Edition 191 - March 2017

News from ACA

ACA Secretariat in South Africa with IMPALA & Study in Europe

From 19 to 23 March the ACA Secretariat team was in Cape Town as a partner in two international pr... (+more)

Tempus Public Foundation: Student Satisfaction Survey 2016 Hungary and Hungarian Higher Education according to International Students

In the framework of the Campus Mundi project, Tempus Public Foundation commissioned a study a... (+more)

OeAD: Austria establishes Innovation Foundation for Education

The Innovation Foundation, for which ACA member OeAD is not only the funding agency but also serve... (+more)

Swissuniversities urges MPs and the Federal Council to resume negotiations on participation in Erasmus+

Despite the Federal Council’s intermediary solution financing mobility within a “Swiss-Europea... (+more)

I.K.Y. Greek State Scholarship Foundation “Recognized for Excellence”

ACA Member, The Greek State Scholarship Foundation (I.K.Y.) has been awarded the European Framewor... (+more)

DZS & Czech HE institutions promote in Ukraine study opportunities

Twelve Czech Universities are going to present themselves as a part of the Study in the Czech Repu... (+more)

European Policy

Public Consultation open for Erasmus+ & Key Competences for Lifelong Learning

The European Commission has launched the Public Consultations on both Erasmus+ and its predecessor... (+more)

Horizon 2020 sees simplification package & guarantee for funding parity with national levels

The European Commission will roll out a simplification package to facilitate participation and red... (+logon/subscribe for more)

EIT welcomes Spain as full node: Innovation Hub Madrid launched

EIT Digital (European Institute of Innovation & Technology) has opened a new Node in Madrid th... (+logon/subscribe for more)

MSCA celebrates support for 100 000 fellows in two decades

Beginning of March Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) celebrated supporting its hundred thousa... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Key Considerations for Cross-Border Quality Assurance in the EHEA

Recently, a new support document has been published that is designed to help higher education in... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Education and the Global Context

Denmark evaluates impacts 10 years after milestone PHD expansion

The Danish Ministry for Higher education and Science has carried out a comprehensive analysis of t... (+more)

Slovakia: New reform of the National Education Programme

The Ministry of Education in Slovakia presented the new national programme for enhancing learning ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

New Zealand Student Pathway-Visa pilot has future

New Zealand’s student pathway visa pilot, launched in December 2015, has been extended by t... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Nigeria eases foreign currency controls in support of oversees students

Nigeria’s Central Bank has loosened controls on foreign exchanges and from this month again is g... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Women in Higher education - Feminisation of Teaching parallels Underrepresentation in Leadership

The overall representation of women in higher education is on an upward trend, reflected in findin... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Global MOOC trends half a decade in – towards professionalized models?

Class Central, an aggregator of MOOCs including top universities like Stanford, MIT, Harvard,  ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

QS Subject Ranking 2017 – introduces new dimensions

The latest QS rankings are out that focus on the top performing institutions across the globe in a... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals - Erasmus Charter for Higher Education

The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for Europea... (+logon/subscribe for more)

MSCA-RISE-2017: Research and Innovation Staff Exchange

The RISE scheme will promote international and inter-sector collaboration through research and inn... (+logon/subscribe for more)

SAIA Call for applications: National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic

The Slovak Academic Information Agency (SAIA) has released a new call for applications within the Na... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Open Now: HEIRRI Call for applications

The HEIRRI project calls on higher education institutions from all continents interested in Respon... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals– KA2–Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices Sector Skills Alliances

European Commission (‘the Commission’) in cooperation with the Education, Audiovisual and Cult... (+logon/subscribe for more)

2nd Call for proposals of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme

The overall objective of the programme is to promote sustainable development and ultimately contri... (+logon/subscribe for more)

MSCA National Contact Points - MSCA-NCP-2017

The objective of this call is to Facilitate trans-national co-operation between National Contact P... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: Social inclusion through education, training and youth - EACEA

General objective This call for proposals will support transnational cooperation projects in the ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals – EEA Grants Scholarship Programme - professional visits action (Hungary)

The call for Professional Visits action for EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 Scholarship programm... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Opening Soon: Science4Refugees - Support to highly skilled refugee scientists

The Science4Refugees initiative is directed towards refugees researchers/scientists who have appli... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Publications

IIE & AIFS release new book - Globalizing University Research: Innovation, Collaboration, and Competition

This volume, the tenth and final report in the Global Education Research Reports series, examines th... (+more)

Slovak Research and Development Agency: Excellence in science - published in 2017

The Slovak Research and Development Agency: Excellence in science - published in 2017. The Slovak ... (+more)

Globalization and Change in Higher Education- The Political Economy of Policy Reform in Europe

Barrett B, ‘Globalization and Change in Higher Education- The Political Economy of Policy Reform... (+more)

GUNi - 6th Higher Education in the World Report

The edition of the 6th Higher Education in the World Report (HEIW) report focuses on the social co... (+more)

Internationalization of Higher Education - An Analysis through Spatial, Network, and Mobilities Theories

Larssen M. A., ‘Internationalization of Higher Education. An Analysis through Spatial, Network, ... (+more)

Higher Education and Development in Africa

Uetela P. ‘Higher Education and Development in Africa’, Palgrave Macmillan 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-... (+more)

Blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills - Responding to skills mismatches at sectoral level : a key action of the new skills agenda for Europe

European Commission, ‘Blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills - Responding to skills mismat... (+more)

The Evolution of Liberal Arts in the Global Age

Marber P., Araya D., ‘The Evolution of Liberal Arts in the Global Age’ , Routledge 2017, ISBN:... (+more)

Cosmopolitan Perspectives on Academic Leadership in Higher Education

Su F., Wood M., ‘Cosmopolitan Perspectives on Academic Leadership in Higher Education - Perspectiv... (+more)

OECD: Pedagogical Knowledge and the Changing Nature of the Teaching Profession

Guerriero, S.(ed.) (2017), Pedagogical Knowledge and the Changing Nature of the Teaching Professio... (+more)

Wissenschaft weltoffen kompakt 2017 - Facts and Figures on the International Nature of Studies and Research in Germany

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) und Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissenscha... (+more)

Nelson Mandela - Comparative Perspectives of his Significance for Education

Soudien C., ‘Nelson Mandela - Comparative Perspectives of his Significance for Education’. Sen... (+more)

Conferences

Training Programmes 29-31 May 2017 Blended Erasmus+ Staff Training - Intercultural competences Ri... (+more)