Edition 110 - June 2010

News from ACA

ACA welcomes new stagiaire

The ACA Secretariat warmly welcomes Sarah Walk to the team. Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree in ... (+more)

ACA goes ‘world-class’ in October

“Everyone wants a world-class university. No country feels it can do without one. The problem is t... (+more)

First German-Spanish Science Award recipients named

The DAAD and Universidad.es have jointly awarded the first-ever German-Spanish Science Award to outs... (+more)

European Policy

Bologna Process creates network for promotion and information

Due in part to advocacy by ACA, Europe’s Ministers of Education launched in 2005 the ‘external d... (+more)

European Council adopts headline targets

During their meeting on 17 June 2010, the heads of state and government of EU member states finally ... (+more)

EU Presidency with or without government

From 1 July through 31 December Belgium will take on the rotating presidency of the European Union. ... (+more)

Erasmus on the way to the 3 million target

Erasmus reached a new record number according to figures newly released by the European Commission f... (+more)

First steps to take European VET into the next decade

In preparation for the review of the Copenhagen Process scheduled to take place in December this yea... (+more)

Scientix - The new web based community for science education

The European Commission has recently launched a new web portal titled 'Scientix'. This new resource ... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Germany: quality pact, Bologna summit and student discontent

Germany’s Federal Minister for Education, Annette Schavan, has announced a new funding package lab... (+more)

Education export and tuition fees à la Finland

The Finnish Government has recently adopted a resolution on the country’s education export strateg... (+more)

Preparation for the implementation of tuition fees in Sweden

There had been several delays in passage of the bill that would require tuition fees (as of autumn 2... (+more)

Increased number of outgoing Erasmus students from Sweden

Sweden’s recently successful campaign to raise students’ awareness of the Erasmus programme will... (+more)

More ‘tuning’ ahead in the United States

After more than a year of pilot project work with tuning activities taken straight from the Bologna ... (+more)

Spanish-speaking universities organise around… Spanish

On 2 June 2010, at the 2nd Meeting of Universia Rectors in Guadalajara, Mexico, over 100 universitie... (+more)

Asian University Ranking 2010

The recently published QS University Ranking lists the most prominent universities in Asia. The Asia... (+more)

‘Undocumented’ in the United States dare to DREAM

Momentum is building in the US higher education community in support of a piece of federal legislati... (+more)

Africa and Canada to collaborate on university-industry linkages

On 26 May, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) announced the formation of ... (+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: Running of the Erasmus Mundus and OCEANS alumni associations

The European Commission recently launched a call for provision of services for the development and r... (+more)

Still open: 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)


Social Science Report 2010

International Social Science Council (ISSC) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural ... (+more)

Financing Higher Education Worldwide

Bruce Johnstone, D. and Marcucci, P. Financing Higher Education Worldwide. Who Pays? Who Should Pay?... (+more)

Sustaining Educational and Economic Momentum in Africa

World Bank: Sustaining Educational and Economic Momentum in Africa. World Bank, Washington DC, 2010.... (+more)

Scientific Diasporas as Development Partners

Tejada, G and Bolay, J.( eds.) Scientific Diasporas as Development Partners. Skilled Migrants from C... (+more)

New publications by IIE

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has recently come out with a few publications. Firstl... (+more)

Education in Germany 2010

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Standing Conference of the Mini... (+more)

Bologna in Austria

Im Fokus: Bologna in Österreich. Akteurinnen und Akteure, Einblicke, Schlaglichter signals the firs... (+more)

Higher Education and the American Dream

Lazerson, M. Higher Education and the American Dream. Success and its Discontent. CEU Press, Budapes... (+more)


Upcoming international events

5-7 July 2010EDULEARN 10Barcelona, Spainhttp://collectik.over-blog.com/article-edulearn-10-en-juille... (+more)