Edition 93 - January 2009

News from ACA

Intensive Programmes in Germany

The German National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation within the DAAD, which is responsible... (+more)

What's in a name? – The next ACA Policy Seminar

The second ACA European Policy Seminar of 2009 What's in a name? The changing nature of mobility tak... (+more)

On US-European academic collaboration

On 22 January 2009, the Institute of International Education (IIE) together with the Freie Universit... (+more)

EUA/ACA Internationalisation Handbook: second instalment out

The Internationalisation Handbook, a joint venture of ACA, EUA and Raabe Publishers, has seen a big ... (+more)

ACA to evaluate STINT’s Institutional Grants Programme

Already in December of last year, ACA was commissioned by the Swedish STINT Foundation to evaluate t... (+more)

European Policy

Education and training – the way ahead

On 16 December 2008, the European Commission presented its strategic vision for cooperation between ... (+more)

EU funding - new procedures to accelerate decisions

A recent modification of the procedural rules will help speed up the selection process for EU grants... (+more)

Vocational education get its own “ECTS”

On 18 December the European Parliament voted in favour of the adoption of a European Commission's pr... (+more)

Emphasis on new skills at the EU level

“New skills for new jobs” seems to be the phrase on the lips of Brussels eurocrats at the beginn... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Family reasons led to change of Finnish Education Minister

Towards the end of 2008 the Finnish Education Minister Sari Sarkomaa resigned, after less than two y... (+more)

Initiatives to minimise the impact of the financial crisis on HE

As the impact of the financial crisis on higher education becomes more visible by the day, countries... (+more)

Higher education under siege in Gaza

In December, the sad state of affairs for universities in Gaza culminated with the bombing of the Is... (+more)

UK RAE 2008: Excellence all over the place

For the first time since 2001, research at the universities and colleges in the United Kingdom has b... (+more)

New portal to match students and universities world-wide

International student mobility is on the rise – but how can students make optimal decisions about ... (+more)

New university autonomy in France – the way to wisdom or the path to privatisation?

On 1 January 2009, one fourth of France’s universities were granted autonomous status with full co... (+more)

Best universities… in terms of sports, pubs, and a fair workload

For the third consecutive year Times Higher Education has run a national Student Experience Survey i... (+more)

Much ado about nothing? Chilean education reform

Major changes are announced in Chilean education through the Ley General de Educación (LGE), which ... (+more)

The Bradley Report to revolutionise Australian HE?

Australia is on the verge of reshaping its higher education system. A 270-pages report, containing 4... (+more)

Arne Duncan to sail the US higher education boat

Chicago Public Schools CEO, Arne Duncan, is Barack Obama’s choice for the position of US Secretary... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Education cooperation between the EU and Canada

In the context of the European Union - Canada framework for cooperation in higher education, trainin... (+more)

ATLANTIS Programme for transatlantic cooperation

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

Call for proposals for EU and third countries cooperation in 2009-2010

The Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window aims at mutual enrichment and better understanding be... (+more)

Still open: Lifelong Learning Programme 2009 — next deadlines

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

Still 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)

Publications

OECD Reviews of Tertiary Education

OECD. Review of Tertiary Education, OECD Publishing. 2008 Iceland. ISBN: 978-926-403-920-9. Pages: ... (+more)

Financially sustainable universities

EUA. Financially Sustainable Universities. Towards Full Costing in European Universities. European U... (+more)

HE in turmoil

Knight, J. Higher education in turmoil. The changing world of internationalisation. Sense Publishers... (+more)

Successful experiences of research centers in Latin America

Schwartzman, S. (Ed.) University and Development in Latin America. Successful Experiences of Researc... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

9-11 February 2009EDGE 2009 conferenceNew Delhi, Indiahttp://www.edgeforum.in/ 18-20 February 2009F... (+more)