Edition 100 - August 2009

News from ACA

New leaders in ACA member organisations

We are happy to announce that two ACA member organisations have recently appointed strong personalit... (+more)

The 100th edition of the ACA Newsletter – Education Europe

No one could be more surprised than we are: this is the 100th edition of the ACA Newsletter – Educ... (+more)

European Policy

Erasmus: a race for millions

According to data recently published by the European Commission, approximately 1 846 600 students ha... (+more)

Evolving the European research agenda

Planning to start next year a communication on possibilities for simplifying the implementation... (+more)

Broader horizons for the second round of Erasmus Mundus

Following a call for proposals opened in February 2009, a total of 63 new master’s and PhD courses... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

An initiative for community colleges in the US

Barack Obama stands for his promises, at least as far as higher education is concerned. After focusi... (+more)

German education monitor 2009

The 2009 edition of the German education monitor (Bildungsmonitor) has just been published. This edu... (+more)

High aspirations

How can a university prove the value of its educational offer to potential students? In a world of g... (+more)

Netherlands: More fuel for higher education

The Dutch government has announced additional funds for two novel initiatives to enrich its higher e... (+more)

How to become the world’s largest university – or how not to…

Who would have thought that the world’s largest university, in terms of student numbers, is in Rom... (+more)

The ambition of UNESCO IN AFRICA

UNESCO recently launched a journal to create better visibility of the Organization’s involvement a... (+more)

UK: A-level results’ euphoria and related worries

Britain has every reason to celebrate, it seems. Figures released by the Joint Council for Qualifica... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for tender: Study on entrepreneurship learning in vocational and higher education

The purpose of this invitation to tender by Cedefop is to launch a 12-month study on identifying and... (+more)

Call for proposals: creation of apprentice mobility network

The European Commission has launched a call for proposals (EAC/28/2009) for the creation of a transn... (+more)

Call for proposals: Socio-economics and humanities focused research projects

The 7th Framework Programme's (FP7) small and medium sized collaborative projects call for socio-eco... (+more)

Future call on university-business cooperation in EU countries

The European Commission calls for a study on the cooperation between higher education institutions a... (+more)

Call for tender: Research on economic benefits of VET

Cedefop – the European Center for the Development of Vocational Education and Training – will of... (+more)

Still open call for tenders: Interim evaluation of the Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2009

The European Commission has launched a public open tender (EAC/32/2009) to provide an interim evalua... (+more)

Still open call for proposals: Cooperation in higher education and training between EU and Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea

The 2009 Industrialised Countries Instrument - Education Cooperation Programme (ICI-ECP) call for pr... (+more)

Still open call for tenders: European expert network on economics of education (EENEE)

The European Commission has launched a call for tenders (EAC 22/2009) regarding a network, which wil... (+more)

Still open call for proposals: Support for evidence-based policy making

The European Commission has launched a specific call for proposals to develop networks of knowledge ... (+more)

Still open call for proposals: Support to the organisation of a European Skills Competition 2010

The European Commission is calling for proposals (EAC/27/2009) for support to the organisation of a ... (+more)

Publications

International organizations and HE policy

Bassett, R. M. and Maldonado-Maldonado, A. (Eds). International Organizations and Higher Education P... (+more)

Quality assurance in Central and Eastern Europe

Kohoutek, J. (Ed.). Implementation of the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Higher E... (+more)

Internationalisation of higher education: The Nordic Experience

Carlsson, J., Jensen, P. H., Nyborg, P., Skulason, P. and Uronen, P. The Internationalisation of Hig... (+more)

UNESCO: Trends in global HE

Altbach,P. G.,Reisberg, L. and Rumbley, L. E. (Eds.). Trends in Global Higher Education: Tracking an... (+more)

How to recruit and retain higher education students

Cook, T. and Rushton, B. S. How to Recruit and Retain Higher Education Students. A Handbook of Good ... (+more)

Effective teaching and learning environments

OECD. Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments. OECD Publishing, 2009. ISBN: 9789264068... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

10-11 September 2009Bournemouth University conference: "Education for Sustainable Development: ... (+more)