Other publications by ACA

Mapping mobility in European higher education

Ulrich Teichler, Irina Ferencz and Bernd Wächter (Eds.). Bonn: DAAD, 2011. ISBN 978-3-87192-891-2.

More than half of all foreign students worldwide are enrolled in Europe. Over the past nine years, their overall number has risen by over 80%, to more than 1.5 million. The main growth has been with non-European source countries, particularly in Asia. But about one quarter of these students have not been mobile - they lived already in their country of study, even though they held a foreign passport. And numbers of foreign students differ radically between European destinations. They are very high in Cyprus, the UK, Switzerland and Austria - but very low in Poland and Slovenia, for example. Outflows are also unevenly distributed - and go mainly to other European countries. Less than 15% of European study abroad students leave their own continent.


EUA/ACA Internationalisation handbook

Approaching the issue of internationalisation from an institutional perspective, and specifically designed as a source of information and references, this new handbook will be a valuable tool for any higher education institution. The handbook is published as a loose-leaf edition consisting of a basic edition and regular supplements (hard copy plus CD-ROM), all collected in a ring folder. A must have for those involved in developing and implementing internationalisation strategies and measures, including university executives and international office managers. It will also be...


Handbook of International Associations in Higher Education

Schneller, C., Lungu, I. and Wächter, B. Academic Cooperation Association, Brussels, 2009. Pages: 260.

“Networking” or “not working”? A visible sign of the growing cooperation in higher education world-wide is the increasing number of associations, consortia, networks, etc. in the field. Their aims, history and activities, however, are less tangible for outsiders. Why were they founded? Who and where are their members? How can they be contacted? What do they do, i.e. what is their lifeblood? The Handbook of International Associations in Higher Education strives to answer these questions by systematically presenting one hundred higher education associations ...  


Transnational education in the European context

Export of education is a relatively new area of international operation for Continental European universities: in comparison to activities by institutions in the UK, US, or Australia, the development of cross-border operations by European provides is still in child’s shoes and the number of programmes and students concerned are a fraction of those concerned by inwards student mobility. However, the scene is changing very rapidly, with more and more European institutions realising the great potential of this form of international education, and wishing to enter the global market of exported education.
A recent ACA study to the European Commission study maps...


EURODATA – Student mobility in European higher education

Maria Kelo, Ulrich Teichler, Bernd Wächter (eds.). Bonn: Lemmens, 2006. ISBN 3-932306-72-4.

The international mobility of students has considerably gained ground as a major policy in Europe over the last decades. As a result of the heightened political importance attached to international mobility, there is an enhanced need for comprehensive, up-to-date, and reliable information on the phenomenon. However, data measuring real mobility is not always available and is rarely sufficiently differentiated.This publication, and the related ACA study, has therefore a double objective. First, it investigates which data on international mobility are being compiled and made available both at...  


Perceptions of European Higher Education in Third Countries

This report is the outcome of a ACA project investigating the perception of European higher education in third (non-European) countries. “Perception” implies expectations of potential candidates, the perceived strengths and weaknesses of higher education in the European Union, limitations and obstacles, as well as the standing of the European Union in comparison with other destination countries like the US. The study resulted into recommendations to the European Commission, regarding the “image” of European higher education beyond Europe’s borders. The ultimate aim of the project was to find out if, and in which way...


Brain Drain and Brain Gain. Migration in the European Union after Enlargement

Maria Kelo, Bernd Wächter.

This study was commissioned by the Nuffic, the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education, to feed into a Nuffic-organised high-level international conference, on the theme “Braingain - the instruments”, held on 29 and 30 September 2004 in The Hague. The conference formed part of the educational programme of the Dutch presidency of the European Union’s Council in the second half of 2004. The overarching question this study tackles can be formulated as follows: how will the 2004 EU enlargement impact on migration between the EU-15 countries and the new member states in general, and...


Marketing Education Worldwide: Papers Presented at a Seminar of the Academic Cooperation Association

Marketing"Marketing Education Worldwide" is based on the outcomes of the exclusive seminar held by ACA on 24-26 May 2002 in Dijon, devoted to the marketing of higher education. The booklet explores the phenomenon of marketing as part of the new world order in higher education, reviews different forms of motivation for marketing, looks at the relationship between marketing and ethics and explores the link between marketing and other higher education trends worldwide. The publication contains 6 presentations given at the seminar by the renowned academic leaders in the field of higher education...


The Globalisation of Education and Training: Recommendations for a Coherent Response of the European Union

This study on the European Union's programmes in education and training with non-European countries ("third countries") was carried out for the European Commission DG Education and Culture. The main purpose was to assist the Commission in formulating a coherent overall policy for educational cooperation with countries outside the Union. The study presents an overview of Community education and training programmes with "third countries", followed by an analysis of the main trends of past and present EU "third country" cooperation. On this background a set of recommendations was made for a...