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ACA Newsletter - Education Europe February 2013

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...
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New developments in DAAD

This month, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), one of ACA’s founding members, has unveiled...
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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 M...
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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 Janu...
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Council conclusions on investing in education and training

On 20 November 2012, the European Commission issued a communication entitled Rethinking Education: I...
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European Unitary Patent system to enhance competitiveness

On 19 February 2013, after 40 years of negotiations, 24 EU ministers (except Italy, Spain, Bulgaria ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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Plagiarism scandal costs German Education Minister PhD

Annette Schavan, Germany’s federal education and research minister for the past seven years, stepped...
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German Council of Science and Humanities makes uncomfortable discovery

In a report published in November 2012, disconcerting trends in marking practices at German universi...
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United Kingdom: Applications and enrolments in higher education institutions

Over the past two months, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS) have published im...
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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 in...
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Pupils graduate from primary school in cap and gown

The ‘Transforming Education in Norfolk’ (TEN) Group is a federation of educational institutions in N...
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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...
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Obama proposes surprising changes to accreditation

Earlier this month, US President Obama held his yearly State of the Union address. Accreditation of ...
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Faster, higher, stronger - the Russian university gambit

Russia adopted a series of changes supporting its universities, but introducing stricter control. A ...
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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 institu...
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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...
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PUBLICATIONS

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

Hénard, F., Diamond, L., & Roseveare, D. Approaches to Internationalisation and Their Implicatio...
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The Professionalisation of Academics as Teachers in Higher Education

Pleschová, G., Simon, E., Quinlan, K. M., Murphy, J., Roxa, T., Szabó, M. The Professionalisation of...
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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. ...
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Financially Sustainable Universities - Full Costing: Progress and Practice

Estermann, T., & Claeys-Kulik, A.-L. Financially Sustainable Universities - Full Costing: Progre...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Mapping Australian higher education

Norton, A.  Mapping Australian higher education. Grattan Institute, Victoria, 2013. Pages: 96. ...
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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 ed...
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Latin America’s New Knowledge Economy: Higher Education, Government and International Collaboration

IIE. Latin America’s New Knowledge Economy: Higher Education, Government and International Collabora...
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Science and innovation in Egypt

Bond, M., Maram, H., Soliman, A., & Khattab, R.  Science and innovation in Egypt. Creative ...
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CONFERENCES

Upcoming international events

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