Edition 94 - February 2009

News from ACA

ACA blooming spring events

This spring, ACA has two events lined up for you, a seminar on academic mobility and the ACA Annual ... (+more)

Building business in Africa

“Entrepreneurs in Africa” is a recently-launched development project which aims to encourage the... (+more)

CampusFrance: Catalogue of programmes taught in English

This month, CampusFrance has published the 6th edition of its Programmes Taught in English guide. Th... (+more)

Vietnamese German University – large group of German HEIs establish supporting consortium

As first foreign HEI with the status of a national university in Vietnam, the Vietnamese German Univ... (+more)

European Policy

European Investment Bank on portable study loans

On 22-23 January, a conference hosted by the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg turned the... (+more)

European Research Area: Attractive, but...

On 26 January, the European Commission published a report containing the key figures 2008/2009 in sc... (+more)

Education Council on Education and Training beyond 2010

As the deadline for achieving the five benchmarks set for Education and Training in 2010 is swiftly ... (+more)

Impact of Erasmus on higher education institutions and policy

The highly popular Erasmus Programme “has contributed to improving, opening up and modernising bot... (+more)

European Innovation Scoreboard 2008: improved performance

For the eighth time, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry has... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Finland: Strategic approach to internationalisation

After a year of preparations with seminar series, expert workshops, and a wide web-based open consul... (+more)

Number of foreign students in UK on the rise

The UK Higher Education Statistical Agency (HESA) has released its data on student enrolments a... (+more)

Germany: And the best docent is...

As previously reported, Germany is investing EUR 1.9 billion until 2011 to create ten centres of exc... (+more)

UK - Magical trick for the review of tuition fees

The highly controversial, as the National Union of Students had lobbied intesively against it, UK re... (+more)

New online tool for African research

HERANA Gateway – a new online search portal was launched by the Centre for Higher Education Transf... (+more)

Backpedalling à la Romania?

The 50 percent salary increase promised to Romanian university lecturers last autumn (see ACA N... (+more)

French lecturers strike against attempts to reform their professional status

Thousands of university lecturers took the streets in France at the beginning of this month in an ... (+more)

Latvia – severe cuts in state financing of higher education

Faced with the financial crisis, different European countries find different solutions to cope with ... (+more)

Germany: Sorting the wheat from the chaff

A place at a German university is much sought after by foreign applicants. But what about the prospe... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Lifelong Learning Programme 2009 — next deadlines

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

Still open: Education cooperation between the EU and Canada

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

Still open: ATLANTIS Programme for transatlantic cooperation

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

Still open: 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)

Call for proposals on cooperation with EU surrounding countries

The second call for proposals under the programme Tempus IV invites the submission of cooperative pr... (+more)

Call for proposals for joint masters and doctorates

The Erasmus Mundus programme's overall aim is to promote European higher education, to help improve ... (+more)

Publications

International Perspectives on the Governance of Higher Education

Huisman, J. (Ed.) International Perspectives on the Governance of Higher Education. Alternative Fram... (+more)

Open Doors 2008 print version is now available

Open Doors 2008: Report on International Educational Exchange. Institute of International Education ... (+more)

All you ever wanted to know about PISA

OECD. PISA Take the Test: Sample Questions from the OECD's PISA Assessments. OECD Publishing, 2009. ... (+more)

Students and the world of work

Teichler, U. Higher Education and the World of Work: Conceptual Frameworks, Comparative Perspectives... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

4 March 2009i-graduate Conference: “Attracting International Research Students: Strategy and Pract... (+more)