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Making the EU more attractive for foreign students and researchers

Thursday, 11th April 2013 | 0 comments
The EU needs to attract talented non-EU students and researchers who can contribute to our growth and competitiveness with their knowledge and skills. Moving to Europe temporarily is an opportunity embraced by over 200.000 students and researchers from outside the EU every year. However, far too many of them have to face unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles. Current rules for obtaining a student visa or a residence permit are often complex and unclear; procedures can be lengthy and vary considerably across Member States and moving from one Member State to another can be very difficult or even impossible. This hampers the possibility to provide EU countries with a greater pool of talent and reduces the appeal of the EU as a world centre for excellence.

Canadian Study Tour Opportunity

Monday, 8th April 2013 | 0 comments
The European Network for Canadian Studies (ENCS) the umbrella group for all national and regional Canadian Studies associations in Europe (www.ulb.ac.be/encs-reec) organised a Study Tour called Thinking Canada in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

International conference «Tempus-Ukraine @20»

Tuesday, 2nd April 2013 | 0 comments
It has been 20 years since the EU funded educational programme – Tempus- was launched in Ukraine. The Tempus programme supports modernization of higher education in partner countries of the EU through establishment of cooperation between universities in the EU and partner countries. From 1993 the number of Tempus projects in Ukraine grew from zero to about 300, involving over 100 higher education institutions across the country. 

EIT Foundation: Irish young leaders present innovative solutions for Europe's future

Tuesday, 26th March 2013 | 0 comments
Two young Irish innovators - Chris Woods and Jessica McCarthy - both of Intel Labs are among thirty young leaders from the worlds of business, academia and research who have shared their inspiring ideas with policy-makers and business executives at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Foundation's Annual Innovation Forum in Brussels. The young professionals, entrepreneurs and students presented ideas for business opportunities in areas ranging from healthcare to energy production and market information. The EIT Foundation young leaders' programme aims to discover a new generation of talented entrepreneurs who can drive the development of sustainable innovation in the EU.

Making the EU more attractive for foreign students and researchers

Monday, 25th March 2013 | 0 comments
The EU needs to attract talented non-EU students and researchers who can contribute to our growth and competitiveness with their knowledge and skills. Moving to Europe temporarily is an opportunity embraced by over 200.000 students and researchers from outside the EU every year. However, far too many of them have to face unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles. Current rules for obtaining a student visa or a residence permit are often complex and unclear; procedures can be lengthy and vary considerably across Member States and moving from one Member State to another can be very difficult or even impossible. This hampers the possibility to provide EU countries with a greater pool of talent and reduces the appeal of the EU as a world centre for excellence.

Education budgets under pressure in Member States says EU Study

Thursday, 21st March 2013 | 0 comments
Investment in education fell in eight out of 25 Member States assessed as part of a European Commission study on the impact of the crisis on education budgets since 2010. Cuts of more than 5% were imposed in Greece, Hungary1, Italy2, Lithuania and Portugal, while Estonia, Poland3, Spain and the UK (Scotland) saw decreases of 1 to 5%. However, five Member States increased education spending by more than 1%: Austria, Denmark, Luxembourg, Malta and Sweden, as well as the German speaking area of Belgium. Germany and the Netherlands did not provide data for the period since 2010.

EIT to hold Conference in Dublin 29-30 April 2013

Tuesday, 19th March 2013 | 0 comments
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology is hosting a conference on "Fostering Innovation and Strengthening Synergies within the EU" on 29 and 30 April 2013 at Trinity College - Dublin.  The Conference is being organised is organised under the auspices of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Bologna: ECTS and DS Labels Call 2013

Friday, 15th March 2013 | 0 comments
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and Diploma Supplement (DS) Label 2013 selection is now open.   Please find the revised Guidelines, the application forms and for your information, the eligibility and assessment sheets which will be used by the experts at the EACEA.

Marie Curie Call

Friday, 15th March 2013 | 0 comments
The European Commission is inviting bids for the final tranche of Marie Curie fellowship grants allotted under the current seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7, 2007-13). Some €227 million, the highest single amount made available through the Marie Curie Actions fund, will be awarded to around 1 000 experienced researchers this year. The application process runs until 14 August 2013.

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