Edition 153 - January 2014

News from ACA

ACA welcomes the return of the Hungarian Tempus Public Foundation (TPF)

In December 2013, the Hungarian Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) (re-)joined the ACA family after some... (+more)

ACA and EUA working together to support the improvement of mobility strategies

In October 2013 ACA began a new collaboration with the European University Association (EUA) in the ... (+more)

What’s new in Brussels? – Again a success

ACA opened its 2014 seminar season with its signature start-of-the-year event – What’s new in Br... (+more)

News from DAAD – Germany benefits from international students + German-Turkish year of research, education and innovation

Germany benefits from international students A study commissioned by the German Academic Exchange S... (+more)

IIE and DAAD team up: Global Perspectives on International Joint and Double Degree Programs

Joint and double degree programs are an increasingly popular approach to internationalizing higher e... (+more)

European Policy

EU Quality Assurance in Higher Education

The European Commission invites EU member states to improve quality assurance for higher education a... (+more)

CULT Committee – Public hearing on new technologies and open educational resources

On 20 January the European Parliament Committee for Culture and Education (CULT) organised a public ... (+more)

EU – South Africa research cooperation

The EU and South Africa have jointly decided to strengthen scientific cooperation. Within the framew... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Canada unveils international education strategy

The Canadian government has presented its international education strategy earlier this month. Launc... (+more)

Sweden: No tuition fees, no Erasmus Mundus?

The Association of Swedish Higher Education (SUHF) has asked the Swedish Ministry of Education for n... (+more)

Danish grants scheme reform delayed

Better speed up your studies... – or, no, wait, not yet. What now? Usually, there is always a bit ... (+more)

ASA’s Israel boycott meets strong resistance

It is a too sensitive topic not to attract a lot of attention and even criticism – the American St... (+more)

Hong Kong: new policy to expand export of degree-seeking students instead of education services

On 15 January, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive C.Y. Leung announced in his second Policy Address numer... (+more)

Sweden: CEOs and university rectors call for scholarship scheme for international students

A group of leaders of Swedish companies and university rectors has called for a new scholarship mode... (+more)

Portugal: Regulations on international students

The Portuguese Council of Ministers has given its approval to a decree-law on international students... (+more)

Germany increasingly gaining popularity as study destination

According to the recently published study Ausländische Studierende in Deutschland 2012 (Foreign stu... (+more)

UK – Drop in students from India and Pakistan

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) has released figures on student enrolment for the acad... (+more)

Monitoring MOOCs developments in France and Austria

The first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on the French national platform France Université Num... (+more)

Upcoming Kung Fu fight between Canadian Association of University Teachers and Confucius Institutes?

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has decided to take on China and its Confuciu... (+more)

Portugal: Debate on student associations and their freshmen initiation rituals

The death of six Portuguese students from Universidade Lusófona in Lisbon has provoked a countrywid... (+more)

Nigeria: University strike finally over

After almost five and a half months of public university strike, the Nigerian federal government and... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

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)

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)

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)

Open call for tender IP/B/CULT/IC/2014-002 – Research study on internationalisation of higher education

The European Parliament has launched a call for tender on a research study on internationalisation o... (+more)

Publications

Education and Innovation – Uddannelse og Innovation

“Resultaterne er nedslående” – The results are discouraging. This would have been a fancy sub... (+more)

The Financial Impact of Cross-border Student Mobility on the Economy of the Host Country – Studentische Mobilität und ihre finanziellen Effekte auf das Gastland

DAAD/PROGNOS. Studentische Mobilität und ihre finanziellen Effekte auf das Gastland. 2014. Pages: 1... (+more)

Education to Employment: Getting Europe’s Youth into Work

McKinsey & Company. Education to Employment: Getting Europe’s Youth into Work. 2014. Pages: 11... (+more)

Joint International Master Programmes – Lessons learnt from Erasmus Mundus

European Commission. Joint International Master Programmes – Lessons learnt from Erasmus Mundus. 2... (+more)

Towards a Mobility Scoreboard: Conditions for Learning Abroad in Europe

European Commission. Towards a Mobility Scoreboard: Conditions for Learning Abroad in Europe. Eurydi... (+more)

Excelling together: The future of Scotland’s universities

bettertogether. Excelling together: The future of Scotland’s universities. 2014. Pages: 16. Proba... (+more)

Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities 2012

National Science Foundation. Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities 2012. 2014. Pages: 18. Bas... (+more)

Tuning Journal for Higher Education

Paul D. Ryan (ed.). Tuning Journal for Higher Education. New profiles for new societies.Vol. 1(1). U... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

3-4 February 2014 SIU - EEA/Norway Grants Contact Seminar Oslo 2014 Oslo, Norway http://siu.no/en... (+more)