Edition 79 - November 2007

News from ACA

Improving the ACA newsletter: survey results

Last month the ACA Secretariat asked its readers about their opinion on the ACA Newsletter – Educa... (+more)

DAAD’s “Passage to India"

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will fund new programmes to attract mor... (+more)

Nuffic: flexible funding and new branding

The Ministry of Education, Culture & Science is Nuffic’s largest single source of income, acco... (+more)

SIU in the world: more education and development programmes

SIU continues to receive considerable funding to manage a variety of education development and coope... (+more)

SI: Sweden Alumni Network

The new Swedish Institute (SI) project Sweden Network aims at enlarging the existing Alumni Network ... (+more)

US International Education Week celebrated at ACA EU-US seminar

The ACA Secretariat would like to report its most recent European Policy Seminar, Partners and Compe... (+more)

Don't forget to register for What's New in Brussels 2008!

Can you afford not to know what’s new in Brussels? You may, of course, spend a quiet day at home o... (+more)

European Policy

Education Council: EQF and university modernisation resolution push forward

The Education, Youth and Culture (EYC) Council of the Council of the EU brought together education, ... (+more)

EIT goes ahead: Council endorses

After bouncing between the different EU institutions in various formats, the draft Regulation for es... (+more)

Modernising universities and competitiveness: new Council resolution

On 23 November, the Council of the European Union’s Competitiveness Council adopted a new reso... (+more)

European researcher salaries: varied and lagging behind

A recent European Commission study, Remuneration of Researchers in Public and Private Commercial Sec... (+more)

The Bologna Process plans through 2009

Already at the beginning of October, the work programme for the Bologna Process until the next Minis... (+more)

Lisbon Summit: the joint EU-Africa strategy

On 8-9 December the second Summit of the heads of state and government from EU and Africa is schedul... (+more)

Joint progress report confirms delays in implementing Education and Training 2010

The European Commission and the Council have submitted on 12 November their 2008 draft joint report ... (+more)

EFTA countries support EEA through grant programme to reduce social disparity

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (EFTA) are members of the Internal Market through the EEA (Europea... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

THES 2007 rankings published

For the fourth time, the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) has published the results of its g... (+more)

EU boosts entrepreneurship and innovation in Latvia

The European Regional Development Fund has given Latvia a considerable boost in science, innovation,... (+more)

A bumpy road to university reform in France: strikes close more than just transport

As predicted, the recent French law on university autonomy (see ACA Newsletter – Education Europe&... (+more)

Good new for the US: IIE’S Open Doors report

The future of inflow of foreign students to the US looks bright, at least according to the recently ... (+more)

Breaking boundaries in Saudi Arabia: first co-ed research institution to open

The King Abdallah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) will herald a new era in Saudi Arabi... (+more)

Sweden debates student fees and new funding structure for universities

The tuition fee debate rolls on in the Nordic countries. The Under-Secretary of State for Education ... (+more)

Switzerland: Soon to be included in EU education programmes

Negotiations between Switzerland and the EU over the Swiss participation in the EU’s Lifelong Lear... (+more)

Barbara Kudrycka is the new Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education

In Poland’s new government headed by Donald Tusk, Professor Barbara Kudrycka is the new Minister o... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Erasmus Mundus, Actions 1-4

The Erasmus Mundus programme's overall aim is to enhance the quality of European higher education by... (+more)

FP7 Capacities programme - Call for proposals for 'International Cooperation'

This call supports the coordination of national policies and activities of Member States and Associa... (+more)

Indicators on ICT in education

The study aims to contribute to the development of indicators on ICT in education and to get a bette... (+more)

‘Lifelong Learning’ programme — Call for proposals 2008

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

Publications

EAIE: Internationalisation at Home: ideas and ideals

Teekens, Hanneke (ed.): Internationalisation at Home: ideas and ideals, European Association for Int... (+more)

EU’s development report 2007

The Annual Report 2007 on the European Community’s development policy and the implementation of ex... (+more)

Higher Education and Work in Africa: INCHER

Mugabushaka, Schomburg & Teichler (eds.), Higher Education and Work in Africa – A comparative ... (+more)

Higher education in Flanders: CHEPS

Dassen, A., and Luijten-Lub, A. Higher education in Flanders. CHEPS report / International Higher Ed... (+more)

Public-Private Dynamics in Higher Education: CHEPS

Enders, Jurgen and Jongbloed, Ben (eds.) Public-Private Dynamics in Higher Education - Expectations,... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming events

4-7 December 2007The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA): "3rd Biennial Leadership... (+more)