Edition 67 - November 2006

News from ACA

Registrations open: ACA seminar “What’s new in Brussels 2007”

Registrations are now open for the first seminar in the ACA series “European policy seminars” in... (+more)

EduFrance: Appointment of new Director General

Mr André Siganos was appointed Director General of EduFrance on 10th November 2006 by the Agency’... (+more)

The many faces of internationalisation: ACA Annual Conference 2007

Berlin is the place, and “internationalisation” is the theme of next year’s ACA Annual Confere... (+more)

University of Maastricht: 30th anniversary conference with ACA

This year, the University of Maastricht turned 30. The young institution has much to be proud of. It... (+more)

European Higher Education Fairs with EduFrance, DAAD, Nuffic and BC

In November 2006, the consortium of four European agencies led by EduFrance and composed of DAAD, Nu... (+more)

DAAD and British Council: conference on recognition of 3-year Bachelor in US

Is the recognition of three-year degrees from Europe, Australia, and the U.K still a hot topic in th... (+more)

European Policy

Bologna news: Ministerial Meeting 2009 to be held in Benelux

In its October 2006 gathering, the Bologna Follow-up Group (the most important decision-making body ... (+more)

Researchers across Europe to enjoy first funding opportunities from ERC

Researchers across Europe are to soon enjoy first funding opportunities through the European Researc... (+more)

European Commission scholarship programme for Belarusian students

As reported in the March 2006 edition of the ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, the European Commi... (+more)

European Parliament hearing new Commissioners

On 1 January 2007, the European Union will have two new members, Bulgaria and Romania. Like the old ... (+more)

New Erasmus Mundus courses selected

The European Commission has published a list of 23 new Master courses which have been selected under... (+more)

The European Commission promotes entrepreneurship education in Europe

The European Commission has made a step further in developing an entrepreneurial spirit in education... (+more)

A new mobility programme: Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window

The EuropeAid Office of the European Commission has recently launched a new mobility scheme for coop... (+more)

The European Commission proposes credits for vocational education and training

The European Commission has just published a working document proposing the creation of a European c... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

France presents conclusions from the national debate “University-Employment”

The recent French report De l’Université à l’Emploi (From University to Employment) proposes s... (+more)

Fighting brain drain in Africa: A joint initiative of UNESCO and HP

A new measure in the fight against brain drain in Africa is the joint project of UNESCO’s Educatio... (+more)

CHE’s international ranking of universities: Extension to the Netherlands and Flanders

The Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE), Germany, has made a further step in its ranking o... (+more)

IIE releases Open Doors 2006 Report on international educational exchange

The Institute of International Education (IIE), with support from the US Department of State's Burea... (+more)

Germany: “Higher Education Pact 2020” concluded

Germany is one of the few countries in Europe where student numbers are still expected to rise subst... (+more)

CGS report: 3-year Bachelor less of an issue at US institutions

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has just released its annual survey of its US member instituti... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

“Youth in Action” programme: Call for proposals

The proposal refers to action 4.1 of the programme, which provides support to bodies active at Europ... (+more)

Alban Programme: call for proposals academic year 2007/08

A call for proposals for the academic year 2007/08 is still open for scholarships in the framework o... (+more)

Socrates: Call for applications to constitute a list of experts

With this call for applications, the European Commission aims to constitute a list of experts to ass... (+more)

Publications

Barriers for poor and minority students at the top 50 public universities? - US NGO report

Engines of Inequality: Dissiminating Equity in the Nation’s Premier Public Universities. Gerald, D... (+more)

Myths about Australian education, a report says

Clearing the Myths Away: Higher Education’s Place in Meeting Workforce Demands. Birrell, Bob and R... (+more)

The Enquiring University

The Enquiring University. Rowland, Stephen. Open University Press, ISBN 0335216021, October 2006, 17... (+more)

International directory of higher education research centres and programmes

Higher Education: A worldwide inventory of centers and programs (revised edition). Altbach, Philip G... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming events December 2006 - 2007

1-2 December 2006EUA Managing the University Community Workshop: “Institutional Performance Indica... (+more)