24 octobre 2014

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Germany: Building a Bridge to Nagoya

The UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) was instrumental in ensuring the inclusion of sustainability as a key value into educational strategies in German educational provision inside and outside the formal system. A broad coalition of players, including government officials from federal to community level, civil society organisations, the private sector and the media managed to sensitize decision-makers, researchers, activists and practitioners to put the objectives of the DESD into practice, as demonstrated during a national stock-taking conference in Bonn on 29–30 September 2014.
Bonn Declaration 2014
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[Open Call] Web Interface Design Internship

ESN logoThe Erasmus Student Network (ESN) offers a Web Interface Design Internship for students in Higher Education to work on our online projects in 2014/2015.
ESN is the biggest student organisation in Europe. It was founded on the 16th October 1989 and its aim is to support and develop student mobility. As a European-wide organisation, ESN is using multiple channels to maintain an effective internal and external communication with the Network, our partners, associates and stakeholders. More...

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ESNSurvey 2015: Make a difference for the next Erasmus generation!

ESN logoThe Erasmus Student Network AISBL (ESN) has recently launched the new questionnaire for the ESNSurvey 2015 edition.
ESN has been conducting this research since 2005 and has collected over 100 000 responses which have allowed us to have a deep insight into students’ situation. With this information, ESN has been able to produce high-quality research reports with many recommendations for European policy-makers, National Agencies and Governments, Higher Education Institutions and students’ associations. More...

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Copyright reforms and the rights of authors: ‘Fair use’ versus ‘fair dealing’

http://www.nteu.org.au//var/files/thumbs/a780532dd116f8da145bac8c4c7961bc_e7e2a056b6c5e8722188bac5fbb3550f_w80_.jpgBy Jen T. Kwok. Amidst the astounding technological developments that have transformed how content is created and shared at the start of the 21st century, it is almost universally acknowledged that Australia’s copyright laws need improvement. Multinationals like Google, Yahoo and EBay have indeed argued in Australia for the introduction of a “fair use” exception, as a way to harmonise Australian copyright law with the US, and as a basis to encourage innovation in Australia’s technological industries.
However, as the opponents of the fair use exception are numerous and diverse, so are its supporters.  In December 2013, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC), delivered a report called Copyright and the Digital Economy, recommending modernisation of Australian copyright laws for an increasingly digital world. More...

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The role of universities in city and local growth

HEFCE logoHEFCE welcomes the final report of the City Growth Commission (Note 1), including its specific analysis of the role of universities (Note 2).

  1. The final report of the City Growth Commission is available on the City Growth Commission web-site.
  2. ‘UniverCities: the Knowledge to Power UK Metros’, October 2014. More...

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Future financial challenges facing the higher education sector

HEFCE logoA review of the financial health of higher education institutions published by HEFCE concludes that the higher education sector in England faces significant financial challenges over the next three years.
While the projected performance of the sector to 2016-17 is sound overall, this assumes that higher education institutions will achieve their student recruitment targets, and that there will be no further reductions in government funding.
These findings are part of the summary of finances for universities and colleges in a new HEFCE publication, ‘Financial health of the higher education sector: 2013-14 to 2016-17 forecasts’. More...

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UK review of National Student Survey – the next phase

HEFCE logoThe review of the National Student Survey is entering a phase of testing and development.
In July 2014 we published two major pieces of research as part of our review of the National Student Survey (NSS) [Note 1].
While the research did not recommend radical changes to the NSS, it suggested that some alterations would preserve the strengths of the survey and address identified weaknesses, including the possible addition of new questions on student engagement and examining barriers to the inclusion of some students. More...

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Creating and sustaining the conditions for a world-leading higher education system: HEFCE draft business plan, 2015-2020

HEFCE logoHeads of HEFCE-funded further education colleges, Heads of HEFCE-funded higher education institutions
Organisations with an interest in higher education
Responses should be returned by e‑mail by 1700 on Wednesday 3 December.
HEFCE’s current Business Plan runs from 2011 to 2015. During 2014 HEFCE has developed this new draft business plan for 2015 to 2020. We aim to publish our new Business Plan in February 2015, reflecting as far as possible the feedback received from this consultation exercise. More...

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Financial health of the higher education sector: 2013-14 to 2016-17 forecasts

HEFCE logoThis report provides an overview of the financial health of the higher education sector in England. The analysis covers the financial forecasts for the period 2013-14 to 2016-17, as submitted by higher education institutions to HEFCE in December 2013 and July 2014.
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Encouraging greater diversity in governing bodies

HEFCE logoEquality Challenge Unit, on behalf of the summit partners, commissioned consultants Schneider-Ross to understand why some senior leaders champion equality and diversity, and the evidenced institutional benefits of their approach. ‘The rationale for equality and diversity: How vice-chancellors and principals are leading change’ was launched at the Committee of University Chairs’ autumn plenary on 16 October 2014. More...

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