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)

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)