Edition 52 - August 2005

News from ACA

Next ACA Conference in Vienna and upcoming English-language Seminar

The next ACA Conference! “The future of the university” Vienna, 30 November-2 December 2005 ... (+more)

ACA - A) New Asia-Europe scholarship search engine B) Erasmus Mundus enhancing attractiveness grant awarded

A) Asia-Europe scholarship search engineIn cooperation with IAU, ACA has been awarded a project... (+more)

British Council Brussels - Out of ourselves: Celebrating the UK in Europe

A letter from the British Council Brussels on the UK presidency in their new publication 'Out of our... (+more)

Nuffic - "Study in Holland": International Degree Programmes 2006-2007

Dutch universities, universities of professional education and institutes of international education... (+more)

ÖAD – A) North-South Dialogue Scholarship Programme; B) New internal quality management system

A) North-South Dialogue Scholarship Programme: The ÖAD has won the public tender for the perfor... (+more)

DAAD – A) Correction on RISE; B) Germany number one in ERASMUS teaching staff mobility; C) German chairholder at Russian University

A) RISE CorrectionThe last newsletter reported on DAAD's new program Research Internships in Science... (+more)

TPF - Teaching practice at a Hungarian secondary vocational school: Mobility of teacher trainees and newly qualified teachers

The new mobility  programme has been launched by the Hungarian Ministry of Education, as an act... (+more)

IIE Invites Partners in Rescue of Threatened Scholars

IIE invites universities and colleges around the world to join the Scholar Rescue Fund in supporting... (+more)

European Policy

Lisbon - Eight Commission measures to create growth and jobs: 1) Supporting knowledge and innovation in Europe

In the “Community Lisbon Programme” the Commission recently announced that it wil... (+more)

New Commission communication strategy: Listen, Communicate, Go local

In late July, the Commission approved the “Action Plan to Improve Communicating Europe by the Euro... (+more)

Towards a European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning – Consultation launched by Commissioner Figel’

At a mid-July meeting in London, EU Ministers of Education debated the emerging European Qualificati... (+more)

Impact assessment of Marie Curie - Fellowships promote international experience and research employment

The assessment was completed in June 2005 after two years of work. The Consortium evaluated the fell... (+more)

Feasibility study concerning the creation of a European Agency for Linguistic Diversity and Language Learning

A significant feasibility study concerning the creation of a ‘European Agency for Linguistic Diver... (+more)

Youth in Action programme 2007-13 high on Parliament and Council agendas

German MEP Lizzy Gröner is pushing for a budget of 1.128m euro for the Youth in Action pr... (+more)

Research - Science communication receives EU cash injection

In the latest round of funding under the ‘Science and Society activities in the Sixth Research F... (+more)

Research - Europe as a partner in world science: Interview with Head of International Scientific Co-operation

The EU has been involved in scientific and technological co-operation for more than two decades no... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Bulgarian contributions to Education and Training 2010: Key accession status report

Republic of Bulgaria as a candidate-country for accession to the Eurepean Union takes into account t... (+more)

US - Opening Doors for Foreign Students Act of 2005 to counter misperceptions

In July 2005, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to authorize spending levels fo... (+more)

Early German elections and their possible impact on German policy in higher education

After the Social Democratic Party suffered serious defeat in the past state elections chancellor&nbs... (+more)

Two Swedish evaluations - "The internationalisation of HE in Sweden" and "Cooperation with the surrounding community"

The National Agency for Higher Education in Sweden has completed two substantial evaluations of the ... (+more)

Grid power tackles brain drain in the Balkans

Over the past decade, Southeast European countries affected by conflict have not only lost countless... (+more)

OECD launches country-specifc websites: Webtools for education

The OECD has launched a new country-by-country tool on its website www.oecd.org/infobycountry. ... (+more)

Shanghai - Academic Ranking of World Universities 2005: North America dominates

The Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University has published the Academic Ranking ... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

External evaluation of Action 6.1.2 - 6.2 of the Socrates Programme

Procurement of an external, independent evaluation of the Action 6.1.2 — 6.2 'General activities o... (+more)

European networks to promote the local and regional dimension of lifelong learning

The objective is to secure an external evaluation of the Commission's "Learning Regions" (... (+more)

Study on the obstacles to transnational VET mobility

Study on the obstacles to transnational mobility faced by apprentices and other young people in init... (+more)

Still time: Previous calls from the July ACA Newsletter

The following calls have been announced previously by ACA.  They are in chronological order by ... (+more)

Study on key education indicators on social inclusion and efficiency, mobility, adult skills and active citizenship

The overall objective of their contract is to contribute to the programme "Education and Traini... (+more)

Implementation and Awareness raising action on enhanced cooperation in Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Call for proposals DG EAC n°45/05 - Implementation and Awareness raising action on enhanced coopera... (+more)

Evaluation of DG EAC activities in support of EU equal opportunities policies

Evaluation of activities undertaken by the Directorate-General for Education and Culture in support ... (+more)


CEDEFOP - The value of learning: evaluation and impact of education and training

The Commission's CEDEFOP research report The value of learning: evaluation and impact of education a... (+more)

Key data on education in Europe 2005

First published in 1994, Key Data on Education in Europe sets out a very wide variety of both qualit... (+more)

OECD - University Research Management: Meeting the Institutional Challenge

This publication sheds light on the issues now facing today’s universities as they confront the in... (+more)

European reference levels for education and training - Promoting credit transfer and mutual trust

This report is the principal outcome of the Cedefop-funded study on ‘reference levels - zones of m... (+more)


Upcoming conferences August - February 2006

25-26 August Trends in the Management of Human Resources in Higher EducationOECD Headquarters in Par... (+more)

Events in the spotlight

In the spot light - Early bird by 31 August for 20-22 OctoberEUA Conference: "Research in Europ... (+more)