15 décembre 2014

Nominations for invitees to royal garden parties at Buckingham Palace

HEFCE logoAt the request of Buckingham Palace and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), this letter invites you to nominate an individual from your institution to be considered for an invitation to attend a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 12 May, Wednesday 20 May or Thursday 28 May 2015. The deadline for nominations is Friday 30 January 2015.
This is an opportunity to recognise the contribution of the wide variety of people working in higher education, and your nomination can be drawn from all levels and roles across the institution. More...

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Postgraduate Support Scheme: Guidance for institutions receiving funding to support postgraduate students 2015-16

HEFCE logoIn its Autumn Statement, the Government confirmed that HEFCE would provide £50 million to institutions during 2015-16, which with matched funding would enable 10,000 masters students each to receive a £10,000 contribution towards the cost of their studies. This is intended to build upon the pilot Postgraduate Support Scheme (PSS) during 2014-15, and to provide a bridge to the proposed implementation of a loan scheme for masters students from 2016-17 onwards. More...

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Higher education and local growth: launch of local profiles data

HEFCE logoHEFCE has published a new interactive data toolkit based on local higher education profiles.
The new data tool looks at the pattern of higher education (HE) at both Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and regional level. It includes data on student numbers and characteristics, graduate employment, and higher education's interaction with business and the community. More...

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Quality-related research funding is irreplaceable, say universities

HEFCE logoHEFCE has published a review of the use and impact of its quality-related research (QR) funding, which demonstrates the irreplaceable value universities place on this income stream.
The study was jointly commissioned by HEFCE and Universities UK, and independently produced by Public and Corporate Economic Consultants (PACEC) and the Centre for Business Research (CBR), University of Cambridge. More...

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HEFCE invests £200 million to support an increase in high-quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics students

HEFCE logoThe Government has confirmed the 73 universities and colleges that will receive a share of £200 million funding for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching capital projects during 2015-16.
The scheme is intended to ensure that higher education responds effectively to the increase in demand for STEM studies by developing facilities that will support an increased flow of highly employable graduates into industry. More...

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A common European Digital Competence Framework for Citizens

Shaping the digital competence framework into an up-to-date, practical tool can only be done from the bottom up, through the active involvement of people from the education and training sector, the industry (including the ICT industry) as well as from the labour market and the social partners. More...

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Conclusions on Open Education at ICDE-UNESCO Policy Forum

The ICDE-UNESCO Policy Forum that took place in Bali, Indonesia, on 20 Nov 2014 was a high-level meeting of policy-makers and senior management in higher education institutions. The forum served two purposes: first, to inform about the ongoing consultation process for the post-2015 global education agenda, and second, to discuss how technology-enhanced learning is contributing to the future of education. More...

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Final conclusions and outputs of Startup Europe's MOOCs for web talent project

The MOOC for Web Talent Network has just published its final project report. It includes a summary of the main findings as well as recommendations for policy makers, industry leaders, and MOOC providers who are interested in developing the web skills of young entrepreneurs and job seekers in Europe. More...

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Input needed on an accreditation framework for informal learning through OER and MOOCs

The EC-funded project VMPass is working on creating an accreditation framework in order to recognise virtual mobility and informal or non-formal learning. Learners can get recognition for the learning achievements from OER or MOOCs by way of a "learning passport."
The project has recently published a draft of the guidelines for completing the VMPass learning passport for review and comments from the open education community. More...

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Emplois d’avenir : objectif atteint. Le point faible est dans la non prise en charge des formations qualifiantes par le CNFPT

http://alternatives-economiques.fr/blogs/abherve/files/abherve.jpgSur le blog de Michel Abhervé pour Alternatives économiques. Après avoir consacré de nombreux articles dans ce blog à la mise en place du programme des emplois d’avenir et relevé les rares dérives constatées dans les premiers temps, nous avons peu publié sur ce sujet. Probablement parce que, globalement, ce programme se déroule correctement et que sa mise en œuvre est en phase avec ses objectifs. Voir l'article...

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