Edition 92 - December 2008

News from ACA

ACA Annual Conference 2009: registrations are now open

It was worth your wait. ACA is pleased to announce that registrations are open for the ACA 2009 Annu... (+more)

Staff changes

ACA says goodbye to Barbara Müller, who’s time at the ACA Secretariat in Brussels is coming to an... (+more)

New ACA publication looks into the future of European higher education

The Academic Cooperation Association is delighted to announce its latest publication in the series o... (+more)

The new President of ACA - Welcome Rolf Tarrach!

ACA is pleased to announce that the General Assembly of its member organisations unanimously elected... (+more)

The ACA Secretariat wishes you…

…a wonderful Christmas and most prosperous New Year. Many thanks for your faithful readership... (+more)

European Policy

EUR 60 million for 76 projects under Tempus IV

The European Commission has selected 63 university cooperation and 13 other noteworthy projects to r... (+more)

Multilingualism revisited

Three months after the most recent European Commission’s communication on multilingualism (for fur... (+more)

Cooperation with North America and Asia-Pacific

The European Commission continues to think and act globally in terms of higher education cooperation... (+more)

‘Vision 2020’ for the ERA

After having given its support for increasing the mobility of researchers within the EU (for backgro... (+more)

Make room for the European Year of Creativity and Innovation (EYCI)

As 2008 – the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue – is brought to a close, the European inst... (+more)

A stronger European Training Foundation

A majority of the European Parliament voted on 16 December to reinforce the EU’s external support ... (+more)

Catch the ESNtrain!

On 16 October 2009, the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) will celebrate its 20th anniversary. As the da... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Finland’s response to recession: more funds to research

Promoted by the global economic crisis, the new education, science, technology and innovation policy... (+more)

Marketing Lithuanian HE

As the branding of higher education systems seems for be in fashion (Canada has recently come up wit... (+more)

Spanish students against Bologna

At the beginning of this month, several groups of students have demonstrated their discontent with t... (+more)

UK – a world-class higher education system

Earlier this year, the Secretary of State John Denham announced his intention to develop a framework... (+more)

First evaluation shows Germany’s excellence initiative is on track

Two years ago, Germany started a programme to propel its research universities into the global premi... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Open tender on the creation of a global university ranking

The European Commission has published a call for tenders on 'Designing and testing the feasibility o... (+more)

Still open: European Commission support for European associations

The European Commission has published a call for proposals for the "Structural support for Euro... (+more)

Still open: Events organisation and promotion actions

The European Commission launched a call for tenders with the aim of entering into a multiple framewo... (+more)

Lifelong Learning Programme 2009 — next deadlines

The European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme general call for proposals was launched in O... (+more)


OECD measuring school performance

OECD. Measuring Improvements in Learning Outcomes: Best Practices to Assess the Value-Added of Schoo... (+more)

Reconstruction of education in Latin America

Schiefelbein, E. F. and McGinn, N. F. Learning to Educate: Proposals for the Reconstruction of Educa... (+more)

Higher Education to 2030

OECD. Higher Education to 2030 – Volume 1: Demography. OECD Publishing. Paris, 2008. ISBN: 978-92-... (+more)

The international dimension of African higher education

Knight, J. and Teffera, D. African Higher Education - The international dimension. Boston College - ... (+more)


Upcoming international events

21-23 January 2009The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU): &quo... (+more)