Edition 133 - May 2012

News from ACA

ACA Newsletter guest article by Dr. Yuriko Sato, Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Re-inventing Japan! The Japanese government’s new drive to promote the internationalisation of stu... (+more)

Nuffic: Consultation on a new recognition manual for higher education institutions open

A survey is now open to collect requirements for the development of a new manual on recognition of f... (+more)

Campus France: A new organisation launched

At the end of April 2012, the national agency, CampusFrance changed its status. The new structure - ... (+more)

SIU: Norway launches the Scholarship Programmes

The Scholarship Programmes for mobility and institutional cooperation under the EEA Grants and the N... (+more)

European Policy

And we have a consensus! Council adopts a partial general approach for Erasmus for All

On 11 May, the European Commission’s streamlined and integrated approach outlined in its Erasmus f... (+more)

ERASMUS on the way to the 3 million target

Recently released figures by the Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) of the Europ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The 2012 Bologna Process Implementation Report

In preparation of the 2012 meeting of ministers responsible for higher education in Bucharest in Apr... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Bologna with student eyes 2012

Just before the meeting of education ministers of Bologna signatory countries, the European Students... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The European Investment Bank involved in supporting education

Although the European Investment Bank (EIB) has been involved in supporting education projects in Eu... (+logon/subscribe for more)

ASEAN and EU start looking into potential cooperation in higher education mobility

After the 19th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting held in Brunei Darussalam on 26-27 April the Association... (+logon/subscribe for more)

EU and South Africa go official

On 17 May the European Union and the government of South Africa signed a Joint Declaration on Cooper... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Happy Birthday Utrecht Network

In April, the Utrecht Network celebrated its 25th anniversary. We congratulate on a quarter of a cen... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Education and the Global Context

Czech Republic: A game of musical chairs at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

Following a month-long wait after the resignation of the embattled minister Josef Dobeš in April, P... (+more)

Russia’s new head of the Ministry of Education and Science: to be continued…?

Russia’s new Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev recently unveiled the composition of his Cabinet, whic... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Are we ready for a ranking of national education systems?

In May, Universitas 21 (U21) – a network of 23 universities – presented the U21 Ranking of Natio... (+logon/subscribe for more)

IAU Calls for Actions to Affirm the Academic Values in Internationalisation of Higher Education

The academic values in internationalisation of higher education have been challenged on many fronts ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Promotion of outward mobility in the spotlight in the UK, at last...

The United Kingdom has become over the years rather notorious within the international higher educat... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Code of ethics for international education recruiters announced

In April, the national agencies responsible for international higher education in the UK, Australia,... (+logon/subscribe for more)

New education ministers in France

Following the presidential elections held in France earlier this month, the country got not only a n... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Germany: new President of Rectors’ Conference, happy international students and changes in residence laws

Horst Hippler, the President of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), is succeeding Margret W... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Understanding Canada - the latest victim of austerity

On May 1, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada announced that as of 2013... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Quebec and tuition fees: students score the first victory

The Canadian province of Quebec is not one of the more protest-averse parts of the world, but the re... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Northern Ireland reveals its first higher education strategy

The first Higher Education Strategy for Northern Ireland was published on 24 April by the Higher Edu... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Cuba: Student places decrease, will we one day see a foreign private institution?

Cuba’s National Statistical Office (ONE) recently released its annual overview of education data f... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Networking to counter the unintended impact of global university rankings

The month of May saw the establishment of two university networks: the Global Network for Advanced M... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Still open: 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... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Still open: 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... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Still open: 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... (+logon/subscribe for 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... (+logon/subscribe for 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 ... (+logon/subscribe for 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 ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Publications

Measuring and assessing internationalisation

Green, M. F. Measuring and assessing internationalisation. NAFSA: Association of international educa... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Foreign born scientists: Mobility patterns for sixteen countries

Franzoni, Ch., Scellato, G. & Stephan, P. Foreign born scientists: Mobility patterns for sixteen... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Improving student engagement and development through assessment: Theory and practice in higher education

Clouder, L. et al (Eds.). Improving student engagement and development through assessment: Theory an... (+logon/subscribe for more)

International students and net migration in the UK

Cavanagh, M, & Glennie, A. International students and net migration in the UK. Institute for Pub... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Measuring success: League tables in the public sector

Foley, B. & Goldstein, H. Measuring success: League tables in the public sector. British Academy... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The global competitiveness report 2011-2012

Schwab, K. The global competitiveness report 2011-2012. World Economic Forum, Geneva, 2012. ISBN: 97... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Higher education: Handbook of theory and research

Smart, J. C., & Paulsen, M. B. (Eds.). Higher education: Handbook of theory and research. Spring... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Open educational resources: Analysis of responses to the OECD country questionnaire

Hylén, J. et al. Open educational resources: Analysis of responses to the OECD country questionnair... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Global perspectives on higher education and lifelong learners

Slowey, A., & Schuetze, H. (Eds.). Global perspectives on higher education and lifelong learners... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Strengthening the contributions of English higher education institutions to the innovation system: Knowledge exchange and HEIF funding

Public and Corporate Economic Consultants. Strengthening the contributions of English higher educati... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Higher education across borders: Models of engagement and lessons from corporate strategy

Gore, T. Higher education across borders: Models of engagement and lessons from corporate strategy. ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 10-12 June 2012ACA Annual Conference 2012: Tying it all together. Excellence, ... (+logon/subscribe for more)