Edition 81 - January 2008

News from ACA

Staff changes at the ACA secretariat

ACA says a warm farewell and best of luck to Senior Officer Elizabeth Colucci who has been with the ... (+more)

Professor Dürrstein elected new ÖAD President

Professor Hubert Dürrstein was elected the new President of the Austrian Exchange Service (ÖAD) in... (+more)

Registrations are open for the Annual Conference in Tallinn and the ACA Seminar on rankings

Registrations are now open for the second ACA European Policy Seminar in 2008 and ACA Annual Confere... (+more)

European Policy

Priorities of the Slovenian Council Presidency

At the beginning of January, Slovenia took over the Council presidency of the European Union from Po... (+more)

The Lisbon EU-African Summit

The EU-Africa Summit in Lisbon in December ended with a 100-page declaration about a new partnership... (+more)

Montenegro joins European Union’s research programme

On January 25, Montenegro signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European Commission gr... (+more)

Multipass – electronic applications

Most of the EU programmes now introduce a net based application form.  Multipass is developed f... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Buyer beware in Britain

A BBC London investigation has exposed an international education scam targeted at foreign students.... (+more)

Suits you, Sir: higher education to be tailored in the UK

In his annual grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the Universities Sec... (+more)

The Baltics join the Nordplus Programme

Nordplus is the Nordic cooperation programme that, like the LLP, finances all aspects of life-long l... (+more)

Canada and university teachers

The Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada (AUCC) has now calculated that half of the 40... (+more)

New Central Asian University

With financing from Aga Khan, a Central Asian University with campuses in Tadszjikistan, Kazakhstan ... (+more)

Indian mega-campus in Malaysia

Gua Tempurong in Malaysia is about to witness a new chapter in international higher education and re... (+more)

British Council in Russia

Foreign Secretary Davil Miliband has warned Russia over ”intimidation.”  St.Petersburg offi... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

‘Lifelong Learning’ programme — next deadlines Leonardo and Jean Monnet

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

EU-US Atlantis programme call for proposals

The European Commission has launched together with the US Department of Education a new joint call f... (+more)

EU-CANADA Transatlantic Exchange Partnerships (TEP)

A new call for proposals has been launched by the European Commission together with Human Resources ... (+more)


Study on mobility of researchers

The European Commission’s DG Research has just released a report on “Indicators on researcher’... (+more)

We will never learn to love fees

The European Student Union (ESU) has published a survey of fees structures in various countries with... (+more)

Leaflet on progress towards Education and Training 2010 objectives

The European Commission’s DG for Education and Culture has produced an eight-page leaflet on progr... (+more)


Upcoming events

1 February 2008ACA European Policy Seminar: What's new in Brussels 2008: Recent developments in Euro... (+more)