Edition 160 - August 2014

News from ACA

Do you really know what Liberal Arts are?

ACA's first European Policy Seminar after the summer break is on Liberal Arts (and Sciences) educati... (+more)

Nuffic: Input wanted on good practice in recognition - survey open for admissions officers

A survey is now open for admissions officers and others occasionally dealing with the evaluation of ... (+more)

DAAD: P.R.I.M.E. time

The interest in the DAAD’s new funding programme for outstanding postdoctoral researchers P.R.I.M.... (+more)

European Policy

Xavier Prats Monné new Director-General of DG EAC

As of 1 August, the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission has new... (+more)

Eurydice report: Financing Schools in Europe

The recent Eurydice report Financing Schools in Europe: Mechanisms, Methods and Criteria in Public F... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for papers - Digital Universities: International Best Practices and Applications

A call for papers is open for Digital Universities: International Best Practices and Applications - ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

National Education and the Global Context

The Shanghai ranking: brands and trends

Another edition of the ARWU Shanghai ranking brings another top-score performance of US universities... (+more)

Webometrics ranking: not that far from Shanghai

More rankings! Another ‘Webometrics Ranking of World Universities’ is out this month. This ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Student life in Germany

This month, the German Student Services provider – Deutsches Studentenwerk (DSW) - has published t... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Peru: New university law to boost growth and competitiveness

Last month the Peruvian government approved a new university law, aiming to improve the quality... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Serbian students rank universities

A team of researchers in Serbia have for the second time undertaken a national student satisfaction ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

US: Virtual fairs to recruit more international students

The US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the CollegeWeekLive on... (+logon/subscribe for more)

The UK immigration debate: what about international students?

A new ICM poll - International Students and the UK Immigration Debate - published on 25 August by Un... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Australia: Another ARC Centre of Excellence

On 28 August the official launch of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Germany: Encouraging teacher training

The German government and the Länder have started their joint initiative Qualitätsoffensive Lehrer... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

CLOSING SOON: Call for tenders: EAC/10/2014 - Study on measuring the contribution of higher education to innovation capacity in the EU

While the links between higher education and innovation policies are increasing, a lack of data and ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

CLOSING SOON: Call for Tenders: EAC/11/2014 - Feasibility study and technical specification on the development of a citizen tool for transversal skills

Transversal skills such as entrepreneurship, digital, or foreign languages, are often gained in an i... (+logon/subscribe for more)

CLOSING SOON: Call for Tenders: EAC/09/2014 - Service Provider for the Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Association

A service contract to provide services and support to a new alumni association, the Erasmus+ Student... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for proposals: Open knowledge technologies: Mapping and validating knowledge - ECOKT2014

The overall objective of this pilot project is to develop and demonstrate a European-wide learning t... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for tenders: EAC/31/2014 – Study on: Designing and evaluating structural reform in higher education

The study to be contracted under this call for tenders will tackle the following questions:  W... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-GARRI-2014-1 – Developing governance for the advancement of responsible research and innovation

Current research and innovation system do not routinely take into account RRI requirements. Systemic... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-SEAC-2014-1: Responsible research and innovation in higher education curricula

This topic will raise the importance and uptake of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Euro... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: H2020-GERI-2014-1 - Promoting gender equality in research and innovation

Gender diversity in teams and organisations has not been systemically analysed. Therefore, the propo... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for tenders: EAC/24/14 - Enhancing the attractiveness of European higher education in the world

The overall objectives of the call are help strengthen the profile of the entire range of European h... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Call for Proposals: ERC-2014-ADG - ERC Advanced Grant

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

Publications

OECD: Measuring Innovation in Education

OECD (2014), Measuring Innovation in Education: A New Perspective, Educational Research and Innovati... (+logon/subscribe for more)

China's Rising Research Universities

Robert A. Rhoads, Xiaoyang Wang, Xiaoguang Shi, and Yongcai Chang (2014). China's Rising Research Un... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Intra-European Student Mobility in International Higher Education Circuits

Van Mol, Christof (2014). Intra-European Student Mobility in International Higher Education Circuits... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Students’ views on learning methods and Open Educational Resources in higher education

Bone, Elizabeth; McNichol, Sarah (2014). Students’ views on learning methods and Open Educational ... (+logon/subscribe for more)

OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Netherlands 2014

Nusche, D., et al.  (2014), OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Netherlands... (+logon/subscribe for more)

International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning

Billett, Stephen, Harteis, Christian, Gruber, Hans (Eds.). International Handbook of Research in Pro... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Reusing Open Resources: Learning in Open Networks for Work, Life and Education

Allison Littlejohn, A., Pegler, C. (Eds.). Reusing Open Resources: Learning in Open Networks for Wor... (+logon/subscribe for more)

World Bank: Egypt: inequality of opportunity in education

Ersado, Lire; Gignoux, Jeremie. 2014. Egypt: inequality of opportunity in education. Policy Research... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Coopetition for Regional Competitiveness: The Role of Academe in Knowledge-Based Industrial Clustering

Mongkhonvanit, J. (Ed.). Coopetition for Regional Competitiveness: The Role of Academe in Knowledge-... (+logon/subscribe for more)

Conferences

ACA events: 9 October 2014 ACA European Policy Seminar 'Improving undergraduate education i... (+logon/subscribe for more)