Edition 56 - December 2005

News from ACA

Next ACA events– book these dates!

ACA Seminar What's new in Brussels ACA Conference 2006 The first in the ACA European Policy Se... (+more)

ACA Conference "The future of the university"

The latest international ACA conference took place in Vienna from 30 November to 2 December. The eve... (+more)

New address EduFrance

Since 5 December 2005, one of ACA’s French members, EduFrance, has a new home. The agency has move... (+more)

New Office Manager at the ACA Secretariat

The ACA Secretariat is happy to announce a new member of staff at the Brussels office: Marijke Geert... (+more)

The ACA year 2005 – a retrospective

The present edition of the ACA Newsletter – Education Europe closes another full year for the Acad... (+more)

DAAD organises student world cup

In 2006, Germany is not only going to host the FIFA World Cup: the German Academic Exchange Service ... (+more)

British Council’s important role in UK public diplomacy

The results of a recent review of the public diplomacy effort in the United Kingdom have lead to the... (+more)

European Policy

New leaflet for Erasmus Mundus 2004-2008 programme available

In line with the latest Erasmus Mundus programme, the European Commission DG for Education and Cultu... (+more)

The EU-Canada Cooperation Programme publishes selected projects for 2005

Descriptions of the selected projects for 2005 have been published on the website of the EU-Canada C... (+more)

Austria and Finland announce plans for 2006 EU Presidencies

In preparation for the Austrian and Finnish Presidencies of the EU in 2006, a joint draft operationa... (+more)

Nobel and Descartes Prizes celebrate achievements in EU research programmes

German scientist Theodor Hänsch recently received his Nobel Prize at the Award Ceremony in Stockhol... (+more)

European Research Council at the centre of deliberations regarding the FP7

The future of the European Research Council (ERC) has once again been the main focus of debate follo... (+more)

Last minute agreement on EU budget 2007-2013

In the words of the European Commission’s President José Manuel Barroso, “Europe has avoided pa... (+more)

Young European’s call for job prospects to be EU’s top priority

European Youth Week, which took place from the 5th – 9th December, saw unified concern from young ... (+more)

Pressure from international organisations grows following the expulsion of Belarus State Economic University student

Following the decision by Belarus State Economic University to suspend 4th year student, Ms Tatsiana... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Germany: tuition fees cause decrease in number of long-term and second-degree students

The Federal Statistical Office Germany has just presented the most recent statistics for German high... (+more)

International guidelines on the quality of cross-border higher education

In the last decades, cross-border higher education has grown considerably through increased student ... (+more)

Humboldt University Vice President the new OECD Director of Education

Dr Barbara Ischinger will succeed Dr Barry McGaw as the new Director for Education at the OECD on 1 ... (+more)

The United Kingdom: unanimous approval for new University and College Union

The world’s largest Union for post-school academic and academic related staff was one step closer ... (+more)

How to send one million Americans abroad within a decade: Lincoln Commission reports to US Congress and President

The Commission on the Abraham Lincoln Study Abroad Fellowship Program has presented its report Globa... (+more)

Dutch Ministry of Education invests in internationalisation

The Dutch Ministry of Education has decided to allocate 3 million Euro to the Nuffic run scholarship... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Bringing research closer to society; Promoting science and scientific culture

This exploratory call (total budget: 1 million Euro) is intended to provide support to civil society... (+more)

Still time: previous calls from the November and October Newsletters

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

Publications

Implementing Bachelor and Master Programmes: a study comparing Germany with six European countries

In July 2004, the Centre for Research on Higher Education and Work (Kassel, Germany) undertook ... (+more)

Universities and the Europe of Knowledge - 50 years of history

This new publication written by Anne Corbett - Universities and the Europe of Knowledge - Ideas, Ins... (+more)

ETF Yearbook: the role of teachers and trainers in the reform of vocational education and training

The European Training Foundation (ETF) had published its 2005 Yearbook of the title Teachers and tra... (+more)

Conferences

Conferences: December 2005 - September 2006

29-31 January 2006Internationalisation: Going from local to global, Copenhagen Business Schoo... (+more)