Edition 70 - February 2007

News from ACA

EduFrance offers online portal for mathematics

EduFrance has launched a new integrated online study portal in the field of mathematics enabling int... (+more)

ACA's Berlin Conference & Brussels seminar

ACA Annual Conference in 2007: "The many faces of Internationalisation" Many renowned... (+more)

ACA completes start-up phase of Erasmus Mundus Alumni Association

In late 2005, ACA was awarded a contract by the European Commission’s DG for Education and Culture... (+more)

Staff changes at the ACA Secretariat

ACA would like to warmly thank Officer Manager Marijke Geerts for her hard work and dedication over ... (+more)

“Education today fails to produce global citizens”: BC youth forum conclusions

Between 15-17 January 2007, 60 young leaders from around the globe came together in Greenwich London... (+more)

European Policy

Communicating science: nominees of the Descartes Competition

Science is an art of investigation but also of communication. This is the logic behind the EU’s De... (+more)

European Commission challenges national student quotas

The debate over inter-EU access to higher education institutions has recently heated up as the Europ... (+more)

European Social Partners Conference on ECVET

Part of an active ongoing consultation process launched by the European Commission in November 2006,... (+more)

EU and India – partners in science

European Research Commissioner Janez Potocnik has recently chaired the first EU-India ministerial me... (+more)

EU students to benefit from Chinese scholarships

Following the commitment made by China at its 2006 Summit meeting with the EU, the Ministry of Educa... (+more)

Council of Europe and European Commission address HE in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The European Commissioner for Education, Jan Figel’, has recently made some recommendations for hi... (+more)

2006 European Innovation Scoreboard: encouraging conclusions for EU-27

The European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) for 2006 is already available. This edition looks at develo... (+more)

Formal establishment of the ERC

The European Research Council, the first pan-European funding organisation to support research in al... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

UK students benefit financially despite university fee hike

A counter-intuitive report produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers and commissioned by Universities UK in... (+more)

Norway and Spain should boost innovation, study recommends

As in the case of Switzerland (see earlier in this edition), the OECD has also warned Spain and Norw... (+more)

First female president named at Harvard

Harvard University has just become the fourth American Ivy League University to name a woman as Pres... (+more)

Educational R&D staggers in Switzerland, OECD says

Switzerland, one of the smallest yet richest countries in the world, is facing a call to improve its... (+more)

Technology institutes integrated in Ireland

In an effort to bring greater cohesion to higher education in Ireland, the Irish Minister for Educat... (+more)

New Indian legislation on affirmative action

A bill passed in India’s parliament in December 2006 will have a drastic influence on India’s un... (+more)

Merging Finnish higher education institutions

A working group on Finland’s higher education (lead by the Secrtary of State Raimo Sailas) produce... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

LLLP call for proposals: reminder & updates

The general call for proposals under the new integrated Lifelong Learning Programme (LLLP), which wa... (+more)

Science and Society Call

Part of an initiative to improve public awareness of science among European citizens, the European C... (+more)

Jean Monnet 2007

The European Commission has opened a call for proposals for the Jean Monnet Programme 2007, which ha... (+more)

Erasmus Mundus Alumni Association and Related Services

The Tempus-Erasmus Mundus Unit of Directorate General of Education and Culture has opened a tender f... (+more)

Publications

World-class university and university ranking

The World-Class University and Ranking: Aiming Beyond Status. Sadlak, Jan & Cai, Liu Nian (eds.)... (+more)

Tradition and transition in academia worldwide

Tradition and Transition. The International Imperative in Higher Education. Altbach, Philip G. Bosto... (+more)

Reforming university governance: INCHER

Reforming University Governance. Changing Conditions for Research in Four European Countries. Kehm, ... (+more)

College Learning for the New Global Century

College Learning for the New Global Century: A Report from the National Leadership Council for Liber... (+more)

Tertiary education in New Zealand

OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education: New Zealand. Country Note. Goedegebuure, Leo; Santiago, ... (+more)

Non-vocational adult education in Europe

Non-Vocational Adult Education in Europe. Executive Summary of National Information on Eurybase. (Wo... (+more)

IIE Passport 2007

IIE’s Study Abroad Directories: IIE Passport: Academic Year Abroad 2007-2008; IIE Passport: Short-... (+more)

Multilingualism and SME competitiveness

Effects on the European Economy of Shortages of Foreign Language Skills in Enterprise. The National ... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming Events

1-3 March 20077th Poland International Education Fair PERSPEKTYWY 2007Warsaw, PolandWeb: http://www.... (+more)