||The Academic Cooperation Association is a
not-for-profit pan-European network of major organisations responsible
in their countries for the promotion of internationalisation in
education and training. In 1999, ACA started its
own monograph series. The ACA Papers on International
Cooperation in Education combine the advantages of
readability with a sound research base.
Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA)
Educational Assessment offers a global forum for all those involved in
all forms of educational assessment – in primary or secondary schools,
colleges or the workplace. Its members include examining bodies,
university departments, research organisations and government agencies
from more than 50 countries on all continents.
The broad purpose of IAEA is to assist educational agencies in the
development and appropriate application of educational assessment
techniques to improve the quality of education.
Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience
Association for the
Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) is an
independent, non-profit and non-political student exchange
organisation. It provides students in technical degrees (primarily
Science, Engineering and the applied arts) with paid, course-related,
training abroad. With around 100 countries involved and exchanging over
4000 job offers each year worldwide, it is the largest organisation of
its kind in the world.
Association of Universities
founded in 1950, is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher
education institutions. It brings together institutions and
organisations from some 120 countries for reflection and action on
common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional
and national bodies active in higher education. Its services are
available on the priority basis to Members but also to organisations,
institutions and authorities concerned with higher education, as well
as to individual policy and decision-makers, specialists,
administrators, teachers, researchers and students.
International Baccalaureate® (IB)
Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated
by its mission, focused on the student.
three programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the
intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and
work in a rapidly globalizing world.
Founded in 1968, we currently
work with 3,379 schools in 141 countries to develop and offer three
challenging programmes to over 1,011,000 students aged 3 to 19 years.
International Bureau of Education
International Bureau of Education (IBE): a global centre in the area of
curriculum development and a field-oriented institute supporting UNESCO
action aimed at attaining quality Education for All. Over the period
2008-2013, the IBE is working towards: enhancing the capacities for the
design, management and implementation of curriculum development
processes among specialists, practitioners and decision-makers;
improving the quality of curriculum-making processes and products; and
informing innovative policies and practices in the field of curriculum
reform and change.
Institute for Educational Planning
International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) was created by
UNESCO in 1963 in Paris, France. It is supported by grants from UNESCO
and by voluntary contributions from Member States and others. Meeting
the needs of countries in the development of their education systems:
training planners and managers in skills to analyze and plan, manage
and implement, monitor and evaluate; supporting institutions and
improving administrative routines, organization, leadership skills;
fostering an enabling environment through policy forums, international
co-operation and networking.
Council for open and distance education
Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) is the leading global
membership organization for the open and distance education community,
and is open to institutions, educational authorities, commercial
actors, and individuals.
ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s
key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further
derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its
members throughout the world in the development and use of new
methodologies and emerging technologies.
Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO
||UNESCO has 195
Members and eight Associate Members. It is governed
by the General Conference and the Executive Board.
The Secretariat, headed by the Director-General, implements the
decisions of these two bodies. UNESCO works to create the conditions
for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon
respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that
the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development
encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the
alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S
mission and activities.
Established in 1994, the responsibilities of UNESCO’s Moscow Office
were originally limited to cooperating with the Russian Federation.
Council for Science
Council for Science (ICSU) is a non-governmental organisation with a
global membership of national scientific bodies (120 Members,
representing 140 countries) and International Scientific Unions (31
The long-term strategic vision is for a world where science is used for
the benefit of all, excellence in science is valued and scientific
knowledge is effectively linked to policy making.
Association of Universities
(EUA) was established as the Universities Association of the Union of
Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) at the Constituent Congress in 1989,
on the initiative of Lomonosov Moscow State University, supported by
the twenty largest universities of the USSR.Today the EUA is the
reputable international organization of universities which includes the
national universities of the whole Commonwealth of Independent States
(CIS), leading regional universities and higher educational
institutions of the Eurasian region.
Currently the EUA unites 128
universities of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Moldova, Russia, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan,
Uzbekistan and Ukraine.
The EUA is a unique public organization in
the Eurasian region. During all 20 years of its operations the EUA has
been aimed at implementation of the eurasianism ideas in the sphere of
education and science, maintenance and development of common
educational environment and humanitarian collaboration, learning of
international practices on reformation of higher education under
specific conditions of new states’ establishment in the
Association of Institutions in Higher Education
is the European association of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
that offer professionally oriented programmes and are engaged in
applied and profession-related research within the Bologna cycles.
Currently, more than 1.200 higher education institutions in 47
countries within and outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)
are affiliated to EURASHE.
EURASHE’s mission is to represent
the views of professionally oriented institutions and programmes in the
Higher Education systems in countries of EHEA, either in binary HE
systems (professional or vocational higher education) or in unitary
Its aim is to
promote the interests of professional higher education in the EHEA and
to contribute to the progressive development of the European Higher
Education and Research Area (EHERA). In addition to offering
professionally oriented programmes, EURASHE members are specifically
engaged in applied and profession-related research, and its
believes partnership and cooperation with other regions of the world
are important. It has thus established relationships with countries
outside the EHEA through associate membership and partnership
agreements with other regions.
a non-profit, member-led organisation serving individuals actively
involved in the internationalisation of their institutions through a
combination of training, conferences and knowledge acquisition and
sharing. Founded in 1989, the EAIE is the acknowledged European
leadership centre for expertise, networking and resources in the
internationalisation of higher education.
The EAIE’s mission is to help professionalise our members and to
actively serve all those involved in internationalisation.
the European higher education area (EHEA) there are some 6000 higher
education Institutions. In total some 60 000 people in the EHEA are
working in internationalisation or related fields.
European University Association (EUA) represents and supports higher
education institutions in 47 countries, providing them with a unique
forum to cooperate and keep abreast of the latest trends in higher
education and research policies.
Members of the Association are
European universities involved in teaching and research, national
associations of rectors and other organisations active in higher
education and research.
EUA plays an essential role in shaping
tomorrow’s European higher education and research landscape thanks to
its unique knowledge of the sector and the diversity of its members.
The Association’s mandate in the Bologna process, contribution to EU
research policy-making and relations with intergovernmental
organisations, European institutions and international associations,
ensure its capacity to debate issues which are crucial for universities
in relation to higher education, research and innovation.
Research Coordination Agency
||EUREKA R&D is industry-led, applied,
close-to-market — with tangible results and visible benefits.
in 1985, to challenge the increasing migration of R&D and
industrial innovation to Asian and North-American countries, EUREKA now
unites 39 member countries and also counts the European Union as its
40th member. Together, they promote international, market-oriented
research and innovation through the support they offer to small and
medium-sized enterprises, large industry, universities and research
institutes. Through EUREKA, these organisations are introducing new
products, processes and services to market, helping make Europe
economically strong and socially sound.
Clusters are long-term, strategically significant
public-private partnerships. Most of Europe’s leading companies
participate in EUREKA Clusters, developing generic technologies of key
importance to European competitiveness. EUREKA
Umbrellas are thematic networks that focus on a particular
technology or business sector. Their goal is to generate and support
R&D projects in their specific field of operation.
Programme is the first European funding and support programme
to be specifically dedicated to research-performing SMEs. Eurostars
stimulates them to lead international collaborative
research and innovation projects.
Network (European Network of Information Centres)
implement the Lisbon Recognition Convention and, in general, to develop
policy and practice for the recognition of qualifications, the Council
of Europe and UNESCO have established the ENIC Network (European
Network of National Information Centres on academic recognition and
mobility). The Council of Europe and UNESCO/CEPES jointly provide the
Secretariat for the ENIC Network. The ENIC Network cooperates closely
with the NARIC Network of the European Union.
The Network is made up
of the national information centres of the States party to the European
Cultural Convention or the UNESCO Europe Region.
The NARIC network
is an initiative of the European Commission and was created in 1984.
The network aims at improving academic recognition of diplomas and
periods of study in the Member States of the European Union (EU)
countries, the European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Turkey. The
network is part of the Community's Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP),
which stimulates the mobility of students and staff between higher
education institutions in these countries.
European Students' Union (ESU) is the umbrella organisation of 45
National Unions of Students (NUS) from 38 countries (March 2012). The
NUSes are open to all students in their respective country regardless
of political persuasion, religion, ethnic or cultural origin, sexual
orientation or social standing.The members are also student-run,
autonomous, representative and operate according to democratic
aim of ESU is to represent and promote the educational, social,
economic and cultural interests of students at the European level
towards all relevant bodies and in particular the European Union,
Bologna Follow Up Group, Council of Europe and UNESCO. Through its
members, ESU represents over 11 million students in Europe.
work centres around supporting its members through organising seminars,
training, campaigns and conferences relevant to students, conducting
European-wide research, partnership projects and campaigns, providing
information services and producing a variety of publications for both
students, policy-makers and higher education professionals.
Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools
(European Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools) is a group
of schools in the higher education field that wish to help develop
students' mobility within a genuine european educational area. This is
a private body that accredits higher education schools for the
qualification of their programme to facilitate student exchanges.
recognizes and approves the degrees issued by its members and delivers
European Bachelors, Masters and Doctorates through accumulation of
credits. Students studying for a European Bachelor's, Master's or
Doctorate Degree in an accreditated institution must bear in mind the
concept of european citizenship and must speak at least two european
languages. Obtaining a european degree should enable them to travel and
work throughout Europe and the world.
establishment of the European Science Foundation (ESF) in Strasbourg in
1974 was one of the earliest milestones on the road to achieving real
cooperation in European research. The ESF began life with a membership
of 42 academies and research councils in 15 countries; in 2012 it
counts 72 Member Organisations (MOs), including research funding
organisations, research performing organisations, academies and learned
societies, in 30 countries.
Centre for Strategic Management of Universities
||ESMU was created in 1986 as an international think tank
non profit association to promote the strategic management of European
universities. By offering management development programmes,
benchmarking exercises and a learning environment on good management
practices, ESMU brings valuable support to European
universities striving to further their strategic developments.
is a European network of Deans of Faculties and academic leaders. It is
a unique forum for leading European decision-makers facing the demands
of today's higher education system and a key player in the rapidly
changing European system of higher education.
is a European Network of 200 heads of administration from 20 countries.
HUMANE promotes exchange of expertise and good practices, and
contributes to the professional development of its members.
MODERN is a European platform which promotes the modernisation of
higher education management. MODERN is a three-year EU-funded
Structural Network (2009-2012) under the Lifelong Learning (ERASMUS)
programme. It responds to the Modernisation Agenda of the European
Union and to the need to invest in people, to support future leaders
and encourage the professionalisation of higher education management at
a three year EU-funded Structural Network project (2010-2012)
under the Lifelong Learning Programme (ERASMUS) seeks to create a
regional innovation virtual community for exchanging good practices
among all stakeholders, find solutions for improved regional
cooperation between universities, private-sector companies and regional
governments and disseminate cutting-edge information on good practices
for effective regional partnerships.