Edition 174 - October 2015

News from ACA

Big campaign for promoting Europe as a study destination worldwide

Since the beginning of the year, ACA has been an active partner in the Study in Europe project – a... (+more)

ACA’s 47th European Policy Seminar recap: Ambivalence towards rankings?

ACA´s European Policy Seminar on global university rankings ended with a big question – are unive... (+more)

ACA-DZS successful seminar in Prague

An excellent choice of speakers, a very good balance of different perspectives and impeccable organi... (+more)

6th Annual Forum of the Donor Harmonisation Group

For the sixth time, European and international funding organisations working in higher education col... (+more)

IIE call for papers: IIENetworker Spring 2016 Issue 'Faculty-Driven Internationalization'

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is currently accepting article submissions for the Sp... (+more)

News from DAAD: Indo-German Partnership in Higher Education Programme

The DAAD and the Indian University Grants Commission (UGC) are intensifying their cooperation. Betwe... (+more)

EP-Nuffic: Interactive mobility data visualisation

EP-Nuffic has brought together all its statistics on international student mobility in one interacti... (+more)

European Policy

Horizon 2020: All set for 2016-2017

The hugely popular and, by the same token, extremely competitive Horizon 2020 programme is entering ... (+more)

European match-making for refugee scientists and research institutions

As part of its efforts to address the refugee crisis, the European Commission has launched a new ini... (+more)

Council of Europe: It's time to address corruption in education

Growing concerns over the level of corruption in the education sectors across Europe have prompted t... (+more)

European Commission publishes inspiring refugee integration initiatives

On 6 October 2015, the European Commission held a meeting with a number of partners from the higher ... (+more)

Erasmus+ gets EUR 2.2 billion budget in 2016

In October, the European Commission announced the Erasmus+ programme will enter its third year of im... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

THE World University Rankings 2015-2016: Bigger than ever

The much-awaited release of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2015-2016 on ... (+more)

Bulgaria: Pioneers for the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility

Earlier this month, the European Commission released the results of the peer review of Bulgaria’s ... (+more)

India: A new national ranking of institutions

The market of university rankings continues to flourish, and the latest country to join with a brand... (+more)

France: The next 10 years in higher education

The French government is embarking on a mission to build a “learning society” in France by 2025,... (+more)

Finland: Looming tuition fees for international students

The Finnish government is planning an end to its free-for-all higher education policy, having presen... (+more)

USA: Leadership change at the US Department of Education

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, one of the members of Obama's original cabinet, has announced... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Closing soon: Call for proposals: ERC-2015-STG - ERC Starting Grant

ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks

The Innovative Training Networks (ITN) aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial an... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: ERC-2016-COG ERC Consolidator Grant

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

Call for proposals: EAC/A04/2015 Erasmus+ for Jean Monnet Actions

The Jean Monnet Activities aim at promoting excellence in teaching and research in the field of Euro... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: EAC/A04/2015 Erasmus+ for education and training

Concerning education and training, this Call covers the following actions of the Erasmus+ Programme:... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: ERC-PoC-2016 ERC Proof of Concept Grant

Frontier research often generates unexpected or new opportunities for commercial or societal applica... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Opening soon: Call for proposals: H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange

RISE involves organisations from the academic and non-academic sectors (in particular SMEs), based i... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Publications

Internationalizing Higher Education Worldwide: National Policies and Programs

Robin Matross Helms, Laura E. Rumbley, Lucia Brajkovic, Georgiana Mihut.  Intern... (+logon/subscribe for more)

ECTS users' guide 2015

European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture. ECTS users' guide 2015. European... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Student Eurydice report: Fee and Support Systems in European Higher Education – 2015/16

European Commission/EACEA/Eurydice. National Student Fee and Support Systems in European Higher Educ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

MOOCs in Higher Education: Institutional Goals and Paths Forward

Fiona M. Hollands, Devayani Tirthali. MOOCs in Higher Education: Institutional Goals and Paths Forwa... (+logon/subscribe for more)

New routes to higher education: the global rise of foundation programmes

Cambridge English, StudyPortals. New routes to higher education: the global rise of foundation progr... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Higher Education, Stratification, and Workforce Development: Competitive Advantage in Europe, the US, and Canada

Sheila Slaughter, Barrett Jay Taylor (Eds.). Higher Education, Stratification, and Workforce Develop... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Widening Higher Education Participation: A Global Perspective

Mahsood Shah, Anna Bennett, Erica Southgate. Widening Higher Education Participation: A Global Persp... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Conferences

ACA events 10 December 2015ACA’s 48th European Policy Seminar: “The international refugee crisi... (+logon/subscribe for more)