Summer 2008
 Issue 6
Dear Friends,
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For the past six months, an ongoing debate about the future of the Bologna Process is mobilising more and more actors as a preparation for the ministers' conference in Leuven. This debate is being developed in many contexts but had its first visible moment in the official Bologna seminar held in Ghent in 18th-20th of May. The event was co-organised by Luxembourg and the Flemish community of Belgium and included a selection of papers written by researchers as a background. However, the seminar was unable to develop a vision for the future of the Bologna Process and rather served as the stage for the promotion of a few ideas and agendas to be inserted in the Process itself.More...
Student Union Development Handbook

At the moment the European Students' Union (ESU) is a gathering of 49 national union of student from 38 countries and through its members represents over 11 million of students. ESU is also open structurally to other European student organization which cooperates with ESU as associate members. The level of development of student unions varies widely, from well-developed, well-financed, state recognized ones to countries where student unions are recently created, or even considered semi-legal organizations. More...
IAU 13th General Conference
microphoneIAU, founded in 1950, is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions. It brings together institutions and organisations from some 150 countries for reflection and action on common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional and national bodies active in higher education.
The IAU 13th General Conference, focusing on Higher Education and Research Addressing Local and Global Needs was held in July 2008 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The Conference attracted four hundred thirty four participants from more than a hundred countries.
In This Issue
Student Union Development Handbook
IAU Conference
A Helping Hand
Something for the Graduates
Upcoming Events
6-7 October: Mobility Seminar with EI, Lille, France
8-9 October: 17th European Students' Convention, Lille, France
November: 55th Board Meeting, Bulgaria
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A Helping Hand...

fzs, the national union of students in Germany started, in cooperation with the student union of the university for applied sciences Düsseldorf (AStA FH Düsseldorf) and the student union of the university of Mainz (AStA Uni Mainz), a campaign against the politically motivated expulsions of students from university in Belarus. The campaign uses the example of one specific student, who was kicked out of university after supporting the democratic movement in Belarus and then drafted into the army. More...
Something for the Graduates...
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The Graduate Junction is a brand new website designed to help graduate research students make contact with other students with similar research interests, regardless of which department, institution or country they work in.   Designed by two postgraduate students at the University of Durham, UK, The Graduate Junction has proved very popular with research students and academics alike.  Since the launch of the website in May 2008 the Graduate Junction already has over 3000 registered users spread across 40 countries.  
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