Edition 76 - August 2007

News from ACA

ACA seminar: Analysing the EU-US higher education relationship

ACA would like to invite registrations for the fourth European Policy Seminar of 2007: Partners and ... (+more)

In memoriam: Alfred Ebenbauer

ACA is sad to report the unexpected death of Alfred Ebenbauer, the President of Austrian ACA Member ... (+more)

IIE: fellowship for threatened scholars from Iraq

The Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) is working to provide fellowshi... (+more)

SIU: Bridges of Knowledge 2007

SIU is organising its biennial Bridges of Knowledge conference for 2007 on 25-26 October 2007 in Ber... (+more)

Archimedes Foundation celebrates its 10th anniversary

ACA's member Archimedes Foundation is celebrating its 10-years-anniversary managing different nation... (+more)

ACA: staff changes

The end of the summer holidays also heralds the end of Edurne Portillo’s internship with ACA. Edur... (+more)

European Policy

Cohesion funds: Czech Republic and Bulgaria invest in education

To reduce social and economic disparities among the 27 member states, the EU is putting into practic... (+more)

Commission communication on teacher education

Following an OECD survey on teaching skills in the European Union, the Commission decided to publish... (+more)

The EU Portuguese Presidency priorities on higher education

The last edition of the ACA Newsletter-Education Europe presented a brief introduction to the Portug... (+more)

European Commission report on knowledge hubs

The European Commission through DG Regional Policy released a report on the European Urban Audit, a ... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

African Union Education Ministers meeting in South Africa

Education in Africa was under the spotlight as Education Ministers from the African Union countries ... (+more)

Swedish universities: are there too many?

On August 5, the new University Chancellor in charge of The National Agency for Higher Education in ... (+more)

Greece: new bill to promote research

Greece’s Education Ministry made public new plans to introduce changes to the funding structure fo... (+more)

French law for higher education passed

In our last ACA Newsletter-Education Europe, we presented the Minister for Research and Higher Educa... (+more)

UK: Outgoing students and their language competence

Last July, we presented the Higher Education Policy Institute's (HEPI) report on the economic costs ... (+more)

Sudan-Norwegian University Cooperation Programme

Norway has a 40 year history of university cooperation with Sudan.  Though this relationship su... (+more)

US government tackles student loan oversight

After a cascade of indictments revealing the tangled relationship of US universities and private stu... (+more)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: new law on higher education

Until last month, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) was included in the group of Bologna Process signator... (+more)

Leading institutions in the new Shanghai ranking

To nobody’s surprise, US universities come out on top of the recent academic ranking of world univ... (+more)

OECD report on innovation in China

As part of its new programme of country reviews of innovation policy; the OECD presented the main fi... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

EU-China law school: last reminder

The European Commission is seeking proposals for a Europe-China School of Law in the People's Republ... (+more)

Euratom Fusion Training Scheme (EFTS)

Fusion energy has been identified as one of two prime research policies under the Seventh Framework ... (+more)

Future developments of the European Research Area: last reminder

Through this call for tender, the European Commission is trying to better understand the changing&nb... (+more)

EDULINK: second call for proposals

The Edulink Programme is designed to foster co-operation in the field of higher education between th... (+more)

Publications

OECD: globalisation and higher education

Marginson, Simon Prof. Dr. and Van der Wende, Marijk Prof. Dr. Globalisation and Higher Education: E... (+more)

OECD: linking research and policy

OECD. Evidence in Education: Linking Research and Policy. (July 2007). OECD Publishing. ISBN: 978926... (+more)

OECD: open educational resources

OECD. Giving Knowledge for Free: The Emergence of Open Educational Resources. (July 2007). ISBN: 978... (+more)

UNESCO: quality assurance in higher education

Martin, Michaela and Stella, Antony. External Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Making Choices.... (+more)

G8 countries: comparative indicators of education

Miller, David C. Sen, Anindita Malley, Lydia B. Comparative Indicators of Education in the United St... (+more)

IIE study abroad white paper series

Institute of International Education. White Paper Number 1: Current Trends in U.S. Study Abroad &... (+more)

Technology transfer in Ireland

Cunningham, James and Harney, Brian. Strategic Management of Technology Transfer: the New Challenge ... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming events

3-4 September 2007OECD Call for Proposals for an International Conference: “Supporting Success and... (+more)