Edition 149 - September 2013

News from ACA

It’s all about mobility windows!

On 26 September, ACA proudly launched its new book entitled Mobility windows: from concept to practi... (+more)

ACA wins LLP funding to trace the development of English-taught programmes in Europe

The results of the 2013 call for proposals of the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme (LL... (+more)

British Council - Going Global 2014

The British Council has published a call for proposals for the participation in the next Going Globa... (+more)

SIU: Internationalisation strategies of Norwegian universities

Quality development is often stated as a main goal in Norwegian universities and university colleges... (+more)

News from DAAD and Germany

Pact for the future of the German higher education system In a strategy paper the German Science Co... (+more)

What’s new at IIE? Study abroad, English-taught Master’s programmes in Europe, globalisation and much more…

One of ACA’s members - the Institute of International Education (IIE) – came up with several int... (+more)

European Policy

Education goes digital

On 25 September 2013 the Commission launched its communication Opening up Education. Neelie Kro... (+more)

European Parliament launches information campaign

Do you have already plans for 22-25 May 2014? As an EU citizen you should probably go and vote for t... (+more)

Education stakeholders meet in Vilnius

The Lithuanian EU Presidency has kept its word in declaring education part of its key priorities dur... (+more)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam secures EIB support for renovation & expansion

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide a loan of EUR 230 million for the Vrije Universiteit... (+more)

ERC teams up with arXiv for open access support

Pushing for a greater access to scientific results, the European Research Council (ERC) has decided ... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Sweden: The crux with the tuition fees

The recently published Budget proposition of the Swedish governments plans to increase funding for s... (+more)

Australia: New Colombo plan for outgoing mobility

Confident of victory, the Coalition – the formal alliance of centre-right parties in Australia –... (+more)

A decade of QS Worlds University Rankings

It’s that time again: The annual QS Worlds University Rankings were published on 10 September for ... (+more)

Rise in admission offers to international students at US universities

Being regularly well presented among university rankings, US universities attract an increasing numb... (+more)

Ambitious goals for Flemish action plan on student mobility

On 6 September, the Flemish regional government approved a strategic action plan on student mobility... (+more)

More expensive study abroad for Indian students?

India’s national currency Rupee has faced strong depreciation in the last couple of months. At fir... (+more)

USA: Approval of commercial recruitment agents – end of the debate?

During the 69th National Conference of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NA... (+more)

Entrance exam dilemma at Austrian universities

‘Sometime they’ll give an entrance exam and nobody will come.’ Well, there were a lucky few wh... (+more)

Spanish reform of student grants system causes confusion

C = Cmin + {[Ctotal – S * Cmin] * [N/Nmax] * [1 – (R/Rmax)]/ΣS[Ni/Nmax] * [1 – (Ri/Rmax)]}. I... (+more)

Italy: Big fuss about bonus maturità

Protests, complaints, criticism and above all the realisation that it actually does not really work ... (+more)

Teacher service reform in Mexico – uneasy compromise?

Massive police presence surrounding the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate in the capital of Mexico ... (+more)

A ranking for CEO producing universities

A new university ranking has been published by Times Higher Education (THE) earlier this month. No, ... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Open call for tender EAC/10/2013 – The changing pedagogical landscape: new ways of teaching and learning and their implications for higher education policy

The overall objective of this study is to examine to what extent government strategies and higher ed... (+more)

Publications

The Globalisation Challenge for European Higher Education. Convergence and Diversity, Centres and Peripheries

Pavel Zgaga, Ulrich Teichler, John Brennan (eds.). The Globalisation for European Higher Education. ... (+more)

The Maturing of the MOOC. Literature review of Massive Open Online Courses and other forms of Online Distance Learning

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. The Maturing of the MOOC. Literature review of Mas... (+more)

A Tempus Study. The main achievements of the Tempus programme in the Southern Mediterranean 2002-2013

European Commission.  A Tempus Study. The main achievements of the Tempus programme in the Sout... (+more)

The Norwegian Programme for Development, Research and Education

Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education. The Norwegian Programme for Development... (+more)

The Effect of the Industrial PhD Programme on Employment and Income

Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation. The Effect of the Industrial PhD Programme on E... (+more)

Hochschulen auf einen Blick – Universities at a Glance

Statistisches Bundesamt. Hochschulen auf einen Blick. 2013. Pages: 48. The publication presents sta... (+more)

Grow, Export, Attract, Support. Universities‘ contribution to Scotland’s economic growth

Universities Scotland. Grow, Export, Attract, Support. Universities‘ contribution to Scotland’s ... (+more)

The shape of things to come. The evolution of transnational education: data, definitions, opportunities and impacts analysis

British Council. The shape of things to come. The evolution of transnational education: data, defini... (+more)

Where student fees go

Universities UK. Where student fees go. 2013. Pages: 32 This report tries to present answers to que... (+more)

Degrees of Uncertainty. Navigating the Changing Terrain of University Finance

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Degrees of Uncertainty. Navigating the Changing Terrain of ... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 10 October 2013 Making sense of the MOOCs Brussels, Belgium Website http:... (+more)