Edition 152 - December 2013

News from ACA

Reminder – What’s new in Brussels?

Last month, ACA drew attention to the upcoming European Policy seminar What’s new in Brussels?, to... (+more)

ACA and DSW presented the STiME webinar on portability of student grants and loans

On 17 December, ACA and Deutsches Studentenwerk (DSW) jointly presented a webinar on the key finding... (+more)

A busy month for ACA

With 160 participants for the Mobility Windows and the Internationalisation of the Curriculum semina... (+more)

News from DAAD – Rise in student numbers, outward mobility and research funding + TNE

Number of first-year students in 2013 at a high level In the academic year 2013 more than 506 600 s... (+more)

British Council Researcher Links

The British Council has successfully launched a new five-year programme to encourage international r... (+more)

Journal of International Mobility (JIM) – Call for papers

The Europe-Education-Formation France Agency is the French national agency in charge of the European... (+more)

ACA Newsletter – Education Europe 2013 year in review

The same procedure as every year – looking back at 2013 shows that ACA’s news coverage was – a... (+more)

European Policy

EU Presidency of the Council of the European Union – From Lithuania to Greece

The end of December is approaching, and with it the end of the EU Presidency of the Council of the E... (+more)

Final approval for the MFF, Erasmus+ and Horizon2020

Following last month’s approval from the European Parliament of the Multi-Financial Framework (MFF... (+more)

Ready, steady, go – Calls for Horizon 2020 launched

Long-awaited and now finally there – the first calls for the EU’s funding programme for research... (+more)

Africa-EU cooperation on food security research

The European Union and Africa Union will initiate a research and innovation partnership, promoting r... (+more)

New President of the European Research Council

This month, the French mathematician Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, who is currently Director of the Insti... (+more)

European Parliament elections website

Exclusively dedicated to the upcoming European Parliament elections on 22-25 May 2014, the European ... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

QS and THE: A Ranking for BRICS only, more or less...

A new special ranking on a specific group of countries? Or simply a new ranking for those who did no... (+more)

Austria: Economy and Science - a match made in heaven?

The new-old Social Democrat-Conservative government in Austria decided to abolish the Ministry of Sc... (+more)

Germany: New coalition, same Minister for Education and Research, new BAFöG?

The new German government is in place and minister posts have been allocated within the coalition of... (+more)

Chile – Educational reform?

With 62.16 % of the votes, Michelle Bachelet has been elected as Chile’s president once again afte... (+more)

UK: Scrapping the cap on student numbers

George Osborne, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer responsible for finance and economics, announced that... (+more)

US Military funding for German science

German universities and research centres have received third-party funds from the US Pentagon. This ... (+more)

American Studies Association: Boycott Israel

Indeed, a very sensitive issue – after long ongoing discussions the Council of The American Studie... (+more)

Mexico: Let us finally count our teachers..one, two, three, four,...

... five, six, seven, eight.. 2  144 991. This is the number of teaching staff employed and wor... (+more)

Universities UK: Separate but equal?

“Excuse me, may I please ask you to sit on the other side of the room, you are a woman.” A Unive... (+more)

France and New Zealand: Cooperation agreement on higher education

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara and the French Conférence des Présidents d’Universit... (+more)

Defend the Irish University – A Charter for Action

Universities have shifted from being a public good to commercialised research backups for the privat... (+more)

2nd Bi-Regional Conference of Alfa Puentes

For its second meeting, the bi-regional conference of Alfa Puentes took place in Cartagena de Indias... (+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)

Open call for tender EAC/24/2013 – Online assessment and linguistic support for mobility of individuals under the Erasmus+ Programme

The European Commission launches an open call for tenders for the provision of a centralised online ... (+more)

Open call for tender EAC/33/2013 – Study on Drop-out and completion in higher education in Europe

The issue of reducing drop-out/improving completion rates in higher education is strongly linked to ... (+more)

Call for Proposals for ERC Consolidator Grant ERC/2014/CoG

ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stag... (+more)

Call for Proposals for ERC Proof of Concept Grant ERC/2014/PoC

Frontier research often generates unexpected or new opportunities for commercial or societal applica... (+more)

Call for Proposals for ERC Starting Grant ERC/2014/STG

ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at... (+more)


International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base – 2013

Elsevier/UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). International Comparative Performan... (+more)

Intergenerational transmission of disadvantage statistics

EUROSTAT. Intergenerational transmission of disadvantage statistics. Statistics in Focus 27/2013. B... (+more)

Britain wants you! Why the UK should commit to increasing international student numbers

IPPR. Britain wants you! Why the UK should commit to increasing international student numbers. 2013.... (+more)


Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events:   30 January 2014 What’s new in Brussels? Recent developments in Euro... (+more)