Edition 124 - August 2011

News from ACA

British Council attacked in Afghanistan

As with many in the international education community around the world, ACA was stunned by the news ... (+more)

ACA members launch PromoDoc website

Last summer saw the launch of a new project involving the collaborative effort of several ACA member... (+more)

IIE launches Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives

The Institute of International Education (IIE) – ACA’s US member – has recently announced the ... (+more)

Next ACA seminar focuses on “the social dimension”

The “social dimension” is an elusive but critically important issue for European higher educatio... (+more)

ACA @ EAIE 2011

In the month of September, two members of the ACA Secretariat in Brussels will be attending the 2011... (+more)

From the Secretariat: A changing of the (stagiaire) guard

Trainee comings and goings punctuate the year at the ACA Secretariat, and a change in this area occu... (+more)

European Policy

Mobility Strategy 2020 for the European Higher Education Area: background paper

The Working Group on Mobility of the Bologna Follow Up Group (BFUG) has been working, during the pas... (+more)

ERC - possible future perspectives

In the context of ongoing reflections about the next generation of EU research and development progr... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Academic Ranking of World Universities unveils 2011 results plus new initiatives

The Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (CWCU) released the results... (+more)

Brazil: Major new funding for (science and technology) study abroad

With the aim to enhance internationalisation of the country’s science, technology and innovation s... (+more)

New higher education framework in Greece

In an attempt to improve the overall efficiency and accountability of the Greek higher education sys... (+more)

US: International graduate student admission offers up

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), which is the premiere national organisation in the United Sta... (+more)

Australia – fears of drops in foreign student numbers

Figures recently released by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) of the Australian ... (+more)

Singapore and Taiwan: Mobility concerns

Singapore and Taiwan are both reviewing their national mobility policies, but heading in very differ... (+more)

International comparison of foreign student fees – a UK perspective

An enormous amount of attention has been paid in the last year to the evolving policies related to t... (+more)

Chile: Student protests drag on

Education reform has been at the heart of large-scale (sometimes violent) student-led protests in Ch... (+more)

US: Payment of student recruiters under the spotlight

Concerns about the compensation of student recruiters—in both domestic and international contexts... (+more)

New plans for marketing Canada

Canada’s 2011 budget, approved in early June, included a significant infusion of funding to develo... (+more)

Student mobility trends in the Netherlands

For more than a decade, NUFFIC has annually published data on mobility trends in Dutch higher educat... (+more)

International students praise Germany’s academic reputation and safety

The university consortium GATE-Germany, a joint initiative of the German Academic Exchange Service (... (+more)

Is Italian higher education a “family business”?

Research by Stefano Allesina, an assistant professor at the Computation Institute, a joint entity of... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for proposals: FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN—Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN)

The European Commission published on 20 July a call for proposals for Marie Curie Initial Training N... (+more)

Call for proposals: FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IRSES—Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES)

The European Commission published on July 20, 2011 two calls for proposals under the People work pro... (+more)

Call for proposals: Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) 2012

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission launched ... (+more)

Publications

European Universities and the Challenge of the Market. A Comparative Analysis

Regini, M. (Ed). European Universities and the Challenge of the Market. A Comparative Analysis. Edwa... (+more)

Constructing an Indicator System or Scorecard for Higher Education. A Practical Guide

Martin, M. & Sauvageot, C. Constructing an Indicator System or Scorecard for Higher Education. A... (+more)

Student Insight: Online Marketing to a Global Student Audience

Shepherd, E. Student Insight: Online Marketing to a Global Student Audience. British Council – Edu... (+more)

Higher Education in Tumultuous Times: A Transatlantic Dialogue on Facing Market Forces and Promoting the Common Good

Hill, B. & Kinser, K. Higher Education in Tumultuous Times: A Transatlantic Dialogue on Fac... (+more)

Comprehensive Internationalization: From Concept to Action

Hudzik, J. K. Comprehensive Internationalization: From Concept to Action. NAFSA, Association of Inte... (+more)

The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters

Ginsberg, B. The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matte... (+more)

Reinventing Higher Education: The Promise of Innovation

Wildavsky, B., Kelly, A. P. & Carey, K. (Eds.). Reinventing Higher Education: The Promise of Inn... (+more)

The College Payoff: Education, Occupations, Lifetime Earnings

Carnevale, A. P., Rose, S. J. & Cheah B. The College Payoff: Education, Occupations, Lifetime Ea... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

14-16 September 2011Making the Innovation Union Work Helsinki, Finlandhttp://info.arcada.fi/eduprof/... (+more)