EUA’s Autumn conference in Rotterdam (23-25 October 2008) will consider how best to promote the development of inclusive and responsive universities able to cope with the numerous challenges facing European universities.
These challenges include the changing demography of Europe; global competition and the simultaneous demands to respond better to specific local/regional needs; and new modes of knowledge production and transmission. Participants in Rotterdam will discuss how universities deal with these challenges and what being an ‘inclusive and responsive university’ means in this changing environment, while taking account of the different missions of the university.
In order to provide participants with a broad range of topical input, two paper sessions are scheduled in the conference programme. EUA is therefore issuing a call for papers (download here).