Edition 193 - May 2017

News from ACA

ACA Study in Europe seminars in May: Brazil and Russia

On 3-5 May ACA delivered the second Study in Europe (SiE) seminar in Brazil, kindly hosted by one ... (+more)

TPF further consults with Hungarian HEIs on the introduction of mobility windows

  About 50 leaders of Hungarian higher education institutions (HEIs), on 3 May, took part in... (+more)

DAAD support for two new centres in Azerbaijan and Kenya

On behalf of the European Commission, the DAAD will support further development of the 2013 establis... (+more)

European Policy

EUROSTAT - Newest figures show EU progress on 2020 education targets

The statistical office of the European Union (EUROSTAT) has released the newest figures showing ho... (+more)

Strengthened EU-Africa strategy: new impetus for education, training & mobility

The European Commission (EC) has released a Communication (Joint Communication for a renewed impetus... (+more)

Switzerland not to re-join Erasmus+ till the next programme generation

The Federal Council of Switzerland has informed the Parliament, with the dispatch “Promotion of in... (+more)

Erasmus Mundus scholarships – new selection results out

The European Commission has announced the 2016/17 selection results of the Erasmus Mundus scholars... (+more)

European Commission legalises Austrian quotas

A saga has come to an end. In the mid-2000s, medical and dental programmes at Austrian universitie... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Brazil: More Science, More Development – more excellence?

While the Brazilian government is preparing to launch the successor programme of “Science withou... (+more)

New French minister for higher education, research and innovation

On 17 May, Frédérique Vidal, president of the University Nice-Sophie-Antipolis since 2012, was nam... (+more)

South Africa: Consultation on the Draft Policy Framework for the Internationalisation of Higher Education

In late April this year, the Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa (DHET) pu... (+more)

Central European University: conflict with Hungarian government continues

The Central European University (CEU) continues to receive strong support in Hungary and elsewhere... (+more)

Australia: New reform package confronts budget pressures, raises study fees and university accountability

The Australian Department of Education and Training has released a reform package that introduces me... (+more)

Finland: proposal for a new international strategy for higher education & research (2017 – 2025)

A steering group advising the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture has released in March this y... (+more)

New Asian Universities Alliance to raise regional mobility and international visibility

A new alliance consisting of 15 Universities across Asia has been formed with the mission to boost c... (+more)

New Zealand: new visa changes & potential effects on international graduates wishing to stay on

New Zealand Immigration has announced a new set of rules within the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC)... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Hungary: Call for proposals for EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 Scholarship programme (HU08) Professional Visits action is still open

The Professional Visits action focuses on projects already implemented or future cooperation that en... (+more)

Science4Refugees - Support to highly skilled refugee scientists

The Science4Refugees initiative is directed towards refugees researchers/scientists who have appli... (+more)

Call for proposals: MSCA-IF-2017 – Individual Fellowships

The goal of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and inno... (+more)

Call for proposals: MSCA-COFUND-2017 – Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes

The COFUND scheme aims to stimulate regional, national or international programmes to foster excelle... (+more)


Intercultural Competence in Higher Education-International Approaches, Assessment and Application

Deardorff D. K., Arasaratnam-Smith L. A., Intercultural Competence in Higher Education-International... (+more)

OECD Skills Outlook 2017- Skills and Global Value Chains

OECD (2017), OECD Skills Outlook 2017: Skills and Global Value Chains, OECD Publishing, Paris. ISBN:... (+more)

OECD Reviews of Integrity in Education: Ukraine 2017

OECD (2017), OECD Reviews of Integrity in Education: Ukraine 2017, OECD Publishing, Paris. ISBN ... (+more)

Providing Pathways for Refugees: Practical Tips for Credential Assessment

Loo, B. (2016). Recognizing refugee credentials: Practical tips for credential assessment. New York:... (+more)

European Commission: Overview of the Higher Education system in selected Partner Countries

The overview is available in website format, and consists of a collection of reports – one per par... (+more)

Refugees welcome? Recognition of qualifications held by refugees and their access to higher education in Europe – country analyses

Eckhardt L., Jungblut J., Pietkiewicz K., Steinhardt I., Vukasovic M., and Santa R., (2017) REFUGE... (+more)

OECD: Financial incentives for steering education and training

OECD (2017) Financial Incentives for Steering Education and Training. OECD Publishing, Paris. ISBN... (+more)

Multilingual education in the light of diversity - lessons learned

Herzog-Punzenberger B. , Le Pichon-Vorstman E., and Siarova H.  (2017) Multilingual education... (+more)


Webinars 7 June 2017 14:00 CEST EUA Webinar - Brexit. What will it mean for universities? More in... (+more)