Edition 85 - May 2008

News from ACA

IIE White Paper

IIE is pleased to announce the release of a new report, the second in a series of White Papers on Me... (+more)

Winds of change blow in CRUS

On May 8, the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS) elected Prof. Dr. Antonio Lopri... (+more)

SAIA International Researcher's Guide to Slovakia updated

The International Researcher's Guide to Slovakia, SAIA, 2008, 3rd updated edition, 137 pages. Pdf do... (+more)

SIU: Norway reaching out to North America

The Norwegian government launched a Strategy for Increased Cooperation with North America in Higher ... (+more)

Another successful ACA seminar

On May 16th, ACA held its third European Policy seminar this year. Providing fresh insights into the... (+more)

European Policy

EU countries not keen on research co-operation

The final report of the public consultation on the future of the European Research Area reveals that... (+more)

Erasmus numbers not yet decreasing

Several international educators in Europe have voiced concerns over the past years about the possibl... (+more)

Mobility of European researchers gets a forward push

The European Commission has issued a Communication on Better Careers and More Mobility: A European P... (+more)

New partnerships announced

A new European Union – New Zealand exchange programme will begin in 2009. The programme will recei... (+more)

European Commission reviews ET 2010 agenda

As part of a review of its Education & Training 2010 agenda (ET 2010), the European Commission i... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Greek philosophy of student allocation

The demographic shift of labour away from the areas outside economic centres has forced many Europea... (+more)

Violence blows up in Zimbabwe

Last month the ACA Newsletter – Education Europe reported on the chaotic elections in Zimbabw... (+more)

Austrians promote gender equality

The Austrian Government is planning to introduce a women quota on the university governing boar... (+more)

Canada and the US welcome foreign talent

Canada and the US have both recently made changes to their work permit regulations for international... (+more)

France aims to tame students

The French authorities have decided to tackle the problem of the huge number of university students ... (+more)

ASEM Education Ministerial Meeting in Berlin

On 5-6 May 2008, the eyes of education stakeholders in the 43 ASEM countries were on Berlin, which w... (+more)

China curbs production of doctorates

According to the China View the Chinese education minister has decided to slow down the expansion of... (+more)

Demography problem in higher education in Russia

University World News reports that president Yeltsin’s economic shock therapy in Russia in the 90... (+more)

Finns join the Nordic front of HE internationalisation

Following the example of its neighbours Norway and Sweden, the Finnish Ministry of Education is revi... (+more)

Indian students spend USD 13 billion for study abroad

According to industry body ASSOCHAM, over USD 13 billion is spent per annum by about 450 000 Indian ... (+more)

A new education minister in Italy

Italian general elections in April 2008 led to the establishment of a new government under the leade... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for tender: measures for implementing the Action plan of adult education

The Action plan calls for measures for implementing the action plan for adult education: lot 1 - stu... (+more)

Still open: ALFA III call for proposals

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

Call for tender: study on impact of Leonardo da Vinci innovation projects

The objective of the study is to assess the various impacts of the 2000-2006 Leonardo da Vinci Innov... (+more)

Publications

EURYDICE Thesaurus for Education Systems in Europe

The first edition of the TESE Thesaurus for Education Systems in Europe by the Eurydice Network has ... (+more)

Towards the Virtuous University - The Moral Bases of Academic Practice

Jon Nixon, Towards the Virtuous University - The Moral Bases of Academic Practice, Routledge: 2008. ... (+more)

DIUS: Trans-National Education and Higher Education Institutions: Exploring Patterns of HE Institutional Activity

Sue Drew et al., Trans-National Education and Higher Education Institutions: Exploring Patterns of H... (+more)

Asian Development Bank: Asian Development Outlook 2008

Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Outlook 2008, Books, Periodicals, Studies, and Reports. IS... (+more)

HEPI: The Bologna process and the UK’s international student market

James Cemmell and Bahram Bekhradnia, The Bologna process and the UK’s international student market... (+more)

IHEP: The Bologna Club: What U.S. Higher Education Can Learn from a Decade of European Reconstruction

Clifford Adelman, The Bologna Club: What U.S. Higher Education Can Learn from a Decade of European R... (+more)

Internationalization of Higher Education – Foreign Students in Germany – German Students Abroad

Isserstedt, W.; Link, J.: Internationalization of Higher Education - Foreign Students in Germany - G... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming events

1-3 June 2008EUA launch conference of the Council for Doctoral Education Lausanne, Switzerland Web: ... (+more)