Edition 102 - October 2009

News from ACA

Don’t forget to register for ACA seminar on languages

Emperor Charles V was quoted as saying “I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, a... (+more)

ACA/SI seminar on funding of international students

In cooperation with one of ACA’s member organisations in Sweden, the Swedish Institute, ACA welcom... (+more)

European Policy

What’s new in the ERA?

The European Research Area Board (ERAB) – a consultative body advising the EU on the realisation o... (+more)

More women in higher education, but inequalities persist

The independent Network of Experts in Social Sciences of Education and training (NESSE) has submitte... (+more)

A new Commissioner for EU education

Mr Maroš Šefčovič was appointed Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth ... (+more)

Strengthening transatlantic bonds in education

On October 8 and 9, the first ever EU-US Higher Education Policy Forum was held in Washington D.C. T... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

2010: A boost for Europe-Asia cooperation in higher education

In May 2008 the Ministers of Education in the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) countries convened in Berli... (+more)

How to be excellent: the Dutch way

The Dutch Ministry of Education has announced a EUR 19 million increase in the budget for the Sirius... (+more)

THE 2009 World Rankings

At a first glance, the 2009 world university rankings of Times Higher Education display a familiar p... (+more)

Austria suffers from inflow of German students

Austria is one of the countries with the highest share of foreign students in Europe. But they origi... (+more)

ComPELLing effect

On 17 September, the US House of Representatives passed a student aid bill that will strengthen the ... (+more)

Where do the world’s best scientists come from?

This month has seen the award of the 2009 Nobel Prizes. The choice of Barak Obama for the Peace Priz... (+more)

New faces at the helm of education ministries across Europe

The first days of autumn brought a wave of changes at the lead of education ministries in Europe –... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

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 to support European associations

The European Commission has announced the annual call for proposals for European associations active... (+more)

Call for expression of interest for technical assistance to India-EU Study Centres

Within the framework of the India-EU Joint Action Plan, the India-EU Study Centres Programme (IESCP)... (+more)

Call for tender on feasibility of a European student loan scheme

The European Commission is calling for tenders to carry out a feasibility study to examine the poten... (+more)

Call for tender on exploitation of Erasmus Mundus results

The European Commission has launched a call for tender for activities clustering Erasmus Mundus Mast... (+more)

Call for tender: cooperation between higher education and public and private organsiations

The European Commission is calling for tenders for a study on the cooperation between higher educati... (+more)

Call for proposals on the role of universities in promoting the knowledge-based society

The European Commission is calling for proposals, within the FP7 Capacities specific programme, to s... (+more)

Publications

Eurostat 2009: focus on creativity and innovation

Eurostat. Europe in figures – Eurostat yearbook 2009. Office for Official Publications of the Euro... (+more)

The importance of gender in education

OECD. PISA: Equally prepared for life? How 15-year-old boys and girls perform in school. OECD Publis... (+more)

Higher education – the Polish perspective

Woznicki, J. and Luterek, M. The University as an Institution of Public Domain: the Polish Perspecti... (+more)

The Implementation of Bologna reforms in physics

Kehm, B. and Eckhardt, A. The Implementation of the Bologna process reforms into physics programmes ... (+more)

Learning with disabilities

OECD-JRC. Students with Disabilities, Learning Difficulties and Disadvantages in the Baltic States, ... (+more)

Public responsibility for higher education

Bergan, S., Guarga, R., Egron-Polak, E., Dias Sobrinho, J., Tandon, R. and Tilak, J. B.G. Public res... (+more)

Internationalisation in Australian universities

SPRE Ltd report for Universities Australia. The Nature of International Education in Australian Univ... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

2-4 November 2009SACHES Annual Conference 2009: "Education for Development in Hard Times"S... (+more)