Edition 78 - October 2007

News from ACA

IDP Australia co-hosts AIEC

IDP Australia, in conjunction with the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) welco... (+more)

New ACA member APA celebrates Tempus in the Baltics

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of  the Tempus programme in the Baltic States, an internation... (+more)

ACA annouces 2008 event calendar

Mark these dates! – ACA seminars and conference in 2008 ACA is pleased to announce its 2008 event... (+more)

SI: Survey on foreign students in Sweden

Eight out of ten students from abroad would recommend others to study in Sweden. According to a surv... (+more)

IPK and the Global School initiative

The Swedish Government has just decided that the International Programme Office for Education and Tr... (+more)

CampusFrance: New Quality Services Charter for foreign students

The French authorities have recently introduced a new quality charter to ensure the highest quality ... (+more)

ACA Newsletter Survey: last call

The ACA Secretariat is carrying out a survey on the ACA Newsletter – Education Europe amongst its ... (+more)

In memoriam: Judy Powell

On 30 September, Judy Powell died. Judy had, for many years, represented the British Council in the ... (+more)

European Policy

Austrian medical student quotas: EC to refrain from legal action

The European Commission will suspend legal action against Austria over its unlawful cap on foreign u... (+more)

More bad news for Lisbon: EU research spending lags

According to the 2007 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, an EU sponsored report listing th... (+more)

Luring high skilled labour: the Blue Card

Triggered by Europe’s persistent concern with its demographic future in respect to Lisbon Process ... (+more)

Final ECJ ruling on German student grants

The European Court of Justice has made a final ruling that Germany has to provide education and trai... (+more)

European Parliament signs off on EQF

The European Parliament has voted in support of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), a ‘tr... (+more)

Critiques of the EC green paper on the European Research Area

Earlier this year the European Commission published a green paper on the European Research Area, bas... (+more)

New breath for EU-Canada programme

Eleven new transatlantic projects in the framework of the European Commission supported EU-Canada pr... (+more)

EU countries struggle to meet Lisbon objectives

European education and training is unlikely to meet the targets set in the education-related pa... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Education made to order in Finland

The Finnish Government submitted its proposal for an amendment to the Universities and Polytechnics ... (+more)

UNESCO General Conference: Education and development focus

The 34th session of the UNESCO General Conference, which every two years brings together the member ... (+more)

Berkeley Goes YouTube

Further expanding public access to its intellectual riches through one of the most popular Web desti... (+more)

Italian budget: boost for universities and foreign researchers

The Italian government’s draft budget for 2008 will bring more money to universities and research.... (+more)

Another round for the German Excellence Initiative

 “A new chapter in the history of science” was being written, according to German Minister ... (+more)

Back to school for inactive Greek students

Greek university students who have drifted out of the system now have a second chance. Due to a new ... (+more)

News from Africa: AIDS and teachers, UK cooperation

Ever since the 2001 Kelly Report (Challenging the Challenger) several African institutions have voic... (+more)

Germany debates migrant integration through education

A report carried out by a German research institute (Sinus Sociovision) produced some important find... (+more)

A new voice for UK students: first minister of students appointed

The UK is taking a creative approach to making the government more accountable to student needs. Lor... (+more)

New education ministers for Norway

When Jens Stoltenberg formed his second government in 2005, he rearranged some of the ministries.&nb... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Study on the socio-economic impact of mobility for learning purposes

The main purpose of the contract is to realise a European-wide survey of former participants in EU-f... (+more)

The impact of ICT and new media on language learning

The main emphasis of this study should be to investigate the possibilities of ICT-supported learning... (+more)

Data collection on socio-economic background of learners

The specific objective of this feasibility study is to look at the existing national and internation... (+more)

Multilingualism and creativity

On the basis of existing research and scientific literature, including practical examples and empiri... (+more)

Efficiency and effectiveness of public spending on tertiary education

The overall objective of the study is to carry out analyses of the efficiency and effectiveness of p... (+more)

Lifelong Learning Programme — Call for proposals 2008

The Lifelong Learning Programme applies to all types and levels of education and vocational educatio... (+more)

FP7 Capacities programme - International Cooperation

This call supports the coordination of national policies and activities of member states and associa... (+more)

Study on European terminology in adult learning

The overall objective of this contract is to support the European Commission in monitoring and analy... (+more)

Publications

UNESCOs Global Education Digest

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) has just published the 2007 issue of the Global Education ... (+more)

UNESCOs Education Counts

UNESCO just came out with the 2007 issue of the Word Education Indicators (WEI). Entitled Education ... (+more)

Key Challenges to the Academic Profession

Kogan, Maurice & Teichler, Ulrich (eds.) Key Challenges to the Academic Profession. Internationa... (+more)

Looking Back to Look Forward. Analyses of Higher Education after the Turn of the Millenium

Kehm, Barbara M. (ed.): Looking Back to Look Forward. Analyses of Higher Education after the Turn of... (+more)

Changing Conditions for Academic Work and Careers in Select Countries

William & Teichler, Ulrich (eds.) The Changing Conditions for Academic Work and Careers in Selec... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming events

5-10 November 20075th European Forum 2007: "Continuing Engineering Education (CEE) and Continui... (+more)