Edition 180 - April 2016

In focus

Universities lay the groundwork for integration

In this guest article, DAAD Secretary General, Dorothea Rüland provides in-depth insights and takes... (+more)

News from ACA

ACA for the European Parliament – implementation of decentralised actions of Erasmus+

At the end of March ACA has embarked on a short but very important project for the European Parlia... (+more)

New exchange opportunities – DAAD opens centre in Lima

New DAAD Information Centre advises students and scientists in Peru on exchange opportunities with... (+more)

European Policy

The state of education policy in Europe – One year after the Paris Declaration

The 17th of March marked the date upon which, exactly one year ago, Education, Culture, Youth and Sp... (+more)

U- Multirank’s third global university ranking – bigger, broader, more mobile

The multi-dimensional ranking system, funded by the European Commission, that aims to alleviate trad... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Audit of the EIT reveals major weaknesses

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) was set up in 2009, in Budapest, Hungary... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Action in Open Science: borderless, barrierless, open access- the road to success?

The Amsterdam Call for Action on Open Science has been released 6 April, as the outcome of the Nethe... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Large scale delivery of short learning programmes- ODL universities sign MoU

During the EU Summit of EADTU (European Association of Distance Teaching Universities), Europea... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Erasmus Mundus Graduate Impact Survey 2014-2015

Results from the annual Graduate Impact Survey (GIS), that saw its debut in 2009, are now available ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Education and the Global Context

The role of Prestige – Consequences for UK university collaborations

A bid for prestige and a future agenda of maximise Universities as national/regional drivers, e... (+more)

India’s first national university rankings – Benchmarking towards international excellence

India’s National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF), has produced its first fruits with the M... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Japan - International student body thrives & national mobility support on the rise

Japan’s international student body is growing exponentially, topping the 200,000 mark for the firs... (+logon/subscribe for more)

New Zealand - Yes we care! New national code of conduct supporting international students

New Zealand’s Ministry of Education has released a revised Code of Practice for Pastoral Care, set... (+logon/subscribe for more)

China - New national report on quality in higher education

China’s Ministry of education (MOE) has released on 7 April a new report on the quality of higher ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Call for proposals: ERC-PoC-2016 ERC Proof of Concept Grant

Frontier research often generates unexpected or new opportunities for commercial or societal appli... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals EACEA/05/2016, Erasmus+ Programme Key Action 3: Support for policy reform, Social inclusion through education, training and youth

This call for proposals will support projects in the fields of education, training and youth, whic... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: APPEAR 6th call – OeaD, ADC

APPEAR is a programme of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) with the aim to implement its ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: EACEA/07/2016 – Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme

Under the Africa component of the Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme (2010-2013), the EU decided t... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals- H2020-INFRADEV-2016-2017-Preparatory Phase and support to early phase of ESFRI projects

The ESFRI roadmap, updated periodically, identifies the needs of the European scientific community... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals- H2020-SwafS-2016-17-ERA Mobility and Career Day

The European Research Area (ERA) priorities underline the importance of an open labour market for ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-SwafS-07-2016- Training on Open Science in the European Research Area

While some aspects of open science, such as open access to publications, have become more widely k... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: H2020-MSCA-IF-2016 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

The goal of Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experience... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: H2020-SwafS-2016-17 - Participatory research and innovation via Science Shops

The Science Shop model of participatory research and innovation has been successful in bringi... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2016- COFUND - Co-funding of Regional, National and International programmes

The COFUND scheme aims to stimulate regional, national or international programmes to foster excel... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Publications

New IIE publication - Preparing to Study in the USA: 15 Things Every International Student Should Know

Nevadomski Berdan, S., & Goodman, A. E. (2016). Preparing to Study in the USA: 15 Things Every I... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Revolutionizing Global Higher Education Policy - Innovation and the Bologna Process.

Piro M. J. Revolutionizing Global Higher Education Policy. Innovation and the Bologna Process. Routl... (+logon/subscribe for more)

International Perspectives on Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

Skelton A.  International Perspectives on Teaching Excellence in Higher Education. Routledge, 2... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The State of Open Universities in the Commonwealth: A perspective on performance, competition and innovation

Garrett, R. The State of Open Universities in the Commonwealth: A perspective on performance, comp... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Universities and Global Human Development: Theoretical and Empirical Insights for Social Change.

Walker M., Boni A. Universities and Global Human Development: Theoretical and Empirical Insights for... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Validation of non-formal MOOC-based learning

Witthaus, G., Inamorato dos Santos. A., Childs, M., Tannhäuser, A., Conole, G., Nkuyubwatsi, B., ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Getting Skills Right: Assessing and Anticipating Changing Skill Needs

OECD, Getting Skills Right: Assessing and Anticipating Changing Skill Needs. OECD Publishing, April ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Education, Globalization and the Nation

Peterson, A., Davies, I., Chong, K.M., Epstein, T., Peck, C.L., Ross, A., Sears, A., dos Santos Schm... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Establishing a European tertiary education register - Final report

Lepori B., Bonaccorsi A., Daraio A.,Daraio C.,Gunnes H.,Hovdhaugen E., Ploder M., Scannapieco M., Sc... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Education as a tool for the economic integration of migrants

Paola M., Brunello G. Education as a tool for the economic integration of migrants. European Commiss... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Meritocracy and the University: Selective Admission in England and the United States

Zimdars M. A. Meritocracy and the University. Selective Admission in England and the United States. ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Conferences

ACA events 12 May 2016ACA’s 50th European Policy Seminar: "Master’s programs in Europe –... (+logon/subscribe for more)