Edition 60 - April 2006

News from ACA

Report online: ACA study on Perceptions of European Higher Education

The European Commission has just released the online version of the ACA study “Perceptions of Euro... (+more)

ACA extends to Estonia

ACA is proud to announce that the Archimedes Foundation has joined the Association as a new member. ... (+more)

EAIE-ACA joint seminar in Basel

For the eighth time, ACA and EAIE will organise a joint seminar during the EAIE annual conferen... (+more)

European Policy Seminar EU-Asia: no places left

The forthcoming ACA European Policy Seminar “Cooperation in higher education between Europe and ot... (+more)

ACA Conference 2006, Destination Europe: full programme online / early-bird deadline 19 May

The full programme of ACA's 2006 conference: Destination Europe? Players, goals and strate... (+more)

European Policy

EU Budget: Agreement in sight

The Austrian Presidency appears to have managed to broker an agreement over the Union’s budget 200... (+more)

Commission study on Europe's scientific publication system

Following ongoing public debate on difficult access to and dissemination of scientific publicat... (+more)

New MBA in higher education management

The Institute of Education of University College London, the University of Maastricht Business Schoo... (+more)

What future for the EIT?

The European Commission’s proposal to create a European Institute of Technology (EIT) based on the... (+more)

Australian Education Minister calls for compatibility with Bologna Process

The Australian Minister of Education Julie Bishop released a paper The Bologna Process and Australia... (+more)

European Qualifications Framework: Conference results online

Following a European Commission consultation over the establishment of a European Qualifications Fra... (+more)

Changes in DG Education and Culture

Antonio Silva Mendes has been appointed Director of Directorate E - Resources at the DG Education an... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Spain: Government promotes changes in education system

Aware of the importance of meeting the Lisbon target, Spain is about to make some changes ... (+more)

Portugal: 250 million euros to science and technology

Portuguese Prime Minister Socrates announced an increase of 250 million euros for science and techno... (+more)

France: Research law approved

The law proposal on research has finally been adopted by the Assemblée Nationale on 4th April, ... (+more)

Maastricht University to adopt language policy

Dutch higher education is increasingly teaching in English. An example is Maastricht University. Hal... (+more)

UNESCO launches network on educational planning and management

UNESCO's education sector has just launched an e-network on educational planning and management, E-M... (+more)

US: International graduate applications increase after two years of decline

A report released by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has revealed that applications from inter... (+more)

Blair launches strategy to attract more international students to the UK

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has unveiled two initiatives to help secure the UK’s position as a le... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Curriculum reform and school development

The purpose of this call for tenders from the European Commission is to enlist additional ... (+more)

Call for proposals for research networks

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is inviting researchers throughout Europe to s... (+more)

School education of children of occupational travellers

The aim of this call is to provide the Commission and decision-makers in the member states with a br... (+more)

Still time: Previous calls from the March newsletter

Call for proposals on digital literacy and virtual campuses This Commission call aims to address th... (+more)

Training vocational education and training teachers in Poland

The purpose of this call from Cedefop is to draw up a report on training VET teachers and train... (+more)

Publications

How exposed are English universities to reductions in demand from international students?

How exposed are English universities to reductions in demand from international students?, Tom Sastr... (+more)

The European Research University

The European Research University: A Historical Parenthesis, Neave G., Bluckert K., Nybom T. ed., Int... (+more)

ETF report on financing vocational education and training

Financing vocational education and training in the EU new member states and candidate countries. Rec... (+more)

Think scenarios, rethink education

Think scenarios, rethink education, OECD Schooling for Tomorrow series, 2006. ISBN 9264023631 The l... (+more)

Equity in education thematic review

This OECD study aims to assist countries in developing and implementing effective policies for equit... (+more)

Internationalisation at home

Internationalization at home: a global perspective, Teekens, H. ed., Nuffic, 2006. ISBN 90-5464... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming conferences April - December 2006

27-28 April 2006"Regional and minority languages in education systems", organised by the E... (+more)