Edition 123 - July 2011

News from ACA

ACA wins LLP funding for two new projects

The results of the 2011 call for proposals of the European Union’ Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP... (+more)

DAAD and ACA produce information note for the European Parliament

ACA’s German member – DAAD – together with the ACA Secretariat in Brussels produced an informa... (+more)

Brussels beckons in October. Join us for ACA’s 30th European Policy Seminar!

On 14 October 2011, ACA will host another instalment in its successful European Policy Seminar serie... (+more)

European Policy

New Framework budget proposals 2014-2020

On 29 June 2011, the European Commission unveiled its Communication titled A Budget for Europe 2020.... (+more)

Poland’s higher education and research priorities for the EU Presidency

On 1 July 2011, Poland assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) until the en... (+more)

ESNSurvey 2010 – results out

In mid-July the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) released in Brussels the sixth edition of its ESNSurve... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

France: reforme licence and excellence

Valérie Pécresse, the outgoing French Minister for Higher Education and Research, announced just b... (+more)

Netherlands: New strategic agenda for higher education

Focusing heavily on a series of cost-cutting measures to expedite and increase student completion ra... (+more)

UK tuition update: the latest from England, Wales and Scotland

After higher education institutions complied with a mandate to resubmit plans on their methods to in... (+more)

Sweden: Many fewer “third-country” students set to enrol in 2011/12

First applications, then acceptances, now confirmed tuition payments. As of 28 June, the Swedish Nat... (+more)

New education ministers in Finland and France

Following parliamentary elections in April 2011, Finland established a new coalition government and ... (+more)

New Zealand: Major funding allocated for new Crown Agency

As reported earlier this spring (see ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, April 2011), New Zealand i... (+more)

Germany: Universities of applied sciences lead growth in student mobility

In 2010, Germany hosted 244 775 foreign students, an increase of 5 632 from the previous year, accor... (+more)

China: Higher education sector slowing (and refining) expansion and reform efforts

The National Audit Office of China has revealed that, as of 2010, rapid expansion in higher educatio... (+more)

US: New cost information clearinghouse

As part of mandatory measures under the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, the US Department ... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for tenders: 2011/S 136-225467 - Study on foundations supporting research and innovation in the EU: quantitative and qualitative assessment, comparative analysis, trends and potential

The Directorate-General Research and Innovation of the European Commission has launched a call for t... (+more)

Call for tenders: EAC/06/2011 - What makes the difference? A qualitative appraisal of higher education graduate employability in Europe: the employers' perspective

The Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) has just published a call for tenders on ... (+more)


The Flexible Professional in the Knowledge Society: New Challenges for Higher Education

Allen, J. & van der Velden, R. (Eds.). The Flexible Professional in the Knowledge Society: New C... (+more)

A Guide to UK Higher Education and Partnerships for Overseas Universities

A Guide to UK Higher Education and Partnerships for Overseas Universities. UK Higher Education Inter... (+more)

Eight Questions about Brain Drain

Gibson, J. & McKenzie, D. Eight Questions about Brain Drain. The World Bank, Washington, 2011. P... (+more)

National Postsecondary Enrollment Trends: Before, During, and After the Great Recession

Dadashova, A., et al. National Postsecondary Enrollment Trends: Before, During, and After the Great ... (+more)

Université: les défis de la professionalisation

Gayraud, L., Simon-Zarca, G. & Soldano, C. Université: les défis de la professionalisation. C... (+more)

Global Talent Risk – Seven Responses

Global Talent Risk – Seven Responses. World Economic Forum, Geneva, 2011. Pages: 48.In the newest ... (+more)

The Undereducated American

Carnevale, A. P. & Rose, S. J. The Undereducated American. Georgetown University Center on Educa... (+more)


Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events14 October 2011ACA European Policy Seminar Series: The social dimension in Europe... (+more)