Edition 136 - August 2012

News from ACA

ACA set to kickstart two new EU projects

A few days ago, ACA signed the contract for a new EU project, on state grants and loans. The project... (+more)

ACA-EAIE Cooperation: A book, a conference and impending milestones

Early September will see the release of a unique publication of the European Association for Interna... (+more)

Changes in the ACA Secretariat

At the beginning of September, Rita Morais will succeed Lukas Szabo as the editor of the ACA newslet... (+more)

European Policy

The Parliament sinks its teeth into Erasmus for All (or shall we say Lifelong Learning Programme II?)

Following the Council’s adoption of a partial general approach for the Commission-proposed Erasmus... (+more)

New appointments at the helm of EIT

At the end of July, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth – ... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

A plague of plagiarism

Following academic and non-academic news from around the world, one could be forgiven for thinking t... (+more)

Germany: does the Excellence Initiative reduce diversity?

This newsletter has repeatedly reported on Germany’s Excellence Initiative, which has so far provi... (+more)

International students versus the UK government: Students score first victory

There has been no shortage of coverage on the UK government’s ‘war’ on immigration and interna... (+more)

Rights of women further limited in Iran

Iran is a country one rarely hears about these days on other topics than the controversy and the unc... (+more)

Canada urged to seize its ‘window of opportunity’ to attract international students

Canada sees a ‘window of opportunity’ opened while its competitors Australia and the United King... (+more)

Agents – how much they cost UK universities

The use of agents in the recruitment of international students sparks constant debates in countries ... (+more)

Brazil: New affirmative action policy for universities passed

In the first week of August, the plenary of the Brazilian Senate passed a new law introducing a majo... (+more)

ARWU: US and Europe still lead

As in all the previous years, Harvard University is the number 1 institution in the 2012 edition of ... (+more)

Polish government brings out carrots to stimulate changes towards result-oriented learning

Faculties of Polish universities that have developed the best programmes of study or implemented the... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for proposals — EAC/27/2012 — The impact of different cost-sharing models on effectiveness, efficiency and equity in higher education

In August, the European Commission launched a call for proposals for a study on the influence of dif... (+more)

Call for proposals — EAC/29/2012 — The impact of Erasmus mobility and Intensive Programmes on skills development, employability, institutional development and the internationalisation of higher education institutions

In August, the European Commission launched a call for proposals for an evaluation of the impact of ... (+more)

Call for proposals — RTD FWC 2012 – A6 — Framework Contract in the field of evaluation of research and innovation programmes and policies

At the end of July, the European Commission issued a call for tender for a Framework Contract for th... (+more)

Call for proposals: Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) 2013

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission launched ... (+more)

Still Open: Call for proposals — EAC/22/2012— European expert network on economics of education (EENEE)

During the last month, the European Commission launched a new call for tenders with a view of settin... (+more)

Still Open: Call for proposals — EAC/23/2012— Measuring the impact of university-business cooperation

In July, the European Commission launched a call for proposals for a study on the outcomes and impac... (+more)

Still open: Call for proposals — EIB – Universities Research Sponsorship Programme (EIBURS)

EIBURS provides grants to university research centres working on research topics and themes of major... (+more)

Publications

Changes in the functioning of universities: Differentiation, increase in relevance, and internationalisation

Kehm, B., Schomburg, H. & Teichler, U. (Eds.) Funktionswandel der Universitäten. Differenzierun... (+more)

Mobility and migration in Asian Pacific higher education

Neubauer, D. E.& Kuroda, K. (Eds.) Mobility and migration in Asian Pacific higher education. Pal... (+more)

Researching higher education, 2nd edition

Tight, M. Researching higher education, 2nd edition. McGraw-Hill, Maidenhead, 2012. ISBN: 9780335241... (+more)

The college advantage: Weathering the economic storm

Carnevale, A. P., Jayasundera, T. & Cheah, B. The college advantage: Weathering the economic sto... (+more)

Higher education – business and community interaction survey 2010-11

Higher Education Founding Council for England (HEFCE). Higher education – business and community i... (+more)

For profit higher education: The failure to safeguard the federal investment and ensure student success

US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. For profit higher education: The failu... (+more)

The university in the age of globalization: rankings, resources and reforms.

Bienkowski, W., Brada, J.C. & Stanley, G. (Eds.) The university in the age of globalization: ran... (+more)

Graduate winners: Assessing the public and private benefits of higher education

Norton, A. Graduate winners: Assessing the public and private benefits of higher education. Grattan ... (+more)

Not all international students are the same: Understanding segments, mapping behaviour

Choudaha, R., Orosz, K. & Chang, L. Not all international students are the same: Understanding s... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 12 October 2012Higher education in 2030: A look into the crystal ballBrussels,... (+more)