Edition 221 - September 2019

In focus

Queenie Lam: What’s going on in Hong Kong? Students’ role in the protests

Hong Kong’s faceless leaderless Be Water Movement, sparked off in early June by massive protests a... (+more)

News from ACA

ACA seeks new Director

ACA seeks a new Director as of 1 September 2020. The contract will be for an initial term of five ye... (+more)

ACA voices @ EAIE 2019 Helsinki

ACA wraps up a week of active exchanges, networking and dialogue at the EAIE 2019 Annual Conference ... (+more)

GREET Online Compendium to be launched soon

  As part of the GREET project, the GREET consortium (ACA, DAAD and EDUFI) is about to launch t... (+more)

Last chance to register for the “The engaged university” conference

On 17 and 18 October, one of this year’s most exciting higher education conferences will take plac... (+more)

Josef Leidenfrost first president of ‘new’ ENOHE

Josef Leidenfrost, a former ACA Vice-President (1994-1997) and today the Austrian Ombudsman for stu... (+more)

A new member of ACA Secretariat

There has been a turnover at the Junior Editor trainee position at ACA’s Secretariat - Elena Bizzi... (+more)

DAAD: New findings from Germany about academic study preparation and test development

The German Society for Academic Study Preparation and Test Development (g.a.s.t.) published a new ed... (+more)

NAWA: New promotional video for Polish language courses

NAWA shares their new promotional video about Polish language courses where hundreds of foreign stud... (+more)

European Policy

New European Commissioner and a new portfolio: “Innovation and youth”

Mariya Gabriel, who served as the Commissioner for ‘Digital Single Market’ in the Juncker Commis... (+more)

Horizon Europe: Online co-design consultations extended

The European Commission has begun designing the Horizon Europe Implementation strategy, which is exp... (+more)

How to work with Erasmus+ next year? 2020 Annual work programme for the implementation of Erasmus+ is published

2020 Annual work programme for the implementation of Erasmus+ has been published. In 2020, the pilot... (+more)

Increased Erasmus+ funding for Africa and a conference about EU-Africa cooperation

The EU has invested an additional EUR 17.6 million to support over 8 500 newly selected African stud... (+more)

European Migration Network: Attracting and retaining international students in the EU

Earlier this month, the European Migration Network (EMN) has published a synthesis report on EU memb... (+more)

Early career researchers receive grants from the European Research Council

408 early-career researchers have been awarded European Research Council’s Starting grants in this... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

OECD Education at a glance 2019

In early September, the OECD released the newest edition of one of its core publications – Educati... (+more)

ETER report: Internationalisation of Academic Staff in European Higher Education

European Tertiary Education Register (ETER) has published a report on the numbers and distribution o... (+more)

IAU’s 5th Global survey results are out!

The International Association of Universities (IAU) released earlier this month the much-awaited res... (+more)

Times Higher Education Rankings 2020 are published

Times Higher Education has published its ranking list of top world universities. Two significant tre... (+more)

Good news for future international graduates in UK

The UK will return to the pre-2012 automatic two-year visa extension policy for international gradua... (+more)

Estonia: Graduates of professional Higher Education Institutions will receive BA degrees

A new Higher Education Act entered into force in Estonia in September. According to the Act, all Est... (+more)

Nordic Region calls for automatic recognition of HE qualifications

The Committee for Growth and Development in the Nordic Region is calling for progress towards automa... (+more)

Germany: Deutschlandstipendiums awarded

In the spring of 2011, a new German scholarship programme saw the light of day, the Deutschlandstipe... (+more)

Austria: healthcare system behaving like a drug addict?

Former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (Austrian People’s Party) and lower Austrian State Gover... (+more)

Cyprus: government issues incentives for private universities and public universities offer places to private school students

Private education gets the wind up its sails in Cyprus. The current government recently introduced i... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Social Responsibility and Higher Education: Call for Chapter Proposals

The UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education is editin... (+more)

ERC: Starting grants

European Research Council has opened a call for grant applications for researchers of any nationalit... (+more)

ERC: Synergy grants

European Research Council has opened a call for grant applications for a group of two to maximum fou... (+more)

HEA: Senior Academic Leadership Initiative

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Ireland are invited to submit applications for funding under... (+more)


EAIE Barometer – Money matters

Rumbley, L. E. & Sandström A.-M. (2019) The EAIE Barometer: Internationalisation in Europe (sec... (+more)

USI National Report on Student Mental Health

The Union of Students in Ireland published a National report on student mental health. In Ireland, s... (+more)

Report on Higher Education by “Zukunft machen”

The Hochschul-Bildungs-Report is the central publication of the education initiative "Zukunft m... (+more)

Report: What do German citizens think about inequality in education?

The IFO Education Barometer 2019, the annual representative opinion poll of more than 4,000 citizens... (+more)

T. McCowan: Higher Education for and beyond the Sustainable Development Goals

McCowan, T. Higher Education for and beyond the Sustainable Development GoalsPalgrave Macmillan, Lon... (+more)


ACA Events

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


7 October 2019Sparkling Science KongressVienna, AustriaMore information 9 October 2019EURASHE Works... (+more)