Edition 69 - January 2007

News from ACA

AVCC appoints interim Chief Executive Officer

Mr David Rome is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (AV... (+more)

ACA President Peter Scott knighted

Professor Peter Scott, Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University and President of the Academic Cooperat... (+more)

ACA upcoming events 2007

ACA Annual ConferenceACA is inviting you to its Annual Conference “The Many Faces of International... (+more)

Global Promotion Project update

ACA has officially signed a new contract to carry out Lot 2 of the European Commission’s Erasmus M... (+more)

Staff changes at the ACA Secretariat

ACA would like to say a hearty farewell and best of luck to Senior Officer Franziska Muche, who will... (+more)

CIMO administers Sitra Fellowships between India and Finland

As of 1 January 2007, CIMO (Centre for International Mobility) and Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fun... (+more)

IDP Education Australia opens new student centre in Perth

IDP Australia, a prominent international student service provider, has recently opened a large stude... (+more)

European Policy

ERAWATCH: information source on EU research systems and policies

On 12 January, the European Commission launched a new online database, ERAWATCH, providing up-to-dat... (+more)

Asia's perceptions of the EU: project results

European Studies in Asia (ESiA), a network administered by the Asia-Europe Foundation, has just rele... (+more)

European Education Policy Network holds first conference of 2007 series

The European Education Policy Network, a recently launched forum for policy makers and researchers i... (+more)

Education and Training 2010: updated resource

The European Commission has updated its reference list Education and Training 2010: Main policy init... (+more)

2005 European R&D data: unimproved performance

No significant leap in 2005 for the EU investment in research and development (R&D) – this is ... (+more)

Launch of multilingualism dissemination project

TNP3-D, a network project for the decentralised and centralised dissemination of TNP3 results and ou... (+more)

Grundtvig Learning Partnerships: Compendium 2006

The European Commission has prepared a large compendium of the Learning Partnerships running in 2006... (+more)

Erasmus 20th Birthday Conference: students have their say

On 18-19 January, the celebrations for the Erasmus Programme’s 20th birthday were kicked off with ... (+more)

LLLP Info Days: presentations are now available

Those who missed the first Lifelong Learning Programme (LLLP) Info Day (29 January), and are st... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

OECD recommends to Portugal reforms in tertiary education

Portugal should undertake reforms in its universities and other post-secondary schooling institution... (+more)

Germany: Second round of the Excellence Initiative

The Excellence Initiative in Germany, co-organised by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Resear... (+more)

Norway finances Masters in the South

NOMA, Norad’s (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) programme for Master Studies, has bee... (+more)

Austria: new ministers, new ministries, and a compromise on tuition fees

After months of negotiations, the Austrian Peoples’ Party (ÖVP) and the Social Democrats (SPÖ) f... (+more)

Germany improves conditions for foreign researchers

The Universities of Bochum, Bonn and Marburg have become ‘Welcome Centres for internationally mobi... (+more)

The UK attracts more EU students

The UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) has recently presented, in collaboration with D... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Still time: Previous calls from the December Newsletter

Lifelong Learning Programme: 2007 call for proposalsThis is a reminder of the forthcoming call for p... (+more)

Programme “Europe for Citizens” – Action 2

The Programme "Europe for Citizens" is operational for the period 2007-2013 and aims to su... (+more)

Erasmus University Charter 2007-2013: Application open

Part of the Lifelong Learning Programme, the Erasmus University Charter (EUC) gives a comprehensive ... (+more)

Publications

Where is Asia in its innovation and how does Europe benefit?: a study hints

The Atlas of Ideas. Leadbeater, Charles & Wilsdon, James. Demos, 2007. ISBN: 1841801747. Pages: ... (+more)

Opportunities and challenges for universities in knowledge regions

The Rise of Knowledge Regions: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges for Universities. Reichert, Syb... (+more)

OECD: higher education policy analysis - 2005-2006

Education Policy Analysis: Focus on Higher Education – 2005-2006. OECD, 2000. ISBN: 9264022708. Pa... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming Events

12-13 February 2007UCAS Conference “European Marketing and Recruitment”Amsterdam, The Netherla... (+more)