Edition 220 - August 2019

In focus

50th Anniversary of German Fachhochschule – University of Applied Sciences: A Success Story?

50th Anniversary of German Fachhochschule – University of Applied Sciences A Success Story? Does... (+more)

News from ACA

Recap of ACA’s activities half-way through the year

The first half of 2019 has been full of exciting and remarkable activities for the ACA family! With ... (+more)

GREET project: final event report and call for contributions

On 13-14 June 2019 the GREET stakeholder event took place in Brussels, at the European Committee of ... (+more)

New DZS research reports: “Impact of Erasmus+ on individuals” and “Public attitudes to study and work placements abroad”

What is the motivation of participants of study abroad programmes and what do they consider as the m... (+more)

TPF trains diplomats to market Hungarian higher education abroad

On 4 July 2019, ACA’s Hungarian member Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) organised a workshop confere... (+more)

DAAD organises the Bologna Cooperation Forum in Azerbaijan

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Academic Exchange Ser... (+more)

Amiko, the new digital “friend” from DAAD

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has developed a new tool to help students navigate throu... (+more)

European Policy

New EU leaders and new CULT committee members

On 2 July 2019, the European Council elected the European Council President and proposed the candida... (+more)

Student mobility in context – People on the move 2019, by Eurostat

A new Eurostat e-publication – People on the move – statistics on mobility in Europe – pr... (+more)

Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 and Horizon Europe strategic plan

On 2 July 2019, the European Commission announced how it will spend the last and biggest annual tran... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Hungary: Academy of Sciences to become state agency

Following months of protests from the academic community in Hungary and science organisations from a... (+more)

Denmark: new government, better times for higher education?

Announcements of the new Danish government have raised hopes in Danish higher education. The new cen... (+more)

Austria: one more step in CEU’s transition to Vienna

The so-far Budapest-based Central European University (CEU) has made one more step in its transition... (+more)

Germany: new Universities of Excellence announced

On 19 July 2019, 11 German universities and university associations were selected in the framework o... (+more)

Enhanced cooperation between Finnish and Estonian higher education systems

The Finnish Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences will open a new institute in Tallin, Estonia,... (+more)

Sudan: power-sharing deal signed while Arab students face difficulties at universities

After months of protests sparked in January this year (see ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, Janu... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

CALL FOR PAPERS - Virtual Exchange – borderless mobility between the European Higher Education Area and regions beyond

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) announces a Call for Papers for the conference Virt... (+more)


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

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experi... (+more)

H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2019 - Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes

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


The impact of Artificial Intelligence on learning, teaching, and education

This report describes the current state of the art in artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential... (+more)

Internationalisation and Employability in Higher Education

Internationalisation and Employability in Higher Education (1st Edition) - Robert Coelen, Cate Gri... (+more)

Guidelines for Coimbra Group Universities on Safety Protocols for Mobility

The Coimbra Group (CG) has recently released the Guidelines for Coimbra Group Universities on Safety... (+more)

UK: International graduate outcomes 2019

The International Graduate Outcomes 2019 (i-GO), conducted by iGraduate, is the first study whi... (+more)


ACA events

17 - 18 October 2019ACA-CMEPIUS conferenceThe engaged university. Linking the global and the localBl... (+more)


27 August 2019CMINARInternational Conference on Training Career Counsellors for their Work with Refu... (+more)