08 mai 2017

Protection of national minority rights inconsistent in Austria, say Council of Europe experts

Although bilingualism has become more accepted and equal access to education for minority language education is improving, this applies only to parts of the country. Austria’s advanced system for teaching and learning minority languages in Carinthia and in Burgenland, for example, including bilingual teaching, has not been matched for national minorities in other regions or in Vienna. More...

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Does everybody enjoy Pura Vida? Decomposing income inequality in Costa Rica

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Despite strong economic growth, Costa Rica’s income inequality has increased in the past decade, in stark contrast with other Latin American countries (OECD, 2016 and González Pandiella and Gabriel, 2017). More...

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How to surf the new wave of globalisation

Education & Skills TodayGlobalisation is connecting people, cities, countries and continents, bringing together a majority of the world’s population in ways that vastly increase our individual and collective potential, and creating an integrated market in products and services. One in three jobs in the business sector now depends on demand in other countries. In fact, a single product is often produced by workers in different parts of the world along the so-called Global Value Chain. Global value chains give small companies and countries unprecedented opportunities to reach global markets and create new jobs. More...

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Assessing school assessment in Romania

Education & Skills TodayWe published our review of school assessment and evaluation in Romania today, and the report received a lot of attention. We had done our last assessment of education in Romania in 2000, and it was a very different country back then. It was only in 2011 that Romania put in place an inclusive vision for education, a vision of 21st-century learning and 21st-century assessment. More...

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TRENDS 2018 survey: Learning and teaching at European universities

The deadline for the TRENDS 2018 survey has been extended until 5 June 2017. EUA encourages all European universities and higher education institutions to participate, as an opportunity to share their experiences and voice their needs. The results of the survey will feed into the TRENDS 2018 report, which EUA will submit to the 2018 Bologna Ministerial Conference, and use in various policy and practice contexts.
The last EUA TRENDS report from 2015 examined the changes that took place in relation to learning and teaching, in the framework of European and national higher education reforms. It reaffirmed the increased attention being paid to learning and teaching at universities across Europe. It also highlighted that these developments are mainly driven at institutional or national level, and are no longer anchored in a joint and coordinated European reform agenda. More...

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Universities to address renewables integration in energy systems at KU Leuven

Registrations for the upcoming conference on “Science & Skills for Renewables Integration” are open until 15 May. The event, hosted by KU Leuven from 31 May to 2 June 2017, is the 5th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event. Through a wide range of sessions, it will focus on the role of universities as educational and research institutions at the centre of the energy transition. More...

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Ambitious funding needed to back excellent research ideas in Europe post-2020

EUA has published a position paper advocating for ambitious EU funding for research and innovation (R&I) in Europe post-2020. It contributes to the upcoming discussion on the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9).
The position paper embodies the sector’s views on the topic shaped by the Horizon 2020 mid-term review, the EUA Vision for FP9 and consultations of EUA’s Research Policy Working Group and its Expert Group on Regional Strategies for Smart Specialisation.
The paper reiterates the strategic importance of fostering a united and prosperous knowledge-based society in Europe, which needs  to remain a high  priority despite the uncertain political and economic context. In this spirit, the Association puts forward several funding scenarios to support significantly more excellent research and innovation proposals. More...

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DIES – conference: “Female Leadership and Higher Education management in developing countries”, 28- 29 June 2017, Bonn

Gender equity in higher education management positions seems to be hard to achieve, due to a bundle of difficulties women face. Identifying barriers for gender equity, listening and discussing good (and bad) practices from all over the world will help developing adapted and useful measures.
The international conference will be organised in the framework of the “Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES)” Programme – which is jointly conducted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK). Given its high relevance for development policy, the question of how to strengthen gender balanced management of higher education institutions will become of focus for DIES activities in the next years. The conference will therefore analyse the potential and prepare recommendations for programme development on this important topic. More...

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UKCGE Annual Conference 2017, 6-7 July, Porto

The event will be attended by stakeholders in the postgraduate sector, from across the UK, Europe and beyond. It will provide them an opportunity to debate, understand and showcase postgraduate education in both strategic and operational contexts. More...

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CLADEA Annual Assembly, 17-19 October, California

The conference theme is “Breaking the Mold: Anticipating the future of Global Education,” and the topic will be the focus of a number of panel sessions. The event will offer a unique opportunity to participate in academic paper sessions and leadership dialogues with people from across the world. The call for papers for the event is open until 31 May.  Registration for the event is still open. More...

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