New ACA publication: “Tying it all together: Excellence, mobility, funding and the social dimension in higher education”


Tying it all together addresses the 'inter-relationships' between the four themes. Can a socially inclusive and responsible university also aim for and achieve academic excellence?

Can only rich universities be truly international, or do universities perhaps become rich through internationalisation?  Is excellence possible without strong funding, or does it presuppose it? These are some of the questions which the new ACA publication addresses.

The book's ten contributions developed out of presentations given at the 2012 ACA Annual Conference in Helsinki.  The ten authors are leading experts in the debate about European and global higher education, among them Sijbolt Noorda, Sir Peter Scott, Joan Dassin, Ulrich Teichler and Rolf Hoffmann. This latest publication in the ACA papers on international cooperation in education, as well as the wider project from which it emerged, was supported by a grant from the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme.

The book can be ordered from the ACA Secretariat in Brussels, by writing to secretariat(at), or from the publishing house, Lemmens Medien GmbH, Bonn, Germany (info(at) It is also available via through any bookshop the book quoting the ISBN 978-3-86856-OO6-0.