Erasmus, la FRANCE 2ème pays d'envoi et 3ème pays d'accueil
La Commission européenne publie aujourd'hui de nouveaux chiffres sur le nombre d'étudiants, d'enseignants et autres membres du personnel de l'enseignement supérieur ayant participé au programme Erasmus au cours de l'année universitaire 2012-2013: 268 143 étudiants européens et 52 624 membres du personnel de l'enseignement supérieur ont bénéficié de bourses Erasmus pour se rendre à l'étranger afin d'étudier, d'effectuer un stage, d'enseigner ou de suivre une formation.
Nouveau record: plus de 270 000 étudiants Erasmus en un an ! Voir l'article...
Magna Charta Observatory Annual Conference, Uppsala, Sweden (18-19 September 2014)
From 18 to 19 September 2014, the Magna Charta Observatory will hold its Annual Conference in Uppsala, Sweden, to commemorate the 26th anniversary of the Magna Charta Universitatum. The theme of this year’s conference is “University Integrity – Society’s Benefit”.
The target audience for the conference, taking place at Uppsala University, includes university leaders and representatives, higher education professionals and students, policy makers and higher education stakeholders from all sectors.
To find out more or to register by 2 September 2014, please visit the conference website. More...
ACA European Policy Seminar, Brussels, Belgium (9 October 2014)
The Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) is holding its 43rd European Policy Seminar, entitled “Improving undergraduate education in Europe: liberal arts and science colleges”.
This seminar in Brussels on 9 October will aim to provide an introduction into the philosophy and the main features of Liberal Arts education, and present and analyse examples of successful Liberal Arts programmes in different European countries.
For more information, please visit the Seminar website. More...
Call for papers: Future of Higher Education - Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference (FOHE-BPRC), Second Edition, Bucharest
The Ministry of National Education of Romania and the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding are organising the second edition of the “Future of Higher Education – Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference” (FOHE-BPRC 2) in Bucharest.
The conference website notes it is part of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) official calendar of events and aims to provide a unique forum for dialogue between researchers, experts and policy makers in the field of higher education.
The conference organisers have published a call for papers: authors are invited to contribute to the event with academic papers of 5 000 to 6 000 words, developed under one of nine sub-themes. They note that the editorial board will select the papers to be presented at the conference and then further published in a resulting research volume, which will be part of the official documentation of the 2015 EHEA Ministerial Conference in Yerevan. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 18 July 2014.
Please see the conference website for more information. More...
‘Science & You’ event, Lorraine, France (1-6 June 2015)
The University of Lorraine in France is organising “Science & You”, a series of scientific and cultural events taking place from 1 to 6 June 2015.
Targeted at all stakeholders interested in science communication, “Science & You 2015” will include: the Journées Hubert Curien (JHC) international conference which looks to bring together experts in science communication; a forum open to the general public with stands and demonstrations; a training event on science communication; and a series of other events for the general public spread across the Lorraine region.
The organisers have launched a call for participation and contributions for both the Journées Hubert Curien and forum under the title: “Scientific culture on the move: forms of mobilization, cultural and political contexts, social links”.
For more information on how to submit a proposal by 15 September 2014, please view the event website. More...
14th Transatlantic Dialogue: Reputation, public opinion and accountability in higher education
Thirty rectors and presidents of higher education institutions from Canada, the US and Europe gathered in Toronto, Canada, from 25 to 27 June for the 14th Transatlantic Dialogue (TAD), a bi-regional leadership event that has underpinned EUA’s cooperation with the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) for many years.
This year, there was discussion around the possible implications of ongoing trade negotiations for higher education, in particular the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – TTIP, a topic that EUA has been monitoring, that could potentially impact the higher education sector, albeit in undefined ways at present. More...
EUA Research Policy Working Group focuses on doctoral education
At its meeting on 12 June 2014, the EUA Research Policy Working Group (RPWG), chaired by EUA Vice-President Professor David Drewry, gave particular attention to the topic of doctoral education.
Other topics covered by RPWG include the high-level event on the role of Universities in Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) that took place on 20 June in Brussels and the contribution of EUA to the European Research Area (ERA) progress report that the European Commission plans to publish later this year. More...
EUA Annual Report 2013 available online
EUA’s Annual Report 2013 is now available on the EUA website. The report summarises the different activities carried out by EUA on behalf of and in support of its members last year across a number of thematic areas including: learning and teaching; research and innovation; quality management; governance, autonomy and funding; and internationalisation.
These activities included, for example, representing universities in key European-level policy debates (such as the new EU funding programmes) and organising a wide range of projects and events, that have been designed for universities to share good practice, improve knowledge and understanding, and benchmark their own work. These projects and events are also crucial as they enable EUA to gather empirical evidence which forms the basis of its advocacy work. The publication also provides a summary of EUA’s governance structure (including Board, Council and General Assembly), as well as EUA's 2013 financial statements.
To download the report, click here. More...
9th European Quality Assurance Forum, Barcelona, Spain (13-15 November 2014)
Registration is now open for the 9th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF), entitled “Changing education – QA and the shift from teaching to learning”, which will take place from 13 to 15 November 2014 at the University of Barcelona in Spain.
EQAF provides a unique platform for the higher education and quality assurance (QA) communities to monitor, shape and anticipate developments in the field. The main purpose of the Forum is to foster a dialogue on QA that bridges national boundaries and leads to a truly European discussion on QA in higher education, and to create a common European understanding of QA through discussions and networking among different stakeholder groups.
Through a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, the 2014 EQAF will combine practice-oriented or research-based discussions that will take place in the paper sessions and workshops with presentations of current developments in quality assurance. This year, the Forum will explore whether and how current QA approaches are keeping up with and supporting developments in learning and teaching. Please note that a call for contributions is also open until 25 July 2014. More...
Brussels in brief: updates on EU developments in education and research - July 10, 2014
In the past weeks, the European Commission (EC) has launched a public consultation on “Science 2.0” and published a staff working document that aims to provide guidance on synergies between the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), Horizon 2020 and other research-related EU programmes. Meanwhile, it also announced that the first results of the EC-funded European Tertiary Education Register project have been published.
Public consultation on “Science 2.0”
Last week, the European Commission launched a public consultation on “Science 2.0”. More...