Edition 121 - May 2011

News from ACA

Bienvenue, 2e2f! ACA proudly welcomes new member from France

At its 22 May 2011 General Assembly in Vienna, ACA welcomed with pleasure a new member: Agence Europ... (+more)

ACA’s 2011 Annual Conference excels with the “excellence imperative”

Outstanding speakers, dynamic participants and beautiful weather converged nicely in Vienna for the ... (+more)

CampusFrance hosts G20/G8 meeting on raising the profile of international higher education

On the occasion of the French Presidency of the G20 and G8 and within the context of the programme o... (+more)

European Policy

Two new EU proposals for benchmarks – mobility and employability

Tasked by the Council of the European Union to propose two EU-level benchmarks in the fields of empl... (+more)

ESF introduces European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH)

The European Science Foundation (ESF) unveiled in May the European Reference Index for the Humanitie... (+more)

Latest Flashbarometer for the EU’s Youth on the Move initiative

In the latest Flashbarometer survey from the European Commission’s Youth on the Move initiative, (... (+more)

CEEPUS goes for a third round

The Central European Exchange Program for University Studies (CEEPUS), initiated by Austria in 1995,... (+more)

ASEM continues to expand and strengthen Asia-Europe education partnership

The 3rd Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education was held in Denmark on 9-10 May 2011. The min... (+more)

New report on philanthropic funding within European universities

Giving in Evidence: Fundraising from Philanthropy in European Universities is a newly released repor... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

US: Federal budget cuts spell trouble for international education programmes

In a dramatic end to the long awaited 2011 federal fiscal year budget passed by the US Congress, the... (+more)

Sweden: Numbers of accepted students for 2011/12 fall precipitously

Earlier this year, ACA reported that the number of students submitting applications for autumn 2011 ... (+more)

Adoption of IREG ranking audit rules

When the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence co... (+more)

UK: New roles for private higher education providers?

As the landscape of the UK public higher education sector continues to undergo marked changes in reg... (+more)

Germany: Labour market accepts bachelor graduates

There had long been worries about the employability of bachelor graduates in Europe – particularly... (+more)

China tests the water, enters transnational higher education market

In late April, China approved Soochow University’s (SCU) plan to enrol its first students at the u... (+more)

An uncertain future for the Pan African University

On 11-13 May 2011, the first extraordinary session of the Conference of Ministers of Education of th... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Still Open: 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)

Call for proposals: EAC/19/2011 - Pilot project for the development of knowledge partnerships

This call for proposals launched by the European Commission, Directorate General for Education and C... (+more)

Publications

University Rankings: Theoretical Basis, Methodology and Impacts on Global Higher Education

Shin, J. C., Toutkoushian, R. K. & Tecihler, U. (Eds.). University Rankings: Theoretical Basis, ... (+more)

Changing Governance and Management in Higher Education: The Perspectives on the Academy

Locke, W., Cummings, W. K. & Fisher D. (Eds.). Changing Governance and Management in Higher Educ... (+more)

Who Goes Where and Why? An Overview and Analysis of Global Educational Mobility

Macready, C. & Tucker, C. Who Goes Where and Why? An Overview and Analysis of Global Educational... (+more)

Access, Equity, and Capacity in Asia-Pacific Higher Education

Neubauer, D. E. & Tanaka, Y. (Eds.). Access, Equity, and Capacity in Asia-Pacific Higher Educati... (+more)

Higher Education Reform in China: Beyond the Expansion

Morgan, J. W. & Bin, W. (Eds.). Higher Education Reform in China: Beyond the Expansion. Routledg... (+more)

Making the Most of Public Services: A Systems Approach to Public Innovation

Levy, C. Making the most of public services: A systems approach to public innovation. The Work Found... (+more)

International Education as an Institutional Priority: What Every College and University Trustee Should Know

International Education as an Institutional Priority: What Every College and University Trustee Shou... (+more)

Transferability and Post-secondary Pathways: The Role of Canadian Colleges and Institutes

Transferability and Post-secondary Pathways: The Role of Canadian Colleges and Institutes. Associati... (+more)

College 2.0: Transforming Higher Education through Greater Innovation and Smarter Regulation

College 2.0: Transforming Higher Education through Greater Innovation and Smarter Regulation. Instit... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

5-7 June 2011 Asia-Europe Education Workshop – Knowledge Societies: Universities and their Social ... (+more)