31 août 2013

Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education


 The Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ANQAHE) has been established in June, 2007 as a nonprofit nongovernmental organization. The purpose to establish the Arab network for quality Assurance in higher education is to create a mechanism between the Arab countries.

The link address is: http://www.anqahe.org/

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Interested in a network about EHEA and ERA? Check out ERA-CRN launching events

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-prn1/174887_161806250531786_2075947517_q.jpgA while ago we posted about a new researcher network “Collaborative Research Network (CRN) on the European Research Area”, with its main focus on the construction of the Europe of Knowledge – processes and policy initiatives in Europe that lead to the construction of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and European Research Area (ERA).
The ERA-CRN is a network of researchers at all career stages researching the construction of the European knowledge area. It includes researchers from multiple disciplines, ranging from law to communication studies, sociology, science policy and higher education studies, EU studies, international relations and political science.
The network coordinators have asked us to share the information for those of you that are interested or are working on any of these themes in European integration or knowledge governance:

  • The role of law and ideas
  • Governance and its effects;
  • Legitimacy, trust and values;
  • Actors and institutional arrangements. More...

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Council for Higher Education Accreditation


 Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation in the United States. CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.

The link address is: http://www.chea.org/

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International Conference: European Higher Education in the World 5th - 6th September 2013 Vilnius, Lithuania

http://ec.europa.eu/wel/template-2012/images/logo/logo_en.gifLithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2013. International Conference „European Higher Education in the World“
Following the European Commission's Communication "European higher education in the world" adopted on 11 July, the Lithuanian presidency is hosting a conference for over 150 higher education stakeholders from the EU and beyond.  The conference offers an opportunity for dialogue on the different tools available to further internationalisation processes, and on the future place of Europe in the global higher education landscape.
The event takes place in Vilnius on 5-6 September, and will be opened by Prime Minister Butkevičius of Lithuania, Education Minister Pavalkis and Commissioner Vassiliou.

Communication from the Commission:
to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the regions
European higher education in the world.
More Information

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Association of African Universities


 The Association of African Universities (AAU) is the apex organization and forum for consultation, exchange of information and co-operation among institutions of higher education in Africa. It represents the voice of higher education in Africa on regional and international bodies and supports networking by institutions of higher education in teaching, research, information exchange and dissemination.

The link address is: http://www.aau.org/

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Juvenes Translatores 2013

http://ec.europa.eu/languages/news/images/juvenes-translatores.pngAmid ever-growing interest, the European Commission will run its Juvenes Translatores translation contest for the seventh time in 2013
The contest is organised for 17-year-olds in secondary schools throughout the European Union.
They will translate a 1-page text between any 2 languages from among the EU's 24 official languages. This year the theme of the texts will be Citizens.
The authors of the best translation from each EU country will be invited to Brussels to receive an award, meet the Commissioner for multilingualism and see how professional EU translators work.
This will also be the chance to get to know their counterparts in linguistic talent from all the other countries.
On-line registration starts on 1 September 2013. Deadline: 20 October 2013http://ec.europa.eu/translatores/
Contest day: 28 November 2013
Winners announced / award ceremony: first half of 2014
Contact: DGT-TRANSLATORES@ec.europa.eu 
Facebook: http://ec.europa.eu/translatores/facebook
Info sheet.

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Accreditation Committee of Cambodia


 The Accreditation Committee of Cambodia (ACC) was established to assure and improve the quality of Higher Education Institutions in Cambodia and meet international standards through accreditation. The purpose of ACC is to administer the accreditation of higher education for all higher educational institutions (HEIs) to ensure the promote academic quality fro greater effectiveness and quality consistent with international standards and to determine the organization of structures, roles, functions and duties regarding the administration of the accreditation process of higher education for all HEIs which grant degrees in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

The link address is: http://acc2.acc.gov.kh/

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Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación


 La Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación (ANECA) es una fundación estatal que tiene como objetivo contribuir a la mejora de la calidad del sistema de educación superior mediante la evaluación, certificación y acreditación de enseñanzas, profesorado e instituciones en España.

The link address is: http://www.aneca.es/

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New study funded by the European Commission confirms that Open Access to research publications is reaching the "tipping point'

http://www.elearningeuropa.info/sites/default/files/elearning_papers.pngA new study funded by the European Commission confirms the global shift towards Open Access (OA), or making research findings available free of charge. The research suggests that Open Access is reaching the tipping point, with around 50% of scientific papers published in 2011 now available for free. This is about twice the level estimated in previous studies.

The study “Proportion of Open Access Peer-Reviewed Papers at the European and World Levels—2004-2011” estimates that more than 40% of scientific peer reviewed articles published worldwide between 2004 and 2011 are now available online in OA form.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, says: “These findings underline that open access is here to stay. Putting research results in the public sphere makes science better and strengthens our knowledge-based economy."

The study was undertaken by Science-Metrix, a research evaluation consultancy, and looked at the availability of scholarly publications in 22 fields of knowledge in the European Research Area, Brazil, Canada, Japan, and the United States. In several countries and disciplines more than 50% of papers are now available for free.

Free availability of the majority of articles has been reached in the fields of general science and technology, biomedical research, biology and mathematics and statistics. The fields where OA availability is most limited are the social sciences and humanities and applied sciences, engineering and technology.

Two other reports examining Open Access policies and the issue of Open Access to data have also been released this month by the EC.

A recent European Commission Communication (IP/12/790) identified Open Access as a core means to improve knowledge circulation and thus innovation in Europe. Therefore, OA will be mandatory for all scientific publications produced with funding from Horizon 2020, the EU's Research & Innovation funding programme for 2014-2020.

Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn stresses that the European Commission is promoting OA in Europe, including for the results of its own research funding: "The European taxpayer should not have to pay twice for publicly funded research. That is why we have made Open Access to publications the default setting for Horizon 2020."

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INTED2014 (8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference) - Valencia

http://www.elearningeuropa.info/sites/default/files/imagecache/content_detail_picture/events/inted2014_logo.pngIATED are inviting you to participate in INTED2014 (8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference). Held in Valancia between October 10-12, the conference will provide a platform for discussion of all things relating to education and technology.

INTED2014 will explore themes such as the latest trends and developments in teaching techniques, learning methodologies, innovations and technologies applied to educational research. 

Participants are invited to share their experiences with experts from around the world. An estimated 650 delegates from 75 different countries are expected to attend, making this an exceptionally international event. 

You can submit an abstract in person and online here. The deadline for abstract submission is 5th of December 2013. Visit the conference website at: http://iated.org/inted/

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