Edition 140 - December 2012

News from ACA

Applause for China’s two systems of education and their relations with Europe. And, again, What’s New in Brussels?

High officials and scholars from China and Hong Kong together with European policymakers and practit... (+more)

ACA Newsletter – Education Europe 2012 year in review

Similarly to previous years, in 2012 ACA’s newsletter has provided its readers with an extensive c... (+more)

CIMO Director wins the Grawemeyer award in education

ACA is proud to announce that Pasi Sahlberg, the Director of ACA’s Finnish member organisation –... (+more)

Changes in Swedish Government authorities dealing with education

Three government authorities in Sweden dealing with education – the International Programme Office... (+more)

Global education: knowledge-based economies for 21st century nations

Knowledge-based economies and internationalisation of higher education have been going hand in hand ... (+more)

European Policy

European Commission demands skills offensive

On 20 November 2012, the European Commission published a Communication entitled “Rethinking Educat... (+more)

Erasmus budget gap closed

As reported earlier in this newsletter (see ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, November 2012 and O... (+more)

Support for higher education in European neighbourhood region

On 28 November, the European Commission adopted a new support package for higher education in the Eu... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

The Council for the Defence of British Universities (CDBU)

The Council for the Defence of British Universities (CDBU) is a new coalition recently formed in the... (+more)

France: important higher education and research developments

Over the past few months, following the investiture of the new president – François Hollande – ... (+more)

Nordic countries update mobility compensation agreement

Most countries regard high levels of inbound mobile students as a good thing, especially where they ... (+more)

United Kingdom: Is it diversification or privatization?

Ten small specialist colleges in England are going through the final step for receiving their univer... (+more)

Australia: new research investment plan and assessment of university research announced

Recently, the state of the art in university research and research investment has been at the forefr... (+more)

United States: Universities R&D spending reaches peak

Released in the end of November, a report by the National Science Foundation presents data on univer... (+more)

Australia: reporting progress towards skills and education targets

In November, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council reported on the progress of... (+more)

DistanceLearningPortal launched to showcase open learning programmes in Europe

With the newly introduced DistanceLearningPortal, the Eindhoven-based StudyPortals has filled anothe... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Still open: 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)

Still open: 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)

Still open: Call for proposals: Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) 2013

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission launched ... (+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 – EACEA/35/12 – Tempus IV, 6th call for proposals

This call is part of the fourth phase of the Tempus programme, running from 2007 until 2013. The obj... (+more)

Call for proposals – EACEA/44/12 – EU ICI-ECP Programme

The objective of this Programme is to improve mutual understanding between the EU and the Partner co... (+more)

Publications

Job Satisfaction around the Academic World

Bentley, P. J., Coates, H., Dobson, I. R., Goedegebuure, L., & Meek, V. L. (Eds.). Job Satisfact... (+more)

Postgraduate Education: An independent inquiry by the Higher Education Commission

Higher Education Commission. Postgraduate Education: An independent inquiry by the Higher Education ... (+more)

Education to Employment: Designing a System that Works

Mourshed, M., Farrell, D., & Barton, D. Education to Employment: Designing a System that Works. ... (+more)

The State of University Policy for Progress in Europe

Hoareau, C., Ritzen, J., & Marconi, G. The State of University Policy for Progress in Europe. Un... (+more)

Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities 2011

National Science Foundation. Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities 2011. Author, Arlington, 20... (+more)

Tracking the Decision-making of High Achieving Higher Education Applicants

The Sutton Trust & Department for Business Innovation & Skills. Tracking the Decision-making... (+more)

Strengthening Canada’s Research Capacity: The Gender Dimension

The Council of Canadian Academies. Strengthening Canada’s Research Capacity: The Gender Dimension.... (+more)

Equality in higher education: statistical report 2012

Equality Challenge Unit. Equality in higher education: statistical report 2012 – Part I: staff. Au... (+more)

Migration of International Students to Belgium, 2000-2012

Caestecker, F., Poppe, T., Godin, M., & Mascia, C. Migration of International Students to Belgiu... (+more)

Promoting Student Learning and Institutional Improvement: Lessons from NSSE at 13

National Survey of Student Engagement. Promoting Student Learning and Institutional Improvement: Les... (+more)

Undergraduate Teaching Faculty: The 2010-2011 HERI Faculty Survey

Hurtado, S., Eagan, K., Pryor, J. H., Whang, H., & Tran, S. Undergraduate Teaching Faculty: The ... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 24 January 2013What’s new in Brussels? Recent developments and trends in Eur... (+more)