Edition 95 - March 2009

News from ACA

ACA Annual Conference coming closer

The ACA 2009 Annual Conference is already less than two months away. Springtime Warsaw will be the p... (+more)

CampusBourses

CampusFrance has just launched an online search engine of grants for international students wishing ... (+more)

Good governance principles for African future decision makers

The DAAD-funded African Good Governance Network (AGGN) is taking shape: a DAAD selection committee n... (+more)

New ACA “Guide to 100 Academic Networks World-Wide”

Academic life today is marked by cooperation of universities across borders and by the presence of h... (+more)

Staff changes

The Secretariat is pleased to announce that Irina Lungu has joined the ACA staff as Policy Officer u... (+more)

A merry 75!

2009 marks British Council’s 75th anniversary of work in cultural relations. And such a special oc... (+more)

European Policy

More transparency on EU-funded projects

The European Commission strives to enhance the visibility of EU-funded projects, with the launch of ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

On Bologna in Prague

Prague seems to be the perfect venue to launch declarations on the Bologna Process these days. ... (+more)

KICs selection criteria

Eight months after its inception (see ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, June 2008) the European I... (+more)

Debating on the future of European education

The future of education in Europe will be the theme of the second Brussels Debate organised in the f... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

India to boost higher education

India will increase its higher education budget by 21 percent this year, allocating some INR 13 bill... (+more)

Making Mexican HE recession-proof

The global financial meltdown is also affecting students and in times of increased uncertainty, educ... (+more)

Stepping up – the German Qualifications Framework

As EU member states are working to define national qualifications levels in terms of learning outcom... (+more)

UK: losses for un-paid fee debts and vice-chancellors’ dream

The UK media have reported lately on difficulties faced by the Student Loans Company to collect repa... (+more)

Australia – HE reform gains more tangible shape

The academic world caught the first glimpse of the reforms meant to re-shape Australia’s higher ed... (+more)

Is it a cliché that no one strikes better than the French?

The answer would seem to be “no”, knowing that French universities have been facing strikes by l... (+more)

Nordic Innovation Monitor 2009

Following the publication of the European Innovation Scoreboard 2008 (EIS) last month (for further d... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Still open: Lifelong Learning Programme 2009 — Study visits

The European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme general call for proposals was launched in O... (+more)

Extended deadline for cooperation projects between the EU and Canada

In the context of the European Union - Canada framework for cooperation in higher education, trainin... (+more)

Still open: Call for proposals for joint masters and doctorates

The Erasmus Mundus programme's overall aim is to promote European higher education, to help improve ... (+more)

Still open: Call for proposals on cooperation with EU surrounding countries

The second call for proposals under the programme Tempus IV invites the submission of cooperative pr... (+more)

Publications

The power of international partnerships

Kinser, K. and Green, M.F. The Power of Partnerships: A Transatlantic Dialogue. American Council on ... (+more)

Buying your way into heaven: on education and corruption

Heyneman, S.P. (Ed.) Buying your Way into Heaven. Education and Corruption in International Perspect... (+more)

Highlights from Education at a Glance 2008

OECD. Highlights from Education at a Glance 2008. OECD Publishing, 2009. ISBN: 978-92-6404-061-8. Pa... (+more)

Increasing demands on Chinese higher education

OECD Reviews of Tertiary Education: China. OECD Publishing, 2009. ISBN: 978-92-64-03934-6. Pages: 13... (+more)

Stepping up modernising higher education in Spain

OECD Reviews of Tertiary Education: Spain. OECD Publishing, 2009. ISBN: 978-92-64-03936-0. Pages: 17... (+more)

Taking more advantage of increased autonomy: OECD message to Japanese higher education

OECD Reviews of Tertiary Education: Japan. OECD Publishing, 2009. ISBN: 978-92-64-03932-2. Pages: 13... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

1-4 April 2009UCEA Annual Conference: Transcending BoundariesBoston, UShttp://www.ucea.edu/profdev/2... (+more)