21 février 2015

University-Industry Interaction Conference 2015

LogoThe University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) is a key event for academics, researchers, practitioners and business representatives involved in university-industry interaction, innovation and entrepreneurship. Around 400 participants are expected to attend the event to share knowledge and interact.
The conference will take place in Berlin from 24-26 June, 2015. For further information, please click here. More...

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Science 2.0 Conference 2015

LogoThe Second International Science 2.0 Conference will take place from March 25 to 26, 2015 in Hamburg. This year’s conference aims to discuss Science 2.0 in the context of related and already established topics, such as Citizen Science, Open Access or Big Data Analysis.
For information on the programme and registration, please visit the event website. More...

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International Higher Education Forum

LogoThe event is being organised by Universities UK on 19 March 2015 in London. To register for the event and for further information, visit the event website. More...

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ASEM University-Business seminar

LogoThe ASEM University-Business seminar will take place in Brussels the on 4 March 2015. The seminar will focus on the education side of the University-Business cooperation and will involve discussion on different issues, for example, how higher education can contribute to social, economic, technological and cultural innovation and to what extent trans-regional university-business cooperation could ensure that graduates can successfully operate in international/global environments.
To register for the event, click here. For more information, click here. More...

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Global Universities and their Regional Impact

LogoTo commemorate its 650th anniversary, University of Vienna is organising an international conference UVIECON 2015 ‘Global Universities and their Regional Impact’ on 13 March 2015. Rectors and presidents of renowned universities from Europe, Asia and America debate the role of global universities in stimulating regional development.
For more information on the anniversary and conference, please click here. More...

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Research Supervisor Support & Development Workshop

LogoUniversitas 21 is organising a two-day workshop on good practice and practical solutions in research supervisor support at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University on 25-26 March 2015.
For more information on the event and to register, please click here. More...

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Scholars at Risk Network seeks institutions interested in hosting threatened scholars

LogoScholars at Risk (SAR) is an international network of over 350 higher education institutions in more than 35 countries dedicated to “protecting threatened scholars, preventing attacks on higher education and promoting academic freedom”.
In particular, Scholars at Risk seeks to protect scholars suffering grave threats to their lives, liberty and well-being by arranging temporary positions of sanctuary at institutions in safe locations around the world. More...

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Campus Iberus’ internationalisation strategy

LogoOn 13 February, the public presentation of Campus Iberus’ internationalisation strategy will bring together the Rectors from four universities, National Representatives and Representatives of the European Commission, as well as a number of success cases of innovative knowledge alliances from Southern, Central and Northern EU countries.
For more information on the event, please click here. More...

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EUA members’ participation in U-Multirank: Experiences from the first round

LogoBy Tia Loukkola and Rita Morais, EUA members’ participation in U-Multirank: Experiences from the first round.
The first results of U-Multirank (UMR), a multi-dimensional ranking of higher education institutions produced with seed funding from the European Commission, were unveiled on 13 May 2014. EUA has followed the development of U-Multirank since its beginning, most recently through membership in the Advisory Board. UMR has also been discussed by EUA’s governing bodies on a number of occasions and these discussions have demonstrated that a great variety of views on UMR exist among universities and their representatives: while some have great expectations of UMR and believe in its values, others have expressed major concerns about the initiative. Therefore, it was concluded that EUA should remain vigilant and monitor the project, but without taking a clear stand in favour or against it.
After the launch of the first UMR results, the EUA Board found that a short membership consultation would be useful. This would be an opportunity to ask universities about their experiences with UMR, not only their expectations or views on how the initiative might work. Thus, the secretariat carried out a short survey of individual EUA members in early autumn 2014. The results of the study are presented in this report.
European University Association, EUA, 2013, Global university rankings and their impact – Report II, by Andrejs Rauhvargers, http://www.eua.be/Libraries/Publications_homepage_list/EUA_Global_University_Rankings_and_Their_ Impact_-_Report_II.sflb.ashx (last checked 13 January 2015)
European University Association, EUA, 2014, Rankings in institutional strategies and processes: Impact or illusion? by Ellen Hazelkorn, Tia Loukkola, Thérèse Zhang, http://www.eua.be/Libraries/Publications_homepage_list/EUA_RISP_Publication.sflb.ashx (last checked 13 January 2015)
U-Multirank web-site (UMR) http://www.u-multirank.eu/ (last checked 13 January 2015)
European Commission (EC), 2011, Supporting growth and jobs – an agenda for the modernisation of Europe’s higher education systems, http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52011DC0567&from=EN (last checked 13 January 2015)
Frans van Vught & Frank Ziegele (eds.), 2011, Design and Testing the Feasibility of a Multidimensional Global University Ranking - Final Report, http://ec.europa.eu/education/library/study/2011/multirank_en.pdf (last checked 13 January 2015). Download EUA members’ participation in U-Multirank: Experiences from the first round. More...

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EUA urges Juncker and MEPs not to u-turn on research

LogoEUA’s campaign on the Investment Plan and the European Commission’s proposed cuts to Horizon 2020 entered a crucial second phase last week.
Through an open letter to President Jean-Claude Juncker EUA urged the Commission not to u-turn on its previous commitments to European research. More...

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