Edition 126 - October 2011

News from ACA

ACA’s “Mapping mobility” study is out

More than half of all foreign students worldwide are enrolled in Europe. Over the past nine years, t... (+more)

IIE’s “BRITE” idea

On the heels of the first-ever US-India higher education summit this month – as well as the report... (+more)

Perspektywy celebrates and advocates for Polish private higher education

ACA’s Polish member, Perspektywy Education Foundation, has recently marked the 20th anniversary of... (+more)

Consider a visit to Brussels in order to ‘revisit’ internationalisation

What do the British Council, NUFFIC, the International Association of Universities, CHE Consult and ... (+more)

European Policy

Student assessment and policy considerations added to EUROSTUDENT IV

Following the release of the comprehensive results of EUROSTUDENT IV in mid-June (see ACA Newsletter... (+more)

What future for an EU-wide student loan facility?

An EU-wide student loan facility is currently a hot topic of discussion in the higher education poli... (+more)

Moldova joins EU’s Seventh Research Framework Programme

On 11 October 2011, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Scien... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

A challenging education agenda for the new government in Denmark

The leader of the Social Democrats and head of the newly elected government of Denmark, Helle Thorni... (+more)

Expanding access to global university rankings: From ‘crème de la crème’ to ‘best of the rest’

With the publication of its 2011/12 World University Rankings, Times Higher Education (THE) has for ... (+more)

UK: A snapshot picture of widening participation and questions for the future

This month brought an update in England on institutional efforts to ‘walk the talk’ on widening ... (+more)

Spain: The social dimension under the microscope

Late September saw the release of a first-of-its-kind study in the Spanish context. Known by its Spa... (+more)

US: “Merit aid” on the rise

Around the world, it seems that all major stakeholders are concerned about the financial support ava... (+more)

Italy: Support for institutions in the south

The Italian minister of education, Mariastella Gelmini, together with Raffaele Fitto, minister of re... (+more)

Canada, UK, US: High level panels ponder national internationalisation strategies

The governments of two major global players in international higher education – Canada and Austral... (+more)

Student loans in Canada and the US – the good, the bad and the ugly

Canada and the US have seen a great deal of coverage – and concern – about student loan issues i... (+more)

Germany: First-year university student numbers soar + new money for widening access

The population of first-year students enrolled into German universities by the start of the winter s... (+more)

China and Hong Kong: Increased funding to support outgoing mobility and research in private HEIs

Starting from 2012, the Chinese Government Scholarship Programme will be extended to fund outgoing m... (+more)

A new ‘R&D champion’ inaugurated in the Czech Republic

Following the approval of the European Commission, the launch of the Central European Institute of T... (+more)

California achieves what the US federal government does not – a DREAM Act

On 8 October, California’s governor, Jerry Brown, signed into law the second of two bills which to... (+more)

‘The splendours and miseries’ of Australian academics

With a population of just over 21 million, Australia is one of the leading Nobel Prize–winning cou... (+more)

In the aftermath of the ‘Arab Spring’: What place for universities?

The recent political turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa has interrupted academic activities... (+more)

Student protests in Chile – deadlocked at home but going international

The half-year struggle for the future of higher education in Chile shows little sign of resolution. ... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for proposals EACEA/26/11 – “Jean Monnet programme support for European associations active at European level in the field of European integration and education and training”

On 29 September, the European Commission published a call for proposals under its Lifelong Learning ... (+more)

Call for proposals: ERC-2012-Support-1 – “Gender aspects in career structures and career paths”, Coordination and Support Action

On 12 October, the European Research Council (ERC) published a call for proposals under the Seventh ... (+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

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

Publications

The road to academic excellence: The making of world-class research universities

Altbach, P. G., & Salmi, J. (Eds.). The road to academic excellence: The making of world-class r... (+more)

Putting higher education to work: Skills and research for growth in East Asia

The World Bank. Putting higher education to work: Skills and research for growth in East Asia. World... (+more)

European universities diversifying income streams: Financially sustainable universities II

Estermann, T., & Pruvot, E. B. European universities diversifying income streams: Financially su... (+more)

Being global: Making the case for international alumni relations

Dobson, G. Being global: Making the case for international alumni relations. Washington DC, CASE, 20... (+more)

Franco-British academic partnerships: The next chapter

Fraser, M., & Lane, P. (Eds.). Franco-British academic partnerships: The next chapter. Liverpool... (+more)

Higher education in the Asia-Pacific: Strategic responses to globalization

Marginson, S., Kaur, S., & Sawir, E. (Eds.). Higher education in the Asia-Pacific: Strategic res... (+more)

In search of the triple helix: Academia-industry-government interaction in China, Poland and the Republic of Korea

Martin, M. (Ed.). In search of the triple helix: Academia-industry-government interaction in China, ... (+more)

Innovation futures in Europe: A foresight exercise on emerging patterns of innovation. Visions, scenarios and implications for policy and practice

European Policy Brief. Innovation futures in Europe: A foresight exercise on emerging patterns of in... (+more)

Social inclusion in education and training

European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning. Social inclusion in education and training. EU... (+more)

Impacts of cultural capital on student college choice in China

Gao, L. Impacts of cultural capital on student college choice in China. Lexington Books, Lanham, 201... (+more)

The production of living knowledge: The crisis of the university and the transformation of labor in Europe and North America

Roggero, G. The production of living knowledge: The crisis of the university and the transformation ... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 2 December 2011ACA European Policy Seminar: Internationalisation revisited Bru... (+more)