Edition 68 - December 2006

News from ACA

ACA seminar "What's new in Brussels" complete

The ACA seminar What’s new in Brussels 2007, to take place on 2 February 2007, has reached its cap... (+more)

New ACA publication and forthcoming seminar on services for international students

In the increasing global competition for the best students, the quality and attractiveness of an ins... (+more)

Promoting European Higher Education through Educational Advising Centres’ Network – project comes to an end

After 14 months and a series of activities targeting educational advisors from Georgia, Azerbaijan, ... (+more)

Nuffic administers a new scholarship programme for Dutch immigrants

Nuffic administers a new scholarship programme for immigrants in the Netherlands. The initiative bel... (+more)

European Policy

What is ERASMUS worth on the labour market?

The European Commission has recently released the report The Professional Value of ERASMUS Mobility.... (+more)

ERASMUS Programme turns 20 in 2007

In 2007, the ERASMUS programme of the EU will turn 20 and the European Commission and the 31 pa... (+more)

Council and Parliament give green light to FP7

The EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) has now been given green light: it was approved by both... (+more)

New EU-Canada programme triples funding

At the informal education ministerial meeting held in early December in Helsinki, representatives of... (+more)

TeLearn: The first international Open Archive in Technology Enhanced Learning

The first international Open Archive in Technology Enhanced Learning, TeLearn, has been recently cre... (+more)

From Copenhagen to Helsinki: news in VET

On 5 December, the informal meeting of the EU ministers of vocational education and training was con... (+more)

A Multilingualism Commissioner, three new languages and a new alphabet for the EU

After an affirmative vote from the European Parliament, the two would-be Commissioners from the acce... (+more)

Survey on the socio-economic background of ERASMUS students

ECOTEC Research and Consulting Ltd. has carried out a survey of the socio-economic background of ERA... (+more)

New Director for Lifelong Learning

As from 1 January 2007, there will be a new Director for Lifelong Learning Policies: David White. He... (+more)

An innovation strategy for Europe?

With the Finland’s EU Presidency coming to an end, one of its key priorities has been in the limel... (+more)

German presidency: a short story of a Europe of knowledge

The German presidency will begin with a “big bang” in education and research: it coincid... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Sweden forms Globalization Council

Many in Sweden see globalisation, the increasing integration of economies through trade and financia... (+more)

New database on effective practices in student success

The Effective Practices in Student Success (EPSS) database is a new project of the Educational Polic... (+more)

OECD: China to become world’s second biggest investor in R&D by the end of 2006

The recent OECD report Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2006 forecasts that, by the end of 2... (+more)

First IAU Task Force on Access to Higher Education: Summary report

The Task Force was set by the International Association of Universities (IAU) to pursue the initiati... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

EDULINK: first call for proposals

EDULINK is the first ACP-EU cooperation programme in higher education. It is open to all countries o... (+more)

Upcoming calls for proposals: FP7 and EU-Canada

At the time of writing this newsletter, two major calls for proposals were just about to be publishe... (+more)

ERASMUS Mundus External Cooperation Window: Extended call for proposals

Please note that the deadline for proposals for ERASMUS Mundus External Cooperation Window has been ... (+more)

Lifelong Learning Programme: 2007 call for proposals

This general call for proposals for 2007 refers to various parts of the Lifelong Learning Programme,... (+more)

Publications

New serial publication for e-learning: eLearning Papers

The first edition of a new publication, the eLearning Papers, has just seen the light of the day: th... (+more)

The formative years of scholars

The Formative Years of Scholars. Teichler, U. (ed.). Wenner-Gren International Series, Volume 83. Ne... (+more)

Reflections on policy and practice of international higher education

International Higher Education. Reflections on Policy and Practice. Altbach, Philip, G., Boston Coll... (+more)

Policies towards foreign graduates in industrialised countries, a comparative study

Comparative Study on Policies towards Foreign Graduates: Study on Admission and Retention Policies t... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming events

8-10 January 2007“Creativity of Conformity? Building cultures of creativity in higher education”... (+more)