Edition 213 - January 2019

News from ACA

OeAD: Jakob Calice is the new Managing Director

At the beginning of this year, Jakob Calice took up his post at the helm of OeAD, Austria’s member... (+more)

NAWA’s Scholarship Programme for the Polish Diaspora

The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) is happy to announce that admissions to th... (+more)

Significant results in Hungarian EHEA project

Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) in partnership with the Ministry of Human Capacities successfull... (+more)

The DAAD Alumni Concept - Goals and Focuses

The German Academic Exchange service (DAAD) has set up a new concept paper for its work with alumni,... (+more)

Poland: call for applications now open for NAWA Ulam Programme

The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) is pleased to inform that the call for appli... (+more)

DAAD and DIE publish expert paper on digitisation

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Development Institute (DIE) have publishe... (+more)

ACA all over the place

The staff of the ACA Secretariat and of ACA members had a head start into 2019. Amongst the ‘many ... (+more)

European Policy

Erasmus+ 2017 figures released

The latest Erasmus+ statistical report has just been released for 2017 and it demonstrates, once aga... (+more)

Romanian presidency of the Council of the EU – priorities in higher education and research

On 1 January 2019, Romania took over, for the first time, the six-month rotating Presidency of the E... (+more)

Towards European Universities – JRC study on university partnerships in Europe

The study “Mapping of European Transnational Collaborative Partnerships in Higher Education” was... (+more)

Inclusive Mobility Alliance – 17 recommendations for inclusive mobility in Erasmus 2021-2027

 The Inclusive Mobility Alliance (IMA) launched on 22 January 2019, in the European P... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Finland: merger creates new Tampere University

As our friend Jan Myklebust reported in University World News on 11 January, the University of Tampe... (+more)

Rectors’ conferences adopt Vienna Declaration

Already in December 2018, presidents and representatives of 10 European rectors’ conferences conve... (+more)

UK academics disagree over the effects of a no-deal Brexit on crucial research and postgraduate enrolment

As the outcome of Brexit negotiations is still covered in mist, academics have dissenting opinions o... (+more)

Albanian Minister of Education steps down over students’ mass protests

In our December newsletter we reported on the mass protests of Albanian students. Started off at the... (+more)

South Korea: professors worried about academic freedom

Professors in South Korea recently showed their apprehension about safeguarding academic freedom, fo... (+more)

Sudan: Khartoum University members targeted and arbitrarily detained during anti-government unrests

On 6 January, professors and students from Khartoum University, the oldest and most prestigious univ... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU


This call aims to further intensify the services provided by the EURAXESS Service Centers by expandi... (+more)


Total budget: EUR 2 733,4 million Education and Training: EUR 2 503,4 millionYouth: ... (+more)


ERC PROOF OF CONCEPT GRANT (ERC-2019-POC) The ERC Proof of Concept Grants aim to maximise the value... (+more)


Understanding migration mobility patterns: elaborating mid and long-term migration scenarios Prop... (+more)


Organisations such as universities, research centres and companies that want to offer a short-term e... (+more)

Call for Application by International Visegrad Fund

The International Visegrad Fund is now offering Master and post-Master scholars and researchers, w... (+more)


The Minoritisation of Higher Education Students

Mieschbuehler, R. The Minoritisation of Higher Education Students. An Examination of Contemporary Po... (+more)

European Court of Auditors’ special report on Horizon 2020

In a recently published special report, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has assessed the simpli... (+more)

International Handbook of Universities 2018 – IAU

The latest edition of the International Handbook of Universities is now available for consultation. ... (+more)

Student Engagement and Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Tanaka, M., Student Engagement and Quality Assurance in Higher Education. International Collaboratio... (+more)

Africa-EU partnership: African Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance (ASG-QA) under the HAQAA initiative

  The African Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance (ASG-QA) have now been published ... (+more)


ACA events

13 - 14 June 2019GREET - Final eventBrussels, BelgiumMore information coming soon 17 - 18 Octo... (+more)


1 February 2019 EUA Focus GroupThe role of universities in innovation ecosystemsAalborg, Denmar... (+more)