Edition 137 - September 2012

News from ACA

Tying it all together: ACA launches new publication

Internationalisation and international mobility, inclusiveness, excellence and funding are themes hi... (+more)

ACA @ EAIE 2012

In line with tradition, the ACA Secretariat was present this September at the annual conference of E... (+more)

On competition and cooperation in higher education: A close look into the case of China

‘On competition and cooperation’ was a topic on intra-European mobility addressed in the 6th pub... (+more)

The new “Journal for International Mobility”

The Agence Europe Education Formation (2e2f) France, an ACA member organisation, is launching a call... (+more)

Staff changes in the ACA Secretariat

The month of September brings new changes in the ACA Secretariat.  Succeeding Elke Lingier, Lyn... (+more)

European Policy

Reinforcing the internationalisation of research and innovation in the EU

This month, several announcements have been made relating to strengthening EU-funded international c... (+more)

New recommendation on the validation of skills obtained through informal and non-formal learning

On 5 September, the European Commission has issued a proposal for a Council Recommendation on the va... (+more)

Another step into a modern higher education system in the European Union

This month the European Commission has launched a high level group on the modernisation of higher ed... (+more)

EURYDICE reveals widely varied national student fee and support systems in Europe

EURYDICE adds to its facts and figures series a report of national student fee and support systems i... (+more)

Major geographic disparities in provision of education and attainment

“Mind the gap” is a cult announcement on the London Underground. But it is also the title of a n... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Education at a Glance 2012 (OECD) – investing in education does pay off

On 11 September, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the 2012... (+more)

QS World University Rankings

Global rankings have become as unavoidable as hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico.  Earlier this m... (+more)

United Kingdom – further uncertainties for non-EU students

The end of August marked the start of an unprecedented scandal in the United Kingdom (UK) higher edu... (+more)

Austria: working to extend the EU moratorium for student quotas

Austria has been for long trying to cope with the high influx of foreign, especially German, student... (+more)

Mapping mobility among the Chinese higher education systems – China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan

Be there one China or two Chinas, there is more than one Chinese higher education system. These syst... (+more)

India: more women enrolling in universities and sharp increase in international student numbers

The results of a report published recently by the University Grants Commission show that the proport... (+more)

New trend: universities borrow for face-lifting changes to attract mobile students?

To be attractive and competitive today in the world of higher education is to have a beautiful campu... (+more)

In the aftermath of protests

Recent protests are events that link the higher education sectors in Sri Lanka, Côte d’Ivoire and... (+more)

Sweden: decrease in student numbers by 14 000 expected in 2012

The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education has recently released two reports: the Swedish Univ... (+more)

Rwanda hosts first graduate degree programme in Africa offered by a top US research institution

On the past 24 August, the Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU) officially launched its new campus in Rw... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for proposals – EACEA/30/12 – Jean Monnet programme support for European associations active at European level in the field of European integration and education and training

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

Still open: 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)

Still open: 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)


The Academic Profession in Europe: New Tasks and New Challenges

Kehm, B. M., & Teichler, U. (Eds.) The Academic Profession in Europe: New Tasks and New Challeng... (+more)

Mobility: Closing the gap between policy and practice

Colucci, E., Davies, H., Korhonen, J., & Gaebel, M. Mobility: Closing the gap between policy and... (+more)

Exchange, employment and added value: Research report of the ESNSurvey 2011

Alfranseder, E., Escrivá, J., Fellinger, J., Haley, A., Nigmonov, A., & Taivere, M. Exchange, e... (+more)

Portrait of a Transnational Education Student

British Council. Portrait of a Transnational Education Student. Author, London, 2012. Pages: 27. Th... (+more)

PhD education in a knowledge society: An evaluation of PhD education in Norway

Thune, T., Kyvik, S., Sörlin, S., Olsen, T. B., Vabø, A., & Tømte, C. PhD education in a know... (+more)

Review of Philanthropy in UK Higher Education: 2012 status report and challenges for the next decade

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). Review of Philanthropy in UK Higher Education:... (+more)

Digital Faculty: Professors, Teaching and Technology

Allen, I. E., Seaman, J., Lederman, D., & Jaschik, S. Digital Faculty: Professors, Teaching and ... (+more)

Tracking Alumni Career Paths: Third NCCR North-South Report on Effectiveness

Heim, E. M., Engelage, S., Zimmermann, A. B., Herweg, K., Michel, C., & Breu, T. Tracking Alumni... (+more)


Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 11 October 2012Launch of the publication: Tying it all togetherBrussels, Belgi... (+more)