Edition 109 - May 2010

News from ACA

ACA Annual Conference recap: There’s more to mobility than meets the eye

Under brilliant blue skies and warm temperatures in Córdoba, ACA’s 2010 Annual Conference convene... (+more)

“Professors Beyond Borders” takes flight

On April 26, 2010, a new organisation with ties to ACA’s US affiliate partner IIE announced its la... (+more)

European Policy

A step ahead – targets agreed by the Higher Education Ministers

The Council of the European Union has put forward to the June European Council specific headline tar... (+more)

European Commission creates directorate for higher education

On 1 June 2010, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education and Culture will creat... (+more)

Governance and funding of European higher education systems

The progress of reforms of higher education governance and funding in the period 1995- 2008 has been... (+more)

Prospective actor on EU’s innovation policy stage

The idea of creating an innovation committee, first voiced by EU's current Commissioner for Research... (+more)

Less paper, more science

The European Commission has recently outlined a ‘new bureaucracy cutting plan’. Commissioner Má... (+more)

EU-Latin America and Caribbean summit focuses on research and innovation

On 18 May, as a concluding component of the VI European Union-Latin America and Caribbean (EU-LAC) S... (+more)

Exploring synergies between the academia and the business world

The 2010 European University-Business Forum was held on 4-5 May in Brussels, bringing together high-... (+more)

OCEANS no longer apart

OCEANS—a new association for students and alumni, staff and faculty members, partners and promoter... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Tories and Lib Dems said YES, but not to higher education

With the new Conservative and Lib Dem coalition in power in the UK, new faces were appointed at the ... (+more)

From Denmark to the world

The Danish Ministry of Education has recently published “a strategy for enhanced outbound mobility... (+more)

USA: Higher education reacts to new Arizona immigration law

On April 23, 2010, Arizona State Law S.B. 1070 was signed by the governor of that state, Jan Brewer.... (+more)

Germany – more money for higher education

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has adopted a package of new measures a... (+more)

New Hungarian Minister for Education but constant challenges

Following the general elections Hungary has a new conservative ”superminister” responsible for e... (+more)

Campus after Erasmus

Following in the footsteps of the highly successful and globally recognised ‘Erasmus’ programme ... (+more)

France inspired by Germany in its attempt to become “excellent”

In a joint visit with French university and grandes écoles presidents to Germany in mid-May, French... (+more)

Global Competitiveness 2009-2010

The World Economic Forum recently published The Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010. According t... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

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)

Call for tenders: network of experts on social aspects of education and training (NESET)

The European Commission recently launched a call for tenders for the creation of a network which sho... (+more)

Call: Prior information notice

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


Measuring innovation

OECD: Measuring Innovation. A New Perspective. OECD Publishing, Paris, 2010. ISBN: 9789264059467. Pa... (+more)

The condition of education

US Department of Education: The Condition of Education 2010. National Center for Education Statistic... (+more)

Globalisation and higher education in the Arab Gulf States

 Donn, G. and Al Manthri, Y. Globalisation and Higher Education in the Arab Gulf States. Sympos... (+more)


Upcoming international events

9-11 June 2010EPI: Rentention 2010 - International Conference on Student SuccessChicago, USAhttp://w... (+more)