Edition 161 - September 2014

News from ACA

43rd ACA European Policy Seminar: Get enlightened on Liberal Arts!

The next ACA European Policy Seminar is getting closer and ACA is looking forward to welcoming you o... (+more)

Tech tips: Guide on using webinars and live chat for student recruitment

You’ve likely been invited to use live chat when shopping online or seen companies offering traini... (+more)

Survey: Joint Degrees from A to Z

All colleagues working with international joint degrees are invited to complete the JDAZ survey to p... (+more)

Launch conference of Erasmus+ Programme in France

On 29th of September, the new Erasmus+ programme was launched in France with a p... (+more)

DAAD opens information centre in Teheran, Iran

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) deepens its traditionally close cooperation with univers... (+more)

European Policy

A brand new structure for the European Commission: Education, Research and Employment to complete the 'Knowledge Triangle'

On 10 September, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker announced the composition ... (+more)

The Erasmus effect: impact study of European mobility

Erasmus, the european mobility programme that has allowed more than 3 million students to go abroad ... (+more)

More talks on EU – China mobility needed, said policymakers

The 2nd meeting of China–EU High Level People-to-People Dialogue (HPPD) was successfully held in B... (+more)

Italian Presidency semester: priorities in education

International mobility seems to be on top of the EU member states’ agenda for education during the... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Education at a Glance 2014: international mobility continues to grow while educational mobility is slowing

The authoritative annual publication on the state of education around the world is out. On 9 Septemb... (+more)

QS University Ranking: Top universities in the world 2014/15

Not many surprises for the 10th edition of the QS World University Rankings, released on 16 Sep... (+more)

American college rankings: rating prestige or economic diversity?

At times when OECD data are pointing out to the alarming decreasing trend in upward educational... (+more)

UNESCO: New global database on the right to education

Are you looking for any information on the legal status of education worldwide? UNESCO launched this... (+more)

Ireland reforms student immigration legislation

As of 1 January 2015, a new set of rules will govern student immigration and the international educa... (+more)

France’s first woman as Minister for Education and Research

For the first time in history, France welcomes a woman as a Minister for National education, higher ... (+more)

Transnational education: First German-Russian University founded

The German-Russian Institute of Advanced Technologies (GRIAT) in Kasan, Russia, has officially start... (+more)

Urban geography of foreign students in US universities

Where are US’ foreign students coming from and where are they heading? What value do they bring? T... (+more)

South Africa surveys its international students

The first comprehensive study of student mobility in South Africa was presented in a conference of t... (+more)

PISA expands in China

From 2015, more Chinese provinces will take part to the Programme for International Studen... (+more)

Germany: Saxony-Anhalt finances education abroad to retain brain drain

This September twenty German students will have the chance to start their medical studies,... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

CLOSING SOON: Call for Tenders: EAC/24/2014 – Enhancing the attractiveness of the European higher education in the world

The service contract resulting from this call for tender will provide a range of services and activi... (+more)

CLOSING SOON: Call for Proposals: H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-2 - WIDESPREAD ERA Chairs

The ERA Chairs actions will support universities or other eligible research organisations to attract... (+more)

CLOSING SOON: Call for Proposals: ERC-2014-ADG – Advanced Grants

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

Call for Proposals: ERC-2014-SUPPORT-1 – Coordination and Support Action to identify and implement novel ways to highlight the work funded by ERC and Research out a wider public

Through this call for proposals, the ERC wishes to support an ambitious series of communication acti... (+more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015 - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN)

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions support researchers at all stages of their careers, irrespective... (+more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-TWINN-2015 – Twinning

Twinning aims at significantly strengthening a defined field of research in a particular knowledge i... (+more)

PREVIEW: Call for Proposals: H2020-INT-SOCIETY-2015 - Europe as a Global Actor

The call asks for a research that will analyse and compare in depth EU and EU Member States’ bi- a... (+more)


Bridging the Gap: Recruitment and Retention to Improve International Student Experiences

Rahul Choudaha, Bridging the Gap: Recruitment and Retention to Improve International Student Experie... (+more)

The agent question: insights from students, universities and agents

The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, The agent question: insights from students, universi... (+more)

The role of higher education centres in research and policy: a case from a European periphery

Pavel Zgaga, The role of higher education centres in research and policy: a case from a European per... (+more)

International students in UK higher education: the UK and its competition

Universities UK, International students in UK higher education: the UK and its competition, Universi... (+more)

The Future of the Post-Massified University at the Crossroads

Jung Cheol Shin, Ulrich Teichler, The Future of the Post-Massified University at the Crossroads, Ser... (+more)

Uzbekistan: Modernizing Tertiary Education

World Bank, Uzbekistan: Modernizing Tertiary Education, World Bank Report No. 88606-UZ, 2014. Pages:... (+more)

Nordic universities and international rankings. What explains the nordic placements and how do universities relate to these rankings?

Fredrik Niclas Piro, Elisabeth Hovdhaugen, Mari Elken, Gunnar Sivertsen, Mats Benner, Bjørn Stensak... (+more)

Research Report: The Innovation Challenge: A new approach to research funding?

Million +, Research Report: The Innovation Challenge: A new approach to research funding, Million +,... (+more)

The 2013-2018 Asia Self-paced eLearning Market

Ambient Insight, The 2013-2018 Asia Self-paced eLearning Market, Ambient Insight Regional Edition, 2... (+more)


ACA events: 9 October 2014 ACA European Policy Seminar 'Improving undergraduate education in Europ... (+more)