LogoEUA’s Annual Conference 2015 will focus on the role of universities in research and innovation and is entitled “European Universities in Research and Innovation - People, Policies and Partnerships”.
The conference will take place at the University of Antwerp in Belgium from 16 to 17 April.
The capacity of European universities to generate new knowledge in all fields of research is greater than ever before. Governments and society at large hold increasingly higher expectations on the applicability of research outcomes to help solve big societal challenges. EUA Annual Conference 2015 will address both new opportunities for universities to increase their research capacity and impact in society, as well as the challenges and pressures facing universities in delivering excellent research outputs and educational programmes.
A dedicated Poster Session on “University research: For the benefit of society” will enable universities to showcase examples of how their research findings have contributed to the advancement of technology and society at large. EUA is thus looking for poster contributions showing how university-based research in any field of knowledge (for example, advancements in biology and health care, energy and the environment, information technology for society, preservation of cultural heritage, etc.) can benefit society. The call for posters is open until 30 January 2015.
In the afternoon of the second day, the EUA Hot Topic session will return, this time focusing on Energy Research and Education. This session will aim to engage universities in a dialogue on their role in this area through the newly-launched FP7 UNI-SET project, aiming at mobilising European universities’ research, innovation and educational capacities in the energy field.
EUA members are also encouraged to attend the EUA General Assembly prior to the main conference where the new EUA President and five new board members will be elected.
Registration for the event will open very shortly through the conference website, where more information, including the programme, is available under http://www.eua.be/events/upcoming/EUA-Annual-Conference-2015/Home.aspx. More...