Edition 172 - August 2015

News from ACA

ACA’s 47th European Policy Seminar: Discussing global rankings, 12 years after

On October 15, ACA will hold its 47th European Policy Seminar in Brussels. The theme of the seminar ... (+more)

DAAD study: Erasmus mobility in times of crisis

Despite the economic crisis, outgoing study mobility and outgoing placement mobility have both been ... (+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)

International students in Germany: A win/win situation

International students coming to Germany for an exchange programme create substantial financial bene... (+more)

European Policy

New Director-General of DG EAC to start in September

The newly appointed Director-General of DG Education and Culture, Ms Martine Reicherts, is to assume... (+more)

EP-commissioned “Internationalisation of Higher Education” is published

August brought the release of a much-awaited study in the field of international higher education. T... (+logon/subscribe for more)

EUROSTAT: Migrant integration – education indicators in 2014

As part of its online publication series Migrant integration statistics, Eurostat recently published... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Education and the Global Context

Over-qualification and skills-mismatch in the UK

The UK has too many over-qualified graduates taking up non-graduate jobs, according to a recent repo... (+more)

ARWU 2015: Few changes, fewer surprises

The 13th edition of the ARWU Shanghai ranking, published in mid-August, displays no major changes si... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Hillary Clinton’s plan to eliminate student debt—once and for all

Hillary Clinton, Democratic front-runner for the United States Presidential Election 2016, recently ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

UK: Students satisfied despite hefty price tag

Undergraduate student satisfaction has remained steady in the UK despite England’s tripling of tui... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Germany: BAföG to ease funding for refugees

Refugees who are studying or following vocational training courses in Germany shall receive quicker ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020: Nordic Analysis

A Nordic analysis of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) applications has recently been ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Hungary: Change is in the air

Hungary is planning to launch its very own Erasmus programme—with a distinctly Hungarian flavour. ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

CLOSING SOON: 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)

CLOSING SOON: 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)

CLOSING SOON: 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)

CLOSING SOON: 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)

CLOSING SOON: 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)

CLOSING SOON: 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)

CLOSING SOON: Call for tenders: EAC/21/2015 - Promoting the relevance of higher education: trends, approaches and policy levers

The study that is the subject of this call for tenders should contribute to the ongoing cooperation ... (+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 tenders EAC/20/2015 – Study on the impact of admission systems on higher education outcomes

The overall objective, to which this study will contribute, is to map country policies and strategie... (+logon/subscribe for more)

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

The 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

Higher education cooperation between the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean

European Commission, EACEA. Higher education cooperation between the European Union, Latin America a... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Adult education and training in Europe: Widening access to learning opportunities

European Commission, EACEA (Erudyice). European Commission, 2015. Adult education and training in Eu... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Diversity and Excellence in Higher Education: Can the Challenges be Reconciled?

Rosalind M. O. Pritchard, Matthias Klumpp, Ulrich Teichler (Eds.). Diversity and Excellence in Highe... (+logon/subscribe for more)

International Perspectives on Financing Higher Education

Josef C. Brada, Wojciech Bienkowski, Masaaki Kuboniwa. International Perspectives on Financing Highe... (+logon/subscribe for more)

On the Marketisation and Marketing of Higher Education

Anthony Lowrie, Jane Hemsley-Brown. On the Marketisation and Marketing of Higher Education. Routledg... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The Organisation of the Academic Year in Higher Education, 2015/16

European Commission, EACEA (Erudyice). The Organisation of the Academic Year in Higher Education, 20... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Higher Education in the Digital Age

William G. Bowen. Higher Education in the Digital Age. Princeton University Press, 2013. ISBN: 97814... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Conferences

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