Edition 215 - March 2019

News from ACA

DZS and Czech Ministry of Education launch new round of Monitoring Internationalisation of Czech Higher Education (MICHE)

Six Czech higher education institutions (HEIs) were selected for the 2019 Monitoring Internationalis... (+more)

New NAWA programmes supporting international academic partnerships

ACA's member organisation from Poland - the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) - h... (+more)

DAAD is fostering “Study Bridges” with its partners

Since 2015, the Goethe Institute, the University Alliance Ruhr and the German Academic Exchange Serv... (+more)

ACA study for Slovenian higher education future prospects

Based on inputs from its member CMEPIUS (Slovenian National Agency for Erasmus+ and other programm... (+more)

GREET recorded webinars now available online

The GREET team is happy to share the project news with you! In the framework of the GREET project,... (+more)

National Agency DAAD publication on digitalisation in the ASEM Education process

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an intergovernmental process fostering dialogue and cooperation am... (+more)

Poland my first choice Scholarship Programme

The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) invites young people to study in Poland.&nbs... (+more)

Let’s stand together for science… and academic freedom

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is part of the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germ... (+more)

DAAD GATE-Germany programme for countering shrinking universities

The decline of students in universities is a widespread phenomenon in Germany and it affects univers... (+more)

Life without having been to Bled is possible, but pointless…Join us at the key conference of 2019

On 17 and 18 October 2019, CMEPIUS, Slovenia's internationalisation agency, and the Academic Coopera... (+more)

CARe kick-off and future activities

As announced last December (see ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, December 2018), ACA is coordina... (+more)

European Policy

European Universities Initiative: applications from 54 alliances for the first pilot call

The number of applications received for the first pilot call under the European Universities Initiat... (+more)

European Parliament and the Council approve contingency measures to limit the impact of no-deal Brexit on Erasmus+

On 13 March 2019, the European Parliament, in its plenary session in Strasbourg, adopted at first re... (+more)

European Parliament’s plenary vote to triple Eramus+ budget

As we reported last month, (see ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, February 2019), the European Pa... (+more)

ESN awarded Charlemagne Medal for European Media 2019

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) has received a high distinction. It has been awarded the Charl... (+more)

Western Balkans Alumni Association’s first General Assembly in Tirana

From 14 till 16 March ACA attended the first General Assembly (GA) of the Western Balkans Alumni Ass... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

The UK Government has launched a new International Education Strategy

On 16 March 2019, the UK Department for Education (DfE) and the Department for International Trade (... (+more)

Germany: New study about recruitment and retention of international students

A new study by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) sketches out the political and... (+more)

MSCA Individual Fellowship programme: University of Copenhagen topping the list of mobility grants

The recently published results of the 2018 application round for the Individual Fellowships (IF) und... (+more)

Ireland: Government Launches Action Plan for Education 2019

The Irish Department of Education and Skills has recently published its Action Plan for Educati... (+more)

Norway: ready to upscale European Qualifications Passport for Refugees

Norwegian Minister of Research and Higher Education, Isabel Nybø, has reaffirmed Norway’s support... (+more)

First woman to take on the post of Secretary-General of the Nordic Council of Ministers

On 18 March 2019, Paula Lehtomäki assumed the post of Secretary-General of the Nordic Council of Mi... (+more)

Algerian students and academics protest against the political status quo

As more and more students and academics are demonstrating in various countries (see ACA Newsletter ... (+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)


The ERC Proof of Concept Grants aim to maximise the value of the excellent research that the ERC fun... (+more)


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

CLOSING SOON: SwafS-08-2019: Research innovation needs & skills training in PhD programmes

The call is inscribed in the Open Science Agenda, which incorporates activities that makes it crucia... (+more)

EAC/A04/2018 - 2019 Erasmus+ Vocational Education and Training Mobility Charter

Through this call, the European Commission aims to consolidate strategic approaches and quality in m... (+more)

EAC/S49/2018- Key Action 3: Performance of Higher Education Institutions – U-Multirank

U-Multirank is a freely accessible, multidimensional, user-driven, independent international ra... (+more)

EAC/S34/2018 - Pilot VET mobility scheme for the Enlargement countries and Africa

This call for proposal will enable vocational education and training (VET) colleges in the EU to set... (+more)

EACEA/03/2019 - Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 2019

The overall objective of the programme is to enhance human capital development in Africa, while stre... (+more)


DAAD, DZHW - Facts and Figures on the International Nature of Study and Research in Germany 2019

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Centre for Higher Education Research and ... (+more)

German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) publication: Institutional Language Policy at Universities – Progress and Challenges

The German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) has recently released the publication titled Institutional La... (+more)

EUA Public Funding Observatory Report 2018

Enora Bennetot Pruvot, Thomas Estermann, Valentina Lisi – EUA Public Funding Observatory Report 20... (+more)

EUA – The Role of Universities in Regional Innovation Ecosystems

Dr. Sybille Reichert, The Role of Universities in Regional Innovation Ecosystems – EUA 2019. This... (+more)

Transforming Higher Education through Universal Design for Learning. An International Perspective

Seán Bracken, Katie Novak, Eds., Transforming Higher Education through Universal Design for Learnin... (+more)

Does studying abroad help academic achievement?

Paul James Cardwell, Does studying abroad help academic achievement?, European Journal of Higher Edu... (+more)

Exploring Institutional Logics for Technology-Mediated Higher Education

Neelam Dwivedi, Exploring Institutional Logics for Technology-Mediated Higher Education. ISBN 978113... (+more)

Immigration, Diversity and Student Journeys to Higher Education

Peter J. Guarnaccia, Immigration, Diversity and Student Journeys to Higher Education. ISBN 978-1-433... (+more)


ACA events

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


2 - 4 April 2019 Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC) 19... (+more)