Edition 107 - March 2010

News from ACA

« Le nouveau ACA est arrivé»

Two weeks ago, ACA proudly announced its new visual identity. The change in design reflects the evol... (+more)

ACA Annual Conference less than two months away!

Don’t forget to register for the main event of the year. This year's ACA Annual Conference will ta... (+more)

Dorothea Rüland to become DAAD’s next Secretary General

DAAD, the world’s largest scholarship organisation, has announced the outcome of the search for th... (+more)

Perspektywy takes important role in IREG Observatory

The IREG Observatory on Academic Rankings and Excellence, a body dedicated to the improvement of int... (+more)

How to best accommodate the needs of international students?

This was the main question explored by participants and speakers alike at the second ACA European Po... (+more)

European Policy

Happy birthday, Bologna

On 11 and 12 March, education ministers of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) convened for an... (+more)

Europe 2020: little progress on strategy for growth and jobs

At the meeting of the European Council of 25 and 26 March, Europe’s heads of state and government ... (+more)

European Innovation Scoreboard 2009 – still improving but until when?

The European Innovation Scoreboard, recently released for 2009, comparatively assesses, on beha... (+more)

EU Blue Card

The EU Blue Card aims to serve EU’s purpose to attract, allocate and retain highly qualified immig... (+more)

New Director at EAIE

From 1 April 2010 Mr. Leonard Engel will become the European Association for International Educ... (+more)

Recent highlights from the European institutions

Two interesting reports touching on different aspects of two of the three essential missions of... (+more)

The Swiss take the final step to join the EU education club

At the beginning of March, the second chamber of the Swiss Parliament, the Council of States, finall... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Germany launches new phase of its ‘Initiative for Excellence’

On 12 March, the third call for proposals under Germany’s ‘Initiative for Excellence’ was laun... (+more)

US - long live the new student-loan scheme!

It has been a long way, but the Americans are finally there. More than a year after President Obama ... (+more)

New Education Ministers in Denmark and in the Netherlands

Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen recently presented his new government. For the first ti... (+more)

"Competing on the basis of quality - tuition fees for foreign students" in Sweden

Last month the Swedish government has finally decided to start implementing tuition fees for foreign... (+more)

How is higher education going in the African continent?

African countries, and leading amongst them, South Africa seem to be more and more aware of the... (+more)

“All for one” for education

The Dutch higher education landscape is one association richer with the establishment of Stichting v... (+more)

Visa or not visa – this is the question in the UK

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) recently published a survey on experiences... (+more)

Spaniards - not so interested in the free movement of researchers?

At a first glance, so it would seem. The European Court of Justice recently ruled that Spain, the EU... (+more)

Higher education reform in India

The Indian government has recently approved the Foreign Educational Institution Bill which now is on... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Still open: Call for proposals 2010 - EU-US Atlantis Programme

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

Still open: Call for proposals 2010 ERASMUS MUNDUS II

The 2010 Erasmus Mundus call for proposals has been launched by the European Commission at the begin... (+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 tenders: Framework contract for evaluation, evaluation related services and support for impact assessment

The European Commission recently launched a call for tenders for a framework contract for evaluation... (+more)

Call for proposals: Support for European cooperation in Education and Training (ECET)

This recently launched call for proposals aims to fund initiatives to support the establishment and ... (+more)

Calls: Prior information notice

Framework contract services to provide expertise and support for European cooperation in education a... (+more)

Calls: Prior information notice

European network of experts in the social sciences of education and training (NESSE) The overall ob... (+more)

Publications

The first decade of working on the European Higher Education Area

CHEPS, INCHER-Kassel, ECOTEC: The Bologna Process Independent Assessment. The first decade of workin... (+more)

‘Trends 2010’ – first ten-years overview and a glimpse to the future

Sursock, A. and Smidt, H. Trends 2010: A decade of change in European Higher Education. EUA, 2010. I... (+more)

EURYDICE’s Focus on Higher Education in Europe 2010

Eurydice: Focus on Higher Education in Europe 2010: The Impact of the Bologna Process. EACEA, Brusse... (+more)

Bologna at the Finish Line

ESU: Bologna at the Finish Line. ESU, Brussels, 2010. Pages: 130 Bologna at the Finish Line is part... (+more)

Lessons learned by OECD

OECD : Learning Our Lesson. Review of Quality Teaching in Higher Education. Institutional Management... (+more)

UNESCO measures participation in education

UIS-UNESCO: Measuring Educational Participation: Analysis of Data Quality and Methodology Based on T... (+more)

Higher Education in Egypt

OECD, The World Bank: Reviews of National Policies for Education: Higher Education in Egypt 2010. OE... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

6-7 April 20102nd International Conference on Higher Education and Quality AssuranceMuscat, Sultanat... (+more)