Edition 125 - September 2011

News from ACA

ACA autumn 2011 events on the horizon

October and December will offer prime opportunities to participate in two timely ACA European Policy... (+more)

DAAD concludes new cooperation agreements with Brazilian partners (CAPES and CNPq)

On 20 September 2011, Dr. Dorothea Rüland, Secretary General of the German Academic Exchange Servic... (+more)

IIE releases its newest report on joint and double degree programmes

The Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Freie Universität Berlin have together publi... (+more)

ACA makes the most of the 2011 EAIE annual conference

The 23rd annual EAIE conference convened in Copenhagen on 13-16 September and brought together more ... (+more)

European Policy

EU Commission launches Communication on modernisation of higher education

On 20 September, the European Commission launched its long-awaited Communication Supporting growth a... (+more)

Social dimension of European higher education: State-of-the-art and challenges ahead

On 16 September 2011, the European Commission published a long-awaited EURYDICE study, Modernisation... (+more)

EU response to the Arab Spring: Erasmus Mundus

On 27 September 2011, the European Commission adopted a EUR 350 million SPRING programme (Support fo... (+more)

A new ERC Secretary General and strong “Starting Grants” results for the UK and Germany

The European Research Council (ERC) unveiled the results of its fourth “ERC Starting Grants” com... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Australia announces extensive student visa programme reforms

The Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, along with the Minister for Tertiary Educat... (+more)

Tuition fee developments across the UK (part 1): Northern Ireland and Scotland

Keeping up with tuition fee decisions and related developments across the United Kingdom continues t... (+more)

Tuition fee developments across the UK (part 2): England

As in Northern Ireland and Scotland, developments in England on the tuition fee front have also been... (+more)

Austria: Foreign experts recommend important changes to Austrian higher education

In late 2011, the Austrian government plans to announce a new higher education strategy (Hochschulpl... (+more)

Brazil: Major new investment in public higher education

The government of Brazil announced in mid-August that it is taking significant steps to expand the c... (+more)

QS World University Rankings 2011/12 raises the question of “value for money”

One of the most highly visible international university rankers has introduced a new dimension in it... (+more)

Russia announces results of a new EUR 130 million “megagrant” call

On 21 September 2011, the Russian Ministry of Education and Science announced the results of the sec... (+more)

New Zealand “upping its game” in international education

On 20 September 2011, the New Zealand Ministry of Education released a Leadership Statement for Inte... (+more)

Education and Innovation Trends – a comprehensive outlook by OECD

This month, OECD came out with two complementary and comprehensive reports that cover the latest tre... (+more)

US: New money for community colleges providing “pathways to good jobs”

On 26 September, community college consortia in 39 states plus the District of Columbia were declare... (+more)

South Korean government determined to weed out underperforming institutions

As a result of a nation-wide evaluation aimed at weeding out sub-standard higher education instituti... (+more)

America Invents Act - patent reform in the US not universally welcomed

Earlier this year (see ACA Newsletter - Education Europe, March 2011), the US Senate passed a versio... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for Tender – Education and Culture Directorate-General EAC/26/2011: Developing the Adult Learning Sector

Aiming to improve background knowledge on adult learning and to support the further development of t... (+more)

Calls for Tenders: Ref. 2011/S 166-273417 Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission – Provision of an external evaluation of the REA and the ERC Executive Agency

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation published on 31 August 2... (+more)

Calls for Tenders: Ref. 2011/S 178-291163 Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission – Study to develop a set of indicators to measure open access

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation published on 16 Septembe... (+more)

Still Open: 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)

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

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

Publications

Global Perspectives on Measuring Quality: Proceedings of the 2010 Strategic Leaders Global Summit on Graduate Education

Council of Graduate Schools. Global Perspectives on Measuring Quality: Proceedings of the 2010 Strat... (+more)

Engaging in Lifelong Learning: Shaping Inclusive and Responsive Strategies

Smidt, H., & Sursock, A. Engaging in Lifelong Learning: Shaping Inclusive and Responsive Strateg... (+more)

Examining Quality Culture Part II: Processes and Tools – Participation, Ownership and Bureaucracy

Sursock, A. Examining Quality Culture Part II: Processes and Tools – Participation, Ownership and ... (+more)

Rethinking International Higher Education Curriculum: Mapping the Research Landscape

Welikala, T. Rethinking International Higher Education Curriculum: Mapping the Research Landscape. U... (+more)

Democratising Knowledge for Global Development: The Role of European Higher Education Institutions

Aarts, H., Halverson, T., & Taylor, P. (Eds.). Democratising Knowledge for Global Development: T... (+more)

Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Tertiary Education and Employment

Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Tertiary Education and Employment. OECD, Paris, 2011. ISB... (+more)

The Structure of the European Education Systems 2011/12: Schematic Diagrams

The Structure of the European Education Systems 2011/12: Schematic Diagrams. Eurydice, European Comm... (+more)

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsidered: Institutional Integration and Impact

Hutchings, P., Huber, M. T., & Ciccone, A. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsidered... (+more)

Under New Management:Universities, Administrative Labor, and the Professional Turn

Martin, R. Under New Management: Universities, Administrative Labor, and the Professional Turn. Temp... (+more)

Springtime: The New Student Rebellions

Palmieri, T., & Solomon C. Springtime: The New Student Rebellions. Verso, 2011. ISBN: 978-1... (+more)

Paradise Redefined: Transnational Chinese Students and the Quest for Flexible Citizenship in the Developed World

Fong, V. L. Paradise Redefined: Transnational Chinese Students and the Quest for Flexible Citizenshi... (+more)

Sciences Po, dix ans après les Conventions Educations Prioritaire

Tiberj, V. Sciences Po, dix ans après les Conventions Educations Prioritaire. Sciences Po, Paris, 2... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 14 October 2011ACA European Policy Seminar: The social dimension in European h... (+more)