Edition 113 - September 2010

News from ACA

Two hellos and one goodbye

The end of September brings with it several staff changes at the ACA Secretariat—one departure and... (+more)

Looking forward to December: ACA discusses academic mobility

“Learning mobility is an important way in which young people can strengthen their future employabi... (+more)

ScholarshipPortal launched at EAIE

ScholarshipPortal.eu, a centralised European platform providing information on all scholarships offe... (+more)

IIE launches US-Indonesia Partnership Program for Study Abroad Capacity (USIPP)

ACA’s US member, the Institute of International Education (IIE), announced on 27 September 2010 a ... (+more)

Nuffic announces International Education Monitor

ACA’s Dutch member, the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education... (+more)

European Policy

Youth on the Move gets moving

With a 15 September 2010 press event, the European Commission’s Youth on the Move initiative was f... (+more)

Picking stakeholders’ brains on the future generation of EU education programmes

In tandem with the launch of the Youth on the Move initiative on 15 September, the European Commissi... (+more)

An African-European vision for successful cooperation

The Erasmus Mundus-funded programme Access to Success was effectively wrapped up on 28 September 201... (+more)

Record numbers for Marie Curie

Fresh from being moved from DG Research to DG Education and Culture at the end of 2009 (see ACA News... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

“Investing in the future” – OECD education data 2010

In line with tradition, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has releas... (+more)

Like the universities they rank, the rankers endeavour to innovate

Two well-known global university ranking projects have released their league tables this month, and ... (+more)

France - vers « pôles pluridisciplinaires d’excellence »

France’s plans to build in-house excellence have finally taken concrete shape, as the first wave o... (+more)

Reforms and elections in Australia turn higher education upside-down

From late August until mid-September, higher education institutions in Australia were caught on a dr... (+more)

Graduate education assessment developments

A great deal of attention has been paid in recent years to assessing the quality and outcomes of hig... (+more)

Higher education and the MDGs: Will they, won’t they?

On 20-22 September, the UN General Assembly gathered in New York to discuss the advancement of the M... (+more)

Singapore pledging large amounts for higher education and R&D

Singapore is laying the groundwork for long-term support of and investment in its higher education i... (+more)

Lumina explores ‘degree qualifications profile’ concept in the US

The Lumina Foundation for Education, a leading higher education research and philanthropic organisat... (+more)

“Global relationships” at the center of Ireland’s new internationalisation strategy

Ireland’s High-Level Group on International Education, a 24-member committee comprised of represen... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Still open: Call for proposals: Network on evidence-based policy and practice in education and training

The European Commission has opened a call for proposals for the establishment of a transnational Eur... (+more)

Still open: Call for tenders: Framework service contract to provide expertise and support for European cooperation in Education and Training

The European Commission has launched a call for tenders to provide consultancy and research services... (+more)

Call for tenders: Provision of services in the fields of research evaluation and research policy analysis

The European Commission, in conjunction with the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) ... (+more)


IAU 3rd Global Survey Report

IAU: Internationalization of Higher Education: Global Trends, Regional Perspectives (IAU 3rd Global ... (+more)

American universities in a global market

Clotfelter, C. (Ed.)  American Universities in a Global Market.  Chicago, University of Ch... (+more)

Modernisation and educational reform in Russia

Johnson, D. (Ed.) Politics, Modernisation and Educational Reform in Russia: From Past to Present.&nb... (+more)

The future is more than just tomorrow

Universities UK.  The future is more than just tomorrow: Higher education, the economy and the ... (+more)

Globalisation and higher education in the Arab Gulf states

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


Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA Events:15 October 2010ACA European Policy Seminar: “World-class. The brave new world ... (+more)