Edition 168 - April 2015

In focus

From ACA President Sijbolt Noorda: In rememberance of Garissa

Pastoral pictures. Fields. Sheep. That’s what the website of  this particular University Coll... (+more)

News from ACA

Join a focus group on the topic of Master’s level admissions in Helsinki, Finland!

Last year (see ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, edition December 2014) ACA proudly announce... (+more)

Calling all participants! Sign up today for ACA's Annual Conference 2015

Registrations are open for the ACA Annual Conference 2015, to be held in Brussels from 14 to 16 Ju... (+more)

Meet the ELF: European Leaders’ Forum 2015

April 16 saw the first European Leaders’ Forum (ELF), a one-day seminar jointly organised by the... (+more)

EP-Nuffic releases draft strategic agenda for 2016-2020

EP-Nuffic has released a draft strategic agenda for the newly merged organization (see ACA – Educa... (+more)

DAAD News: DAAD and University of Cambridge establish a research hub

The DAAD is intensifying its academic exchange with the United Kingdom and will open a research hub ... (+more)

IIE Briefing Paper on University Presidents and Leadership in the Developing World

This IIE briefing paper, prepared by Wilfred B. Brewer, President of Performance-Solutions-Group, ... (+more)

European Policy

U-Multirank: A few hundred voices short of success

U-Multirank, the EU-funded university ranking tool launched last year, released its second edition o... (+more)

The EP says yes to EFSI, no to cuts

On 20 April, the European Parliament’s budget and economic committees backed a negotiating brief o... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Eurydice Brief: Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe

The Eurydice Network just published a Brief synthesising the Eurydice report originally published in... (+logon/subscribe for more)

European Council: Keep the Youth Employment Initiative rolling

On 21 April, the European Council agreed to significantly increase advance payments for the Youth Em... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Education and the Global Context

The insiders’ scoop on internationalisation

The European Association for International Education (EAIE) has released the first edition of its Ba... (+more)

Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2020: The sky is the limit

April saw the launching of the Malaysia Education Blueprint (Higher Education) 2015-2025, a lengthy,... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Australia's new roadmap to International Education

The Australian government recently released its Draft National Strategy for International Education,... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Rhodes and Schwarzman go for China

The Rhodes Trust has recently announced the expansion of its Rhodes scholarship programme, which wil... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Quality, robustness and efficiency: Norway's higher education reforms

Norway’s higher education sector will undergo a transformation in the coming months and years. A s... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Chile: Student protests 2.0

An estimated 180 000 students and teachers took to the streets of the Chilean capital on 16 April ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

France: Student life, revitalised

Speaking at the UNEF congress on 9 April (the UNEF, or Union Nationale des Étudiants de France, is ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Top business schools join forces to boost African economy

Six of Africa’s leading business schools have partnered up under the AAAE, African Academic Associ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Internationalisation (“Ukrainisation”?) of Polish universities

There are over 46 101 international students from 158 countries studying in Poland; (10 000 more tha... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Taiwan: Planning for a future with less students

Taiwan’s Ministry of Education outlined plans late last month to cut university enrolment quotas a... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The Social Progress Index: All that GDP cannot measure

Norway, Sweden and Switzerland lead the world in terms of social development, according to the sec... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

CLOSING SOON: Call for Proposals: H2020-INT-INCO-2015 – Europe as a Global Actor

This Call includes two different topics: INT-01-2015: Enhancing and focusing research and innovatio... (+logon/subscribe for more)

CLOSING SOON: Call for Proposals: H2020-YOUNG-SOCIETY-2015 - The Young Generation in an Innovative, Inclusive and Sustainable Europe

This Call includes two different topics:  YOUNG-3-2015: Lifelong learning for young adults: ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

CLOSING SOON: Call for Proposals: H2020-REFLECTIVE-SOCIETY-2015 - Communication and dissemination platform: REFLECTIVE-8-2015

The scope of the supporting action of the Call is to foster dialogue and cooperation amongst researc... (+logon/subscribe for more)

CLOSING SOON: Call for Proposals: H2020-INT-SOCIETY-2015 – Europe as a Global Actor

This Call includes two different topics: INT-11-2015: European cultural and science diplomacy: expl... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: ERC-2015-AdG – ERC Advanced Grants

Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at whi... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: Cooperability Program, Crossing Borders Grant by the Unity Through Knowledge Fund (UKF)

The aims of the Crossing Borders Grant are to support outstanding Croatian scientists and profession... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Applications: OeAD - IMPULSE

IMPULSE is to support the development and consolidation of partnerships between Austrian higher educ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-MSCA-IF-2015 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

This Call includes two different topics: MSCA-IF-2015-EF - European Fellowships: Proposals for... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-ISSI-2015-1 – Call for Integrating Society in Science and Innovation

This Call includes multiple topics: ISSI-3-2015: Knowledge Sharing Platform: The topic aims to fost... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-SEAC-2015-1 – Call for Making Science Education and Careers Attractive for Young People

This Call includes two different topics: SEAC-1-2015: Innovative ways to make science education and... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-GARRI-2015-1 – Call for Developing Governance for the Advancement of Responsible Research and Innovation

This Call includes two different topics: GARRI-4-2015: Innovative approach to release and dissemina... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2015 – Marie Sklodowskda-Curie Co-Funding of Regional, National and International Programmes

This Call includes two different topics: COFOUND-DP Doctoral programmes: Doctoral programmes addres... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Publications

The Diverse Patterns and the Diverse Causes of Migration and Mobility in Science

Ulrich Teichler and Alessandro Cavalli. The Diverse Patterns and the Diverse Causes of Migration and... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Internationalizing the Curriculum

Betty Leask. Internationalizing the Curriculum. Routledge, New York, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-415-72814. Pa... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Academic Identities in Higher Education: The Changing European Landscape

Linda Evans and Jon Nixon. Academic Identities in Higher Education: The Changing European Landscape.... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Annual report on the ERC activities and achievements in 2014

European Commission. Annual report on the ERC activities and achievements in 2014. Publications Offi... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education

Martin Davies and Ronald Barrett. The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education. Pa... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Massification of Higher Education in Taiwan: Shifting Pressure from Admission to Employment

Sheng-Ju Chan and Liang-Wen Lin. Massification of Higher Education in Taiwan: Shifting Pressure from... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The Quest for Global Competitiveness: Promotion of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Universities in Singapore

Ka Ho Mok. The Quest for Global Competitiveness: Promotion of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Univers... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Opening doors: Understanding and overcoming the barriers to university access

Russell Group.Opening doors Understanding and overcoming the barriers to university access. Russell ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Indicators of higher education equity in the United States: 45 Year Trend Report

Pell Institute. Indicators of higher education equity in the United States: 45 Year Trend Report. Pe... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Higher Education in the BRICS Countries

Simon Schwartzman, Rómulo Pinheiro, Pundy Pillay (Eds). Higher Education in the BRICS Countries: In... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Higher Education as a Field of Study and Research in Europe.

Barbara M. Kehm. Higher Education as a Field of Study and Research in Europe. European Journal of Ed... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Democratizing Higher Education: International Comparative Perspectives

Patrick Blessinger and John P. Anchan (Eds). Democratizing Higher Education: International Comparati... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Institutional Research and Planning in Higher Education

Karen L Weber and Angel J. Calderon.  Institutional Research and Planning in Higher Education. ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Define Thematic Report: University Mergers in Europe

Enora Bennetot Pruvot, Thomas Estermann and Peter Mason. Define Thematic Report: University Mergers ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Conferences

ACA events: 14-16 June 2015Internationalisation: From strategy to implementationBrussels, Belg... (+logon/subscribe for more)