Edition 142 - February 2013

News from ACA

ACA’s Annual Conference 2013: Internationalisation and mobility

This year, ACA will turn 20. To celebrate this anniversary and two decades of international cooperat... (+more)

New developments in DAAD

This month, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), one of ACA’s founding members, has unveil... (+more)

European Policy

European Council agrees on EU budget 2014-2020

On 7 and 8 February, European heads of state and government reached a deal on the European Union’s... (+more)

U-Multirank aims to collect data from 500 universities in Europe and beyond

The EU-funded “U-Multirank” was publicly launched under the Irish EU Presidency in Dublin on 30 ... (+more)

Council conclusions on investing in education and training

On 20 November 2012, the European Commission issued a communication entitled Rethinking Education: I... (+more)

European Unitary Patent system to enhance competitiveness

On 19 February 2013, after 40 years of negotiations, 24 EU ministers (except Italy, Spain, Bulgaria ... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Welcome to the world of MOOCs

To MOOC or not to MOOC, that is the question. Everyone seems to be going MOOC-crazy these days. The ... (+more)

Plagiarism scandal costs German Education Minister PhD

Annette Schavan, Germany’s federal education and research minister for the past seven years, stepp... (+more)

German Council of Science and Humanities makes uncomfortable discovery

In a report published in November 2012, disconcerting trends in marking practices at German universi... (+more)

United Kingdom: Applications and enrolments in higher education institutions

Over the past two months, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS) have published im... (+more)

UKBA’s immigration rules scare international students off

UKBA’s new immigration policies, among them the termination of the UKBA post-study work route for ... (+more)

Pupils graduate from primary school in cap and gown

The ‘Transforming Education in Norfolk’ (TEN) Group is a federation of educational institutions ... (+more)

Investigating ways of improving Sweden’s standing in cutting edge research

Last December, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences released the results of a study aiming to compa... (+more)

Obama proposes surprising changes to accreditation

Earlier this month, US President Obama held his yearly State of the Union address. Accreditation of ... (+more)

Faster, higher, stronger - the Russian university gambit

Russia adopted a series of changes supporting its universities, but introducing stricter control. A ... (+more)

China summarises success stories of the 985 Project and moves towards discipline-oriented supports

China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) published a new round of appraisal remarks about the 985 insti... (+more)

Australia: ARC open access policy takes effect January 1

As from 1 January 2013, any publication arising from research projects funded by the Australian Rese... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

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

Published on 18 October, the Marie Curie Career Integration Grants are open to applicants from all o... (+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/38/12 – Erasmus Mundus

This call refers to the Erasmus Mundus action programme for the period of 2009-2013. The objective o... (+more)

Call for proposals – ERC-2013-PoC – ERC Proof of Concept Grant

The aim of this call is to provide additional funding to ERC grant holder to establish proof of conc... (+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)

Call for proposals – FP7-ERAChairs-PilotCall-2013

The aim of this new pilot programme is to help close the research and innovation gap in Europe, by s... (+more)

Call for proposals - EACEA/45/12 - Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme

The objective of this programme is to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation in Afr... (+more)

Publications

Approaches to Internationalisation and Their Implications for Strategic Management and Institutional Practice

Hénard, F., Diamond, L., & Roseveare, D. Approaches to Internationalisation and Their Implicati... (+more)

The Professionalisation of Academics as Teachers in Higher Education

Pleschová, G., Simon, E., Quinlan, K. M., Murphy, J., Roxa, T., Szabó, M. The Professionalisation ... (+more)

Synergy in Action: Coordination of cooperation programmes in higher education and research

NUFFIC. Synergy in Action: Coordination of cooperation programmes in higher education and research. ... (+more)

Financially Sustainable Universities - Full Costing: Progress and Practice

Estermann, T., & Claeys-Kulik, A.-L. Financially Sustainable Universities - Full Costing: Progre... (+more)

Open for business? Survey of international student perceptions of post-study in the UK

Warren, A. P., Windsor, G., Mavroudi, E., Vasishta, T. Open for business? Survey of international st... (+more)

Outward student mobility in the United Kingdom between 2006-07 and 2010-11. Growth in times of crisis

Carbonell, J.-A.  Outward student mobility in the United Kingdom between 2006-07 and 2010-11. G... (+more)

US Students in China: Meeting the Goals of the 100 000 Strong Initiative

Belyavina, R. US Students in China: Meeting the Goals of the 100 000 Strong Initiative. Institute of... (+more)

Mapping Australian higher education

Norton, A.  Mapping Australian higher education. Grattan Institute, Victoria, 2013. Pages: 96. ... (+more)

Moving on up – What young people earn after their tertiary education

Mahoney, P., Park, Z., & Smyth, R. Moving on up – What young people earn after their tertiary ... (+more)

Latin America’s New Knowledge Economy: Higher Education, Government and International Collaboration

IIE. Latin America’s New Knowledge Economy: Higher Education, Government and International Collabo... (+more)

Science and innovation in Egypt

Bond, M., Maram, H., Soliman, A., & Khattab, R.  Science and innovation in Egypt. Creative ... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming international events

Upcoming ACA events: 14 March 2013Higher Education in India. Recent developments and relations with... (+more)