Edition 63 - July 2006

News from ACA

Nuffic opens new office in Mexico

Nuffic is set to open a new office in Mexico. Located in Mexico City, it will be Nuffic’s fifth Ne... (+more)

ACA welcomes two new staff members

The ACA Secretariat is pleased to announce two new staff members: Bettina Cseke and Clara Fohrbeck. ... (+more)

ACA seminar on cooperation with Latin America: Register now

Registration is now open for the next ACA European Policy seminar "Cooperation in higher educat... (+more)

DAAD awards the European Quality Label to eight German higher education institutions

On 6th July 2006, DAAD´s Secretary General, Dr. Christian Bode, awarded eight German higher educati... (+more)

European Policy

Council of Europe declaration on higher education and democratic culture

Higher education leaders and policy makers adopted a declaration at a higher education forum se... (+more)

EURAB calls for new international research policy for the EU

The EU needs to make a stronger commitment to research, development and innovation, and engage furth... (+more)

EUA develops new international agenda

In light of its growing activities outside Europe, the European University Association's (EUA) Counc... (+more)

European Commission announces selected Tempus projects

The European Commission has announced the results of the selection procedure for the new Tempus proj... (+more)

New ERAWATCH service to help improve research policy making in Europe

A new online service will be launched later on in 2006 which will allow researchers and policy maker... (+more)

In memoriam: Roland Vermeesch, President of EURASHE

It is with great sorrow that we inform you that EURASHE's president, Roland Vermeesch, passed away o... (+more)

European Council meeting: Europe needs investment in knowledge and innovation

Reaching the Lisbon goal through investment and action in knowledge and innovation was the main mess... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Meeting of OECD education ministers: Conclusions

Ministers of education from OECD countries and invited observers met in Athens on 27th and 28th June... (+more)

New migration policy in Holland favours brain gain

The Dutch cabinet has agreed to a proposal by the minister for immigration and integration, Mrs Rita... (+more)

Italy: New minister for university and research presents work programme

The newly appointed Italian minister for university and research, Dr Fabio Mussi, has recently ... (+more)

UNESCO Institute for Education becomes Institute for Lifelong Learning

The UNESCO Institute for Education (UIE), founded in Hamburg in the early 1950s, is changing it... (+more)

Hungary: New education minister presents proposal for higher education reform

Mr Istvan Hiller, the new minister of education and culture in Hungary, presented a proposal fo... (+more)

Sweden moving further towards Bologna structure

Starting with the 2007 academic year, Swedish universities will switch to a new degree structure clo... (+more)

Education at the G8 summit

Improving the quality of education has been one of the main priorities of the G8 summit in St. Peter... (+more)

Belgium: Wallonia creates first poles of competitiveness

The Walloon government is making the first concrete steps towards economic recovery of the Walloon r... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Inventory on validation of non-formal and informal learning

The overall objectives of this call for tenders from the European Commission are to quality ass... (+more)

Report on diversity of language teaching in the EU

The objective of this call by the European Commission is to prepare a report on the diversity of lan... (+more)

Network of experts in the social sciences of education and training

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the improvement of policy development in ed... (+more)

Grants for actions to develop and test the European Qualifications Framework

The overall objective of this call for proposals from the European Commission is to award grants to ... (+more)

Study on intercultural skills taught in foreign languages

The aim of this call is to provide the European Commission and member states with practical inf... (+more)

Still time: Previous calls from the June newsletter

Asia-Link programme 2006 The Asia-Link Programme is launching its fifth call for proposals for proj... (+more)

Adult learning professions in Europe

The overall objective of this call is to strengthen the quality of adult learning in Europe, in... (+more)

Publications

South Africa-Norway tertiary education development programme - Report

Review of South Africa - Norway tertiary education development programme (SANTED), S. Hansen, H. Afr... (+more)

Report on impact of students on local communities in UK

'Studentification': a guide to opportunities, challenges and practice, Universities UK, 2006. This ... (+more)

Higher education governance between democratic culture, academic aspirations and market forces

Higher education governance between democratic culture, academic aspirations and market forces, J. K... (+more)

Recognition in the Bologna process

Recognition in the Bologna Process: policy development and the road to good practice<//em><... (+more)

Monitoring and evaluating innovation programmes

Supporting the monitoring and evaluation of innovation programmes, <//em></><//>a ... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming conferences August 2006 - August 2007

24-25 August 2006OECD Conference on “Governing Bodies of Higher Education Institutions: Rolesand R... (+more)