Edition 120 - April 2011

News from ACA

Archimedes launches new evaluation of Estonian universities

On 1 April 2011, the Quality Assessment Council of the Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency (EKK... (+more)

European Policy

EU education benchmarks – good progress, but not enough

A new European Commission report, on Progress towards the common European objectives in education an... (+more)

Consultation on the future of EIT

On 14 April, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the future strategy of the Eu... (+more)

New ERC developments

The European Research Council (ERC) – the first European funding body for frontier research, creat... (+more)

EUA elects Nazaré as new president

At the General Assembly of the European University Association (EUA), held during the EUA 2011 Annua... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

New Zealand: A new national agency for international education

The Government of New Zealand is to establish a new Crown Agency focused on international education.... (+more)

France: Climbing the excellence mountain

Further concrete steps have been taken in the French excellence initiative, with the announcement of... (+more)

Russia: New regulation allows foreigners to teach and conduct research without changing their migration status

Foreigners already in Russia for “business or humanitarian purposes” now have the right to teach... (+more)

Töchterle new Austrian Science and Research Minister

On 21 April 2011, Karlheiz Töchterle succeeded Beatrix Karl as Austria’s Federal Minister for Sci... (+more)

Australia establishes new quality agency

On 23 March 2011, the Australian government passed legislation to create the Tertiary Education Qual... (+more)

Foreign recognition front and centre in Germany and Greece – and beyond

In Germany, legislative steps are being taken to improve the recognition of (certain) foreign degree... (+more)

US: National Research Council revises doctoral programme assessment findings

The autumn 2010 release by the National Research Council of A Data-based Assessment of Research-doct... (+more)

Emerging role for alumni and students in UK universities’ governance

The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) in the UK released a report on 31 March 2011 titled Uni... (+more)

World Bank issues new education strategy

At its April 2011 Board of Directors meeting, the World Bank discussed and approved a new education ... (+more)

US: Falling short on community college completion rates, but aspiring to more

Higher education policymakers and institutional leaders in the US are increasingly concerned about h... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Still Open: Call for proposals: Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme

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

Cancelled: Call for proposals: EU-US Atlantis Programme

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

Call for proposals: EACEA/15/11 - Support for European cooperation in education and training (Lifelong Learning Programme)

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) has published a call for proposals o... (+more)

Publications

Student Mobilities, Migration and the Internationalization of Higher Education

Brooks, R. & Waters, J. Student Mobilities, Migration and the Internationalization of Higher Edu... (+more)

Knowledge, Networks and Nations: Global Scientific Collaboration in the 21st Century

Knowledge, Networks and Nations: Global Scientific Collaboration in the 21st Century. The Royal Soci... (+more)

European University Funding and Financial Autonomy

de Dominicis, L., Pérez, S. E. & Fernández-Zubieta, A. European University Funding and Financi... (+more)

Trends, Issues and Challenges in Internationalisation of Higher Education

de Wit, H. Trends, Issues and Challenges in Internationalisation of Higher Education. Centre for App... (+more)

International Students and Global Mobility in Higher Education

Bhandari, R. & Blumenthal, P. (Eds.). International Students and Global Mobility in Higher Educa... (+more)

Who Subsidizes Whom? An Analysis of Educational Costs and Revenues

Gillen, A., Denhart, M., & Robe, J. Who Subsidizes Whom? An Analysis of Educational Costs and Re... (+more)

Educating for Deliberative Democracy

Thomas, N. L. (Ed). Educating for Deliberative Democracy: New Directions for Higher Education, No. 1... (+more)

Delinquency: The Untold Story of Student Loan Borrowing

Cunningham, A. & Kienzl, G. Delinquency: The Untold Story of Student Loan Borrowing. Institute f... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 22-24 May 2011ACA Annual ConferenceVienna, Austriahttp://www.aca-secretariat.be... (+more)