Edition 117 - January 2011

News from ACA

ACA 2011 Annual Conference: The ‘call to excellence’ beckons

Making real sense of an overused yet critically important concept, excellence, stands at the heart o... (+more)

ACA’s 2011 seminar series well underway

Approximately 100 participants from over 20 countries converged on the Club de la Fondation Universi... (+more)

IIE to examine joint and dual/double degree programmes

The Institute of International Education (IIE), in cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin, h... (+more)

A change of leadership at Universidad.es

Universidad.es, the Public Foundation for the International Promotion of Spanish Universities, has s... (+more)

OeAD begins golden anniversary year in a new home

ACA’s Austrian member, the Österreichischer Austauschdienst GmbH (OeAD), turns 50 in 2011 and kic... (+more)

Comings and goings: An ACA stagiaire update

ACA is pleased to announce the arrival, as of 1 February 2011, of new trainee Neo Nkhereanye. Neo is... (+more)

European Policy

Hungary’s priorities in (higher) education and research

As of 1 January 2011 Hungary is in an EU leadership role, holding the rotating Presidency of the Cou... (+more)

ESU committees gear up for 2011

Outgoing and newly elected representatives from the European Students’ Union (ESU) met together in... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Happy 10th anniversary, EUA

The European University Association (EUA) celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2011, with plans to mar... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Education and the Global Context

Ireland looks strategically toward 2030, but can it deliver?

Taking very seriously the tradition of articulating ambitious resolutions early in the new year, the... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Italy and Romania – (higher) education reforms at last...

During the past two years, both Italy and Romania (see ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, April 20... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Australia: Visa review plan announced

2010 was an eventful year for Australian (international) higher education (see ACA Newsletter – Ed... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Japan rethinks its internationalisation priorities

The Japanese government looks to be redirecting the strategic foci of its higher education internati... (+logon/subscribe for more)

US: China and Cuba in focus for study abroad

Two unique destinations for American study abroad programming have garnered some special attention i... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Student mobility and Germany: An updated picture

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) recently announced the release of a new... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The Netherlands: New higher education accreditation system implemented

The new assessment frameworks for the Dutch higher education accreditation system announced on 6 Dec... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Malaysia adjusts academic calendar

On 17 January 2011, Malaysia's Minister of Higher Education, Mohamed Khaled Nordin, announced in his... (+logon/subscribe for more)

US: A Carnegie Classifications update and new money for short programmes

For just the sixth time since introducing the Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Edu... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Hungary: Students’ union reacts to proposed new higher education law

The government of Hungary, which currently holds the EU Presidency, announced in October 2010 a plan... (+logon/subscribe for more)

China: “Outstanding Engineering Education and Training Scheme” reviewed

Senior higher education administrators and industrial partners gathered in December 2010 to review t... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Recognising “world class” contributions to education: The WISE Prize

In a unique development not unrelated to ongoing global discussions of excellence, relevance and imp... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Still open: 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... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Still open: 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... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Still open: Call for Proposals EU - Canada Programme 2011

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission opened a ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: EU-US Atlantis Programme

On 5 January, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commis... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Still open: Call for proposals- EACEA/41/10 – Erasmus Mundus

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission has published... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme

This call for proposals has been announced by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agenc... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Publications

The Global Auction. The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes

Brown, P. Lauder, H, & Ashton, D. The Global Auction. The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, an... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Student Mobility and the Internationalization of Higher Education: National Policies and Strategies from Six World Regions

IIE.Student Mobility and the Internationalization of Higher Education: National Policies and Stra... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Higher Education in Africa: Equity, Access, Opportunity

Institute of International Education. Higher Education in Africa: Equity, Access, Opportunity. IIE P... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Higher Education and Global Poverty: University Partnerships and the World Bank in Developing Countries

Christopher S. C. Higher Education and Global Poverty: University Partnerships and the World Bank in... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Intellectual Capital. A comparison of 40 countries

Yeh-Yun Lin, C. & Edvinsson, L. National Intellectual Capital. A comparison of 40 countries. Spr... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming international eventsUpcoming ACA events: 18 March 2011ACA European Policy Seminar: Brazil, ... (+logon/subscribe for more)