted more than a... (+more)

Free ACA/DZS seminar on joint and double degree programmes

In 2009, European ministers of education set the ambitious target of 20% outbound student mobility, ... (+more)

Webi-what? A guide to live chat and webinars for student recruitment

International student recruitment has become a top priority for many institutions, but recruiters an... (+more)

EP-Nuffic: Joint Programmes A to Z now on ECApedia

In search of a publication that presents an overview of all good practice in coordinating joint prog... (+more)

A new leader for Campus France

On 16 July 2015, Béatrice Khaiat was appointed general director of Campus France. An expert in educ... (+more)

DAAD/British Council: Joint International Dialogue on Education in Berlin

The DAAD, together with its partners the British Council, the German-American Fulbright Commission, ... (+more)

European Policy

A year later: European Tertiary Education Register (ETER) continues to grow

A year ago, the European Commission released ETER, the European Tertiary Education Register, a first... (+more)

Third DEFINE Thematic Report: Performance-based funding under the microscope

Over the past years, budget cuts in the public sector across Europe have made a dent on public fundi... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Rolf Tarrach becomes new EUA President

On 1 July, Professor Rolf Tarrach –who was President of ACA from 2008-2011 –became the new Presi... (+logon/subscribe for more)

EU and Central Asia shake hands on higher education and VET

On 25-26 June 2015, the first meeting of EU and Central Asian Ministers of Education was held in Rig... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Education and the Global Context

Wissenschaft weltoffen 2015: What's up, Germany?

The number of foreign students enrolled in German higher education institutions increased by about 6... (+more)

Universities for Europe: The case for staying in the EU

On 27 July, Universities UK launched a campaign to prevent a dreaded ‘Brexit’ which would severe... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Spain: New Minister of Education to map out universities’ strengths

On 25 June, a month after suffering heavy losses in regional elections, and only a few months shy of... (+logon/subscribe for more)

UK: Driving up teaching quality - and tuition fees.

Higher education made the headlines of Chancellor George Osborne’s Summer Budget speech on 8 July.... (+logon/subscribe for more)

France: Green light for student-oriented initiatives

On 6 July, the conclusions on the nation-wide consultation for the proposed National Plan for Studen... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence: STEM, agriculture and health experts in the making

It has been over a year since the World Bank kick-started the Africa Higher Education Centres of Exc... (+logon/subscribe for more)

USA: "Career colleges" to be held accountable

The US Department of Education is tightening its grip on career training programmes, in the hopes of... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for Tenders: EAC/07/2015 - Framework Service contract to provide expertise and support for European Cooperation in Education, Training, Youth and Sport

The European Commission will offer a framework contract to the selected service provider/consortium,... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-JTI-FCH-2015-1 – FCH2 JU: Novel Education and Training Tools

The scope on this topic encompasses the development of new digital based methods to educate and trai... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-MSCA-IF-2015 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

This Call includes two different topics: MSCA-IF-2015-EF European Fellowships: Proposals for Europe... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-ISSI-2015-1 – Call for Integrating Society in Science and Innovation

This Call includes multiple topics: ISSI-3-2015: Knowledge Sharing Platform: The topic aims to fost... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Tenders: EAC/10/2015 - Study on university-business cooperation in Europe: drivers, challenges, and opportunities

Developing the dialogue and cooperation between higher education and business is at the core of the ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-SEAC-2015-1 – Call for Making Science Education and Careers Attractive for Young People

This Call includes two different topics: SEAC-1-2015: Innovative ways to make science education and... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-GARRI-2015-1 – Call for Developing Governance for the Advancement of Responsible Research and Innovation

This Call includes two different topics: GARRI-4-2015: Innovative approach to release and dissemina... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-GERI-2015-1 – Call for promoting Gender Equality in Research and Innovation

This Call includes two different topics: GERI-3-2015: Evaluation of initiatives to promote gender e... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2015 – Marie Sklodowskda-Curie Co-Funding of Regional, National and International Programmes

This Call includes two different topics: COFOUND-DP Doctoral programmes: Doctoral programmes addres... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Applications: H2020-WIPRIZE-2015 – EU Prize for Women Innovators

he Commission plans to award up to three "EU Prize for Women Innovators 2016" following a ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: ERC-2015-STG - ERC Starting Grant

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

Publications

The Education Systems of Europe

Hörner, W., Döbert, H., Reuter, L.R., von Kopp, B. (Eds.) The Education Systems of Europe. Springe... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Technology and Workplace Skills for the Twenty-First Century: Asia Pacific Universities in the Globalized Economy

Deane E. Neubauer, Kamila Ghazali (Eds.) Technology and Workplace Skills for the Twenty-First Centur... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Global Perspectives on Recognising Non-formal and Informal Learning: Why Recognition Matters

Singh, Madhu. Global Perspectives on Recognising Non-formal and Informal Learning: Why Recognition M... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Critical Perspectives on Internationalising the Curriculum in Disciplines: Reflective Narrative Accounts from Business, Education and Health

Wendy Green and Craig Whitsed. Critical Perspectives on Internationalising the Curriculum in Discipl... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Practices

Thomas J. Tobin, B. Jean Mandernach, Ann H. Taylor. Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Pr... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Forming, Recruiting and Managing the Academic Profession

Ulrich Teichler and Williams K. Cummings (Eds.). Forming, Recruiting and Managing the Academic Profe... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Student engagement in Europe: society, higher education and student governance (Council of Europe Higher Education Series No. 20)

Manja Klemenčič, Sjur Bergan and Rok Primožič (Eds.) Student engagement in Europe: society, high... (+logon/subscribe for more)

MOOCs and Open Education Around the World

Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds (Eds). MOOCs and Open Education Ar... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Integrating Practice-based Experiences into Higher Education

Stephen Billett. Integrating Practice-based Experiences into Higher Education. Springer, 2015. ISBN:... (+logon/subscribe for more)

NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition

New Media Consortium/EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Conferences

ACA events 15 October 2015ACA’s 47th European Policy Seminar: “12 years with global university ... (+logon/subscribe for more)