Edition 139 - November 2012

News from ACA

The first ACA Policy Seminar in 2013: What’s new in Brussels

It has become a tradition. The series of four ACA European Policy Seminars is opened every year by t... (+more)

ACA Newsletter guest article by Prof. Futao Huang, Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University, Japan

Overview: Growth of English-taught programmes and courses in East Asia There has seen a rapid incre... (+more)

ACA President Sijbolt Noorda succeeded by Karl Dittrich as CEO of VSNU

After six years at the helm of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), Sijbolt No... (+more)

European Policy

Budget turmoil at the EU level

The month of November brought fierce budgetary negotiations at the European level between the EU ins... (+more)

EU-Africa research cooperation intensifies

On her visit to South Africa to mark the 15th anniversary of the European Union (EU)-South Africa Sc... (+more)

EIB supports the development of the knowledge economy in Turkey

The month of November brought new money into Turkey from the Luxembourg-based European Investment Ba... (+more)

Outstanding Marie Curie researchers awarded

On the past 5 November, the first winners of the recently created Marie Curie Prize were announced i... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

UNESCO’s interactive map helps visualise global student mobility flows, but not European mobility

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) has recently launched an online interactive map on the glo... (+more)

United States: International student numbers continue to rise

In November, ACA’s member from the United States (US), the Institute of International Education (I... (+more)

The Netherlands: future budget cuts and new education minister

The Netherlands’ new coalition cabinet has announced a series of budget cuts for the coming years.... (+more)

United Kingdom: investing in research and strengthening higher education cooperation with Indonesia

New developments indicate the United Kingdom (UK) is continuing to strengthen its position in scienc... (+more)

Australia seeks deeper engagement in Asia in the short and medium term

The Australian government recently released a new policy document outlining a set of very ambitious ... (+more)

Kenya: new bill to regulate the higher education sector

A new bill establishing new bodies to regulate the higher education sector in Kenya was published on... (+more)

High returner rates amongst German academics in the US

For almost 10 years now, the German Academic International Network (GAIN) has been trying to keep yo... (+more)

Sweden: new bill proposes further investments in science and research

On the past 11 October, a new bill on Research and Innovation was submitted by the Swedish Governmen... (+more)

A multi-dimensional policymaking approach needed for attracting women into science

Greater access to science and technology education has little effect in attracting women into areas ... (+more)

Record shares of young Americans complete high school and college

For the first time ever, a third of the 25-to 29-year-olds in the United States (US) have completed ... (+more)

United Kingdom: Government’s reforms in higher education – what are the consequences?

The consequences of the recent government’s reforms in higher education, namely the increase in tu... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for proposals – FP7-PEOPLE-2013-NIGHT – Researcher’s Night

The Researcher’s Night initiative aims to bring researchers’ work closer to the general public. ... (+more)

Call for proposals – FP7-People-2013-IAPP – Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways

This Marie Curie action aims at supporting research projects developed through joint cooperation pro... (+more)

Call for proposals – ERC-2013-CoG – Consolidator Grant

The European Research Council Consolidator Grants aim to boost and support the independent career of... (+more)

Call for proposals – FP7-People-2013-CIG – Career Integration Grants

Published on 18 October, the Marie Curie Career Integration Grants is open to applicants from all ov... (+more)

Call for proposals: Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) 2013

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

Publications

Beyond More of the Same: The Top Four Emerging Markets for International Student Recruitment

Choudaha, R., & Kono, Y. Beyond More of the Same: The Top Four Emerging Markets for Internationa... (+more)

University Partnerships For Prosperity: How Higher Education Can Help Build Regional Knowledge Based Economies in Europe

University Collaboration in Regional Development Spaces (UNICREDS). University Partnerships For Pros... (+more)

Widening Participation in Higher Education: Casting the Net Wide?

Hinton-Smith, T. Widening Participation in Higher Education: Casting the Net Wide?. Palgrave Macmill... (+more)

The Brazil Scientific Mobility Undergraduate Program in the United States: A New Phase in U.S.-Brazil Educational Exchange

Monk, E. The Brazil Scientific Mobility Undergraduate Program in the United States: A New Phase in U... (+more)

Europe-Africa Quality Connect: Building Institutional Capacity through Partnership

European University Association. Europe-Africa Quality Connect: Building Institutional Capacity thro... (+more)

University Challenge: How Higher Education Can Advance Social Mobility

Milburn, A. University Challenge: How Higher Education Can Advance Social Mobility. Crown, London, 2... (+more)

Knowledge Societies: Universities and their Social Responsibilities

Schneller, C., & Thöni, E. Knowledge Societies: Universities and their Social Responsibilities.... (+more)

Context for Success: Measuring Colleges’ Impact

The Context for Success project is an initiative of the HCM Strategists, supported by the Bill &... (+more)

University of the future: A thousand year old industry on the cusp of profound change

Ernst&Young. University of the future: A thousand year old industry on the cusp of profound chan... (+more)

Trends in Student Aid and Trends in College Pricing

The College Board. Trends in Student Aid 2012. Author, New York, 2012. Pages: 36. The College Board... (+more)

Financial health of the higher education sector: 2011-12 to 2014-15 forecasts

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). Financial health of the higher education secto... (+more)

Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Facebook: how today’s higher education faculty use social media

Moran, M, Seaman, J., & Tinti-Kane, H. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Facebook: how today’s higher... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 7 December 2012Higher education in China and Hong Kong: Recent developments an... (+more)