Edition 158 - June 2014

News from ACA

On Europe and the world – a recap on ACA’s Annual Conference 2014

With fine wine and dine the ACA Annual Conference 2014 convened between 15 and 17 June in the wonder... (+more)

A new publication on Hidden Competences by CIMO

CIMO has together with a Helsinki-based think tank DEMOS Helsinki published a report “Hidden Compe... (+more)

Strengths and diversity of European student mobility, 2e2f-Campus France Study

What is Europe’s standing as regards international mobility? What proportion does the Erasmus prog... (+more)

News from DAAD: Benefits of transnational education to Germany and its foreign partners

Students are not the only ones interested in going abroad. More and more German institutions of high... (+more)

New IIE Report: "The War Follows Them: Syrian University Students and Scholars in Lebanon"

The Institute of International Education (IIE) and its Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Cris... (+more)

Join the IIE Conversation, "What Will it Take to Double Study Abroad?"

On March 12, 2014, IIE hosted a "think tank" in New York with professionals from higher ed... (+more)

European Policy

Western Balkans in Erasmus+

On 19-20 June, the European Commission hosted in Brussels the 3rd Ministerial Meeting of the Western... (+more)

Eurydice report on national student fee and support systems

A recent Eurydice report 'National student fee and support systems' looks into university fee s... (+logon/subscribe for more)

More motivation, more information, more recognition: Eurobarometer on skills and qualifications

The results of the Special Barometer 417: European Area of Skills and Qualifications, published in m... (+logon/subscribe for more)

News from EURASHE Annual Conference and General Assembly

This May EURASHE organised its 24th Annual Conference in Yerevan with the theme ‘Qualifications fo... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Through MOOCs to web skills - a long way to go?

As part of the EU project – MOOCs for Web Talent - the European Commission published a study which... (+logon/subscribe for more)

eLearning Papers: Call for papers on performance support & learning analytics

The next edition of the eLearning Papers will bear the title Performance Support and Learning Analyt... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Education and the Global Context

OECD TALIS study: Love thy teacher

The latest OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) reveals that more than 90% o... (+more)

Sweden: Welcome to new University Chancellor

From 1 June 2014 Sweden has a new University Chancellor - Professor Harriet Wallberg. In this capaci... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Germany: National report on education 2014

The fifth national report on education in Germany has been published. It analyses the entire structu... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Norway: new calls for proposals for international cooperation

Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) has launched calls for proposals f... (+logon/subscribe for more)

New US rating plan: Feeding “the best”, weeding out the rest

In August 2013 President Obama introduced the US government’s plan to develop the so-called Postse... (+logon/subscribe for more)

UNESCO: draft Muscat Agreement adopted - renewed post-2015 global education targets

The draft Muscat Agreement, adopted in May at the Global Meeting on Education for All (2014 GEM) in ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

250 million children without basic education, a record amount of funds pledged for Global Education

The Education for All Global Monitoring Report policy paper published this June shows that 250 ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Edraak: the home of Arab MOOCs

Its name is Edraak and it is the first Arabic free MOOC platform. Launched in May, Edraak is support... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The Brazilian job: More students, more private universities, more loans

This month 653 992 Brazilian students applied for the second edition of the ProUni scholarship schem... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Turkey's got a ticket to EU ride

Turkey has officially joined the Erasmus+ programme. The Agreement signed in May with the European C... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Strategies on Africa in Germany and in DAAD

The German ministry of education and research has published a strategy on Africa in order to provide... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for Proposals: COS-ENTEDU-2014-4-6 – Entrepreneurship Education (Pan-European Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative)

The call aims to support entrepreneurial education and training, to boost the growth and business cr... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: H2020-INFRAIA-2014-2015 - Integrating and Opening Research Infrastructures of European Interest

An Integrating Activity will mobilise a comprehensive consortium of several research infrastructures... (+logon/subscribe for more)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: H2020-MSCA-IF-2014 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

The goal of Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experience... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: H2020-GARRI-2014-1 – Call for developing governance for the advancement of responsible research and innovation

Current research and innovation system do not routinely take into account RRI requirements. Systemic... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals H2020-SEAC-2014-1: Making Science Education and Careers Attractive for Young People: Responsible Research and Innovation in Higher Education Curricula

This topic will raise the importance and uptake of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Euro... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals ERC-2014-ADG ERC Advanced Grant

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

Call for proposals: H2020-GERI-2014-1 - Promoting Gender Equality in Research and Innovation / Impact of gender diversity on Research & Innovation

Gender diversity in teams and organisations has not been systemically analysed. Therefore, the propo... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Publications

State of the Innovation Union – Taking stock 2010-2014

European Commission. State of the Innovation Union: Taking Stock 2010-2014. European Union. 2014. Pa... (+logon/subscribe for more)

UNESCO: EFA Global Monitoring Report

UNESCO. Teaching and learning: achieving quality for all: EFA global monitoring report, 2013-2014. 2... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Decision Making in Educational Leadership

Stephanie Chitpin, Colin W. Evers (Eds.). Decision Making in Educational Leadership: Principles, Pol... (+logon/subscribe for more)

International Trends in University Governance

Michael Shattock (Ed.). International Trends in University Governance. Routledge. 2014. Pages: 212 ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

EC: Measuring the impact of university-business oooperation

European Commission. Measuring the Impact of University Business Cooperation: Final report. Eur... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Bridging the Divide between Faculty and Administration: A Guide to Understanding Conflict in the Academy

James L. BEss, Jay R. Dee. Bridging the Divide between Faculty and Administration: A Guide to Unders... (+logon/subscribe for more)

African Innovation Outlook II report

NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA), African Innovation Outlook 2014, NPCA, Pretoria, Page... (+logon/subscribe for more)

UNESCO: Education Systems in ASEAN+6 Countries

UNESCO. Education Systems in ASEAN+6 Countries: A Comparative Analysis of Selected Educational Issue... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Intercultural Postgraduate Supervision: Reimagining time, place and knowledge.

Catherine Manathunga. Intercultural Postgraduate Supervision: Reimagining time, place and knowledge.... (+logon/subscribe for more)

World Bank: Review of National and Regional Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialization in Poland

Piatkowski, Marcin; Szuba, Tomasz; Wolszczak, Grzegorz. Review of National and Regional Research and... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Conferences

ACA events: 9 October 2014 ACA European Policy Seminar on liberal arts and science colleges Bru... (+logon/subscribe for more)