16 mai 2015

The EUPRIO Conference 2015, Perugia, Italy (6-9 September 2015)

LogoThe theme of the event is ‘Turn it upside down’ which reflects the upheaval taking place across higher education, with digitalisation, globalisation and privatisation all throwing up fresh challenges, including in how universities communicate and market themselves. The conference is being organised by Università per Stranieri di Perugia – the University for Foreigners of Perugia – and AICUN, the Italian association of university communicators. To register, click here. More...

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Second bi-regional EU-CELAC Academic Summit, Brussels, Belgium (8-9 June 2015)

LogoThe event will be of interest to academic institutions and professionals associated with higher education institutions from the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean regions. For further information on the events and to register, please visit the event website. More...

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European Access Network 24th Annual Conference, Oslo (7-9 June 2015)

LogoThe annual conference of the European Access Network will take place on 7-9 June in Oslo.
The theme of the conference is Advocating for access, equity, inclusion and diversity in higher education: Politics, Policies, Power and Persuasion. For more information, click here. More...

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New Eurydice publication: Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe: Access, Retention and Employability

LogoThe EU Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels that manages Eurydice has published a report entitled ‘Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe: Access, Retention and Employability’.
The report looks at higher education systems in 34 European countries. It further analyses national policies and institutional practices across Europe. Click here to view the publication. More...

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ACA Annual Conference 2015, Brussels, Belgium (14-16 June 2015)

LogoThe Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) 2015 is organising its annual conference on 14-16 June in Brussels. The theme of the conference is Internationalisation: from strategy to implementation.
The ACA Annual Conference 2015 is a two-day event, preceded by a social programme on the preceding day. It is made up of a mix of plenary and parallel workshops. For further information, click here. More...

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European Entrepreneurship Colloquium, Munich, Germany (19-25 July 2015)

LogoThe European Forum for Entrepreneurship Research (EFER) is organising European Entrepreneurship Colloquium (EEC), an intensive one week residential programme, specifically designed for European professors and educators seeking to integrate effective, appropriate and interactive approaches, and practical skills in teaching entrepreneurship.
The EEC will take place on 19-25 July in Munich, at UnternehmerTUM and Technical University of Munich. For further information, please refer to the website. More...

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ESN and Uniplaces: Student accommodation made easy

The European-based startup Uniplaces and the pan-European Erasmus Student Network have teamed up to improve international students’ support services by introducing an innovative solution to overcome one of the biggest barriers to student mobility: accommodation. As Europe has committed itself to increase the global competitiveness of European Higher Education, student support services have an important role to play in attracting high quality students from abroad. More...

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2015 Budget - Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

By Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office). In an article entitled  Science research spared the budget axe (The Australian of 7 May 2015)  Sarah Martin wrote:

funding for the National Collabor­ative and Research Infrastructure Strategy will be given a two-year reprieve, with funding until 2017.

The story goes on to say that $300m for NCRIS, as the NTEU predicted in a recent briefing paper (2015 Federal Budget: What surprises for higher education?),  is expected to be offset by cuts to other higher education research grants, most likely so-called “block” funding.”
Therefore, science and research is not to be spared the budget axe at all. More...

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12 reasons why the federal budget (and government) has failed women

By Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office). The 2015 Budget was supposed to be 'dull and uneventful' - yet for women, this year's Budget did more than just pour salt into the wound left by last year's deeply unpopular (and unsuccessful) Budget.  The Government this year has again targeted women, accusing new mothers of 'rorting' and 'double dipping' should they acess the full paid parental scheme as it was designed, targeting low income single parents (majority being women) in cuts to Family Tax benefits and, ofcourse, continuing to push for $100,000 degrees - which, as analysis has shown, will impact on women the most. More...

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Australian working mums are not 'double dipping' - but are being double crossed by Government

By Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office). In the lead up to the Federal Budget, the Government chose Mothers Day to announce planned changes to the Government’s Paid Parental Leave (PPL).  However, this wasn't to announce that the PM's 'rolled gold' scheme of 6 months at full replacement wage, with superannuation, that he took to 2 elections was back on the agenda.  Instead, Treasurer Joe Hockey took a completely different tact, announcing that PPL was being wound back, with women only able to access the Government PPL if they didn't have an employer paid PPL scheme in place, or if the employer's PPL was worse than the very minimal 18 weeks at minimum wage currently supported by Government. More...

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