Edition 51 - July 2005

News from ACA

ACA seminar outcomes: Admissions of international students and Europe-Australia compared

The July European Policy Seminar focused on the challenges of admissions, specifically the “polici... (+more)

ACA's next seminar: "English-taught programmes and language policies in European Higher Education" - Final programme online

Next European Policy Seminar - "Between Babel and Anglo-Saxon Imperialism? English-taught-progr... (+more)

TPF Hungary - GenERAtion: Dissemination of Results and Best Practices of mobility

Twenty-one countries will participate in the project which was awarded a grant by the European ... (+more)

DAAD - A) International Postgraduate Programme meeting; B) “RISE” programme attracts North American scientists; C) More news from DAAD

A) Innovative structures for internationally competitive doctoral studies at German universitiesAt t... (+more)

British Council – Actively addressing G8 priorities of climate change and challenges of Africa

The G8 Presidency is currently with the UK Government and this year's meeting took place in Gle... (+more)

European Policy

Revival of the EU/ US cooperation programme and key developments for EU/ Canada

Sources from the European Commission have recently signaled that negotiations for the EU/US cooperat... (+more)

UK Council presidency priorities – Education and skills must drive economic performance

On 12-13 July in London, an informal meeting of Education Ministers from the EU, candidate, accessio... (+more)

2006 – The European Year of Worker's mobility

The European Commission has named 2006 the European Year for mobility of workers. The year aims to r... (+more)

Erasmus Student Network 5.000 survey responses – Next stop, EAIE conference in Krakow

Erasmus Student Network is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit student organisation working i... (+more)

Austria takes action to comply with European Court of Justice on student mobility discrimination

The Court of Justice of the European Communities has found that the Austrian legislation on admissio... (+more)

Commission mobility programmes update: A) Almost 1.000 new Erasmus Mundus students; B) 108 Tempus contracts; C) 86 million Euro to boost vocational training via Leonardo da Vinci

There have been several developments in three of the European Commission's mobility programmes, whic... (+more)

EFQUEL - Europe has its new Foundation For Quality in e-Learning

The European Foundation for Quality in e-learning was recently created in Brussels and is now hosted... (+more)

Professional qualifications - Infringement proceedings against Spain and France

The European Commission has formally asked France and Spain to correct breaches of EU law on profess... (+more)

Scientific Council of the European Research Council announced / Worrying trends in R&D investment in Europe

(18 July 2005) The European Commission has announced the names of the 22 eminent men and women who w... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

G8 - Education commitments to Africa in supporting meaningful cooperation

Eight of the most industrialised countries in the world met at Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland from 6-8... (+more)

Emerging issues in global education: A) International race for accreditation; B) International higher education space; C) GATS’s role in development

The following three articles from the Center for International Higher Education in Boston offer... (+more)

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Future is in qualifications of workers and advancing the debate on Bologna

Michael Humphreys, Head of the European Commission Delegation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, opened a co... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Public open tender EAC/18/05 - Call for Tender Information Project on Higher Education Reform (Lisbon Strategy and Bologna Process)

The objective is to assist institutional implementation of necessary reforms through materials, case... (+more)

SOCRATES - Call for applications to constitute a list of experts to assess “Socrates” proposals (EAC/60/02)

Call for applications EAC/60/02 with a view to constituting a list of experts to assess the proposal... (+more)

Still time: Previous calls from the June ACA Newsletter

EU Higher Education Reforms (Lisbon Strategy and Bologna Process)To contribute to the reform process... (+more)


The Bologna Process - Harmonizing Europe's Higher Education

(June 2005) Reinalda, B. and Kulesza, E. - This book is a thorough account of the dense network... (+more)

Highlights from "International Higher Education" quarterly – Boston College

(Summer 2005) International Higher Education is the quarterly publication of the Boston College Cent... (+more)

Improving lifelong guidance policies and systems: Using common European reference tools

(2005) Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training This booklet compris... (+more)

OECD - From Education to Work: A Difficult Transition for Young Adults with Low Levels of Education

(June 2005) This book presents the results of the project on Young Adults with Low Levels of Educa... (+more)

OECD - Teachers Matter: Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers

(June 2005) Good teachers are the backbone of any education system. That’s why governments are con... (+more)

Highlights from "Citizenship Education at School in Europe"

(June 2005) Produced with the support of the European Commission, this new EURYDICE study focuses on... (+more)

EU-funded Eurostudent Report 2005: Social and Economic Conditions of Student Life in Europe

The EUROSTUDENT 2005 project aims to generate and present internationally comparable indicators on t... (+more)


Upcoming conferences: August - February 2006

1 August (Deadline for submission)NAFSA 58th Annual Conference & Expo in Montr?al, Quebec, Canad... (+more)