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Aurora Brief Reviews

The purpose of this digital publication (formerly the VU International News & Reviews) is to identify relevant data-driven reports on any aspect of the international dimension of higher education and research. It gives a brief description of the reports, with a link to where it can be found. The Aurora Brief Reviews is done with specific attention for the perspective of societally engaged research universities within the Aurora Universities Network.

Kees Kouwenaar, editor

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Robust CO2 Offsetting

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 08 May 31 2019

“Offsetting in the Aviation Sector” by Elizabeth Zelljadt is still useful for universities that mean business with compensation for the international travel that remains after they have created videoconference facilities at their campuses.

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Confucius Closed

Three more universities are closing their Confucius Institutes, bringing the total number of universities that have announced closures of the Chinese government-funded centres for language education over the past 15 months to at least 15.

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Environment Breeds Productivity

PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) has published an article on Productivity, prominence, and the effects of an academic environment which tests the common assumption that faculty at prestigious universities are more productive.

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What R&I Achievements?

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 08 May 31 2019

The European Commission’s DG R&I has published a Transport R&I Achievements report 2018, the second of such report, focusing on the four objectives of clean, competitive, connected and responsible transport.

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Anxiety Disorder on Campus

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 08 May 31 2019

The Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans has published preliminary findings of a study analyzing data on anxiety disorder rates for young adults (18-26).

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Open Access

In April, EUA published its 2017/´18 Open Access Survey Report, continuing a series started in 2014.

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Ranking of Research Impact

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 08 May 31 2019

In April, Times Higher Education published the second – more extensive version of – its SDG-based “University Impact Rankings 2019”, which received numerous of mixed reactions.

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Women in the Academy – 2 x UI

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 08 May 31 2019

Last month, the American National Academy of Sciences published the list of its newly elected Members and Foreign Associates and proudly announced a historically high number of women elected.

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Debunking Merit Aid Illusion

In a recent report on The Merit Aid Illusion, the American Enterprise Institute dives deeper into the data relevant to the often-voiced concern that universities in the US are extending more generous grants ever based on merit to certain students.

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Roadmap for Access, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 08 May 31 2019

‘Roadmap to inclusion, diversity and equity’, a report that is of interest to study abroad teams, university leadership and academics who work in universities where diversity is a priority.

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Note from the Editor: Irreplaceable

VU International News and Reviews No. 120 September 24 2018

A note from the editor, Kees Kouwenaar, about irreplaceability. Where do those who are irreplaceable rank in society?

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New England Costs!!

VU International News and Reviews No. 120 September 24 2018

The Institute for College Access & Success has published its annual Student Debt and the Class of …2017.

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Accept Accounting Practices

VU International News and Reviews No. 120 September 24 2018

The European Universities Association has published a set of recommendations based on a detailed survey of differing national practices in universities’ accounting for their spending of public funds.

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Holistic Admission Works

VU International News and Reviews No. 120 September 24 2018

In a study on Multiple Measures Placement, researchers from the Center for the Analysis of Post-Secondary Readiness show that multiple measurement placement in Community Colleges works better than reliance on one single placement determinator.

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Mens Sana ..

VU International News and Reviews No. 120 September 24 2018

A study in the Journal of American College Health (there ís a journal devoted to research on this topic) reports on the impact of programmes in physical activity as electives of required parts of the curriculum.

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Learning Still Counts Most

VU International News and Reviews No. 120 September 24 2018

How satisfied are international students with services regarding arrival, living, and learning? And how do these support services correlate with their overall university experience?

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A Seat at the Table

VU International News and Reviews No. 120 September 24 2018

A Study by the National Campus Leadership Council shows that student leaders who meet with college and university administrators regularly and have a voice on governing boards feel much more effective.

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China’s Clout in Academia

VU International News and Reviews No. 120 September 24 2018

Two reports have appeared on the influence of China’s political structures on the work of academics: One, A Preliminary Study of PRC Political Influence and Interference Activities in American Higher Education and the other Repressive Experiences.

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Why Study in China?

VU International News and Reviews No. 120 September 24 2018

Scholars from Tsinghua University in Beijing and UCLA have delved into the motivations for international students choosing China as their destination. Scholars from Tsinghua University in Beijing and UCLA have delved into the motivations for internat

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How International is Irish HE?

VU International News and Reviews No. 120 September 24 2018

In The Internationalisation of Irish Higher Education, Marie Clark, Linda Hui Yang and David Harmon explored the extent to which Irish tertiary education institutions have become internationalised and the range of strategies and approaches developed.

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German Science Council: Internationalise

VU International News and Reviews No. 120 September 24 2018

In July 2018, the German Science Council (Wissenschaftsrat) published its Recommendations on the Internationalisation of Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences (in German, but with an Executive Summary in English).

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What Do You Mean – Global?

VU International News and Reviews No. 120 September 24 2018

In JSIE (online first), three scholars from Plymouth University report on their study on Global Citizenship and Cross-Cultural Competency: Student and Expert Understandings of Internationalization Terminology.

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Why Study in Norway?

VU International News and Reviews No. 120 September 24 2018

In JSIE (online first) Jannecke Wiers-Jenssen report on her analysis of Why an Increasing Number of International Students Choose Norway.

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Do International Students like Confucius?

VU International News and Reviews No. 120 September 24 2018

Two researchers from Shandong University in Jinan, China, have looked at how international students in China experience the Confucius-based Chinese educational culture and how that correlates with i.a. their own cultural background.

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Robust CO2 Offsetting

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 07 April 25 2019

In Nature of February, an article by German, Dutch and Swedish researchers analyse current schemes and practices in offsetting schemes for aviation emissions.

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Sweden Does Best on SDGs

SDGIndex.org has published its 2018 Global responsibilities report with a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Sociology: Publish Ever More

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 07 April 25 2019

John Robert Warren from the University of Minnesota shows that new assistant professors in sociology nowadays have to already have published about twice as much as their counterparts in the 1990ies had to.

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ERC Advanced Grants: Aurora, Italy, Spain

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 07 April 25 2019

In the list of principal investigators of awarded ERC Advanced Grants in 2018, no less than 11 researchers at Aurora universities of which five at UGA, three grantees at VU, and one each at UDE, Gothenburg, and Bergen.

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Private Higher Education?

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 07 April 25 2019

The Programme for Research on Private Higher Education PROPHE is a global network to building knowledge about private higher education, without any wish to either represent or promote private higher education.

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TUNING, BOLOGNA, ERASMUS

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 07 April 25 2019

Robert Wagenaar, the Godfather of the Tuning initiative, has published a magnum opus called Reform! TUNING the Modernisation Process of Higher Education in Europe.

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German Universities Shrinking – Or Not?

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 07 April 25 2019

The Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration has published a report with infographics on “How Germany’s shrinking universities attract and retain international students”.

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German Mobility Facts & Figures

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 07 April 25 2019

For the third year on a row, the DAAD and the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) have published “Wissenschaft Weltoffen Kompakt” with facts & figures on international mobility of students and academics.

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Digital Economy Skills

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 06 March 26 2019

The Business-Higher Education Forum, an American membership organisation of Fortune 500 CEOs, college and university presidents, has commissioned a report on “The new foundational skills of the digital economy”.

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Update European University Funding

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 06 March 26 2019

The EUA published its Public Funding Observatory Report 2018 with up-to-date information on 33 different higher education systems across Europe.

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Schooling and Gender Gap

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 06 March 26 2019

The World Bank has published a Policy Research Working Paper “More than Schooling” on gender differences in the labour market about measurable skill levels.

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What You Know or Who You Know

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 06 March 26 2019

A recent EUA report features a qualitative analysis of the transformation of the role of universities in their regional innovation system.

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Trump’s Academic Freedom

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 06 March 26 2019

Last Thursday, March 21st, President Trump signed an Executive Order to safeguard freedom of speech, particularly by conservative students.

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Harsh Climate For Female Economists

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 06 March 26 2019

The American Economic Association commissioned a survey among its members last April 2018, on how inclusive or discriminatory the professional climate for economists is in the United States.

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ERASMUS Students and Brexit

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 06 March 26 2019

The European Council adopted a regulation to safeguard that Erasmus+ participants from EU-27 and the UK who have already started their stay abroad before Brexit, are allowed to complete their stay and will not lose their academic credits.

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Note: Metrics for Study Success at Your University

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 05 March 11 2019

At the 2019 AIEA conference, I attended an interesting session on metrics; metrics of study success, the impact of Study Abroad of these metrics, and the correlation of that impact with specific student characteristics.

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Preparing for Brexit

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 05 March 11 2019

The European Universities Association has published a note on “Brexit: How universities can prepare for a no-deal scenario”.

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Student Loan Sharks

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 05 March 11 2019

Netflix Comedia Hasan Minhaj shows how the government's decision to take out the banks as middlemen in the Student Loan system backfired.

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LAGGING DUTCH R&D INVESTMENTS

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 05 March 11 2019

The European Commission has published its 2019 European Semester Country reports assessing whether imbalances or excessive imbalances exist in the country, by looking at several factors.

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Diversity: It’s the Culture, Stupid

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 05 March 11 2019

The UCLA HE Research Institute has published its 2016-17 “Undergraduate Teaching Faculty Survey”, the 10th in a series of triennial reports since 1989.

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LOWER GRANTS FOR FEMALE PI’S

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 05 March 11 2019

In the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from i.a. Northwestern University has analysed first-time research National Institute of Health grants awards to Principal Investigators according to their gender.

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STEM Field Less Diverse

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 05 March 11 2019

In a stem related article researchers from the University of Texas and Florida International University investigate whether Black and Latina/o youth who begin college as STEM majors are more likely to either switch fields or drop out.

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Refugees in German Higher Education

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 05 March 11 2019

As a follow up to the first INTEGRA report (discussed in VU IN&R 108 of March 2018), the DAAD has published a second INTEGRA Report on “Study Preparation and Transition into Regular Degree Programmes”.

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Refugees in HE – Who Cares?

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 05 March 11 2019

Eurydice has published a report on Integrating Asylum Seekers and Refugees into Higher Education in Europe.

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Working Class Heroes – Not Welcome in HE?

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 05 March 11 2019

NEON, a UK organisation supporting widening access to higher education, has published a report on “Working Class Heroes” to improve understanding access to higher education for white students from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

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VU Holding It’s Own?

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 04 February 19 2019

The Association of Universities in the Netherlands has published data on student enrolment in Dutch research-intensive universities, showing an all-time high of 291.277 students in 2018.

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Hiring and Firing Academics

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 04 February 19 2019

The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) have published a report on the “Impact of the Economic Recession on Student Enrollment and Faculty Composition in U.S. Higher Education: 2003-2018”.

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Words that Yield Grants

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 04 February 19 2019

In the Journal of Language and Social Psychology, a study is published on “What Words are Worth: National Science Foundation Grant Abstracts Indicate Award Funding”.

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R&D Spending in Humanities

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 04 February 19 2019

Spending in the Humanities sector grew by almost 10% in 2017, reaching nearly 500 million $, the highest since 2007 when these data were recorded for the first time.

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60% Graduate in 8 Years

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 04 February 19 2019

Asian students show the highest completion rates for fall 2010 cohort at American Universities and Colleges.

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Humanities Pays Off

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 04 February 19 2019

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has published a paper reviewing existing research on the economic benefits and costs of a liberal arts education both to individuals and to society at large.

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Future Of Education & Jobs

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 04 February 19 2019

Building on data from earlier publications (Education at a Glance, Trends Shaping Education) the OECD and the UK-based “Education and Employment” have attempted “Envisioning the Future of Education and Jobs”.

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Support Integration – Study Success

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 04 February 19 2019

The ‘Driving towards a Degree’ initiative has published its 2019 Report on The Evolution Of Planning And Advising In Higher Education.

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The Pen Mightier Than The Pad??

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 04 February 19 2019

The Educational Psychology Review has published the results of a study aiming to replicate the earlier findings (Mueller and Oppenheimer 2014) that taking lecture notes by hand was superior to taking notes on a digital device like a laptop keyboard.

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Oxbridge Least Diverse

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 04 February 19 2019

USA and UK show persistent gaps in gender and ethnicity, particularly in senior positions.

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How diverse is US higher Education?

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 04 February 19 2019

The American Council on Education has published an extensive web-based report on Population Trends and Educational Attainment looking at components of U.S. population growth and subpopulations.

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Foreign Students Stay and Pay

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 04 February 19 2019

Nuffic published its “Internationalisering in Beeld” with loads of data on internationalisation in the whole education sector in the Netherlands.

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Norway on Top

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 04 February 19 2019

Eurostudent.eu has a tremendous wealth of relevant data for policymakers interested in the international dimension of higher education.

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Note: Young Researcher, Doubt Thyself

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 03 February 5 2019

Much is going on with regard to Doctoral Education as well as providing for post-doctoral fellows, taken together as ‘young career researchers’.

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Are Presidents Worth It??

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 03 February 5 2019

In The Review of Higher Education, scholars from i.a. Florida State University has analysed the correlation between how much the university president earns and how well the university does in revenue both from the public and private sources.

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Auditors on H2020

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 03 February 5 2019

In a recently published special report, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has assessed the simplification measures taken by the European Commission (EC), to see to what extent such measures have proved effective.

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Excellence is Extraordinary

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 03 February 5 2019

The Rathenau Institute in the Netherlands has published a report 'Excellence is extra-ordinary' on thirty years of focus on excellence in Dutch science policy.

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$780 Per Book, > 5.000 Books Per Library

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 03 February 5 2019

Ithaka, an American not-for-profit organisation helping the academic community use digital technologies, has published its 2019 report on Library Acquisition Patterns in American HE institutions.

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ERC: More Diverse Access

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 03 February 5 2019

The European Research Council has published its External Communication Strategy 2019 that aims to achieve a more diverse pool of applicants to ERC grants.

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African Research Strengths

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 03 February 5 2019

African Minds, open access, a not-for-profit publisher in South Africa, has published a report on “The Next Generation of Scientists in Africa”.

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Plan S(caring)

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 03 February 5 2019

cOALITION S published its “Guidance” document showing which approaches to Open Access do and do not comply with their Plan S.

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Support for High Skilled Immigration

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 03 February 5 2019

The majority of US public supports high-skilled immigration, almost 80% of US adults look favourably on immigration of skilled people.

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Foreign Born = More HE

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 03 February 5 2019

The OECD has published a short and visual overview of the correlation between country of birth and HE attainment in OECD countries: How do educational attainment and labour market outcomes of foreign-born adults compare to their native-born peers?

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Students for Free Expression???

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 03 February 5 2019

FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, in the US has published a new survey report on “What Students Think” about i.a. freedom of expression on American campuses.

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More attacks on Higher Education

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 03 February 5 2019

Scholars at Risk has published the 2018 Free to Think report: Report of the Scholars at Risk Academic Freedom Monitoring Project. The data from this report gives cause for concern.

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Corrigendum Erasmus+ 2019

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 03 February 5 2019

The European Commission has published a “Corrigendum to the 2019 Erasmus+ Programme Guide”.

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Erasmus Report 2017

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 03 February 5 2019

The European Commission has published its 2017 report of the Erasmus+ programme, showing i.a. that the application has allowed over 400.000 students and staff members.

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Erasmus students Safe on March 29

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 03 February 5 2019

The European Commission has proposed a Regulation to safeguard that the Erasmus+ students from and in the UK don’t need to worry about the completion of their period of study or internship abroad.

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Green Guide For Universities

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 02 January 22 2019

The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) has published a Green for Universities, suggesting pathways towards more sustainable universities.

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European R&D Creeping Up

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 02 January 22 2019

In a recently published factsheet/newsrelease, Eurostat shows that R&D expenditure in the EU has increased marginally to 2.07% in 2017.

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Impact of EUNs On Research?

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 02 January 22 2019

The EC’s Joint Research Council has published a policy report called Mapping of European Transnational Collaborative Partnerships in Higher Education.

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Hard Skills Down, Soft Skills Up

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 02 January 22 2019

Cengage, an American education and technology company, has published a short visual report on a survey they did among over 650 employers and over 1500 students on the expected impact of technology on the job market.

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Dutch Vet: Not Appreciated at Home

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 02 January 22 2019

Cedefop has published an Opinion Survey on Vocational Education and Training in Europe: Netherlands showing that far more people in the Netherlands have a negative opinion of VET than on average in the EU.

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Common African Quality

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 02 January 22 2019

In the HAQAA initiative (Harmonisation of African Higher Education Quality Assurance and Accreditation) a publication is now available on African Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Higher Education ( ASG-QA).

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EUA Looks For More Peers

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 02 January 22 2019

The European Universities Association still has some open places for participation in their 2019 Learning & Teaching Thematic Groups.

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PhDs For Science and Society

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 02 January 22 2019

The EUA’s Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) has published a report that shows what doctoral universities are most concerned with: funding, ethics, and attracting international.

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Better Teacher, Lower Grades

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 02 January 22 2019

In an article in Frontiers in Psychology: “Do the best teachers get the best ratings?” an analysis is made of studies on this topic in general and two controlled case studies in particular.

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60 New Proof of Concept Grants – Two in Aurora

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 02 January 22 2019

Last month, the ERC awarded 60 new Proof-of-Concept grants, which provide top-up funding to earlier EU-funded frontier research allowing them explore the commercial or innovation potential of the results.

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Benefits of Education in Prison

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 02 January 22 2019

A new report shows that among incarcerated people in federal and state prisons in the US, 64 percent are academically eligible to enroll in a postsecondary education program.

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Measuring Impact of Internationalisation

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 01 January 8 2019

In the 4th issue of “Internationalization of Higher Education”, Uwe Brandenburg distinguishes greatly between internationalization and internationality.

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5 Billion AI Investment in Europe

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 01 January 8 2019

The European Commission has now published its plans to increase investments in Artificial Intelligence under the research and innovation framework programme Horizon 2020 to EUR 1.5 billion in the period 2018-2020, constituting an increase of 70%.

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Note: Values In University Education

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 01 January 8 2019

Societally engaged research universities want their students to find out how they see their role – as university graduate in their field – in society. However, what should be comprised as values when expressed externally?

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More Masters, More Online

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 01 January 8 2019

The Urban Institute, a Washington-based think-tank on economic and social policy, has published an analysis on “The Rise of the Master’s Degrees” which outlines recent trends in master’s degree enrolment.

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Parliament Wants European SAR Scheme

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 01 January 8 2019

The European Parliament has adopted last November a Recommendation on Defense of Academic Freedom with a special focus on the EU’s external action.

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Credentials That Get You A Job

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 01 January 8 2019

Northeastern University's Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy has published the result of a survey among 750 HR leaders on the future of educational credentials and their value in the work place.

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What Students Do, Feel, And Like

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 01 January 8 2019

The US National Center for Educational Statistics published a report this month on “Graduation rates for selected cohorts 2009-14” linking also to financial aid and admission data.

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Grey, Black-White, Nijkamp?

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 01 January 8 2019

In Science and Public Policy, an interesting study on “Organisational responses to alleged scientific misconduct: Sensemaking, sensegiving, and sensehiding” has been published. The authors have analysed four cases of “questionable research practices”

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How Many PhD’s?

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 01 January 8 2019

The National Science Foundation in the US has published an analysis of Doctorate Recipients from US Universities in 2017, showing a slight dip to slightly below 55 000 PhD degrees conferred in 2017.

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We Want Mazzucato

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 01 January 8 2019

The European Commission has published an Analysis Report of the Responses to the “Mission-Oriented Research & Innovation in the European Union that shows broad support among the various stakeholders for the Mazzucato criteria.

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Candidates For ERC Scientific Council

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 01 January 8 2019

An independent Identification Committee set up by the European Commission has begun the search for potential candidates for membership of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC).

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How good is good enough in admission?

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 01 January 8 2019

The American Council of Graduate Schools has published a report on “Master’s Admissions, Transparency, Guidance and Training” as the result of a year’s process with regional focus groups, surveys among graduate schools and Master’s programmes.

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Unesco 2019 Education Report

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 01 January 8 2019

UNESCO has published its 2019 Global Education Monitoring report with a special focus on migration and displacement in connection to education.

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Knowing what students know and can do

VU International News and Reviews No. 22 February 03 2014

The American National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment’s published a report this month on the current state of student learning outcomes assessment in the U.S, based on a survey among 1202 institutions (43% response).

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Employability Ranking

VU International News and Reviews No. 125 December 03 2018

The French HR firm Emerging has published its 2018 Universities Employability Ranking.

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Why is Math cheaper than English?

VU International News and Reviews No. 125 December 03 2018

The National Bureau of Economic Research published a Working Paper “Why is Match cheaper than English? showing that Engineering programmes are more expensive than English programmes but Math programmes are 20% less expensive.

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IT: What Students Do, Feel and Like

VU International News and Reviews No. 125 December 03 2018

Educause, a US based NGO focused on Higher Education and Information Technology, has published its 2018 ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology.

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What Makes Students Move in Europe

VU International News and Reviews No. 125 December 03 2018

A JRC report analyses the mobility movements to European countries for both degree-seeking students and credit-seeking students.

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French Tuition Fees for non-EU

VU International News and Reviews No. 125 December 03 2018

Campus France, an agency of the French government, has published the new French strategy to maintain and strengthen its position in recruitment of international students.

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Climate Neutral in 2050

VU International News and Reviews No. 125 December 03 2018

The European Commission adopted a strategic long-term vision in which is calls for a climate neutral Europe by 2050.

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The Positive Impact of EMI

VU International News and Reviews No. 125 December 03 2018

Folkert De Jong's study on English as a Medium of instruction in HE in a cross-national context found a weak correlation between the starting level in English and the number of credits obtained.

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Female Chairs: It Works

VU International News and Reviews No. 124 November 20 2018

Princeton PhD candidate Andrew Langan studies and reports on Female Managers and Gender Disparities: The Case of Academic Department Chairs.

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Still: White, Short, & to Europe

VU International News and Reviews No. 124 November 20 2018

The Open Doors report shows the proportion of minority students abroad is growing but the vast majority of students is still white.

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T&L Trends in European HE

VU International News and Reviews No. 123 November 03 2018

Last month, the European Universities Association (EUA) published its 2018 Trends report on Teaching and Learning in the European HE Area.

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Note from the Editor: Reproducing Globalisation Dichotomy

VU International News and Reviews No. 124 November 20 2018

A former Dutch minister of Education (Jos van Kemenade) said that Higher Education may be seen as the mechanism through the elite reproduces itself (NB reproduces itself – not clones itself, so there is gradual evolution). Is this still true?

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Excellence is Neoliberal??

VU International News and Reviews No. 124 November 20 2018

In “Higher Education” (2018, 76), researchers from the Radboud University in Nijmegen have published an article on the influence of the concepts of “internationalisation” and “excellence” on the recruitment and selection of young researchers.

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Auditors on H2020

VU International News and Reviews No. 124 November 20 2018

The European Court of Auditors has published a ‘special report’ on the simplification measures in Horizon 2020.

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Separate & Unequal by Test

VU International News and Reviews No. 124 November 20 2018

The Center on Education and the Workforce of Georgetown University had published a report showing that although Black and Latino students are gaining access to higher education more in proportion to their share of the population.

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Digital Gender Divide

VU International News and Reviews No. 124 November 20 2018

The OECD has published a report on “Bridging the Digital Gender Divide: Include, Upskill, Innovate” serving to support discussion on the equitable participation of women in the digital economy.

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Less Students, More Online

VU International News and Reviews No. 124 November 20 2018

The Institute of Educational Sciences of the National Center for Educational Statistics in the US has published “Enrollment and Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2017” (preliminary data).

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Note from the Editor: Europe’s Universities Divide

VU International News and Reviews No. 123 November 03 2018

At a lobbying meeting in Brussels, the editor noted that the European Parliament is showing signs of a “Europe First” tendency is handling the proposal for the new Framework Programme Horizon Europe.

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Chinese Generals and Foreign Universities

VU International News and Reviews No. 123 November 03 2018

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has published an online analysis of how the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is expanding its research collaboration with universities outside of China.

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How America Pays for College

VU International News and Reviews No. 123 November 03 2018

Sallie Mae has published a report and infographic on how American families fund the college education of their children.

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EUA University Efficiency Hub

VU International News and Reviews No. 123 November 03 2018

The EUA has integrated previous and new information systems into one ‘University Efficiency Hub’.

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Antwerp: ERC Synergy Grant

Surface-COnfined, a fast-modulated Plasma for process and Energy intensification in small molecules conversion, was awarded an ERC Synergy Grant.

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The Order of Citations

VU International News and Reviews No. 123 November 03 2018

The order of citations in a scholarly publication has an impact on how much attention they get.

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GRE Gets Low Grade

VU International News and Reviews No. 123 November 03 2018

A study in the Open Access platform PLOSone reports on the analysis of the predictive value of the GRE in STEM doctoral programmes at four major state flagship universities.

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Students’ Mental Health

VU International News and Reviews No. 123 November 03 2018

A report by the American Psychiatric Association shows that between 2007 and 2017, the rate of treatment and diagnosis for mental health problems among students almost doubled from 19% to 34%.

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Migrants Unskilled? Not

VU International News and Reviews No. 123 November 03 2018

The OECD has now published a report “Skills on the Move” examining the fact-base of the perception that non-Western migrants are lowly educated and want to stay unemployed – on state support.

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Access in Irish Universities

VU International News and Reviews No. 123 November 03 2018

In Alternative admissions schemes for young people with disabilities and from socioeconomic backgrounds, Dr Nic Fhlannchadha reviews the approach to contextual university admissions used in the Republic of Ireland.

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ERASMUS+ 2019 Guide

VU International News and Reviews No. 123 November 03 2018

Last month, the European Commission published its long awaited Erasmus+ Programme Guide 2019.

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Selection? Rank? Engagement!!

VU International News and Reviews No. 122 October 22 2018

Challenge Succes has published a report “A ‘Fit’ over Rankings” in which they show why college engagement matters more than selectivity.

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Parental Income & Capital ~student debt

VU International News and Reviews No. 122 October 22 2018

The US National Bureau of Economic Research has published a sophisticated study calculating the correlation and causation between parental income and parental wealth on the one hand and college attendance and college debt on the other.

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EU New Funding Portal

VU International News and Reviews No. 122 October 22 2018

The European Commission has open a new Portal for all Funding & tender opportunities.

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Prepare for Test? Yes, you can

VU International News and Reviews No. 122 October 22 2018

Scholars from Georgia State and Clemson University in the USA have constructed and tested a functional model of factors that help prepare for the SAT: The Scholastic Aptitude Test operated by the College Board.

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3.5 EU Monitor 2018

VU International News and Reviews No. 122 October 22 2018

The European Commission has published its “Education & Training Monitor 2018”, a 117 pages synthesis report (sic) followed by a 303 page collection of 28 Country Analysis reports.

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Doctoral Education for the Knowledge Society

VU International News and Reviews No. 122 October 22 2018

The book “Doctoral Education for the Knowledge Society - Convergence or Divergence in National Approaches?” illustrates what causes convergence and how each doctoral system dealt with it in its own unique way.

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Entrepreneurial Mindset

VU International News and Reviews No. 122 October 22 2018

Educational researchers from two American universities explore the explicit or implicit engagement of faculty members across the curriculum in teaching the entrepreneurial mindset.

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Back to College

VU International News and Reviews No. 122 October 22 2018

“California Competes” has published a report Back to College on the need to improve the education of the four million adults in California (about 20% of that population).

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Who Makes the Grade?

VU International News and Reviews No. 122 October 22 2018

Researchers from Duke University undertook a meta-analysis or 36 research studies to analyse how grading done by students themselves relates to grading by the teacher.

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Tenure Words & Metrics

VU International News and Reviews No. 121 October 08 2018

Juan Pablo Alperin from Simon Fraser University in Canada has led research on the significance of public dimensions in faculty work.

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Note from the Editor: Values to celebrate or to aspire

VU International News and Reviews No. 121 October 08 2018

At this year’s EAIE conference, a lot of attention was given to the EAIE values that have been articulated over de past years and are now celebrated – at the conference and in other places.

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Ranking the Reputation Gap

VU International News and Reviews No. 121 October 08 2018

The 2019 version of the Times Higher Ranking is out with more controversial rankings than ever.

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How to Teach Computer Science

The book: "Higher Education Computer Science" gives a plethora of examples and models from three distinct perspectives regarding technologies, computer science and employability.

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Binding Study Advice: No Impact

VU International News and Reviews No. 121 October 08 2018

The Amsterdam Center for Learning Analytics (ACLA) has published a study on “The Consequences of Academic Dismissal on Academic Success”.

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The Dutch Merchant

VU International News and Reviews No. 121 October 08 2018

The OECD has published the report of its assessment on “Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Higher Education in the Netherlands”.

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Widening Research Access

VU International News and Reviews No. 121 October 08 2018

According to a report in Horizon2020 participation in the Baltic, Eastern an South-Eastern Europe has improved but significantly lower than other European countries.

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Research Integrity Code

VU International News and Reviews No. 121 October 08 2018

The Dutch national associations of Higher Education and Research institutions have joined forces to publish (in Dutch but also English) a “Code of Conduct for Research Integrity”.

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Under-enrolled, More Drop-Out, Fewer Role-Models

VU International News and Reviews No. 121 October 08 2018

The Race and Equity Center of the University of Southern California has published an analysis of how public HE institutions in the US are doing in equity for Black undergraduate students.

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Honestly, We Don’t Know

VU International News and Reviews No. 121 October 08 2018

The Boston College Center for International Higher Education published a report in the Field of Development Cooperation acknowledging limited results on the impact and effectiveness of some of their study programmes.

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Liberal arts prepare for long term success in wage and job

VU International News and Reviews No. 22 February 03 2014

The Association of American Colleges & Universities released a report that debunks the myth that long term earnings and career paths of Liberal Arts majors are (much) less than with professional or pre professional majors.

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Forcing students into intercultural working groups works

VU International News and Reviews No. 22 February 03 2014

Researchers from the UK report on a quasi-experimental study of 2 × 69 students, in one condition the students were randomly allocated to groups by staff and in the other, students were allowed to self-select their group members.

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The Global State of Young Scientists

VU International News and Reviews No. 22 February 03 2014

The Global Young Academy published a report with this title, focusing on such as issues as Mentoring & support systems, focused training, working conditions, and cultivating values.

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Good practice in Doctoral Training

VU International News and Reviews No. 22 February 03 2014

LERU published its Advice Paper 15: “Good Practice Elements in Doctoral Training” containing a collection of good practices.

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Record number of US students to the UK

VU International News and Reviews No. 22 February 03 2014

The number of American students registered for undergraduate course in the UK has grown with almost 30% to 4 346 US students in 2012/13.

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Overview on mobility in the world

VU International News and Reviews No. 21 January 20 2014

In its latest issue of February 3rd, the University World News gives a broad overview of facts and trends in international student mobility.

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Intercultural baloney

VU International News and Reviews No. 20 January 6 2014

Academics in the fields for natural sciences often field ill at ease with the current fad of international awareness, intercultural sensitivity and intercultural competencies which are said to be so important as targeted HE learning outcomes.

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More impact of universities on development

VU International News and Reviews No. 21 January 20 2014

In the period between 1980 and 2000, communis opinion among international development specialists and agencies was that educational investments should be in basic and vocational education, not in higher education.

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Research grants cost money in the US too

VU International News and Reviews No. 21 January 20 2014

Several authors from the University of South Florida show that American universities are losing significant amounts of money on externally funded research grants.

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American Online and MOOCs trend report

VU International News and Reviews No. 20 January 6 2014

The 11th version of the annual report on trends in online education proves that close to 70% of institutions consider online education as critical for their long term strategy.

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French initiatives in MOOCs

VU International News and Reviews No. 21 January 20 2014

The University of Manchester gives a succinct overview of the various initiatives in France to catch up with the global development of MOOCs.

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McKinsey: Getting Europe’s youth into work

VU International News and Reviews No. 21 January 20 2014

McKinsey has published its 118 pages report, for which they surveyed 5,300 young people, 2,600 employers, and 700 education providers from eight EU countries (not the Netherlands).

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EU Mobility Scoreboard

VU International News and Reviews No. 21 January 20 2014

In a recent publication by the European Commission’s Eurydice network, five important indicators for the ease of international academic mobility are shown across the EU member states.

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Science Europe Roadmap

VU International News and Reviews No. 20 January 6 2014

In December 2013, Science Europe – the association of European Research Funding Organisations (RFO) and Research Performing Organisations (RPO) – published its Science Europe Roadmap.

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European Researchers report 2013

VU International News and Reviews No. 20 January 6 2014

According to the European Researchers report – made for DG R&I – the Netherlands ranks 16th among the 28 EU member states and slightly below the EU average in the numbers of researchers per 1000 inhabitants (public + private sector).

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OECD: The state of Higher Education

VU International News and Reviews No. 20 January 6 2014

As an additional service to its IMHE members, OECD has brought together relevant HE information from various sources in this new publication.

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Pisa Report 2012

VU International News and Reviews No. 20 January 6 2014

In its recent HE Quarterly Brief, the OECD has published a brief analysis of relevant elements for HE in the PISA 2012 reports.

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Cheap-and-easy internationalisation: guest lecturers

VU International News and Reviews No. 19 December 9 2013

Few forms of internationalisation at university are more easy to accomplish than an international colleague who stops by in Amsterdam to give a guest lecture to graduate or senior undergraduate students.

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New momentum for EU – Korea cooperation

VU International News and Reviews No. 19 December 9 2013

The EU-Korea summit celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations have led to a variety of new or reinforced initiatives for EU-Korean cooperation in higher education & research.

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The penalty for cross disciplinary research

VU International News and Reviews No. 17 November 11 2013

Young doctors who completed an interdisciplinary PhD research project and dissertation on average earned $1 700 in their first job less than those who completed dissertations in a single field.

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Birmingham & Nottingham Universities investing over 4 M€ in Brazil

VU International News and Reviews No. 17 November 11 2013

Times Higher Education reports that the University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham will jointly invest 4 million pound (ca 4.7 M€) over the next 3 years in cooperation with universities and research institutions in Latin America.

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OECD launches Colombia’s accession process

VU International News and Reviews No. 17 November 11 2013

After the 34 OECD countries approved the roadmap for accession, the OECD secretary general has launched Colombia’s accession process to the OECD on October 25th.

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UK report on HE in 2020

VU International News and Reviews No. 17 November 11 2013

The British “Observatory on Borderless Higher Education” has published a “Horizon scanning” on the expected global HE landscape in 2020.

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EU Education & training Monitor 2013

VU International News and Reviews No. 17 November 11 2013

The European Commission has published its second Education & Training Monitor, showing de decreased investment in education in 16 EU Member States.

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US graduate enrolments up

VU International News and Reviews No. 17 November 11 2013

The American Council of Graduate Schools reports a 40% increase in first-time enrolment of Indian students.

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EUA survey on e-learning

VU International News and Reviews No. 16 October 14 2013

EUA last week launched an online survey to map capacities for e-learning at European universities and its general impact on learning and teaching.

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Continued growth in e-learning market

VU International News and Reviews No. 14 October 28 2013

According to a recent by the IBIS Capital group, expected the market for e-learning will grow to 255,5 billion US dollar in 2017, a growth of 23% annually since 2012.

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African potential

VU International News and Reviews No. 14 October 28 2013

According to a joint report on global migration released by the United Nations' Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and the OECD secretariat, there are about 30 million African migrants out of the global total of 232 million migrants.

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Education abroad: into the real world

VU International News and Reviews No. 14 October 28 2013

Based on the Open Doors 2012 report, the Institute of International Education in a blog signals the trend of American students seeking international experience in short-term jobs, internships, and volunteer work overseas.

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Note: Thoughts on internationalisation of the curriculum

VU International News and Reviews No. 16 October 14 2013

Much of the discussion on curriculum internationalisation lists issues and demonstrates complexities, but lack precision in discussing what may be attributes of an internationalized curriculum. Read here an attempt to add precision in a SMART way.

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Coursera expands to China

VU International News and Reviews No. 15 September 30 2013

Coursera announced on October 7th that it is partnering with a China-based Internet company NetEase to extend its courses to millions of people in the region.

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Staff mobility poorly served

VU International News and Reviews No. 15 September 30 2013

A recent Eurydice report demonstrates that there is little information on staff mobility in higher education in Europe

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OECD report Turkish Education

VU International News and Reviews No. 16 October 14 2013

An OECD report shows that Turkey has made significant improvements in PISA mathematics and science assessments, but remains below the OECD average in reading, mathematics and science.

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OECD Adult Skills Survey

VU International News and Reviews No. 15 September 30 2013

On October 8th, the OECD published its first results of the Survey of Adult Skills, implemented in 24 countries.

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Higher education still pays of in the US

VU International News and Reviews No. 16 October 14 2013

A recent report by the College Board in the USA shows that holders of a Bachelor’s degree over a 40 years working life earn 65 % more than those with only secondary education.

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OECD Education GPS

VU International News and Reviews No. 16 October 14 2013

Early October, the OECD has launched its Education GPS, the source for internationally comparable data on education policies and practices, opportunities and outcomes.

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Comprehensive literature review

VU International News and Reviews No. 15 September 30 2013

The UK government published a literature review on “The Maturing of the MOOC – Literature review of massive open online courses and other forms of online distance learning”.

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Netherlands 4th place in ERC advanced grants

VU International News and Reviews No. 15 September 30 2013

According to the ERC statistics published the Netherlands ranks 4th with 29 grantees behind the UK (65), Germany (41), and France (35) in the number of advanced ERC grants in the 2013 call.

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Little progress on European Research Area

VU International News and Reviews No. 15 September 30 2013

The European research market is still fragmented, with many different funding schemes for researchers in the 28 EU member countries and different policies for knowledge-sharing and open access to publicly funded research.

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Nuffic mobility Monitor

VU International News and Reviews No. 15 September 30 2013

In September, Nuffic published its statistical data on student mobility for 2012, with data on international students from most popular countries of original.

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EU: digital problems hampering universities

VU International News and Reviews No. 15 September 30 2013

Last week, the EU published a working document “Opening up Education” entailing an action plan to tackle the lack of digital equipment and other digital systems.

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Chronicle Almanac

VU International News and Reviews No. 15 September 30 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education in its annual Almanac gives an overview of Higher Education in the United States of America.

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Flipping classroom raises student performance

VU International News and Reviews No. 13 September 17 2013

In an effort to raise the low results in “Engineering Electronics and Circuits” as “one of the most-hated courses in the college, San Jose State University professors asked edX for help.

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San Jose, Udacity and at risk students

VU International News and Reviews No. 13 September 17 2013

A new study was published by San Jose State University on its cooperation with Udacity in providing MOOCs. The study focused on the correlation between background and study results.

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What makes international students satisfied

VU International News and Reviews No. 13 September 17 2013

Studyportals.eu recently published a study into “Key Influences of international student satisfaction in Europe”. The report is based on a survey among close to 17 000 students.

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European research ranking

VU International News and Reviews No. 13 September 17 2013

According to the website of European Research Ranking Dutch research still does well in securing European research grants.

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US Graduate enrolment 2002 – 2012

VU International News and Reviews No. 13 September 17 2013

Last September, the Council of Graduate Schools published a report with ETS on the trends and developments in graduate enrolment in the US over the last decade.

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Report on Transnational Education

VU International News and Reviews No. 13 September 17 2013

The British Council has published the second part of its report “the shape of things to come”, on trends in transnational education (TNE), in which students can study towards a foreign degree without leaving their country.

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Gallup survey of faculty attitude to MOOCs

VU International News and Reviews No. 12 September 3 2013

On behalf of InsideHigherEd, Gallup has conducted a survey among faculty and administrators in US based HE institutions on the practices and perceptions among faculty and administrators towards online learning.

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Monitoring FP 7; VU 5th in NL

VU International News and Reviews No. 12 September 3 2013

Early August, the EC published it 6th monitoring report on FP7, showing 113 000 proposals leading to 20 000 approved projects received a total commitment of €32 800.

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Europe can save € 150 – 300 billion by unlocking big data

VU International News and Reviews No. 12 September 3 2013

This month, Science-Metrix Inc. published a report for the European Commission on the policies and strategies towards open access (OA) of scientific data in the European Research Area (ERA), Brazil, Canada, Japan and the US from 2000 onwards.

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2013 ranking of young universities

VU International News and Reviews No. 12 September 3 2013

This month, Times Higher Education published its 2013 ranking of the top 100 universities under 50 years of age.

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OECD Workshop on quality of teaching

VU International News and Reviews No. 12 September 3 2013

The OECD Institutional Management Higher Education (IMHE) programme organises a 1,5 day workshop for university leaders and practitioners on fostering quality teaching in higher education.

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Big data, not MOOCS

VU International News and Reviews No. 11 August 19 2013

George Washington University School of Business’ dean Doug Guthrie argues that it will not be MOOC’s, but Big Data that constitute the real disruptive innovation in higher education.

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MOOCs by the numbers

VU International News and Reviews No. 11 August 19 2013

Education Dive published a comparative overview on August 15 of the three biggest MOOC providers.

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Erasmus+ template

VU International News and Reviews No. 11 August 19 2013

The European Commission has published the template for inter-institutional agreements between HE institutions which will constitute the framework for mobility of students and staff in the new ERASMUS+ programme (2014-2020).

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Unlocking research data

VU International News and Reviews No. 11 August 19 2013

The Thomson Reuters Industry Forum published an 8 page report “Unlocking the value of research data” in July 2013 with an analysis of current unlocking efforts, stakeholders, and challenges with recommendations on the way forward.

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Impact of HE in the 21st century

VU International News and Reviews No. 11 August 19 2013

From 28-31 August, Erasmus University will host the Annual Forum of EAIR: the European Association for Institutional Research, which will focus on “the impact of higher education: addressing the challenges of the 21st century”.

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ERC Starting grant results: 9% for the Dutch

VU International News and Reviews No. 11 August 19 2013

Om July 19th, the European Commission published the results of its sixth Starting Grant competition, which is the last one under the EU's Seventh Research Framework Programme.

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Is Europe passé?

VU International News and Reviews No. 11 August 19 2013

In an extensive article Beth McMurtrie describes and analyses the shift of attention at American universities for international links with Pacific Asia.

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International MOOC providers

VU International News and Reviews No. 10 July 15 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education lists a growing number of non-American providers of MOOCs.

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Measuring Success: the Good and the Perfect

VU International News and Reviews No. 10 July 15 2013

Last week, the intermediate report of the Voluntary Institutional Metrics Project of 18 American HE institutions was published. Key outcomes are outlined in this article.

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Humanities graduates: large and growing role in UK economy

VU International News and Reviews No. 10 July 15 2013

A report found that numbers of Oxford graduates of English, History, Philosophy, Classics and Modern Languages employed in key economic growth sectors of finance, media, legal services and management rose substantially between 1960 and 1989.

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ERASMUS+

VU International News and Reviews No. 09 July 1 2013

Last week, representatives of the European Parliament and the European Council reached agreement on Erasmus+ as the new programme for education, youth, and sports, follow up to the current programme (Life Long Learning and others).

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Maastricht 6th under 50

VU International News and Reviews No. 09 July 1 2013

Times Higher Education published its new ranking list of universities less than 50 years old. Maastricht University holds a proud 6th place.

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IIE briefing paper Joint & Double Degree Programs

VU International News and Reviews No. 09 July 1 2013

How does Rice University respond to the increasing strategic importance of Joint & Double degrees as a key instrument to attract international students, strengthen research cooperation, and increasing international reputation? Read here.

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Liberal arts play vital role in careers

VU International News and Reviews No. 09 July 1 2013

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has published a report that argues strongly in favour of the humanities and social sciences as a critically important part of higher education.

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Education at a Glance 2013 published

VU International News and Reviews No. 09 July 1 2013

Te OECD published its annual Education at a Glance report stating that: the numbers of people with HE level continue to increase and both public and private – lifelong accumulated – benefits of higher education continue to outweigh the costs.

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Chinese university considers a London branch

VU International News and Reviews No. 09 July 1 2013

Zhejiang University from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with Imperial College, London, concerning the development of a major research centre in the former BBC site known as White City in London.

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Online Master’s for $ 7.000

VU International News and Reviews No. 08 June 17 2013

The Georgia Institute of Technology, Udacity and AT&T have teamed up to offer the first accredited Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMS CS).

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MOOCs didactically sound

VU International News and Reviews No. 08 June 17 2013

Three researchers at the University of Western Australia have conducted a review of empirical studies of the components of MOOC instruction – short videos, frequent quizzes, peer- and self-assessment, and online forums.

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Memo Measuring Mobility tool

VU International News and Reviews No. 08 June 17 2013

CHE Consult, a spin-off of the non-profit CHE Centre for Higher Education, has launched a psychometric tool for measuring the added value benefits of study abroad.

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U-Multirank achieves its benchmark of 500

VU International News and Reviews No. 08 June 17 2013

The first U-Multirank edition in 2014 will cover a minimum of 500 higher education institutions from around the world. The U-Multirank project announced on its website that it has reached this goal and that its counter stood at 540.

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IAU: 4th Global Survey on Internationalization

VU International News and Reviews No. 08 June 17 2013

In collaboration with the British Council, the European Commission, NAFSA and the EAIE, IAU has invited close to 9,000 higher education institutions worldwide to complete its questionnaire for the 4rth edition of the survey.

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Academic Drift in Dutch Non-University Higher Education

VU International News and Reviews No. 08 June 17 2013

In Higher Education Policy 26, 173-191 Didi M E Griffioen and Uulkje de Jong report on a study on the perceptions of managers and lecturers in Dutch non-university higher education concerning the institutional aims for research activities.

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More English course in France under new law

VU International News and Reviews No. 08 June 17 2013

On 23 May, the French National Assembly adopted new legislation on higher education, which also gives more flexibility in English as Medium of Instruction.

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Coursera with state universities

VU International News and Reviews No. 07 June 3 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports May 30 that Coursera has agreed with 10 American state universities for provision of credit-bearing courses.

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German year in Brazil

VU International News and Reviews No. 07 June 3 2013

On 15 May 2013, DAAD President Prof. Margret Wintermantel together with the Federal President Joachim Gauk inaugurated the scientific programme of the German Year in Brazil.

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60% of MBA students have job offer before graduation

VU International News and Reviews No. 07 June 3 2013

According to the 2013 Global Management Education Graduate Survey, 60% of job seekers in the business school class of 2013 reported receiving an offer of employment at the time of the survey.

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EAR Recognition Manual testing phase concluded

VU International News and Reviews No. 07 June 3 2013

The testing phase for the EAR recognition manual - a practical guide with standards and guidelines in the field of the recognition of foreign qualifications - was successfully completed.

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Measurement of strategic internationalisation goals

VU International News and Reviews No. 07 June 3 2013

In the Spring issue of EAIE’s Newsletter Forum, an article by Kees Kouwenaar was published on a more tangible and SMART way to define and the strategic outcomes and impacts on internationalisations of universities.

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Mapping Internationalization Assessment Tool

VU International News and Reviews No. 07 June 3 2013

The American Council for Education has developed a web/based tool for Mapping Internationalisation Assessment to assist American universities in mapping internationalization and to compare efforts to those of peer institutions using national averages

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Twente MBA EPAS accredited

VU International News and Reviews No. 07 June 3 2013

The EPAS Accreditation Board has recently awarded the EPAS quality label to 4 MBA programmes, among them the MSc in Business Administration of the School of Management and Governance, University of Twente.

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The For Profit Motive

VU International News and Reviews No. 07 June 3 2013

In a short argumentational analysis, prof Bernasconi from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile delves into the question of pros and cons of for-profit provision of higher education.

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Scholars rescue fund & Scholars at Risk

VU International News and Reviews No. 06 May 20 2013

IIE has published its report on The Rescue of Science and Learning with stories from the nearly 300 institutions in 40 countries that are member to the Scholars at Risk network.