Edition 167 - March 2015

News from ACA

Brussels beckons: Registrations open for ACA’s Annual Conference 2015

Registrations have already opened for the ACA Annual Conference 2015, to be held in Brussels from ... (+more)

“Get ‘em early!” Practical advice on engaging alumni defines ACA’s 46th Policy Seminar

Over seventy participants from Europe and beyond attended our 46th ACA European Policy Seminar, on... (+more)

IMPULSE: OeAD starts call for higher education cooperations

The Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD-GmbH) has launched... (+more)

DAAD News: Additional scholarships for Syrian students in Germany and Jordan

Germany and the DAAD are upscaling their efforts to support young Syrian refugees wishing to pursue ... (+more)

New Edition of IIENetworker: Supporting Higher education During Crisis and Recovery

The spring 2015 IIENetworker magazine, "Supporting Higher Education During Crisis and Recover... (+more)

New IIE/AIFS book looks at Asia's rise as a global power in higher education

Asia: The Next Higher Education Superpower? critically examines recent trends driving higher ed... (+more)

European Policy

Long-awaited EUROSTUDENT V report released

EUROSTUDENT is a comprehensive comparative analysis of the study conditions and socio-economic chara... (+more)

Funding for Horizon 2020 on the line

University sectors from five European countries have expressed grave concerns over proposed cuts to ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

With a little help from my fellow EU member states: Support to develop R&I systems

The European Commission launched a new Policy Support Facility (PSF) designed to help EU member stat... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The EIB approves extra funds for research and the knowledge economy

The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) meeting on 12 March approved more than ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Education and the Global Context

France: A call for European education to prevent radicalisation

French Minister of Education, Higher Education and Research Najat Vallaud-Belkacem organised a Europ... (+more)

A new director for the Center for International Higher Education

Hans de Wit, a leading authority on higher education internationalisation, has been appointed dire... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Bright prospects for research and innovation in Ukraine

Ukraine has earned the status of “associated country” to Horizon 2020, meaning it can now full... (+logon/subscribe for more)

African Higher Education Summit: 50% higher education enrolment rates by 2063?

“Revitalising higher education for Africa’s future”: Such was the theme of the African Higher ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Rebels with a cause: Occupation of the University of Amsterdam continues

What began as a temporary occupation of the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) humanities faculty i... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2015

Academics around the world were asked, for the fifth year in a row, to nominate up to 10 of the best... (+logon/subscribe for more)

UK: Counterintuitively, lowering tuition fees might not help the working class

UK Labour leader Ed Miliband promised to substantially reduce university tuition fees if his party... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Myanmar: Government’s broken promises unleash student protests

Burmese police forces violently cracked down on a group of marching protesters in the town of Letpad... (+logon/subscribe for more)

US: Student Aid Bill of Rights not as game-changing as it sounds

President Obama’s latest initiative to improve student lending was presented as part of a larger p... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Australia: Third time’s the charm? Probably not, Mr. Pyne

For the second time in four months, the Senate blocked major reforms to the Australian higher educat... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

CLOSING SOON: Call for Proposals: H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

RISE involves organisations from the academic and non-academic sectors (in particular SMEs), based i... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: EAC/01/2015 - Implementing and disseminating the European Tertiary Education Register

The ETER project is a key deliverable of the European higher education modernisation agenda. The dat... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-INT-INCO-2015 – Europe as a Global Actor

This Call includes two different topics: INT-01-2015: Enhancing and focusing research and innovatio... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-TWINN-2015 – Twinning

Twinning aims at significantly strengthening a defined field of research in a particular knowledge i... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-YOUNG-SOCIETY-2015 - The Young Generation in an Innovative, Inclusive and Sustainable Europe

This Call includes two different topics:  YOUNG-3-2015: Lifelong learning for young adults: be... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-REFLECTIVE-SOCIETY-2015 - Communication and dissemination platform: REFLECTIVE-8-2015

The scope of the supporting action of the Call is to foster dialogue and cooperation amongst researc... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposal: H2020-INT-SOCIETY-2015 - European cultural and science diplomacy: exploiting the potential of culture and science in the EU’s external relations

Research should analyse and compare in depth EU and EU Member States’ bi- and multilateral cultura... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-INT-SOCIETY-2015 - The cultural, scientific and social dimension of EU-LAC relations

Research under this topic should critically examine past and present cultural, scientific, intellect... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: ERC-2015-AdG – ERC Advanced Grants

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

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

Proposals for Global Fellowships involve a single host organisation (future beneficiary) established... (+logon/subscribe for more)


Internationalizing Higher Education: Critical Collaborations across the Curriculum

Rhiannon D. Williams & Amy Lee. Internationalizing Higher Education: Critical Collaborations acr... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The internationalisation of higher education: It’s time to invest

Nicolas Charles & Quentin Delpech. Investir dans l'internationalisation de l'enseignement supér... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Higher Education Transformations for Global Competitiveness: Policy Responses, Social Consequences and Impact on the Academic Profession in Asia

Ka Ho Mok. Higher Education Transformations for Global Competitiveness: Policy Responses, Social Con... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Factors influencing international students’ choice to study in Turkey and challenges they experience in Turkey

Murat Özoğlu, Bekir S. Gür & İpek Coşkun. Factors influencing international students’ cho... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Revisiting the Notion of Hong Kong as a Regional Education Hub

William Yat Wai Lo. Revisiting the Notion of Hong Kong as a Regional Education Hub. Higher Education... (+logon/subscribe for more)

In the Shadow of Celebrity? World-Class University Policies and Public Value in Higher Education

Leon Cremonini, Don F Westerheijden, Paul Benneworth & Hugh Dauncey. In the Shadow of Celebrity?... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Internationalisation and culture in higher education

Jacky Lumby & Nick Foskett. Internationalisation and culture in higher education. Educational Ma... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The End of College

Kevin Carrey. The End of College. Riverhead Books, New York, March 2015. ISBN: 978-15-9463-205-1. Pa... (+logon/subscribe for more)


ACA events: 14-16 June 2015Internationalisation: From strategy to implementationBrussels, Belg... (+logon/subscribe for more)