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Published December 2014, PDF, 66KB

This note provides an update on developments, IU engagement in Indonesia and future plans to promote the UK sector to Indonesian partners.

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In the context of increased pressure on the UK's budget for Erasmus mobility (please see IU Information Notes 16 and 17), the British Council is currently surveying Erasmus institutional coordinators on levels of anticipated demand for 2016/17 and their preferences regarding the setting of a fixed grant rate for Erasmus mobility or a grant rate range. 

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A new European Parliament and a new European Commission entered office in June and November respectively. This Information Note provides an update on new policy-makers relevant to UK higher education institutions; the structure of the new European Commission and Junckers' Investment Plan; recent budget negotiations; and upcoming International Unit activity.

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The International Unit contributed to the Declaration on doctoral training in Europe, which makes the case against the regulation of doctoral degrees. 

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The European Commission has recently launched RESAVER (Retirement Savings Vehicle for European Researchers) in order to assist internationally mobile researchers to manage their pension provision better while moving  between different EU employers.  Institutions are invited to consider whether this option might be appropriate for their international research staff.  

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