Edition 72 - April 2007

News from ACA

Nordic-Russian cooperation: SIU supports new programme

The Norwegian government’s High North strategy gives new direction to the cooperation programme wi... (+more)

British Council now to run Erasmus

With the new Lifelong Learning Programme, the UK government education departments have decided to pl... (+more)

European Higher Education Fairs

The application procedure is now open for European higher education institutions wishing to exhibit ... (+more)

IIE: assessing capacity to send 1 million U.S. students abroad

The recent Lincoln Commission report has pointed out how critical it is to America’s competitivene... (+more)

ACA seminar: Bologna Process in the final lap

Tracking what has been a widely anticipated event for the European higher education area, ACA will t... (+more)

European Policy

Knowledge as the 'fifth' community freedom?

The European Commission is proposing a symbolic expansion of the four community freedoms: free movem... (+more)

European security reseach: knowledge transfer

During the European Security Research Conference: “Research for Securing Citizens,” Dr. Annette ... (+more)

Copernicus: sustainable development in education

Copernicus-Campus, a European university network for sustainable development, has developed strategi... (+more)

Knowledge transfer: bridging research and industry

The European Commission has released a new communication proposing voluntary guidelines to help... (+more)

EIT still up for debate: proposal for different structure

The European Institute of Technology, a project proposal conceived by the European Commission presid... (+more)

European strategy for life-sciences and biotech

According to a new European communication put forth by president Barroso, there is a strong need to ... (+more)

Europe to conduct language comprehension surveys

The European Commission has recently released a communication to the Council on a potential framewor... (+more)

Social Dimensions of the Bologna Process: report

The issue of equal access to education has been threaded throughout the Bologna Process agenda for s... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Familiar face in the Estonian Ministry of Education

Estonia's new government led by Prime Minister Andrus Ansip was sworn in this month in the nation's ... (+more)

Hope for an African higher education area

Although the Bologna process is not without challenges, it may provide inspiration for the African c... (+more)

Female Education Minister in Kuwait: dress codes

Kuwaiti Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah approved a new 16-member cabinet with two women minister... (+more)

Rankings most influential on top-student choice

This recent study carried out by the Knowledge Partnership, an education consultancy, delves into th... (+more)

Latin America: regional education project

On March 29-30, the Ministers and Vice-Ministers of education from the 41 countries of Latin America... (+more)

Homosexuality and education: controversial Polish proposal

A recent informal meeting of EU Education Ministers in Heidelberg to discuss Lisbon reform was certa... (+more)

Controversial higher education reforms in Greece

After a three months of fervent protest, Greek universities recommenced classes on 16 April. The dis... (+more)

Russia realising Bologna: two-tied system passed

Russia, a 2003 Bologna Process signatory, has taking a large step in higher education cycle reform. ... (+more)

OECD report on Slovakia achievements in education

Published this month, the new economic survey of the Slovak Republic highlights that improving educa... (+more)

U.S. loans and lender privatisation debate

The US’ 85 billion dollar a year student loan industry in under high legal scrutiny. In the race t... (+more)

Finland: elections and education portfolios

The Finnish Parliament is celebrating its centenary in 2006-2007. After 100 years, the recent parlia... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Atlantis programme

The European Commission has published a second call for proposals for the relatively young Atlantis ... (+more)

Erasmus Mundus: Action 4

The Erasmus Mundus programme Action 4 supports European co-operation projects aiming to im... (+more)

Science and Society Call: final reminder

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

Joint Study Projects EU-Canada: final Reminder

The European Commission has launched a new call for proposals under the EU-Canada programme aimed at... (+more)

Information project on the Bologna Process: final reminder

The European Commission has released a public tender entitled Information Project Higher Education R... (+more)

Publications

Academic malpractice and its effects

Barblan, Andris; Daxner, Michael and Ivosevic, Vanja. Academic malpractice threats and temptations: ... (+more)

OECD: Qualifications systems and Lifelong Learning

OECD Education and Training Policy. Qualifications systems bridges to Lifelong Learning. (April 2007... (+more)

The burden of higher education finance

Marcucci, Pamela N. and Johnstone, D. Bruce. International Higher Education Finance: An Annotated Bi... (+more)

Higher education access and success for immigrants

Erisman, Wendy, Ph.D., and Looney, Shannon. Opening the door to the American dream: Increasing Highe... (+more)

OECD: Indicators for quality in VET

Seyfried, Erwin. Indicators for quality in VET: to enhance European cooperation. (2007). Cedefop –... (+more)

IIE funding for U.S. study guide books 2007-8

IIE’s Funding for United States study 2007-8. Institute of International Education. (February 2007... (+more)

Improving teacher preparation

Dembélé, Martial; Schwille, John and Schubert, Jane. Global Perspectives on Teacher Learning: Impr... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming events

13-15 May 2007ACA Annual Conference 2007: “The Many Faces of Internationalisation” Berlin, Ger... (+more)