08 juillet 2019

European Universities Initiative: results of the first pilot call released

Out of 54 applications, 17 networks involving 114 higher education institutions from 25 countries have been selected for funding. Each of them will receive up to €5 million over the next three years. The selected networks are diverse in terms of scope, thematic focus and institutional profiles and they involve on average seven higher education institutions from different parts of Europe. They now have the task to build their collaboration over the years to come and turn their ambitions into reality. Plus...

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France: excellence in VET – a new generation of ‘Trades and qualifications campuses’

HomeThe ‘Trades and qualifications campus’ label (Campus des métiers et des qualifications – CMQ) brings together secondary and higher education VET institutions, research centres and companies. To realise the label’s aspirations, its requirements have now been revised and a new ‘Excellence campus’ category created. More...

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Hungary: EUA condemns law tightening control on scientific research bodies

On 2 July 2019, the Hungarian Parliament passed a law giving the government more control over scientific research bodies. The bill, if ratified by the country’s president, will place the 15 research bodies in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in a newly established state research network under the control of a government committee, whose chair will be appointed by the prime minister. Plus...

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Call for Nominations for the 2019 RDA Technical Advisory Board

TAB Terms are for three (3) years. We encourage participation from RDA members at all stages of their careers. Please note that current members of RDA’s Council, Secretariat, and Organizational Advisory Board are not eligible for TAB membership. Plus...

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Higher Education – Its Relevance to Students and Society, 31 August, Reykjavík

Hosted by the Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture and the Quality Board for Icelandic Higher Education, this conference will explore some of the ways in which universities contribute to civic education by preparing students for active participation in a democratic society, how universities engage with stakeholders to add value, and how universities ensure the proper match between higher education and real-life demands after graduation. Plus...

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Enhancing student experience: innovative support tools for students with disabilities, International conference SIHO

The Support Centre for Inclusive Higher Education (SIHO) in Flanders is organising an international conference on 12 September in Brussels on the topic “Enhancing the student experience: innovative support tools for students with disabilities”. Plus...

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United Kingdom: First 12 institutes of technology announced by UK Government

HomeThe 12 institutes of technology (IoTs) will specialise in UK level 4 and 5 (EQF level 5) technical training in STEM subjects, including digital skills, advanced manufacturing and engineering. These institutes are designed as collaborative ventures between universities, further education colleges and employers. Leading employers including Airbus, GE Aviation, the Met Office, Microsoft, Nissan and Siemens are set to take part and will be involved in the design and delivery of the curricula, as well as the leadership and governance of the institutes. More...

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Reaching out to people who need help with their skills – Cedefop Brussels seminar

HomeAccording to Cedefop’s new estimate, 128 million adults (about 46%) in the EU, Iceland and Norway are in potential need of upskilling and/or reskilling. How to reach out to this huge pool of talent and address their comprehensive needs through coordinated and coherent approaches was the central theme of Cedefop’s 7th Brussels seminar on 25 June. More...

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Lithuania: apprenticeship implementation in the Baltic countries

HomeThe Qualifications and VET Development Centre together with the Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts and the VET schools association, as well as the relevant Latvian and Estonian institutions, are testing new approaches to training VET and workplace tutors for work-based learning (TTT4WBL - 2017-20). More...

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Hungary: vocational education and training in the digital era

HomeThe newly approved mid-term strategy (VET 4.0) for the renewal of vocational education and training and adult education programmes is the policy answer to the challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution. More...

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