Edition 108 - April 2010

News from ACA

ACA welcomes Deputy Director

The ACA Secretariat is proud to announce a new addition to its team: Deputy Director Laura Rumbley.&... (+more)

First German-Russian Center of Excellence for Research and Education

Freie Universität Berlin and St. Petersburg State University have opened the first Center of Excell... (+more)

European Policy

ERC: a victim of ‘red tape’?

Professor Helga Nowotny, the newly appointed President of the European Research Council (see ACA New... (+more)

More money for higher education and research at EU level in 2011

The EU draft budget proposal 2011, advanced by the European Commission on 27 April to the European P... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

European Court of Justice: quotas for foreign EU students not always illegal

In early April, the European Court of Justice ruled that quotas limiting the access of foreign stude... (+more)

More on how France thrives to reward "excellence"

In December 2009, French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced the general lines of “le grand emprun... (+more)

Foreign graduate student applications are up in the United States

The U.S. Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has released data on international student applications t... (+more)

Romanian Education Law – second round in two-years time

The Law of Education is again under scrutiny in Romania and sparks massive controversy for the ... (+more)

UK general elections: higher education a non-issue?

The National Union of Students (NUS) has accused the nation's potilitcal parties of avoiding clear s... (+more)

Green light for German-Turkish University in Istanbul

On 1 April 2010, the Turkish Parliament adopted the founding charter of the German-Turkish Universit... (+more)

Netherlands favours exceptionally-talented foreigners

Well-targeted and easily-understandable migration policies, as well as efficiently-managed migration... (+more)

Government to create scholarship programme for top students

On proposal by the Federal Minister of Education, Annette Schavan, the German government has approve... (+more)

Changes at UNESCO

UNESCO’s recently appointed Director-General, Irina Bokova has chosen her new senior management te... (+more)

Beyond the Indian Ocean

India seems to be very ambitious in the field of higher education and research. Recently two coopera... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for proposals: Scholarships for university graduates from European Neighbourhood (EN) countries and Russia

The European Commission has recently launched a call for proposals addressed to higher education ins... (+more)

Still open: 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)

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)

Prior information notice

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

Prior information notice: European network of experts in the social sciences of education and training (NESSE)

The overall objective of this future call is to contribute to the improvement of policy cooperation ... (+more)


Closing the gap for immigrant students

OECD: Closing the Gap for Immigrant Students. Policies, Practice and Performance. OECD publishing, P... (+more)

Guide to higher education in Africa

IAU. Guide to Higher Education in Africa. 5th edition. Palgrave, Macmillan’s Global Academic publi... (+more)

Non-formal and informal learning

OECD. Recognising Non-Formal and Informal Learning. Outcomes, Policies and Practices. OECD Publishin... (+more)


Upcoming international events

3-4 May 2010Access to Success: Fostering Trust and Exchange between Europe and AfricaAccra, Ghanahtt... (+more)