Edition 55 - November 2005

News from ACA

DAAD: Scholarship programmes for Tsunami-affected regions

In addition to regular DAAD scholarship programmes a number of special scholarships and research gra... (+more)

Fulbright New Century Scholars programme focuses on higher education

Thirty-one outstanding research scholars and professionals from 22 countries and regions, including ... (+more)

ACA Seminar on the role of National Agencies

ACA recently organised the seminar “The Role of the National Agencies in the New Generation of EU ... (+more)

Nuffic: A) NESO network expanded; B) Two Nuffic publications

A) Nuffic expands its worldwide NESO network The Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science an... (+more)

Edufrance: A) New study programme catalogue online; B) EduArt network launched

A) Online catalogueIn October 2005, EduFrance, in collaboration with ONISEP (National office for inf... (+more)

TPF: Socrates Week in November

The 10th anniversary of the Socrates programme was celebrated in November by a series of events, tar... (+more)

European Policy

European Council: partial agreement on new generation of EU programmes

EU Ministers of Education, Science and Culture met in Brussels on 14-15 November and discussed the f... (+more)

Member States still lagging on progress towards objectives for 2010

The European Commission has made available its contribution to the Commission-Council joint mid-term... (+more)

EU fosters better scientific sommunication

The 2nd edition of the Conference “Communicating European Research 2005”, hosted by the European... (+more)

EP strongly supports an increase in Erasmus grants and Comenius mobility flows

The EP voted on October 25 on the Commission’s Proposal for the New Integrated Life-long Learning ... (+more)

Communication from the Commission: a new framework strategy for multilingualism

The European Commission has adopted its first ever Communication on multilingualism, thus reaffirmin... (+more)

eTwinning action reaches 10,000 participating institutions

The main activity of the EU eLearning programme, called eTwinning has been a great success in terms ... (+more)

Leonardo da Vinci: new database

The Commission has started to publish online the results and products of Leonardo da Vinci co-funded... (+more)

“Musical chairs” for Commission Directors General

At the beginning of November the European Commission adopted a decision on mobility of Directors-Gen... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

New GRE General Test to be introduced October 2006

GRE website After four years of research, and with guidance from the graduate education communi... (+more)

UK: A) Student support opened for students from other EU countries B) 40 € million for part-time students

A) Student support opened  for students from other EU countries The UK Department for Educati... (+more)

CGS survey on US admissions of three-year Bologna degrees

The US Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has conducted a survey among its member institutions, enqui... (+more)

Finland: A) tuition fees for non-EU /EEA students B) New Education Minister

A) Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students  An authoritative working group was set up by the Finn... (+more)

Decrease in number of Italian Erasmus students to be blamed on new Bachelor/Master structure?

A study carried out by Almalaurea, a consortium of 35 Italian universities, has recently reported th... (+more)

New act on academic careers worries Italian academic staff

The Italian Parliament recently approved the law on the reform of the status and recruitment procedu... (+more)

Germany: concern over coalition plans for higher education

The new German federal government of Social Democrats (SPD) and Christian Democrats (CDU) has taken ... (+more)

International students in the US: slowing decline

The IIE's Open Doors 2005 report was released on November 14, 2005. Funded by the U.S. Department of... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

OECD: Implementation of the PISA 2009 cycle

The Call for Tender for an international contractor for the implementation of the PISA 2009 cycle ha... (+more)

Still time: Previous calls from the October ACA Newsletter

The following calls have been announced previously by ACA. They are in chronological order by the ... (+more)

European Year of Workers' Mobility-Towards a European Labour Market

The EU has launched a call for cooperation and awareness-raising activities and pilot projects in ... (+more)

Publications

OECD-Education Trends in Perspective

Education Trends in Perspective: Analysis of the World Education Indicators -- 2005 Edition This pu... (+more)

UNESCO: Lifelong Learning and Distance Higher Education

As the world becomes more and more globalised, education is increasingly crossing borders--be they n... (+more)

GUNI: Annual Report "Higher Education in the World"

The Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI), has announced the publication of a new annual r... (+more)

Conferences

Conferences: November 2005 - August 2006

3-6 November UNESCO-CEPES/LKAEM “Private Higher Education in Europe: Its role and functioning in t... (+more)