16 février 2016

#LetThemStay day of action

By Andrew MacDonald. Thank you for signing the letter calling on the Prime Minister to release the children in detention in Australia and on Nauru. The letter is at http://academicsforrefugees.wordpress.com and attached.
As many of you know, tomorrow Friday is an important day of action to #LetThemStay – please see below.  You are warmly encouraged to have your photo taken or take a selfie with the name of your university.  If you wish to hold a piece of paper saying Academic for Refugees, I attach one for you to use. More...

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Le rapport annuel 2015 de l’AIU vient d’être publié !

Synthétisant les principales actions et réalisations de l’AIU au cours de l’année 2014-2015, le rapport annuel (en anglais) propose un guide utile sur les projets et rapports de l’Association. Il offre également un aperçu des nombreuses façons dont l’AIU participe ou représente les intérêts de ses membres dans le cadre des différents séminaires, réunions et projets de ses partenaires.
Le rapport vient d'être envoyé à tous les Membres de l'AIU et il est également disponible en ligne: IAU Annual Report 2015. Voir l'article...

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Projet ISAS conjoint dans deux universités au Bangladesh

Un groupe d’experts de l’AIU s’est rendu à l’Université internationale américaine au Bangladesh et à la Daffodil International University à Dhaka, au Bangladesh, du 24 au 27 janvier 2016. Ces visites ont permis de discuter avec divers acteurs institutionnels de l’auto-évaluation détaillée des stratégies et programmes d’internationalisation des deux établissements. Le groupe d’experts a fourni sa propre évaluation aux deux universités et a émis des recommandations à des fins d’amélioration. Le groupe, présidé par E. Egron-Polak (AIU) et composé d’A. Ciccarelli (Australie), S.M. Kabir (Bangladesh) et G. Marinoni (AIU), a également participé à un atelier conjoint d’une demi-journée sur l’internationalisation de l’enseignement supérieur le 28 janvier. Voir l'article...

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IAU Annual Report 2015 - just released!

Summarizing the main actions and achievements of the IAU over the 2014-2015 year, the Annual Report offers a useful guide to the Association’s projects and reports on the outcomes. It also provides a glimpse of the numerous ways in which IAU participates or represents the interests of its membership at various meetings, seminars and projects of its partners.
The report has just been mailed to all IAU Members and is also available online: IAU Annual Report 2015. More...

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Joint ISAS at two universities in Bangladesh

An IAU expert panel undertook site visits at the American International University Bangladesh and Daffodil International University in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 24 to 27 January 2016. They served to discuss, the two institutions’ in-depth self-analysis of their internationalization strategies and programmes with a broad range of institutional stakeholders. The panel provided both universities with its own assessment and recommendations for improvements. The expert panel, chaired by E. Egron-Polak (IAU) and including A. Ciccarelli (Australia), S.M. Kabir (Bangladesh) and G. Marinoni (IAU) also took part in a joint half-day workshop on higher education internationalization held on 28 January. More...

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Colleges continue to improve retention while recruiting strongly from disadvantaged backgrounds

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hefce.ac.uk logo"A report on higher education performance indicators highlights that further education colleges (FECs) continue to achieve higher proportions of entrants from backgrounds where people have traditionally not participated in higher education (known as low-participation neighbourhoods), when compared with higher education institutions (HEIs). More...

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Higher education indicators for further education colleges

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hefce.ac.uk logo"Overview of trends for the widening participation, non-continuation and employment indicators
This document is the third publication providing widening participation and non-continuation indicators, and the second publication of employment indicators, for higher education provision registered at HEFCE-funded further education colleges in England. More...

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EUA Council holds policy dialogue with Martine Reicherts

Martine Reicherts, Director General for Education and Culture at the European Commission, joined the EUA Council meeting at the end of January to discuss higher education policy matters with the presidents and secretaries general of the national rectors’ conferences.
Reicherts was invited to address the Council in the context of the upcoming revision of the Modernisation Agenda for Higher Education launched by the Commission in late 2015. EUA and the rectors’ conferences have notably been approached to provide feedback on the Commission’s proposed priorities, which the Council discussed at the meeting. More...

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EUA Work Programme 2016-2017 focuses on societal role of universities

The EUA Council approved the Association’s 2016-2017 work programme at its meeting on 29 January 2016.
The focus of the programme and the overarching objective for EUA’s development is to ensure that the societal role of universities is further strengthened and recognised by policy makers and society.
With this in mind, EUA will work over the next two years to promote and reinforce universities as key societal actors responding to the many challenges facing Europe, and seek to increase understanding and trust between universities and their stakeholders. More...

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EUA Webinar on latest developments in academic recognition

Recognition of academic qualifications is an essential step towards the fulfilment of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), as well as a necessary condition for the successful academic mobility of students. With the ratification of the Lisbon Recognition Convention (1997), most EHEA countries officially committed to align their recognition processes. More recently, at the ministerial meeting in May 2015 in Yerevan, Armenia, participants highlighted considerable progress, but found that obstacles still exist. More...

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