26 mai 2015

EUA Research Policy Working Group meeting: Horizon 2020 cuts and new EUA Expert Groups

Strong Universities for EuropeOn 7 May, the EUA Research Policy Working Group (RPWG) met at the British Antarctic Survey headquarters at the University of Cambridge, UK, to discuss EUA activities in the area of research and innovation.
Concerning the implementation of the European Research Area (ERA), RPWG members agreed to move forward with the signature of a Joint Declaration between the European Commission and the ERA Stakeholders Platform (ERA SHOs). This Joint Declaration reinforces EUA’s commitment to encourage its large university membership to continue to carry out the actions set in the Memorandum of Understanding of 2012. The Joint Declaration will be signed by the presidents of the stakeholder organisations and Commissioner Carlos Moedas on the occasion of the ERA Conference on 22-23 June 2015. More...

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Launch of ‘SHARE’ – EU support to ASEAN higher education harmonisation

Strong Universities for EuropeThe four-year project “European Union Support to Higher Education in ASEAN Region (SHARE)” (2015-2018) has been officially launched in Jakarta, Indonesia. EUA is a consortium partner in the project together with the British Council (lead), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), EP-Nuffic, Campus France, and the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).
A project website for SHARE will be launched shortly. For more information click here. More...

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Benchmarking University Autonomy: ATHENA Regional Forum

Strong Universities for EuropeOn 12 and 13 May the ATHENA Regional Benchmarking Forum was held at Yerevan State University in Armenia.
The event represented a major milestone in the EUA-led ATHENA project fostering university autonomy and financial sustainability in Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine. More than 100 representatives from ATHENA partner universities, National Rectors’ Conferences and ministries in Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine, as well as their university partners from Finland, the Netherlands and Portugal came together to take stock of the progress achieved with regard to reforms of university governance and funding throughout the past three years.  The event looked at policy development at system level, as well as the implementation at institutional level. More...

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8th EUA Council for Doctoral Education Annual Meeting – Last chance to register

Strong Universities for EuropeRegistrations for the 8th Annual Meeting of the EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) that will take place from 18 to 19 June at the Technische Universität München/TUM Graduate School in Germany will be open until 5 June.
The theme of this year’s event is “The Future of Doctoral Education – where do we go from here?”
The Annual Meeting of the EUA-CDE is open to EUA-CDE members and non-members alike and aims specifically at opening discussions between different stakeholders such as university leaders, researchers, political decision-makers, funding organisations, quality assurance agencies and all others interested in the development of doctoral education. To register, or find out more information, please click here. More...

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EUA encourages members and partners to respond to EU Neighbourhood Policy consultation

Strong Universities for EuropeThe European Commission has invited all relevant stakeholders and interested individuals to respond to a public consultation entitled “Towards a new European Neighbourhood Policy”.
Higher education is an integral part of the ENP and EUA has long fostered close and strong ties with member and partner universities and associations in Europe’s neighbourhood, for instance by supporting capacity building and interregional dialogue through activities such as the ATHENA Tempus project and the Arab-Euro Conference on Higher Education Platform (AECHE). More...

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Compte pénibilité : des décisions immédiates de simplification

Logo de l'Agence Régionale de la Formation tout au long de la vie (ARFTLV Poitou-charentes)Suite à la remise du rapport de MM. Sirugue, Huot et de Virville en vue de simplifier le compte prévention pénibilité, Manuel Valls a annoncé une mise en oeuvre sans délai des propositions présentées le 26 mai 2015. Des amendements seront proposés au projet de loi sur le dialogue social dont la discussion commence au Parlement.
Les auteurs du rapport préconisent en effet de confier aux branches le soin d’apprécier, sur la base d’évaluations plus collectives, l’exposition des facteurs de pénibilité. Ces référentiels professionnels adoptés par les branches seraient homologués par l’Etat et en cas de contentieux les employeurs qui les suivent seraient sécurisés (ces référentiels seraient "opposables").
Lire le rapport. Voir l'article...

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La formation, enjeu central du projet "Industrie du futur"

Logo de l'Agence Régionale de la Formation tout au long de la vie (ARFTLV Poitou-charentes)Emmanuel Macron a présenté le 18 mai 2015 le projet Industrie du Futur, seconde phase de la Nouvelle France Industrielle lancée en 2013 (plus d’infos). L’objectif est d’amener le secteur industriel à investir plus et mieux, à amener chaque entreprise à moderniser son outil industriel et à transformer son modèle d’affaires par le numérique.
Consulter le dossier de presse. Voir l'article...

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Here’s the difference between research and innovation

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Here’s the difference between research and innovation
Richard Mackenzie, University Affairs, 2015/05/22

As Canada's Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada announces the recipients of "$28 million in job-related training for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows" a Quebec physicist takes to the pages of University Affairs to criticize the agency's new focus on 'innovation' as opposed to 'discovery. More...

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Widening Wealth Gap

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Widening Wealth Gap
Kellie Woodhouse, Inside Higher Ed, 2015/05/22

I come back to this story from time to time because people insist that we (promoters of free and open learning) should be supporting the existing system of higher education. More...

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Americans’ Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Americans’ Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance
Mary Madden, Lee Rainie, Pew Research Internet Project, 2015/05/21

Privacy is really important to Americans, according to this Pew report based on two new surveys (which study only Americans), but they don't trust either governments or corporations to protect their privacy. More...

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