Edition 83 - March 2008

News from ACA

Partake in a survey on transatlantic joint and double degree programmes

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education ... (+more)

Tempus: Hungary says no to tuition fees

On 9 March 2008, Hungary decided in a referendum on the elimination of tuition fees in higher educat... (+more)

Registrations remain open for the Annual Conference in Tallinn and the ACA Seminar on transnational education

ACA would like to remind you that registrations remain open for the third ACA European Policy Semina... (+more)

Rationalisation of higher education in Flanders

VLIR has recently reported on the plans of the Flemish minister of Education, Vandenbroucke, to set ... (+more)

European Policy

EIT: Does the “I” stand for innovation or ill-conceived?

By the second hearing on 11 March, the European Parliament finally decided to approve the establishm... (+more)

GÉANT goes global

Europe’s largest computer-based research and education network G?ANT links 30 million researchers ... (+more)

A new register for quality: EQAR

On 4 March, the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR) was formally launched in a move designed ... (+more)

"Fifth freedom" of knowledge

The European Council, bringing together the heads of state or government of the European Union, conv... (+more)

Universities meet with business in Brussels

The first University - Business Forum, attended by more than 280 participants, took place at the end... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

The Canadians budget for higher education

In the 2008 budget, the Canadian government says “Improving Canada’s competitive position means ... (+more)

The British government wants 20 new campuses in the UK

The Guardian reports that John Denham, the universities secretary, “is calling on towns and cities... (+more)

Germany: Go East, young man!

The universities in former East Germany are joining forces in trying to attract secondary education ... (+more)

Finns join forces in the name of Innovation

In Finland, the Ministry of Education has recently published a proposal to create an Innovation Univ... (+more)

Google Alert on Higher Education

A nationwide inquiry was recently launched in the UK to look at how the use of new technologies such... (+more)

Researchers on the streets in Paris

Several unions organizing researchers in France got about 600 of their members on the streets of Par... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

ALFA III call for proposals

The objective of the programme is to encourage the development of the Higher Education in Latin Amer... (+more)

Tempus IV first call for proposals - EAC/04/2008

The first Call for Proposals under the new phase of the programme, Tempus IV, invites the submission... (+more)

Last days for EU-CANADA call for proposals

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

Erasmus Mundus 2008 call for proposals still open

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

Publications

New challenges in recognition

Council of Europe, New challenges in recognition, Council of Europe higher education series No.10, 2... (+more)

Using Social Theory in Educational Research - A Practical Guide

Mark Dressman, Using Social Theory in Educational Research - A Practical Guide, Routledge: 2008. ISB... (+more)

Reviews of National Policies for Education - Dominican Republic

OECD, Reviews of National Policies for Education - Dominican Republic, OECD, Paris: 2008. ISBN: 9789... (+more)

Teaching in Transnational Higher Education

Michelle Wallace, Lee Dunn (eds.), Teaching in Transnational Higher Education - Enhancing Learning f... (+more)

UNESCO: World Data on Education, Sixth edition, 2006/07

The sixth edition of World Data on Education (WDE) contains the profiles of 161 education systems. T... (+more)

From Reykjavik to Vladivostok: Student Advising Trends from EducationUSA Europe and Eurasia 2007-2008

EducationUSA has recently published over 40 country profiles with student advising trends from Europ... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming events

30 March-2 April 2008GUNI: "IV International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education: New chal... (+more)