Edition 162 - October 2014

News from ACA

Teaching in English: a blessing or a curse?

A rare phenomenon at the turn of the century, English-medium instruction (EMI) has become a systemic... (+more)

ACA & EUA on Connecting mobility policies and practice

The Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) is happy to announce the release of the new publication â... (+more)

Switzerland’s participation in Erasmus+ activities

As from February 2014, negotiations on Swiss participation in the European education programme ‘Er... (+more)

New Edition of the Journal of International Mobility

The Journal of International Mobility is the transdisciplinary scientific review of the Agence Erasm... (+more)

Going Global 2015

Going Global 2015, the annual forum organized by the British Council and gathering policy ... (+more)

Study-in.de: new DAAD website on studying and living in Germany

The DAAD has updated and completely revised its website www.study-in.de. The website provides inform... (+more)

Centre for German and European Studies opens in South Korea

A new DAAD funded Centre for German and European Studies (ZeDES) located in Seoul, South Korea, was ... (+more)

‘Leadership for Syria’: expanded DAAD scholarship program for Syrian academics

Despite the difficult situation in Syria, the DAAD has continued its support for Syrian students and... (+more)

New Edition of the IIENetworker Magazine: 'What Will it Take to Double Study Abroad?'

The fall 2014 IIENetworker magazine, titled 'What Will it Take to Double Study Abroad?' is now avail... (+more)

Papers wanted for the IIENetworker Spring 2015 Issue - 'Supporting Higher Education in Crisis, Post-Conflict and Transition'

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is accepting paper submissions to be considered for p... (+more)

European Policy

New College of Commissioners: ‘happy’ ending for the Navracsics saga

It is official, the new College of Commissioners is in place. Forty-four days after its announcement... (+more)

ECJ rules non-discrimination of non-EU foreign students

In a recent judgement, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has reiterated the principle for which no... (+logon/subscribe for more)

EU and DAAD awarded for supporting Quality Assurance in Africa

Quality Assurance is receiving an increasing recognition of importance in Africa and the number of n... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Education and the Global Context

World University rankings 2014-2015

The publication of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings has become an annual r... (+more)

Global Best University enters the ranking market

In case you don’t trust Brits (Times Higher Education and QS) or Chinese people (Sh... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Rating universities on career outcomes: The LinkedIn ranking

In the university ranking scene, there is no scarcity of charts. However, an innovative approach - s... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Postgraduate mobility trends to 2024

One may say the future cannot be predicted, however analysing current trends and foreseeing possible... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Denmark: shaping the education system to job market needs

Public debate is often stressing the importance to relate higher education more to the needs of... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Reform in Hungary introduces a system of university chancellors

As of September, some amendments to the higher education bill have introduced a new system of univer... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Sweden: Education’s new ministerial trio

At the beginning of October, the formation of the new Swedish government was announced, following th... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Belgium and its ‘semi-new’ education ministerial trio

After 153 days from elections, as of 11 October Belgium has a new Federal Government and this is goo... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Germany presents an action plan for international cooperation

Germany has recently announced the ‘International Cooperation action plan’, which presents the o... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Germany: More aid for EU and non-EU university students

From the start of the academic year 2016-2017 students in Germany will be entitled to a considerably... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Japan: the 37 ‘superglobals’

In answer to the dilemma of how to boost the international competitiveness of higher education and t... (+logon/subscribe for more)

China attracts education partnerships and foreign students

China is recently experiencing a boom in partnerships between top-ranked foreign institutions and le... (+logon/subscribe for more)

What connects India with Australia? The New Colombo Plan

What goes around comes around, sooner or later. Time has come for India to ensure a consistent ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

US: Kaplan’s ‘Open College’

Kaplan Higher Education, one of the biggest for-profit college companies in the United States launch... (+logon/subscribe for more)

US: Community colleges will start offer bachelor's degrees

The Governor of California recently endorsed a legislation that could essentially transform the high... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for Proposals: ERC-2014-SUPPORT-1 – Coordination and Support Action to identify and implement novel ways to highlight the work funded by ERC and Research out a wider public

Through this Call for proposals, the ERC wishes to support an ambitious series of communication acti... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015 - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN)

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions support researchers at all stages of their careers, irrespective... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-INFRASUPP-2015-1 Support to innovation, human resources, policy and international cooperation

The changing methods of (digital) science and research require that researchers, professors and stud... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: ERC-2015-STG - ERC Starting Grant

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

Call for Proposals: EAC/A04/2014 Erasmus+ for Jean Monnet Actions

The Jean Monnet Activities aim at promoting excellence in teaching and research in the field of Euro... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: EAC/A04/2014 Erasmus+ for education and training

Concerning education and training, this call for proposals covers the following actions of the Erasm... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-TWINN-2015 – Twinning

Twinning aims at significantly strengthening a defined field of research in a particular knowledge i... (+logon/subscribe for more)

PREVIEW: Call for Proposals: H2020-INT-SOCIETY-2015 - Europe as a Global Actor

The call asks for a research that will analyse and compare in depth EU and EU Member States’ bi- a... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Publications

Bridging the Digital Divide: Segmenting and Recruiting International Millennial Students

World Education Services, Bridging the Digital Divide: Segmenting and Recruiting International Mille... (+logon/subscribe for more)

International Handbook of Universities

International Association of Universities, International Handbook of Universities, Palgrave MacMilla... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Student Fee and Support Systems in European Higher Education

Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems in European Higher Education, European Commission... (+logon/subscribe for more)

How the Financial Crisis and Great Recession Affected Higher Education

Jeffrey R. Brown, Caroline M. Hoxby, How the Financial Crisis and Great Recession Affected Higher Ed... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Public Funding Observatory

Thomas Estermann, Enora Bennetot Pruvot, Peter Mason, Public Funding Observatory, European Universit... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Special Eurobarometer 419: Public perceptions of science, research and innovation

European Commission, Special Eurobarometer 419 'Public perceptions of science, research and innovati... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Report to the European Commission on New modes of learning and teaching in higher education

European Commission, Report to the European Commission on ‘New modes of learning and teaching in h... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Internationalization in Teacher Education book series

Rabensteiner, Internationalization In Teacher Education, book series (7 volumes), Schneider Verlag, ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Exploring Learning & Teaching in Higher Education

Li Mang, Yong Zhao, Exploring Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, Springer, 2014. ISBN 978-... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Understanding Student Participation and Choice in Science and Technology Education

Ellen K. Henriksen, Justin Dillon, Jim Ryder, Understanding Student Participation and Choice in Scie... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Quality Assurance and Alternative Higher Education: A Policy Perspective

Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Quality Assurance and Alternative Higher Education: A Po... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Versions of Academic Freedom

Stanley Fish, Versions of Academic Freedom, The Rice University Campbell Lectures, The University of... (+logon/subscribe for more)

We Will Stop Here and Go No Further: Syrian University Students and Scholars in Turkey

Keith David Watenpaugh, Adrienne L. Fricke, and James R. Kingwith Chris Gratien and Seçil Yilmaz, W... (+logon/subscribe for more)

BRICS Building Education for the Future

UNESCO, BRICS Building Education for the Future, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Mapping Australian higher education 2014-15

Andrew Norton, Ittima Cherastidtham, Mapping Australian higher education, 2014-15, Grattan Institute... (+logon/subscribe for more)

International Journal of African Higher Education

Damtew Teferra et al., International Journal of African Higher Education, Vol 1, No 1, 2014. The fi... (+logon/subscribe for more)

A decade of development in sub-Saharan African science, technology, engineering and mathematics research

World Bank, A decade of development in sub-Saharan African science, technology, engineering and math... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Conferences

ACA events: 4 December 2014 44th ACA European Policy Seminar: English-medium instruction in Euro... (+logon/subscribe for more)