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New ranking targets 500 universities

17/12/2012

Five hundred universities from across Europe and the world are expected to take part in a new international university ranking initiated by the European Commission, it was announced today.

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The EU averts funding crisis for Erasmus

13/12/2012

Current and future Erasmus students can be reassured: Member States and the European Parliament have averted a funding crisis which threatened the popular exchange scheme after a last-ditch agreement which has enabled the EU to plug a shortfall in the 2012 budget and remove uncertainty about funding for 2013.

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The EU averts funding crisis for Erasmus

12/12/2012

Current and future Erasmus students can be reassured: Member States and the European Parliament have averted a funding crisis which threatened the popular exchange scheme after a last-ditch agreement which has enabled the EU to plug a shortfall in the 2012 budget and remove uncertainty about funding for 2013. Thanks to the agreement, the Commission will be able to provide around 280 000 Erasmus student grants in the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Ministers' agreement on EIT 'signal in the right direction', says Vassiliou

11/12/2012

Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, has welcomed a decision today by EU Ministers in support of the European Commission's proposals for the future of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

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School partnerships improve pupils' and teachers' skills More information

11/12/2012

A new study on the impact of partnerships between schools in different countries has found that pupils - particularly at secondary level - significantly improved their skills, including cultural and social skills, IT and foreign languages.

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Commission launches EU Skills Panorama to tackle skills mismatches

07/12/2012

The European Commission today officially launched the EU Skills Panorama, a website presenting quantitative and qualitative information on short- and medium-term skills needs, skills supply and skills mismatches.

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Culture

Commission agrees way forward for modernising copyright in the digital economy

05/12/2012

At the initiative of President Barroso, the European Commission has today held an orientation debate on content in the digital economy.

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