Edition 115 - November 2010

News from ACA

What’s new in Brussels? What’s new in the BRICs?

The new year is just around the corner and with the arrival of 2011 comes a new slate of scintillati... (+more)

Mapping mobility in The Netherlands

The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic) has launched... (+more)

Professor Sabine Kunst is Germany’s “Higher Education Manager of 2010”

Professor Sabine Kunst, president of the University of Potsdam and newly installed (since July 2010)... (+more)

European Policy

An agenda for 2011: The European Commission Work Programme

On 27 October the European Commission published its annual work programme for 2011. Although focused... (+more)

European Union’s 2011 budget process moving slowly

In mid-November, negotiations on the final shape of the EU budget for 2011 stalled. At issue was a d... (+more)

European Parliament supports simplification of Research Framework Programmes

By a vote of 553 in favour, 12 against and 7 abstentions, the European Parliament (EP) approved a re... (+more)

‘Salzburg II’ recommendations made public

In 2005, the Salzburg Principles were articulated in the context of the Bologna Process as the basis... (+more)

EQAR’s 1st Register Committee puts forth recommendations for “good practice”

The European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) has published a summary report t... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

UK: Government proposals on student funding take shape

Specific information on the UK government’s approach to reforming higher education finance emerged... (+more)

Ireland: National Recovery Plan announced

After weeks of dismal economic news out of Ireland this autumn, the Irish government released its Na... (+more)

Major reforms in Greek higher education

In the midst of financial crisis, the government of Greece is proposing to reform the country’s hi... (+more)

US: Newest data released on international student mobility

The Institute of International Education (IIE) and the US Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) have bot... (+more)

France: University ranking based on survey of graduates’ employability

The French Ministry of Higher Education and Research released last month an analysis of information ... (+more)

Russian “megagrants” generate excitement, criticism

On 29 October 2010, the Russian Ministry of Education and Science announced 40 winners of the first ... (+more)

UK: And now for some immigration reform ...

As if the saga of higher education finance reform were not dramatic enough, on 23 November, the UK H... (+more)

China: Nation-wide association seeks to improve evaluation system

China established a National Association of Quality Assurance and Evaluation Agencies in early Novem... (+more)

Australia: New requirements for potential "skilled migrants"

In early November, Australia’s immigration minister, Chris Bowen, announced a new points test for ... (+more)

Ranking affordability and accessibility

The Canadian research group Higher Education Strategy Associates (HESA) has published the results of... (+more)

Bulgaria launches new university ranking system

The Bulgarian Education Ministry, in conjunction with the Open Society Institute, has presented this... (+more)

Canada announces “new funding architecture” for research

With a budget of CAD 6 billion (EUR 4.3 billion), the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announc... (+more)

Legal and legislative update from the United States

Although higher education in the United States is an area where states’ rights dominate, movement ... (+more)

The Netherlands: Foreign students and employment fraud

The Dutch Labour Inspectorate recently completed an investigation into illegal employment practices ... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Still open: EACEA/24/10 - Key Activity 3 – Structural support

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

Still open: 2010 Lifelong Leaning Programme (LLP)

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

Still open: 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)


UNESCO Science Report 2010

UNESCO. Science Report 2010. The Current Status of Science around the World. UNESCO Publishing, Pari... (+more)

Education Today 2010 - The OECD Perspective

OECD, Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, Education Today 2010. OECD, 2010.ISBN: 978-926... (+more)

A Transnationality Index for Higher Education Institutions

Connelly, S., Garton, J., and Olsen, A. A Transnationality Index for Higher Education Institutions. ... (+more)

Global Research Report – USA

Adams, J., and Pendlebury, D. Global Research Report United States. Thomson Reuters, Leeds, UK. 2010... (+more)

Higher Education and Globalization: Challenges, Threats and Opportunities for Africa

Teferra, D. & Greijn, H. (Eds). Higher Education and Globalization: Challenges, Threats and Oppo... (+more)

Lessons from a Ten-year Funder Collaborative: A Case Study of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa

Parker, S. Lessons from a Ten-year Funder Collaborative: A Case Study of the Partnership for Higher ... (+more)


Upcoming international events

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