Edition 151 - November 2013

News from ACA

“What’s new in Brussels?” in the starting blocks for 2014

Are you already thinking of your new year’s resolutions? ACA has one suggestion for you – sign u... (+more)

Free Webinar: Where do mobile state grant/loan recipients go?

At the end of the one-year project STiME (State Grants and Loans as a Means to Increase Outgoing Mob... (+more)

CIMO: Statistics report from Finland & National action plan

New statistics report from Finland: Number of foreign degree students grows faster than other studen... (+more)

News from the DAAD and Germany

DAAD Resolution concerning the internationalisation of teacher training In November, 150 experts d... (+more)

News from IIE: Brazil Scientific Mobility Programme in the US

A new report from the Institute of International Education (IIE) highlights the growth of the Brazil... (+more)

European Policy

EU budgetary decisions for 2013, 2014 and MFF 2014-2020

November was marked by about negotiations between representatives of the European Parliament and the... (+more)

EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 – old wine in new bottles

The European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, and the Russ... (+more)

New Council conclusions on educational matters

The Council of the European Union has published a Council conclusion on the global dimension of Euro... (+more)

Erasmus+ approved by the European Parliament

After several months of anticipation, Erasmus+, the umbrella programme for education, training, yout... (+more)

Horizion 2020: Ready to set sail

The European Union’s framework programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020 was approved by ... (+more)

Education and Training Monitor 2013

Sometimes offer mismatches demand. From a rather pessimistic perspective, this could be the bottom l... (+more)

How entrepreneurial is your university?

The European Commission has launched a new platform for higher education institutions in order to as... (+more)

EIB: Additional funding for research in Brandenburg

The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced that higher education institutions and research institu... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Spain: Where is my Erasmus grant?

Spanish Minister of Education and Research Ignácio Wert has been forced to review his plans to cut ... (+more)

USA – Increase in international student numbers

The number of international students in the USA hits a new record high according to a report recentl... (+more)

Farewell 1994 group!

The UK 1994 group has announced its dissolution earlier this month. An official statement was i... (+more)

Canada’s international student enrolment

With a 94 % increase of international students during the last decade, Canada is becoming an in... (+more)

South Korea: It’s all or nothing?

Government offices open one hour late, the stock market is delayed and even flight restrictions are ... (+more)

Norway’s new minister of education and research

The new government of Erna Solberg in Norway has been in office since mid-October and with the chang... (+more)

Australia I – Tight budget for universities

The Australian Coalition government has announced significant cuts on universities and the abolishme... (+more)

UK selling off student loan debt

Taking out a supposedly state-funded student loan is a dangerous undertaking, because ‘public’ c... (+more)

Shanghai statement calls for more research in and on higher education

On 2-3 November higher education stakeholders from all over the world met at Shanghai with the objec... (+more)

Australia II – Why don’t we sell off our student debt?

Rumours have been going on for a few weeks and now it has been more or less officially confirmed –... (+more)

Happy Birthday University of Luxembourg

This year, the University of Luxembourg is celebrating its tenth anniversary. The official celebrati... (+more)

Mexico: Burn after reading!

A document, which seriously risks jeopardising the Mexican educational reform, was leaked to the Mex... (+more)

Cyprus: Pay your fee in bitcoin

“13.35 bitcoin, please” – the new currency price for studies at the University of Nicosia in C... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

2014 Call for proposals: EACEA/18/13 – Action 2 Erasmus Mundus Partnerships

The Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) launches a new call for proposals ... (+more)

Publications

Funding Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

Damtew Teferra (ed.). Funding Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa. Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstok... (+more)

Student Expectations and Perceptions of Higher Education

King’s College London & Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Student Expectations an... (+more)

The Funding Challenge for Universities

Universities UK. The Funding Challenge for Universities. 2013. Pages: 36. Building on the findings ... (+more)

Learning Transitions in Higher Education

David Scott, Gwyneth Hughes, Carol Evans, Penny Jane Burke, Catherine Walter, David Watson. Learning... (+more)

German students abroad / Deutsche Studierende im Ausland

Statistisches Bundesamt. Deutsche Studierende im Ausland. Statistischer Überblick 2001 – 2011. 20... (+more)

Family Background and access to ‘high status’ universities

The Sutton Trust. Family Background and access to ‘high status’ universities. 2013. Pages: 19. ... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events:   5 December 2013 Mobility windows and the internationalisation of the... (+more)