08 mai 2017

The nuts and bolts: mid-term evaluation of Erasmus+

By . The Erasmus+ programme was launched in 2014 to streamline education, training, youth and sport actions into one single programme and runs until 2020. Erasmus+ nurtures and funds numerous student and staff mobility schemes as well as regional and international collaboration. The European Commission is responsible for designing and implementing a mid-term evaluation of the programme which will be submitted to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions in December 2017. More...

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Pakistan’s Poor Ranking Performance

Pakistan’s universities have never done well in international rankings. Every year the absence of the country's institutions from the upper levels of the QS andTimes Higher Education (THE) league tables is met with complaints and recrimination. More...

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British Complete Universities Guide 2018

The Complete Universities Guide is a ranking of British universities based on sources in the public domain, including the National Student Survey, the Higher Education Statistics Agencyand the Research Excellence Framework (REF), and occasionally from universities themselves. The ranking is basically an attempt to measure quality from the viewpoint of students. More...

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Technology Transfer Ranking

The University Technology Transfer and Commercialization Index is based on data supplied by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). Technology transfer is measured by eight key metrics, patents issued (15%), licenses issued (15%), income from licensing (35%), and start-ups (35%) each of which are presented in normalised and non-normalised mode. A number of leading universities did not take part in the survey. More...

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UNESCO Identifies Inequalities in Higher Education

In recent years, there has been a massive expansion of higher education throughout the world, especially in upper-middle income countries.  At the same time, there has been an increasing diversity of providers including private institutions, international branch campuses and online providers. These developments have serious implications for the international evaluation and comparison of universities. An article by Elizabeth Redden in INSIDE HIGHER ED discusses a recent report by UNESCO that shows that the expansion of higher education has often been uneven. More...

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Asian University Alliance

A new organisation, the Asian Universities Alliance, has just been established at a meeting held at Tsinghua University in Beijing, which will provide most of the funding. More...

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Statement of the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers on the Occasion of the Day of Europe

In 1964, the Committee of Ministers took the decision to celebrate the Day of Europe, that is the establishment of the Council of Europe, on May 5th.  The Council of Europe was created in the aftermath of the Second World War, in the context of a new European structure, contemplated to bring peace and prosperity on the European continent and avoid repetition of the disasters brought about by two annihilating wars since the beginning of the century. More...

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Combatting illicit trafficking and destruction of cultural property: Council of Europe adopts new convention

The Council of Europe today adopted a new criminal law convention to prevent and combat the illicit trafficking and destruction of cultural property, in the framework of the Organisation’s action to fight terrorism and organised crime.
The Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property, which will be open for signature to any country in the world, also aims to foster international co-operation to fight these crimes, which are destroying the world’s cultural heritage (see also the Explanatory report). More...

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Youth Peace Camp 2017

Some 70 young people from conflict-affected regions are taking part in a Youth Peace Camp event from 30 April to 7 May; they come from  Kosovo*; Ukraine (especially from border regions and Luhansk and Donetsk), and from the South Caucasus. In the framework of the Cypriot Chairmanship of the Council of Europe, youth delegates from Cyprus (Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots) are also attending the Camp, which is taking place at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg. More...

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Public service broadcasting under threat in Europe

“Well-funded and strong public service media are a good indicator that a democracy is healthy – this is the result of a study published last year by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).” says Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, in his latest Human Rights Comment published today. More...

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