Edition 150 - October 2013

In focus

Continuous drop in language degree courses at British universities: What causes the decline and why there is some reason for hope

A new analysis, undertaken by Education Guardian, shows that the trend of UK universities to close d... (+more)

News from ACA

ACA European Policy Seminar on Euro-African cooperation in higher education

Over the last few years, ACA has been closely monitoring international higher education hotspots. BR... (+more)

ACA European Policy Seminar: Mobility windows and the internationalisation of the curriculum

On 5 December, ACA is organising the European Policy Seminar on mobility windows and the internation... (+more)

Making sense of the MOOCs

Earlier this month ACA and EUA held a European Policy Seminar Making Sense of the MOOCs. The two lon... (+more)

Nuffic to set up Netherlands Education Support Office in India

Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for international cooperation in higher education and one of ACA’s ... (+more)

What's news at 2e2f?

Agence 2e2f – New publication On October 15 2013, Agence 2e2f launched the first issue ... (+more)

News from Germany and the DAAD

Our ACA Member DAAD has come up with some interesting news on developments in higher education in an... (+more)

News from IIE

IIE Launches ground-breaking 10-year alumni tracking study for the Ford Foundation International Fel... (+more)

European Policy

Insights on Erasmus+

Although not formally launched yet, the new Erasmus+ programme is already waiting in the wings. Impo... (+more)

European Parliament says no to cuts in research

Some EUR 629 million more says the European Parliament with its budget proposal voted during its las... (+more)

European Research Area: Where do we stand? Where do we go?

The European Commission has recently published a report assessing the interim progress towards the '... (+more)

European Parliament would like to move – but can’t

Imagine you would like to move, but you are being told that you cannot. This is more or less the sit... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

A closer look at the THE World University Rankings 2013

It is October and now it is the Times Higher Education’s turn to publish their THE World Universit... (+more)

USA Student loan default rates rise – Back to 1995

Student debt in the United States has been notoriously bad and the situation is not getting better. ... (+more)

Norway: Lifting restrictions on student loans and grants for studies in USA

Norwegian students will be eligible for student loans and grants for their studies in the USA. Accor... (+logon/subscribe for more)

UK Russell Group: Gimme more!

Should ‘better’ universities be allowed to charge higher tuition fees? According to the prestigi... (+logon/subscribe for more)

How do you say MOOCs in French?

On 2 October, Geneviève Fioraso, French Minister for Higher Education and Research inaugurated the ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Russia expands tuition fee waive quota for foreign students

On 9 October, the Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev signed a decree increasing the quota for fo... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Israel: Scared of brain drain?

Mazel tov! This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to American-British-Israeli Michael Le... (+logon/subscribe for more)

DESA/OECD figures on world migration and brain drain

The smaller a developing country’s population, the higher the risk that its highly skilled populat... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Public universities’ strike paralyses Nigeria’s higher education system

Thousands of Nigerian students are forced to stay at home due to an on-going strike by Nigeria’s A... (+logon/subscribe for more)

World Bank and Coursera: Teaming up for development and education

The World Bank and Coursera signed a partnership agreement aiming at establishing Massive Open Onlin... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Texas A&M University to set up campus in Israel

Transnational education continues to grow. This month, Texas A&M University announced to open up... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Publications

Higher Education at a Crossroad: The Case of Estonia

Ellu Saar & René Mõttus (eds.). Higher Education at a Crossroad: The Case of Estonia. Peter La... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Horizon Scanning: What will higher education look like in 2020?

The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education. Horizon Scanning: What will higher education look li... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Global Corruption Report: Education

Transparency International. Global Corruption Report: Education. 2013. Pages: 418. This year’s Gl... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The power of part-time. Review of part-time and mature higher education

Universities UK. The power of part-time. Review of part-time and mature higher education. 2013. Page... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Journal of International Mobility

Antoine Godbert (ed.). Journal of International Mobility. Vol. 1 (1). Peter Lang Edition. Bern, 2013... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Ahelo Feasibility Study Report Volume 3

OECD. Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) Feasibility Study Report Volume 3 –... (+logon/subscribe for more)

A strategic analysis of the Scottish higher education sector’s distinctive assets

British Council Scotland. A strategic analysis of the Scottish higher education sector’s distincti... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The impact on demand of the Government’s reforms of higher education

Higher Education Policy Institute. The impact on demand of the Government’s reforms of higher educ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Regulating Higher Education. Protecting students. Encouraging innovating. Enhancing excellence

Higher Education Commission. Regulating Higher Education. Protecting students. Encouraging innovatin... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming international events     Upcoming ACA events:   5 December 2013 Mobil... (+logon/subscribe for more)