14 avril 2013

Universities to step up international efforts – Survey

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Alan Osborn. Europe’s universities are already relatively international in character and most have strategies in place to step up their international efforts further, according to a new survey of members by the European University Association (EUA). The universities are keenly awaiting the European Commission’s proposals for an internationalisation strategy, believing this could sharpen awareness of the merits of such a policy among their own leaderships and help focus individual efforts. In total, 180 complete responses from 175 higher education institutions in 38 countries on the state of internationalisation in higher education were received by the EUA. Read more...

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Are university rankings too powerful?

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Alan Osborn. A new report by the European University Association, or EUA, on global university rankings confirms what most higher education leaders will have known for some time – the dramatic growth in the number and scope of rankings tables in recent years has begun to shape the ways in which higher education is developing worldwide. The EUA report, Global Universities and their Impact – Report II, says that besides increasing the pressure on universities – and the risk of overburdening them – the rankings “are also now beginning to impact on public policy making”.
The new publication was released at the association’s annual conference at Ghent University in Belgium last Friday. Read more...

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Chinese graduate applications to US decline

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Alison Moodie. After nearly a decade of impressive growth, international graduate student applications at American colleges and universities increased by just 1% this year, against a 9% rise in 2012 and an 11% gain in 2011, according to a new report from the Council of Graduate Schools, or CGS. The increase was the smallest in eight years, mainly driven by a 5% decrease in applications from Chinese students, who make up a third of America’s graduate students, said the report, titled 2013 CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey. Applications from some countries continued to rise, with India – which sends the second largest number of international students after China – increasing by 20%. Read more...

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Japan leads in new Asia top 100 university rankings

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Yojana Sharma. Japan is Asia’s top country for higher education and research, according to the ‘inaugural’ Asian top 100 university rankings unveiled last week by Times Higher Education magazine, which also produces annual global university rankings. In a league table dominated by specialised science institutions, Japan has 22 institutions in the top 100 – more than any other Asian country – with Tokyo University the region’s number one institution. But several countries are snapping at Japan’s heels. Read more...

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12000ème article sur le blog / Guide du nouveau Correspondant Informatique et Libertés (CIL)

Conférence des présidents d'universitéLa CPU propose sur son site le Guide du nouveau Correspondant Informatique et Libertés (CIL).
Introduction

Le présent guide s'adresse à toute personne qui envisage ou commence à assurer la fonction de Correspondant Informatique et Libertés (CIL) dans un établissement d'enseignement supérieur et de recherche.
Ce document a été pensé en tant que trame de réflexion, afin de donner au nouveau CIL des arguments pour sensibiliser le Responsable des Traitements aux conditions nécessaires pour le bon accomplissement de sa mission.
Il vient en complément de documents existants, notamment le « Guide du correspondant Informatique et Libertés » d'une part, et le « Guide Informatique et Libertés pour l'enseignement supérieur et la recherche » d'autre part.
Les chapitres 1 à 2 s'adressent essentiellement aux personnes qui envisagent de devenir CIL. L'objectif est d'identifier toutes les questions à se poser, les aides existantes et les moyens mis à disposition (ou à négocier) pour que la prise de fonction s'effectue de manière optimale.
Les personnes qui commencent à exercer la fonction de CIL sont invitées à lire les chapitres 2 à 4: par où commencer ? Que faut-il mettre en place pour travailler efficacement? De quelles aides disposer? Les sujets abordés couvrent notamment la constitution du registre, les interlocuteurs à rencontrer, la mise en place de relais, les procédures à mettre en oeuvre.
La raison d'être du CIL est de veiller au respect des obligations prévues par la loi du 6 janvier 1978 modifiée, pour les traitements au titre desquels il a été désigné. À cette fin, le CIL doit:
- établir, actualiser et communiquer aux personnes en faisant la demande, la liste des traitements (ou registre) faisant l'objet d'une dispense de formalité du fait de sa désignation;
- procéder aux formalités préalables concernant les traitements soumis à autorisation ou à avis préalable de la CNIL (selon l'étendue de la désignation);
- accompagner la mise en oeuvre des traitements de données à caractère personnel et, à cette occasion, formuler les conseils et les recommandations nécessaires au respect de la loi Informatique et Libertés;
- recevoir les demandes et les réclamations adressées par les personnes concernées par les traitements, et selon leur nature les instruire ou les transmettre aux services compétents;
- informer et sensibiliser les personnels et les étudiants aux enjeux de la protection des données à caractère personnel;
- alerter si besoin le Responsable des Traitements sur l'existence de manquement à la loi Informatique et Libertés;
- rédiger et remettre au Responsable des Traitements un bilan annuel des actions menées au titre de ses fonctions de CIL.
Le guide a été élaboré par le réseau SupCIL, à partir des retours d'expériences de ses membres travaillant dans des organismes tels que des universités, des grandes écoles, des PRES ou encore des organismes de recherche...
Conclusion

La désignation d'un Correspondant Informatique et Libertés marque l'engagement d'un établissement à respecter les droits des personnes dont les données à caractère personnel sont traitées. S'il est évident que le CIL concourt à la conformité de l'organisme vis-à-vis de la réglementation, il apparaît également qu'il peut contribuer, grâce à la diffusion de la culture « Informatique et Libertés », à renforcer la confiance des usagers envers l'institution.
A l'heure où les établissements s'efforcent de rationaliser leurs moyens, le CIL doit travailler en synergie avec les acteurs internes, et s'appuyer sur des ressources mutualisées, telles que celles créées par le réseau SupCIL ou dans le cadre des partenariats entre la CNIL et les acteurs de l'enseignement supérieur. Il est indéniable que la fonction de CIL, bien que récente, est en train de s'inscrire durablement dans le paysage des métiers de l'enseignement supérieur.
Ce guide a été réalisé, au cours de l'année 2011, grâce aux contributions des membres du réseau SupCIL et plus particulièrement:
Odile Campserveux, CIL des établissements rattachés à la Chambre de Commerce d'Industrie de Paris (Groupe HEC, ESCP Europe, ESIEE et Novancia)
Béatrice Castetbon, CIL de l'université de Pau et des pays de l'Adour,
Rafia Berenguier, CIL de l'université de technologie de Compiègne,
François Girault, CIL de l'université de Caen,
Aurélie Goyer, CIL du Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers,
Loïc Houttemane, CIL de l'École Centrale de Lille,
Solenn Schacher, CIL de l'université Jean Moulin - Lyon 3,
Jean-Luc Tessier, CIL de l'université Lille 2 - Droit et Santé.
Nous remercions également les services de la CNIL et plus particulièrement le service des correspondants pour la relecture de ce document.
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Conférence des présidents d'université Tugann an LAP ar a láithreán gréasáin an Príobháideacht Comhfhreagraí nua Treoir (CIL). Tá an treoir seo i gceist do dhuine ar bith atá ag smaoineamh nó a thosaíonn glacadh leis an ról atá ag Comhfhreagraí um Chosaint Sonraí (CIL) in institiúid ardoideachais agus taighde. Tá an doiciméad seo ceaptha mar fhráma smaoinimh, a thabhairt ar an CIL nua a ardú argóintí Tuarastail Bainisteoir coinníollacha is gá chun a chomhlíonadh a misean.
Blag tagarmharcanna Eile:
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10000 blog post / Gníomhaireacht oiliúna
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9000 blog post / VAE i aireachtaí dheimhniú i 2011
8500 blog post / Leabhrán Uimh 3 'ardoideachas' na CESER,
8000 blog post / VAE ag an di Università Chorsaic Pasquale Paoli,
7500 blog post / cáilíocht saincheisteanna faoi chuimsiú CSE,
Blog post 7000 / Dare Ollscoil i gceann de na CFA 31
6500 blog post / CV,
6000 blog post / Cumann ASSPRO,
Blog post 5500 / treoir réigiúnach Foghlama
5000 blog post / oideachas leanúnach san ardoideachas,
4500 blog post / 40 bliain na gairmoiliúna,
Blog post 4000 / 2010 figiúirí VAE sa Reunion
Blog post 3500 / VAE i Poitou-Charente i 2010
3000 blog post / Conarthaí foghlama agus pro
Blog post 2500 / Laethanta Náisiúnta MDE agus PLIE
2000 blog post / Oiliúint Ceist No 1,
1500 blog post / grúpa SPB an comhaontú a shíniú,
1000 blog post / ceol féile i na gairdíní Mór,
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Changing the Learning Landscape– Professional Development Programme

 The Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) Professional Development Programme offers exciting opportunities for academic staff and for those working in development and support roles to explore how learning technologies can enhance their work in practical and creative ways.
Through one-day events, workshops and online activities, participants can experience how innovative approaches to learning technologies can enhance both the staff and student experience of teaching and learning. All activities will draw on real-life examples and expertise in teaching and development staff in universities, FE colleges delivering HE, and from our CLL partners: the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE), Association for Learning Technology (ALT), JISC and the National Union of Students (NUS). Read more...

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National audit of Slavonic Studies in UK higher education published

A new report, commissioned by the HEA and the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES), undertakes a national audit of current UK higher education provision for Slavonic Studies.
Review into the present state of Slavonic and East European Studies in the higher education system of the UK includes Russian, Czech, Polish and other Slavonic and East European languages and discusses the future sustainability of these subjects within an unstable economic climate. It includes perspectives and case studies on the importance of these disciplines, reviews the employment destinations of graduates, and offers recommendations to the HE sector to ensure continued provision of these subjects within UK HE.
In 1989 the Berlin Wall came down; in 1991 the Soviet Union ceased to exist and Yugoslavia began to disintegrate. The intervening 20 years or so have seen substantial changes in the social, economic, political, cultural and linguistic architecture of Central and Eastern Europe. It is these changes that provide the context for this new review into Slavonic and East European Studies.
Read the full report on the HEA website.

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Multilingual Videoconferencing in Legal Proceedings

QuizInternational Symposium to take place in Antwerp on 19-20 April 2013
Criminal justice services are increasingly turning to multilingual videoconference technology as a means of increasing efficiency in both national and cross-border proceedings. There are already video links between courts, police stations and prisons, and these are used at different stages of proceedings. Given the current scale of migration and multilingualism in Europe, this development also affects multilingual proceedings and it is necessary to integrate interpreters into such video links.
This is confirmed by the European Directives 2010/64/EU on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings, 2012/13/EU on the right to information in criminal proceedings and 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime.
As a consequence, the demand for highly qualified legal interpreters in Europe, with many language combinations, is bound to increase. However, the current economic situation poses a threat to efforts to maintain the quality standards for interpreting. An efficient approach to integrating qualified legal interpreters into legal proceedings is therefore crucial to ensuring judicial efficiency and strengthening the rights of EU citizens.
The multi-annual (2008-13) European e-Justice Action Plan considers videoconferencing to be of particular importance for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of justice in this context.
After its successful symposium in 2011, the EU project AVIDICUS 2 is organising a follow-up event that will take place in Antwerp on 19-20 April 2013 and provide an update on current practice and research. An enhanced set of guidelines for multilingual videoconferencing in legal proceedings will be presented and discussions will address:
    how the combination of videoconferencing and interpreting affects the specific goals of legal communication;
    how problems can be overcome or mitigated;
    the role that system design, training and familiarisation can play in this process; and
    the questions arising for a future research agenda.
For further information, please go to: http://www.videoconference-interpreting.net/.

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Commissioner Vassiliou presents forthcoming strategy on internationalisation of higher education

European Commission logoAndroulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will today present the Commission's forthcoming strategy for the internationalisation of higher education at the European University Association annual conference in Ghent, Belgium.
Internationalisation enhances the quality of European higher education and contributes to innovation and job creation by attracting international students and skilled migrants to Europe.
By 2020, the number of students studying abroad in the world is expected to hit 7 million, compared with 4 million in 2010, with most coming from Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. According to the OECD's 'Education at a Glance 2012' survey, Europeans represented 22.7% of foreign students worldwide in 2010. Three quarters of these mobile Europeans chose to study in another European country.
Commissioner Vassiliou will also outline how the EU will contribute to the internationalisation of higher education through Erasmus for All , its new programme for education, training and youth, through funding for research fellowships under the Marie Curie Actions , as well as through its policy initiatives (international policy dialogue, worldwide promotion of EU higher education…).
The two-day conference brings together university leaders, researchers, students and policy makers. Internationalisation of higher education refers to a broad range of international partnerships and exchanges, including student and staff mobility, strategic alliances, open education resources, franchised overseas campuses and capacity building in less developed parts of the world. The Commission intends to publish its strategy on European higher education in the world in June.
More information

Speech of the Commissioner Vassiliou "Opening up higher education to the world and the new university ranking, U-Multirank".

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Progress in tackling early school leaving and raising higher education attainment - but males are increasingly left behind

European Commission logoA majority of EU Member States have made progress on the Europe 2020 education targets to reduce the rate of early school leaving to below 10% and increase the share of young people with higher education (tertiary or equivalent) qualifications to above 40% by 2020, according to new figures for 2012 released by Eurostat today.
However, there are still wide disparities between Member States and between males and females. The share of young people leaving school early now stands at 12.8% on average in the EU, down from 13.5% in 2011. In 2012, 35.8% of 30-34 year olds in the EU had completed tertiary education, compared with 34.6% in the previous year.
Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, said: "The progress in achieving our education targets is a positive message in a time of economic uncertainty. The jobs of the future will demand higher qualifications and these figures show that more young people are determined to achieve their full potential. We are also seeing that efforts to improve Europe's education systems and increase accessibility are paying off. I encourage all Member States to sustain their efforts so that we reach our 2020 targets; this is especially true for countries which have not made progress or whose performance was worse than in the previous year. I invite them to increase their efforts and follow the many examples of good practices."
12 Member States (Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden) now have early school leaving rates below the 10% Europe 2020 target, with Ireland reaching this level for the first time. Spain (24.9%), Malta (22.6%) and Portugal (20.8%) have the highest rates of early school leaving, but made progress compared to 2011. Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia and the UK reduced early school leaving by at least one percentage point, but the rate increased in Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden.
In 2012, the share of 30-34 year olds with a higher education degree was above the Europe 2020 target of 40% in 12 Member States (Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK). Poland and Slovenia are set to exceed 40% next year. The proportion of young people with a higher education qualification remains low in Italy (21.7%), Slovakia (23.7%), Romania (21.8%), Malta (22.4%), the Czech Republic (25.6%) and Portugal (27.2%). Worryingly, the already low rate of tertiary attainment in Bulgaria (26.9%) fell slightly in 2012.
Overall, girls tend to do better: the rate of early school leavers among girls is 24% lower than for boys. The disparity is greatest in Cyprus (+58%), Latvia (+57%), Luxembourg (+57%) and Poland (+55%), where the school drop-out rate for boys is more than twice as high as for girls. Women are also 27% more likely to have completed higher education. The gender divide is biggest in Latvia (+85%), Estonia (+79%), Slovenia (+68%) and Bulgaria (+67%).
Read the full press release "Progress in tackling early school leaving and raising higher education attainment - but males are increasingly left behind".

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