02 mai 2015

Vacancy for a Higher Education Researcher

ESU - European Students' UnionThe European Students’ Union (ESU) is looking for a team player to fill the position of Project Manager on Research in Higher Education and the student movement in the Western Balkans at its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The Project Manager will be responsible for working on current and future ESU Projects and also represents ESU on external events, with a specific focus on higher education and the student movement in the Western Balkans.
How to apply:
Please send a CV, a motivation letter and, if available, any letters of recommendation, references and/or work portfolio by e-mail to jobs@esu-online.org in English by 15. May 20165 at 23.59 GMT+1. More...

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The Leiden Manifesto in "Nature"

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngIn 2014 a conference hosted by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University and sponsored by the European Network of Indicator Designers explored the use and abuse of research metrics. From that conference a list of principles has emerged which is now known as the Leiden Manifesto. The journal Nature has published it as a comment by Diana Hicks of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Ismael Rafois of the Polytechnic University of Valencia and Paul Wowters, Ludo Waltman, and Sarah de Rijke of CWTS. More...

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Russian Universities to Close

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngThe reform of higher education is a top priority of the Russian government. The 5 top 100 programme has the declared objective of getting five universities into the world’s top 100 as measured by the leading global rankings. Already a number of institutions have achieved some success in reaching high places in the QS and Times Higher Education subject rankings especially in the physical sciences. More...

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International Students Returning to Australia

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngThe number of students from overseas, especially from India, in 2009 fell dramatically as a result of the rising value of the Australian currency, stricter visa regulations affecting vocational training and a number of attacks on Indian students that were alleged to be racially motivated. The contribution of international students fell from 17 billion Australian dollars in 2009 to 14.5 billion in 2012. According to John Ross, writing for Inside Higher Ed, the higher education sector, which is the country’s fourth largest exporter, is beginning to recover. More...

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International Ranking Seminar in Moscow

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngOver 150 academics and administrators from best Russian universities came to Moscow in order to take part at an international seminar on recent development in the field of rankings by subject. The seminar: Road to Academic Excellence – Russian Universities in Rankings by Subject, Moscow, 9-10 April 2015, has been organized by Project 5-100 Headquarters responsible for implementation of the Russia Excellence Initiative (Russia) and Perspektywy Education Foundation (Poland). More...

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Language Courses

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "OLS "Online Linguistic Support" logo"The OLS language assessment is mandatory for all participants to Erasmus+ mobility activities of at least two months (studies/traineeships/EVS volunteering) with one of the following languages as the main language of instruction, work or volunteering: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch (with the exception of native speakers).
Language Courses
After taking the first language assessment, participants who have been selected by their sending institutions/organisations will have the opportunity to take language courses for free.
Access to the courses is funded by the EU within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.
The participants will have the possibility to improve their knowledge in the main language used to study, work or volunteer during their Erasmus+ mobility period.

Lessons are currently available in the following languages

DE German
EN English
ES Spanish
FR French
IT Italian
NL Dutch

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Welcome to the Erasmus+ OLS language!

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "OLS "Online Linguistic Support" logo"The OLS language assessment is mandatory for all participants to Erasmus+ mobility activities of at least two months (studies/traineeships/EVS volunteering) with one of the following languages as the main language of instruction, work or volunteering: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch (with the exception of native speakers).
Welcome to the Erasmus+ OLS language!
This user guide is dedicated to introducing the Online Linguistic Support language assessments to you in order to ensure your results will reflect the best of your knowledge regarding the particular language you are going to work or study in during your mobility period.
1.1 What is the purpose of this user guide?
This user guide includes instructions that will help you to quickly and efficiently complete your language assessment.
First of all you will learn what the IT system requirements are for using the OLS as well as how to log into the OLS. Once you can access your account, we will explore the language assessment to see how it is structured and what it assesses. Finally, we will provide you with some tips on how to make the most of your results.
9.6 OLS Code of Conduct
By registering on the OLS you agree with the basic principle that the OLS is a community of mobility participants based on trust and cooperation. The OLS team advises you to:
- Ensure that the pictures you upload (on your profile area) do not infringe any copyright.
- When posting a comment in the forum, ensure that your comment is relevant to the original post. Inappropriate comments are not permitted and are subject to reporting.
- Be sure that messages you post in forums are consistent with the topic of the forum.
- Refrain from using abusive language and be respectful of each other. It is strictly prohibited to use the OLS for commercial purposes.
Any company, initiative, event or software with a commercial intent will be removed. The OLS team cares about the mobility participants and will make sure that any abuse of the above code of conduct is not tolerated. Download Erasmus+ OLS language.

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How does the language assessment work and who is it for?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour The OLS language assessment is mandatory for all participants to Erasmus+ mobility activities of at least two months (studies/traineeships/EVS volunteering) with one of the following languages as the main language of instruction, work or volunteering: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch (with the exception of native speakers).
As of June 2015, the service will be extended to Vocational Education and Training (VET) learners participating in a mobility of at least one month.
Erasmus+ mobility participants must take the assessment twice — before and at the end of their mobility period — in order to monitor their progress in the language of mobility.
The online assessment assesses participants' language skills - listening, reading and writing - according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

What are the assessment steps?
Participants must complete the first language assessment
before the mobility to assess their language competences. For higher education students, taking the OLS language assessment before their departure is a pre-requisite for the mobility, except if duly justified. Assessment results do not prevent participants from taking part in the mobility programme, but can be used by the sending institution/coordinating organisation to identify the participants most in need of linguistic support.
Based on their language proficiency, participants may have the opportunity to access the OLS learning platform to follow an online language course before and during their mobility period. This should be agreed between the participant and the institution/organisation in charge of his/her selection.
At the end of their mobility period, participants will be requested to take a second assessment to assess the progress made.

What happens with the assessment results?
Only the participants and the institutions/organisations in charge of their selection receive the results of the assessments. For EVS volunteers, the results will not be communicated to the other organisation(s) in the project. For higher education students, the results will not be communicated to the receiving institution/organisation.
Please consult the user guide of the language assessment
here for further information. More...

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19th Conference DG Interpretation - Universities "(re)Making Connections"

Conference Poster26/03/2015, 14:15 - 18:00
27/03/2015, 09:30 – 13:00
Charlemagne Conference Centre
Room J. Durieux
Rue de la Loi 170
1049 – Brussels, Belgium

Conference Material:

Background documents:

Webcast*:

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SCIC-Universities Conference 2015

Around 170 participants from more than 80 different universities took part in the 19th DG Interpretation-Universities Conference which was held on 26-27 March 2015 in Brussels.
Attendees came from member states and candidate countries, but also from China, Russia, Africa, Canada and the USA. Representatives from international organisations and other European institutions were also present.
The theme of this year's conference was "(re)Making Connections", and the new format of the event, being more dynamic and interactive, helped develop it further as a networking platform.
There were two discussion panels on each of the days: one on interpreter training support activities and the other on access to the profession - each of them followed by lively audience debates.
Kristalina Georgieva , Vice-President and European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, gave the opening address on the first day of the conference and awarded the diplomas to winners of the Leopoldo Costa Prizepdf .
This year, the first prize went to Joshua Goldsmith, a student interpreter at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, who delivered a thought-provoking and touching speech on the theme of the conference.
The second prize went to Georgina Banfield from the University of Bath, UK, and the third prize to Ms Mihaela Tălpaș from Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
To watch the presentations and speeches, as well as the recordings and the photo slideshow, have a look at the conference website . More...

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