In the first week of November, EUA is organising two events in Brussels to present the outcomes of two different project activities relating to university rankings and university-business research cooperation. On the evening of 4 November (17.30-20.30) EUA will present a new web-based tool for the self-assessment of university-business research cooperation, the “U-B Tool”. Then on the morning of 6 November, EUA and its partners in the RISP project will present a new report: “Rankings in Institutional Strategies and Processes: Impact or Illusion?” at a breakfast event to be held from 8.30 to 10.30.
“U-B Tool” – a web-based tool for University-Business Research Cooperation
On the evening of 4 November (17.30-20.30) EUA is organising a launch event in Brussels where it will present a new web-based tool for the self-assessment of university-business research cooperation, the “U-B Tool”. Taking place at the Mission of Norway to the European Union, the event will also include a presentation of some upcoming reports on collaborative research and knowledge.
Both the tool and the series of upcoming publications are an outcome of EUA’s recent EUIMA-Collaborative Research project.* The tool aims to enable both universities and external partners to assess, reflect upon and take forward their research partnerships, by comparing current outcomes against their initial expectations and objectives. More...
In September EUA wrote to its individual member universities inviting them to take part in an online consultation on two topics: the multidimensional ranking U-Multirank and open access to research publications. The aim of this consultation is to gather universities’ views and experiences on these two topics in order to further inform EUA’s policy work in these two important areas for universities.
As this is an “institutional questionnaire”, only one response per institution will be accepted. EUA encourages all members to take part in the survey that will be open until 31 October 2014.
Member universities which require further information on the survey or wish to have their questionnaire re-sent to them should contact EUA at email@example.com. More...
The European University Association today (10 October) publishes the 2014 edition of its Public Funding Observatory report, which monitors the impact of the economic crisis on universities and identifies trends in public funding to higher education institutions across Europe since 2008.
The latest report, that is presented on Friday 10 October at the EUA Funding Forum taking place at the University of Bergamo in Italy, is published together with an interactive online tool which provides a range of updated data for 28 European higher education systems,* with five new systems added this year. The observatory analyses both the evolution of funding over the last year (2013-2014) and longer-term developments in university funding since 2008, also taking into account the impact of inflation, changes in student numbers, and the evolution in terms of countries’ gross domestic product. More...
At the beginning of October, the European Commission (EC) announced details about the future development of the “RESAVER” initiative, which aims to establish a pan-European pension arrangement to boost researcher mobility. The EC also announced that it had published the Erasmus+ Programme Guide which provides detailed information about participating in the 2015 call for proposals and also funding priorities.
On 1 October, the European Commission announced the launch of a consortium that plans to set up the “Retirement Savings Vehicle for European Research Institutions” or RESAVER initiative – which aims to establish a pan-European pension arrangement to boost researcher mobility.
New Erasmus+ Programme Guide and Call Published
The European Commission has announced that its Erasmus+ Programme Guide for the 2015 General Call for Proposals was published in English on 6 October, with “further language versions to follow at the end of October”. The Programme Guide provides detailed conditions for participating in the call for proposals, as well as information on the priorities for funding.
New version of the MOOCs scoreboard
To mark the anniversary of the Opening up Education initiative and the Open Education Europa portal, the European Commission said it had released an updated version of its MOOCs Scoreboard with “new interactive features to make it easier to find and track European MOOCs”. More...
CEEMAN, an international management development association, is organising its “International Management Teachers Academy” in Bled, Slovenia, from 7 to 19 June 2015.
The programme targets management educators and looks to provide an “opportunity for young faculty to develop their curricula, course design, teaching materials and particularly teaching skills and methods”.
For more information about the programme, please see the CEEMAN website. More...
The Council of Magna Charta Observatory has appointed David Lock as the Observatory’s Secretary General.
The Observatory website notes that “Mr Lock is presently Director of International Projects at the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. He will retire from this position in April and until then he will combine both responsibilities”.
To read the article in full, please visit the Magna Charta Observatory website.
The Magna Charta Observatory of Fundamental University Values and Rights is a non-profit organisation based in Bologna, founded by the University of Bologna and EUA. The Magna Charta Observatory aims to gather information, express opinions and prepare documents relating to the respect for, and protection of, the fundamental university values and rights laid down in the Magna Charta Universitatum signed in Bologna in 1988 by 388 Rectors of worldwide main universities. More...
ErasmusIntern.org provides an integrated market place that aims at bringing together traineeship providers and students seeking a training opportunity abroad.
ErasmusIntern.org is part of STORY project which is a project by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). ESN is a non-profit international student organisation which mission is to represent international students by providing opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students. ESN has more than 13.000 members in local sections all over Europe working on a volunteer base together with Higher Education Institutions and offering services to 180.000 students per year.
The STORY project has been funded with support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. This project aims at improving the accessibility and quality of international traineeships, as well as at increasing the awareness on the existence of such opportunities for youth. In order to achieve this, a research on the subject was committed, and this online platform is being developed in order to enhance students’ international opportunities on the European job market.
ErasmusIntern.org provides a place where companies and organisations can publish their traineeship offers and search for trainees and where students that want to do a traineeship abroad can have their profiles, search and apply for traineeships vacancies.
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Why work with ESN and support ErasmusIntern?
ESN engages with thousands of mobile, educated, and highly motivated students all around Europe. By supporting ErasmusIntern and thus working with ESN, you’ll create a link to these students: future international trainees and employees. Supporting ErasmusIntern is an expression of interest in the possibilities of young people and the added value they bring with them after a successful mobility period.
ErasmusIntern offers your company or organisation access to this unique member base, visibility and affiliation with our pan-European student organisation, and also the opportunity to attract a future workforce of internationally minded young, skilled professionals.
What do we look for in a partner?
ErasmusIntern is looking for partners that are international in their outlook, scope and operations. We would like to cooperate with companies and organizations that see value in having international, multicultural and multilingual teams working together. Furthermore, we are looking for partners that wish to support international training mobility and educational exchange.
Examples of collaboration possibilities
- If you have a project that you think complements ErasmusIntern and which would benefit from collaboration
- If you, through advertisement space, look to promote your brands, products and services to our targeted audience
- If you’re interested in supporting the project through a donation in exchange of promotion or other type of acknowledgement in our promotional material, including publications
- Help us testing and improving ErasmusIntern
We can also custom design partnership proposals to specifically address your company’s aims, culture and communications objectives. To know more about the possibilities of collaboration and partnership with ErasmusIntern please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the 16th of October 2014, Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is celebrating its 25th anniversary. More than 14 000 members of the biggest Europe student organization will be celebrating all around the continent between 13th and 19th of October, through organizing flag parades across member countries and a massive online flashmob. More...
The Erasmus Student Network is happy to announce the launch of Erasmusintern.org
This brand new, non-for-profit web platform provides an integrated marketplace that aims at bringing together internationally minded internship providers and individuals seeking an internship opportunity abroad.
Erasmusintern.org gives students the opportunity to create their profiles and add their key competences such as Education and Training information, their language knowledge and their skills and interests. Students can search for traineeships by keywords and refine their search till they find and offer that matches their demands. More...
Given the current situation of financial cuts to education on the national level, EU programmes such as Erasmus+ have become an important element to overcome the unacceptably high youth unemployment in Europe. In a European labour market where the offer and demand for jobs is geographically unbalanced, mobility is a key driver to overcome this challenge through the promotion of labour mobility. The recent Erasmus Impact Study, which ESN has co-authored, leaves no room for doubt that student mobility is essential to bring young people into employment. The study shows, for example, that more than 85% of Erasmus students who study or train abroad enhance their employability and are half as likely to face long-term unemployment compared to non-mobile students. More...