Edition 156 - April 2014

News from ACA

The lack of funding is not THE mobility obstacle, but…

ACA’s 42nd European Policy Seminar on Funding Student Mobility concluded on 10 April that the lack... (+more)

Food for thought in Bordeaux, 15-17 June 2014

The 2014 ACA Annual Conference will take place in Bordeaux, from 15 to 17 June. It will be co-organi... (+more)

ACA goes OPEN ACCESS!

Download ACA Papers on International Cooperation in Education now.    Knowledge grows wh... (+more)

New event series in Austria - International Lectures

Designing sustainable internationalisation strategies and mastering global challenges will have a st... (+more)

2e2f: "Erasmus Image" survey in France

The Agence Europe-Education-Formation France presented on 10 April the results of a survey by TNS So... (+more)

British Council: 8 new pieces of research launched at Going Global

From 29 April to 01 May 2014, the British Council’s Going Global international higher education co... (+more)

IIE Call for Papers for "Asia: The Next Higher Education Superpower?"

Submission Deadline for Article Abstracts: May 9, 2014 The Institute of International Education (II... (+more)

European Policy

EU-Africa Harmonisation and Tuning Workshop: going double

On 25-27 March, a few days before the EU-Africa Summit, representatives of EU and African universiti... (+more)

Taking stock of Europe 2020

Just in the midst of the Europe 2020 strategy (2010), the time has come to see how member states and... (+more)

eLearning Papers on MOOCs on Open Education Europa

A special edition of the eLearning Papers, dedicated to MOOCs, was published on the Open Educat... (+more)

European Parliament: 'New technologies and open educational resources' adopted

According to estimations, by 2020 90% of all jobs will require digital skills whereas, at the moment... (+more)

Hola-Oi-Hallo-Ciao, Multilingual Euro-MOOCs!

Fresh news from the European MOOC space: multilingual MOOCs are coming soon! The first European MOOC... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

France: New Government, New Minister of Education

Following his announcement that he had replaced Jean-Marc Ayrault with Manuel Valls (51) as French P... (+more)

The Flemish Action Plan “Brains on the Move”: At least 1 in 3 graduates mobile by 2020

On 6 September 2013, the Flemish government gave the green light to “Brains on the Move,” the ac... (+more)

Tuition fee trial in Finland evaluated – no decisions on future yet

There are no general tuition fees in Finnish higher education but Finnish higher education instituti... (+more)

Lithuania: a welcome influx of foreign students

Between 2008 and 2013, enrolment in Lithuanian higher education decreased from about 210,000 to 159,... (+more)

Denmark wants more international students

Although the number of EU citizens coming to study and work in Denmark is increasing (see ACA Newsle... (+more)

New Zealand: Students loans – tickets to prison?

After the UK, another country to suffer the economic fragility of student loan schemes is New Zealan... (+more)

Switzerland: bridging the gap with an interim solution

On 16 April the Swiss Federal Council approved an interim solution to compensate for the country’s... (+more)

England: First decline in growth of international enrolment in 29 years

For the first time in 29 years since the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) began collecting ... (+more)

Russia Going Global

Russia has adopted the Global Education programme, which will allow 3 000 Russian students... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

CLOSING SOON: Calls for proposals: ERC-2014-CoG – ERC Consolidator Grant

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

Call for proposals: H2020-YOUNG-SOCIETY-2014 - The Young Generation in an Innovative, Inclusive and Sustainable Europe: Youth mobility: opportunities, impacts, policies

The call aims at research that looks into different patterns and types of mobility of youn... (+more)

Call for proposals: EACEA 13/2014 – KA3 – Support for Policy Reform/National Authorities for Apprenticeships

The call to National Authorities for Apprenticeships is to encourage the development of high-quality... (+more)

Call for proposals: WIDESPREAD-2014-1 TEAMING

Teaming aims to address geographical disparities in the European research and innovation field by tr... (+more)

Call for proposals: H2020-GARRI-2014-1 Call for developing governance for the advancement of Responsible Research and Innovation

Current research and innovation system do not routinely take into account RRI requirements. Systemic... (+more)

Call for proposals: H2020-SEAC-2014-1 – Making science education and careers attractive for young people: Responsible Research and Innovation in Higher Education Curricula

This topic will raise the importance and uptake of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Euro... (+more)

Call for proposals: H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2014 - COFUND - Co-funding of Regional, National and International programmes

The COFUND scheme aims at stimulating regional, national or international programmes to foster excel... (+more)

Publications

IAU: Internationalization of Higher Education: Growing expectations, fundamental values

IAU. Internationalization of Higher Education: Growing expectations, fundamental values. April 2014.... (+more)

International Students and Global Mobility in Higher Education: National Trends and New Directions

Rajika Bhandari and Peggy Blumenthal (Eds.). International Students and Global Mobility in Higher Ed... (+more)

The Internationalization of the Academy. Changes, Realities and Prospects

Futao Huang, Martin Finkelstein and Michele Rostan (Eds).  The Internationalization of the Acad... (+more)

Quality Assurance in Higher Education. Contemporary Debates. Issues in Higher Education

Maria João Rosa, Alberto Amaral (Eds.). Quality Assurance in Higher Education. Contemporary Debates... (+more)

Invasion of the MOOCs : The Promise and the Perils of Open Online Massive Courses

Steven D. Krause and Charles Lowe (Eds). Invasion of the MOOCs. The Promise and Perils of Massive Op... (+more)

The Impact of universities on UK economy

Universities UK. The Impact of universities on UK economy. Universities UK. April 2014. Pages: 32 T... (+more)

The Re-Institutionalization of Higher Education in the Western Balkans

Jelena Brankovic, Maja Kovacevic, Peter Maassen, Bjørn Stensaker, Martina Vukasovic (Eds.). The Re-... (+more)

World Bank: Why Don’t Poor Countries Do R&D?

Edwin Goñi,  William F. Maloney. Why Don’t Poor Countries Do R&D? The World Bank Develop... (+more)

Global Challenges, Local Responses in Higher Education: The Contemporary Issues in National and Comparative Perspective

Jelena Brankovic, Manja Klemencic, Predrag Lazetic and Pavel Zgaga (Eds.). Global Challenges, Local ... (+more)

Cedefop: On the way to 2020: data for vocational education and training policies

Cedefop. On the way to 2020: data for vocational education and training policies. 2014. Pages: 125 ... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming ACA Events: 15-17 June 2014 ACA Annual Conference 2014: “Europe in the world. Higher ... (+more)