Edition 105 - January 2010

News from ACA

Coming closer: the ACA Annual Conference 2010

The ACA Annual Conference 2010, Brains on the move. Gains and losses from student mobility and acade... (+more)

ACA seminar: an outlook into new developments in Brussels

ACA started the year in its traditional fashion, i.e. with the What’s New in Brussels Seminar. Hel... (+more)

European Policy

Erasmus - what do the statistics say?

A recently-published statistical report gives a comprehensive overview of mobility within the E... (+more)

Grundtvig's 10th Anniversary

In 2010 the Grundtvig programme for adult education, one of the most important sub-programmes o... (+more)

Spanish Presidency - Todo por el mismo precio

One of the older member states, Spain is holding the EU Presidency during the first six months of 20... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Hungary’s higher education: shutting down or opening up?

There is currently an  intensive debate going on now between two groups of academics in Hungary... (+more)

Switzerland: rectors’ conferences adopt national qualifications framework

In many countries, the rectors’ conferences of the different types of higher education institution... (+more)

Australia can lose its international PhD graduates?

In recent years the Australian higher educational system has become more and more dependent on overs... (+more)

New year - new education ministers

Beatrix Karl is Austria’s new education minister. The 42-year-old Professor of Law from Graz Unive... (+more)

Education and innovation – the US recipe

President Obama recently announced the ‘Educate to innovate’ programme that strives to facilitat... (+more)

How important is international students’ security? Learning from the Australian case

With increasing student mobility and numerous international opportunities, security of students beco... (+more)

THE World University Ranking changes

Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE) is for certain in the 'relect' club of well-kn... (+more)

UK – a cry from the research universities

For most of world’s economies that are struggling to make it through the financial meltdown reduci... (+more)

Code of Conduct sets quality standards at German universities

At its General Meeting held at the end of 2009, the German Rectors’ Conference (Hochschulrektorenk... (+more)

Germany’s Excellence Cluster Competition – five new clusters selected

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) announced the five winners of the secon... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Still open: 7th Framework Marie Curie People programme open for proposals

The European Commission's DG Research has launched a call for proposals under the Marie Curie Co-fun... (+more)

Still open: Call for proposals 2010 ERASMUS MUNDUS II

The 2010 Erasmus Mundus II call for proposals has been launched by the European Commission at the be... (+more)

Still open: Call for proposals 2010 TEMPUS IV

The European Commission has launched its Tempus IV call for proposals on reform of higher education ... (+more)

Still open: General call for proposals for the Lifelong Learning Programme

The European Commission has opened the general call for proposals for all the Lifelong Learning Prog... (+more)

Call for proposals 2010 - EU-US Atlantis Programme

The ATLANTIS programme is focusing on implementing joint or dual transatlantic undergraduate degrees... (+more)

Publications

Diversifying the STEM Pipeline: The Model Replication Institutions Program

Cullinane, J. and Leegwater, L.H., Diversifying the STEM Pipeline: The Model Replication Institution... (+more)

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009

OECD: Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009. OECD Publishing, 2009. ISBN: 9789264063716. ... (+more)

PISA 2009 assessment framework

OECD. PISA 2009 Assessment Framework. Key Competencies in Reading, Mathematics and Science. OECD Pub... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

3-4 February 2010World Conference on Educational Sciences: "Innovation and Creativity"Ista... (+more)