08 février 2014

Partnerships for Innovation and Socio-economic Impact: The Entrepreneurial University, Stockholm, Sweden (19-20 March 2014)

LogoThe European Commission in partnership with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology are organising a thematic forum on “Partnerships for Innovation and Socio-economic Impact: The Entrepreneurial University”, in Stockholm, from 19 to 20 March.
The conference aims to attract representatives from the university and business world, from European and international organisations, public-sector bodies and authorities as well as other stakeholders, to discuss “how inter-sectorial and transnational partnerships can strengthen economic growth in Europe through the development of local innovation eco systems”.
To register by 28 February or to find out more, please visit the event website which can be accessed with the following password: NPEC.

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Towards an EU ‘Mobility Scoreboard’: new Eurydice publication

LogoIn response to the 2011 Council of the European Union Recommendation on promoting the learning mobility of young people, the Eurydice network* has published a feasibility report “Towards a Mobility Scoreboard: Conditions for Learning Abroad in Europe”, which covers 33 countries (including all 28 EU member states) and has the reference year 2011/2012.
The report proposes indicators on key thematic issues covered by the Council Recommendation (displayed in both map format and scoreboard fashion): information and guidance; portability of grants and loans; foreign language preparation; quality of learning mobility; and recognition of learning outcomes. The idea is to provide a framework for monitoring progress and comparing conditions for learner mobility across European countries. Read more...

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EUA briefing note on amendments to Directive on recognition of professional qualifications

LogoFollowing the review of Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications, the amending Directive (2013/55/EU) was published in the Official Journal at the end of December 2013.
Member states now have a two-year transposition period in which to make the necessary adjustments to their national legislations. As stated recently in EUA’s newsletter and in EUA’s professional qualifications updates, the amended Directive contains much that is relevant to higher education.
EUA Senior Adviser Howard Davies has therefore produced a detailed briefing note for EUA members, which focuses on key aspects of the new legislation for HE institutions. Download the briefing note here.

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EUA Council discusses ‘Smart Specialisation’ with European Commissioner for Regional Policy

LogoTo follow up on last year’s EUA-JRC (Joint Research Centre) expert workshop on the role of universities in Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation, EUA invited the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, to its Council meeting last week in Brussels.
As EUA has mentioned in its previous newsletters, under the new EU Cohesion Policy frameworkSmart Specialisation will be an “ex-ante conditionality”. This means that every member state and region will have to have such a strategy in place before they can receive EU financial support through the Structural Funds for their planned innovation measures, particularly in relation to strengthening research, technological development and innovation. Read more...

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Strengthening European higher education cooperation with Brazil and other global partners: ALISIOS project launch

LogoAround 80 representatives of European and Brazilian rectors’ conferences, agencies responsible for higher education internationalisation, university international offices and government gathered in Brussels last week for the kick-off meeting and first workshop of the ALISIOS* project (Academic Links and Strategies for the Internationalisation of the Higher Education Sector) to discuss a more coordinated higher education and research approach for Europe when working with international partners, in particular Brazil.
A follow-up to a Europe-Latin American university leadership conference that EUA co-organised in São Paulo in 2012 in the context of ALFA PUENTES, the ALISIOS project (2013-2015) aims at enhancing policy dialogue and cooperation between European countries and their international partners. Read more...

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EUA Trends 2015 survey

LogoFollowing a recent announcement in the EUA newsletter concerning the Trends 2015 project, EUA sent the online questionnaire for its Trends 2015 survey by email to the heads of all its member universities on 28 January.
The survey aims to map changes in learning and teaching in European higher education institutions, and to provide a comprehensive overview of the most important developments in the European higher education landscape over several years. The results will be published in a report, which will be presented to European Higher Education Ministers at the next Bologna Ministerial Conference in Armenia in 2015.
As this is an “institutional questionnaire”, only one response per institution will be accepted. EUA encourages all members to take part in the Trends 2015 survey that will be open until the end of April 2014. Member universities which require further information on the Trends survey or did not receive the questionnaire should email trends@eua.be. Read more...

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23500ème article sur le blog / Qu'est-ce que la Charte européenne des langues régionales ou minoritaires ?

Photo d'avatarEntrée en vigueur le 1er mars 1998, la Charte européenne des langues régionales ou minoritaires est une initiative du Conseil de l'Europe. La Charte, élaborée à partir d'un texte proposé par la Conférence permanente des pouvoirs locaux et régionaux de l'Europe, a été adoptée par le Comité des ministres du Conseil de l'Europe le 25 juin 1992. A ce jour, vingt-cinq Etats l'ont ratifiée, dont dix-sept membres de l'Union européenne. Huit autres ont signé la Charte mais n'ont pas encore procédé à la ratification, dont deux membres de l'Union européenne : la France et Malte. Sur les treize membres du Conseil de l'Europe n'ayant ni ratifié ni signé la Charte, huit sont des Etats de l'Union européenne.
Le Conseil de l'Europe est une organisation intergouvernementale instituée en 1949. La sauvegarde et la promotion de la richesse et de la diversité du patrimoine culturel de l'Europe, dont les langues régionales ou minoritaires font partie, figurent parmi ses principaux objectifs.
Parmi les langues protégées par la Charte européenne des langues régionales ou minoritaires, on trouve le basque, le catalan, le galicien parlés dans certaines régions d'Espagne, le français, le grec, le sarde parlés en Italie ou encore le gaélique écossais, le gallois, l'irlandais parlés au Royaume-Uni. Suite...

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Report from the EUA-CDE Workshop ‘Outcomes of Doctoral Education - Mindset, Research, Innovation’, Izmir, Turkey (23-24 January)

LogoThe 7th Annual Thematic Workshop of the EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) was held at Dokuz Eylül University in Izmir, Turkey, from 23 to 24 January 2014. Every year, EUA-CDE dedicates its annual workshop to a specific theme which it invites EUA-CDE members to consider in detail through a combination of keynote speeches and case-study presentations from individual universities.
The 2014 Thematic Workshop developed this format by inviting researchers on doctoral education to present evidence on how outcomes of doctoral education are seen across different disciplines. Speakers presented interesting results concerning the effect of different supervision styles on the independence of doctorate holders as well as insights into how the notion of an original research contribution varies between disciplines. Read more...

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European Commission publishes new report on QA in Higher Education

LogoLast week, the European Commission published its Report on Progress in Quality Assurance in Higher Education. The new publication follows a first report published in 2009 which responded to an invitation from the European Parliament and Council in 2006 to report on progress in quality assurance.
It focuses on trends since 2009 and the potential of quality assurance (QA) to support reform both at system and institutional level, and outlines the role which the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport, Erasmus+, aims to play in supporting cross-border cooperation in QA.
The report notes, for example, the importance of developing quality culture in higher education institutions and also points to the value of institutional evaluation which it states “empowers academics and HEIs to build curricula and to ensure their quality, avoiding the need for formal, external accreditation of each individual programme”. These are issues which the European University Association (EUA) has highlighted repeatedly and are outlined in its 2010 Policy Statement on Quality and Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area.
The European Commission report, which draws on a wide range of sources, including a number of EUA reports/studies (such as the Trends 2010 report, and the Examining Quality Culture report), can be downloaded here.
On the same day it launched the report on QA in higher education, the European Commission also released its report on QA in vocational education and training, which is available here. Read more...

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HEIW 5 (2013) - Higher Education in the World 5 Knowledge engagement and higher education: contributing to social change

GUNi LogoThe new edition of the GUNi Report Higher Education in the World 5 will explore the critical dimensions in our understanding of the roles, and potential roles, of higher education institutions (HEIs) as active players in contributing to the creation of more just and sustainable world. Within this context the GUNi Report looks to answer the call of the challenges of our time, while maintaining an eye towards the future regarding the role of knowledge and HEIs. See more...

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