EURIE NEWS September 2016
EURIE’s collaborative partner EAIE
EURIE organizers have attended the EAIE (European Association of International Education) Annual Conference in Liverpool between 13th and 16th of September, 2016. 5.200 participants from over 80 countries attended the EAIE conference. As a result of the meetings between EURIE and EAIE presidencies during the conference, EAIE will once again be the collaborative partner of EURIE. EAIE with its expertise in European higher education is expected to bring a valuable contribution to the panels and the seminars of EURIE 2017.


EURIE’s collaborative partner EAEC
European Association of Erasmus Coordinators will be the collaborative partner of EURIE 2017. EAEC was founded in 2004 to promote mobility within the Erasmus Program and the implementation of the Bologna Process. EAEC will be represented at the panels of the EAIE conference to share their members’ experiences and best practices in Erasmus mobility projects.
Malaysia in the top ten study abroad destinations
UNESCO has recently recognised Malaysia as one of the top 10 preferred destinations for international students in post-secondary education. Which policies underlie this success? Malaysia has aimed to position itself as a regional hub in Southeast Asia. The government has invested in the education sector as part of its economic development plans. The Ministry of Higher Education has collaborated with both public and private institutions and have prepared long-term strategy plans. The government has established higher education zones which has attracted branch campus investments. This concerted effort seems to have payed off. The Malaysian government’s current goal is to increase its enrolment of international students to 250,000 by 2025.
A New Skills Agenda for Europe
The European Commission has adopted a new Skills Agenda for Europe, which aims to boost reading, writing, numeracy and digital skills, the document puts emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurial competences. The most important role of the higher education sector in this Agenda is to establish stronger links with the business world to make sure that their students graduate with skills that match the labor market needs. “The Graduate Tracking” initiative will support Member States to help modernize their higher education systems in this regard.


Leiden University Students’ crowdfunding campaign for research
Leiden University Students have started a crowdfunding campaign to collect money for research into the possibilities of growing crops on Mars. The project is completely student led and student run. The students’ research is part of the world’s biggest competition in synthetic biology: the international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition, organised by the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Istanbul Bilgi University to host Design Workshop
As part of the calendar for the Istanbul Design Biennale, İstanbul Bilgi University will host the ico-D Workshop: Blueprints for Designers’ Lifelong Learning on October 22-23, 2016. Professionals from the fields of Social Sciences, Management, Urban-Planning, Design, Communications, Education, Economics, Engineering are invited to participate. International and local experts will share their insights and visions in a program that emphasizes teamwork and plenum presentations/discussions, offering many opportunities for networking.

ACA European Policy Seminar: Crisis Management in International HE
Oct 13, 2016
Brussels, Belgium

11th European Quality Assurance Forum

Nov 17-19, 2016
Ljubljana, Slovenia

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