Edition 114 - October 2010

News from ACA

Thank you, Christian Bode. Welcome Dorothea Rüland.

At the end of September, Dr Christian Bode, DAAD Secretary General for the last 20 years, handed ove... (+more)

Student mobility: Yesterday, now and tomorrow…

Enhancing the global attractiveness of the European higher education system and (by extension) incre... (+more)

A world-class seminar on world-class higher education

What does the term ‘world-class’—when applied to a program, an institution, and even an entire... (+more)

The Mediterranean Office for Youth: Supporting mobility in the Mediterranean area

The Mediterranean Office for Youth (MOY) is a new initiative involving 16 different countries border... (+more)

Greetings and farewells at the Secretariat

October brings with it an important staff change at ACA, with a handover of office management respon... (+more)

European Policy

EU’s plan to do “much better” in innovation by 2020

In mid-October, the European Commission made public its master plan for transforming the European Un... (+more)

Easing the way for mobile researchers

This month the Directorate General for Research of the European Commission released a new report on ... (+more)

Belgian Council Presidency Conference gives strong endorsement for “Youth on the Move”

This newsletter reports on conferences only in exceptional cases. The Belgian Council Presidency Con... (+more)

Brussels hosts 2nd EU-US Education Policy Forum

On 11 October 2010, representatives from the European Commission and the US Department of Education,... (+more)

UNICA turns 20

The Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA) celebrates this month the 20th anniv... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

UK: Higher education funding in the cross-hairs

The month of October brought profoundly unsettling news to the higher education community in the UK.... (+more)

IAU’s 3rd Global Survey Report reveals regional differences, common fears

The International Association of Universities (IAU) has released its 3rd Global Survey Report, Inter... (+more)

Germany: New internationalisation audit initiative moves forward

Like many higher education institutions around the world, universities in Germany aim to top attract... (+more)

IREG-5 convenes in Berlin

The International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence convene... (+more)

US community colleges’ day in the sun

The first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges was convened in Washington, DC on 5 October ... (+more)

New governments, faces, and funding in The Netherlands and Sweden

Election results in both Sweden and The Netherlands have resulted in some important changes, with im... (+more)

China steps up efforts to narrow domestic gaps in higher education

On 8 October, China announced the latest round of the “Ethnic Minority Enrollment Scheme for Top-N... (+more)

Italy: An end to university reform, at least until the end of the year

14 October should have been a big day for the Italian Minister of Education, Mariastella Gelmini. Ea... (+more)

Hong Kong invests to enhance quality of private higher education

On 13 October, Hong Kong announced in its 2010/11 Policy Address the establishment of a HKD 2.5 bill... (+more)

Germany: “Das neue BAföG”

Agreement on the long-awaited 23rd amendment to the BAföG (or in English, the Federal Training Assi... (+more)

US: Blue Ribbon Panel on Global Engagement announced

The American Council on Education (ACE) announced in early October that it has convened a high-level... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for proposals: EACEA - Key Activity 3 – Structural support

The European Commission has announced a call for proposals entitled “Jean Monnet programme support... (+more)

Call for proposals: 2010 Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP)

With a total budget of nearly EUR 7 billion for this 7-year financial framework, the Lifelong Learni... (+more)

Call for proposals: Tempus IV – Reform of higher education through international university cooperation

The European Commission has opened a call for proposals for the fourth phase of the Tempus programme... (+more)


The Lost Soul of Higher Education

Schrecker, E. The Lost Soul of Higher Education: Corporatization, the Assault on Academic Freedom, a... (+more)

Student-Centred Learning. Toolkit for Students, Staff and Higher Education Institutions

Education International and The European Students’ Union. Student-Centred Learning. Toolkit for St... (+more)


Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 3 December 2010ACA European Policy Seminar: “Mobility under the magnifying gl... (+more)