Edition 132 - April 2012

News from ACA

Where celebrities meet – the ACA Annual Conference 2012

There are only six weeks to go until the ACA Annual Conference. This year, the well-established even... (+more)

European Policy

EHEA – outcomes of the 2012 Ministerial Conference and the Bologna Policy Forum

The month of April brought new crucial developments for European (and to an extent global) higher ed... (+more)

EU and China set to step up cooperation in higher education and academic mobility

The spring forum of the newly established EU-China High Level People to People Dialogue was held in ... (+more)

Erasmus for All: clouds of confusion

Ever since the European Commission officially announced its proposal for the new programme for educa... (+more)

2012 edition of Key data on education in Europe published

This month saw the publication of a classic on developments and trends in European education. Eurydi... (+more)

The House of Lords weighs in on EU higher education policy

On 22 March 2012, the UK House of Lords European Union Committee (HOL) released a publication on The... (+more)

Increased academic cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region

A high-level event opened by the Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Open access: unchaining new knowledge

The movement for free access to research results is gaining momentum. What first looked like the des... (+more)

Leadership by the dead

Questions of governance remain high on the agenda. As Times Higher Education reports, a UK study fou... (+more)

New Zealand international student numbers: encouraging results

At the end of March, the New Zealand Ministry of Education released its statistics on trends in inte... (+more)

English, lingua franca at the Milan Polytechnic, from 2014

The rector of the Polytechnic of Milan, Giovanni Azzone, has recently released some shocking news fo... (+more)

MyUniversity website launches amid a sea of complaints

At the beginning of April, Australia’s Ministry of Education, Employment and Workplace has launche... (+more)

More Taiwanese women graduate from universities than men

For the first time in history, more Taiwanese women below the age of 40 (57.2%) than their male coun... (+more)

US and Pakistan further cooperation

In mid-April, following the signature of a memorandum of understanding with Pakistani authorities in... (+more)

PIREN – Connecting the dispersed

In the wake of the Connect Arab summit held in Doha, Qatar at the beginning of March 2012, the Islam... (+more)

More spending on R&D by US higher education institutions

According to recent data released by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, of ... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for proposals: EAC/03/2012 – Provision of services for the development and running of the Marie Curie Alumni Association and related services

On April 24, the European Commission launched a call for proposals for provision of services for the... (+more)

Call for proposals: EAC/S03/2012 – Pilot project for the development of knowledge partnerships

On March 30, the European Commission launched a call for proposals for a pilot project for the furth... (+more)

Call for proposals — EDULINK II – ACP – EU cooperation programme in higher education

In March 2012, the European Commission published a call for proposals for EDULINK II, ACP-EU coopera... (+more)

Still Open: Call for proposals - EACEA/11/12 - INTRA-ACP academic mobility scheme

In February, the European Commission issued a call for proposals targeted at qualified high-level pr... (+more)

Still Open: Call for proposals — FP7 –PEOPLE-2012-IEF — Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development

In March 2012, the European Commission published a call for proposals for Marie Curie Intra-European... (+more)

Still Open: Call for proposals — FP7 –PEOPLE-2012-IIF — Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships

In March 2012, the European Commission published a call for proposals for Marie Curie International ... (+more)

Still Open: Call for proposals — FP7 –PEOPLE-2012-IOF — Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development

In March 2012, the European Commission published a call for proposals for Marie Curie International ... (+more)

Publications

Multidimensional ranking: The design and development of U-Multirank

van Vught, F., & Ziegele, F. (Eds). Multidimensional ranking: The design and development of U-Mu... (+more)

Paying the professoriate: A global comparison of compensation and contracts

Altbach, P. et al., Paying the professoriate: A global comparison of compensation and contracts. Rou... (+more)

The global university: Past, present, and future perspectives

Nelson, A. R., & Wei, I. P. (Eds.). The global university: Past, present, and future perspective... (+more)

Policy guidelines for the development and promotion of open access

Swam, A. Policy guidelines for the development and promotion of open access. UNESCO, Paris, 2012. IS... (+more)

Going global: The landscape for policy makers and practitioners in tertiary education

Stiasny, M., & Gore, T. (Eds.). Going global: The landscape for policy makers and practitioners ... (+more)

Supporting online students: A practical guide to planning, implementing, and evaluating services

Crawley, A. Supporting online students: A practical guide to planning, implementing, and evaluating ... (+more)

Valuing study abroad: The global mandate for higher education

Freidheim, S. J. Valuing study abroad: The global mandate for higher education. Institute of Interna... (+more)

Universities and constitutional change in the UK: The impact of devolution on the higher education sector

Bruce, T. Universities and constitutional change in the UK: The impact of devolution on the higher e... (+more)

Findings from the 2012 CGS international graduate admissions survey – phase I: Applications

Bell, N. E., Findings from the 2012 CGS international graduate admissions survey – phase I: Applic... (+more)

Informed decisions: Tackling information inequalities in higher education

Wyness, G. Informed decisions: Tackling information inequalities in higher education. CentreForum, L... (+more)

Reclaiming the American dream: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges

American Association of Community Colleges. Reclaiming the American dream: A report from the 21st ce... (+more)

Europe’s university budgets: The Europaeum update – February 2012.

Europaeum. Europe’s university budgets: The Europaeum update – February 2012. Europaeum, Oxford,... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 10 May 2012The IMPI initiative and beyond. Mapping and profiling international... (+more)