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  • Unique Fall 2018 course at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education

    This is a 3-credit, graduate-level course offered by the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. The course is taught by Dr. Betty Leask, an emerita professor from La Trobe University (Australia) who is a 2018-2019 visiting faculty member at BC’s Center for International Higher Education (CIHE). Dr. Leask is a globally recognized expert in the field of teaching and learning, particularly in relation to internationalization of the curriculum. For more information on enrollment procedures please contact: [email protected]

  • The UOC-coordinated Skill Up Project holds its Multiplier Event in Stockholm

    "On September 20, 2018, UOC and other Skill Up Project partners would like to welcome you to share their experiences and project results, but specifically also to discuss on new methods and tools to support transitions from higher education to work. The event is free of charge but the places are limited. Location: Stockholm University. Registration deadline 2nd September, 2018. More details

  • EDEN-UOC 10th Research Workshop - Call for Presentations

    The call for presentations is now open for the PhD Student Symposium that will take place on 24 October 2018 as part of the EDEN-UOC 10th Research Workshop Towards Personalized Guidance and Support for Learning, hosted by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 24–26 October 2018. Submit your abstract before 9 July 2018. More

  • University of Teheran - Call for Applications : MSc in Water Resources Engineering and Management

    The call for applications to the Master of Science Program in Water Resources Engineering and Management at the University of Teheran in collaboration with Regional Institute for Water Education for West and Central Asia” (RIWE), is now open. This masters degree programme is designed to improve the skills of engineers to develop, implement and critically evaluate water management policies and strategies in order to foster inclusive and sustainable use of water. Deadline: 10 August 2018. Contact : [email protected]

  • UOC will coordinate ACT, a new international project on gender equality

    ACT (Communities of Practice for Accelerating Gender Equality and Institutional Change in Research and Innovation across Europe), a new international project on gender equality is launched. Coordinated by UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya), the project lasts for 3 years and involves 17 institutions from different European countries and Argentina. More

  • Allameh Tabataba’i University - Inauguration of new Unesco Chair

    The UNESCO Chair on the Communication of Science and Technology was inaugurated at Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran, an IAU Member, on 16 May. The ceremony was attended by Esther Kuisch-Laroche, Director of the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office and Mansour Gholami, Minister of Science, Research and Technology. The Chair is responsible for affairs of regional countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkmenistan, and for enhancing the existing scientific cooperation between these countries.

  • University of Oslo - MOOC on Academic Freedom

    The new massive open online course (MOOC) on academic freedom and other core higher education values, starts on June 4:
    This course is designed for students and staff in higher education, but it will be relevant for NGOs and government agencies as well.
    The 3 week online course will explore the importance of free and open research, and how it relates to core higher education and societal values. Participants will understand why academic freedom is crucial for maintaining the quality and relevance of research in higher education, and we will learn about some of the current threats to academic freedom, and how this relates to the academic community worldwide.

    The course is prepared within the Erasmus+ project called Academic Refuge. The project aims to improve the capacity of European universities to assist refugees and threatened academics on campus and to promote understanding and respect for higher education values. This is a strategic partnership between the University of Oslo (coordinator), the Scholars at Risk network, the UNICA network and the University of Ljubljana. The European University Association (EUA) and the European Association for International Education (EAIE) are associate partners.

  • UOC’s eLearn Center has released the E-Learning Research Report 2017

    Learning via mobile devices, e-assessments, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and virtual reality are, in this order, the four most published e-learning topics in 2017. This is the conclusion of the E-Learning Research Report 2017 by the UOC’s eLearn Center, the online research, innovation and learning centre which analysed the 855 pieces of scientific research published on this subject area during this period that had the greatest impact.
    Free full report available at:

  • The World University of Bangladesh (WUB) appoints Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor

    The World University of Bangladesh (WUB) announces the appointment of Professor Abdul Mannan Choudhury as Vice-Chancellor, this is his third time in office, and Professor Nurul Islam as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor.
    Professor Choudhury completed his Masters in Business Administration in Marketing from Manchester Business School and a Ph.D. in Human Resource Management from London, United Kingdom. He has worked previously in two prestigious universities such as University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and the Bayero University of Kano, Nigeria. He has more than 80 publications and around 40 years of teaching experience. As for Professor Nurul Islam, he completed his Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Prior to joining WUB, he served as a Vice-Chancellor at the Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh. Professor Nurul Islam has been engaged with the education industry for nearly 45 years.


    The Institute of International Education (IIE), an IAU Affiliate Member, has expanded its Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (PEER), a low-bandwidth database providing information on higher education degree and non-degree programmes aimed to support Syrian students. From 28 May, IIE PEER will expand its services to other refugee and displaced student populations. More

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