29 septembre 2014

Funding for ‘anchor institutions’, technical skills and small and specialist institutions

HEFCE logoHEFCE is announcing three dedicated calls for bids to the Catalyst Fund, in line with its own and government priorities. The Catalyst Fund enables HEFCE to deliver its strategic aims for higher education in research, teaching and knowledge exchange. These calls for expressions of interest cover three specific areas.
Universities as anchors
This area focuses on projects to extend our understanding of this role played by universities. We want projects which enhance the nature, range and value of this important role to institutions and deepen our understanding and available evidence. This includes institutions’ part in securing investment and talent for their localities, and positioning themselves in local economic growth plans. More...

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VET working with business can fight youth unemployment

Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational TrainingTo address the issue of skill shortages in European businesses, ‘we need to move towards work-based learning and quality apprenticeships, eliminate as much as possible inequalities in training and attract non-trained workers,’ Cedefop Director James Calleja told the European Business Forum on Vocational Training (23-24 September), in Brussels. More...

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Vocational education and training: a road to excellence

Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational TrainingThe issue of permeability between different sections of education was the subject of two speeches Cedefop Director James Calleja gave at international conferences in September.
At the international congress on vocational and professional education and training in Winterthur (Switzerland) on 16 September, Mr Calleja addressed the question of whether vocational education and training (VET) is the end of the road or the beginning of a university career. He argued that, while both negative/positive answers are possible, VET is a lifelong learning process that may start with the acquisition of key competences and, possibly, lead to continuous professional development. More...

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Open Education Europa Portal marks one-year anniversary by launching new web features

One year on and still going strong! Today, 25 September 2014, marks the one year anniversary of the Open Education Europa Portal and the Opening up Education Initiative by the European Commission, and to celebrate the occasion we’re unveiling a series of new additions to the portal. More...

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ECVET STEP will aim in making the best value of the ECVET system, facilitating the transfer, accumulation and recognition of credits and learning outcomes or competence acquired otherwise between countries, thus promoting mobility learning in VET. More...

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eLearning Papers Special Edition: learning anywhere, Opening up Education and the promise of MOOCs

This special edition puts the spotlight on last year’s highlighted papers selected by the editorial board according to the quality of the articles, and also taking into account the feedback from our readers. You can find here some of the topics that have been covered by eLearning Papers during the past year in the 12 articles we consider the most intriguing and inspiring for you to enjoy. More...

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The new ‘Open Education Scoreboard’ goes live

Finding and tracking European MOOCs just got a whole lot better, as the new and improved Open Education Scoreboard is officially unveiled today. More...

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Repéré par Défi métiers - 29 Septembre 2014

Par Faïssa Moustapha. Chaque semaine, Défi métiers propose une sélection d'informations clés pour les professionnels de la formation et de l'emploi en Ile-de-France.
L'insertion des sortants du supérieur
Bien que plus diplômés, les sortants de l'enseignement supérieur 2010 sont plus souvent au chômage et un peu moins rémunérés que les sortants 2004.
Source : Céreq, Bref  n°32 , septembre 2014. Voir l'article...

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Celebrating a Decade of the QS World University Rankings

By Laura B. Since the first edition of the QS World University Rankings® was published in 2004, it’s fair to say quite a lot has changed! The main ranking is now joined by numerous others, including the QS World University Rankings by Subject, QS Best Student Cities, and regional rankings such as the QS University Rankings: Asia and QS University Rankings: Latin America. Among the newest editions to the QS rankings portfolio is the QS Top 50 Under 50, which highlights the world’s top-ranking universities established within the last half-century (see the latest edition, published this week, here). More...

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Study English Abroad: Five Less Typical Destinations

By Vyara Pancheva. In the 21st century, the world is basically a global village. We have the chance to travel and study abroad, to experiment and experience whatever makes us tick. What an awesome time to live in, isn’t it? However, very often, if you want to get a degree from a world-renowned university, you need to study in English. Like it or not, that is the “global” language and many of the best universities in the world offer programs in English alone. More...

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