Edition 170 - June 2015

News from ACA

ACA's Annual Conference 2015: Internationalisation strategies galore

Held for the first time in Brussels, ACA’s Annual Conference 2015 was a great success. Those who a... (+more)

DAAD and British Council: New joint study on transnational education

Transnational education (TNE) is acknowledged to have significant potential for the internationalisa... (+more)

IIE Summit 2015: “Generation Study Abroad”

How can we assure that every U.S. student has the opportunity to take part in an international exper... (+more)

IIE Blog: Piecing Together Russian Student Mobility Trends

A conversation with the 2014 Fulbright Russian International Education Administrators (RIEA) Program... (+more)

European Policy

Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Association: Unity in diversity?

A kick-off conference in Brussels on 12 June 2015 marked the official launching of the Erasmus+ Stud... (+more)

Spain first in line for new Erasmus+ Master Loan Guarantee Scheme

Spain is pioneering the new Erasmus+ Master Loan Guarantee Scheme, which will allow higher education... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Boosting VET: Pledges from Ministers and companies

“Innovating for the Future of VET” was the title of the meeting of Ministers in charge of Vocati... (+logon/subscribe for more)

ERC: 5000 reasons to celebrate

In June, the European Research Council (ERC) celebrated a symbolic milestone: The funding of its 5 0... (+logon/subscribe for more)

EUA Trends 2015: The past five years, as lived by European universities

Released last month, the EUA ‘Trends 2015’ report presents universities’ perceptions of the de... (+logon/subscribe for more)

A new President for EURASHE

As of 1 June, EURASHE has a new President: Stéphane Lauwick, who has been appointed for a two-year ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Education and the Global Context

QS University Rankings 2015: Asia, Latin America and Arab Regions

June saw the release of three separate QS rankings: Asia, Latin America, and a new one, the Arab reg... (+more)

Finland: New government brings cuts and changes to higher education

As a result of parliamentary elections in April 2015, a new government comprising the Centre Party, ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Australia: A fast-track student visa system for all

The Australian government has just released a report which will serve as the basis for a much-needed... (+logon/subscribe for more)

France: A new State Secretary for Higher Education and Research

The French higher education and research sector can finally breathe a collective sigh of relief. On ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

A new German giant in research on higher education

A process of concentration is going on in Germany’s landscape of institutions focusing on research... (+logon/subscribe for more)

US-Iran academic partnership: Testing the waters

Starting what could be a new chapter in the diplomatic relations between the United States and Iran,... (+logon/subscribe for more)

THE Asia University Rankings 2015: China shining bright

China has for the first time overcome Japan in sheer number of institutions represented among Asia... (+logon/subscribe for more)

France’s “Silicon Valley” makes room for mega-university

Harvard and Oxbridge, beware. The University of Paris-Saclay, France’s latest bid for global excel... (+logon/subscribe for more)

A Silk Road for higher education?

The Silk Road, that ancient trade route connecting China to Europe, is being revived—this time, ar... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Universities of Applied Science to drive the German economy

The German Ministry of Education and Research recently launched a new initiative, FH-Impulse, to str... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for Tenders: EAC/07/2015 - Framework Service contract to provide expertise and support for European Cooperation in Education, Training, Youth and Sport

The European Commission will offer a framework contract to the selected service provider/consortium,... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-JTI-FCH-2015-1 – FCH2 JU: Novel Education and Training Tools

The scope on this topic encompasses the development of new digital based methods to educate and trai... (+logon/subscribe for more)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 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)

Publications

European Higher Education Policy and the Social Dimension: A Comparative Study of the Bologna Process

Yasemin Kooij. European Higher Education Policy and the Social Dimension: A Comparative Study of the... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Eurydice Brief: Tackling Early Leaving from Education and Training

European Commission/EACEA/Eurydice/Cedefop. Eurydice Brief: Tackling Early Leaving from Education an... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Train and Retain: Career Support for International Students in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden

Simon Morris-Lange and Florinda Brands. Train and Retain: Career Support for International Students ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The Entrepreneurial University: Context and Institutional Change

 Lene Foss, David v. Gibson (Eds.). The Entrepreneurial University: Context and Institutional C... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Governments and Transnational Education: Challenges and opportunities in Asia

Dr Christopher Hill, Syed Dur Abbas Razvi. Governments and TNE: Challenges and opportunities in Asia... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Transnational Pathways to Higher Education in England

Higher Education Funding Council for England. Transnational pathways to higher education in England.... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Professional Higher Education in Europe: Characteristics, Practice examples and National differences

Anthony F. Camilleri, Stefan Delplace, Marek Frankowicz, Raimund Hudak and AnneChristin Tannhäuser.... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Grade point average: Report of the GPA pilot project 2013-14

The Higher Education Academy. Grade point average: Report of the GPA pilot project 2013-14. The High... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The Cost of Not Educating the World’s Poor: The new economics of learning

Lynn Ilon. The Cost of Not Educating the World’s Poor: The new economics of learning. Routledge, M... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Transcultural Interaction and Linguistic Diversity in Higher Education: The Student Experience

Anne H. Fabricius, Bent Preisler (Eds.). Transcultural Interaction and Linguistic Diversity in Highe... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Conferences

1-4 July 2015International conference on Public PolicyMilan, ItalyMore information 1-5 July 2015T... (+logon/subscribe for more)