28 mars 2015

ACA European policy seminar, Brussels, Belgium (19 March 2015)

LogoAcademic Cooperation Association (ACA) is organising a seminar on 19 March 2015 in Brussels on ‘Ideas, tools, resources and a big picture — all you need to know in alumni engagement’. Michael Gaebel, Director, Higher Education policy, EUA will also be speaking at the event.
For more information on the programme and to register, click here. More...

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A guide to international joint programmes

LogoThe Joint Degrees from A to Z (JDAZ project) has published a guide providing information on relevant issues relating to developing, establishing and sustaining international joint programmes, which lead to a joint or multiple degree.
The guide ‘Joint Programmes from A to Z: A reference guide for practitioners’, presents an overview of good practices in coordinating joint programmes. More...

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‘Access to Higher Education, Meeting the Global Challenge’ conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (5-8 October 2015)

LogoThe Global Access to Post-Secondary Education (GAPS) initiative in association with Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur is organising a conference on ‘Access to Higher Education, Meeting the Global Challenge, Kuala Lumpur’ on 5-8 October 2015. The event will focus on articulating access to post-secondary education as one of the key global trends shaping the 21st century.
For further information on the conference, please click here. More...

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EUA and U of Barcelona providing Centralised Support for Higher Education Reform Experts in European Neighbourhood countries


EUA and University of Barcelona providing Centralised Support for Higher Education Reform Experts in European Neighbourhood countries
For the next three years, the SPHERE Consortium (Support and Promotion for Higher Education Reform Experts) composed of the University of Barcelona (Coordinator) and the European University Association (EUA) will be jointly in charge of the HERE project.
The first HERE activities of 2015 will be study visits to Berlin and to Brussels/Ghent, focusing on managing mobility and internationalisation, with a specific emphasis on credit mobility. A portal has been created to support the project and foster further information exchange.
Through this project EUA looks forward to more intensive exchange and collaboration with its members in the Eastern part of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and with partners in the Southern Mediterranean countries. Over the past years, EUA has engaged in capacity building projects funded by TEMPUS, including ATHENA and EUREQA, and through the Arab-Euro Higher Education Conference (AECHE) Platform, which is supported by the University of Barcelona. More...

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EUA arguments on EFSI taken up by European Parliament


EUA’s Investment Plan campaign has entered a new phase following the publication of the draft report of the European Parliament’s committees on Economic and Monetary Affairs and on Budgets regarding the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).
The European University Association last week issued a statement welcoming the decision of the committee rapporteurs to take into account the arguments and concerns put forward by the university sector. More...

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UNI-SET Steering Committee inaugural meeting in Brussels


EUA hosted the first meeting of the UNI-SET project Steering Committee on 11-12 March 2015 in Brussels. The Steering Committee aims to support and oversee the overall implementation of the UNI-SET project.
The Steering Committee aims to support and oversee the overall implementation of the UNI-SET project. It seeks to provide expertise on energy research and education issues and maximise the benefits of the project for European universities. It is composed of experts from 17 leading universities from across Europe specialised in a wide spectrum of energy-related fields, as well as representatives of the DG Research and Innovation, the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA), KIC InnoEnergy and EUA. Professor Torbjørn Digernes, former Rector of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and EUA-EPUE Chairman, serves as the Chair of the UNI-SET Steering Committee. The UNI-SET Steering Committee plans to meet twice a year. More...

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EUA Annual Conference registration open until 31 March


Registration is still open until 31 March for the EUA Annual Conference 2015, which will take place at the University of Antwerp from 16 to 17 April. 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.
There will also be a dedicated session on University Research: for the Benefit of Society which will look at the roles and benefits of science for society and will include a series of poster presentations. To view the preliminary programme, please visit the conference website. More...

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Call for contributions: 10th European Quality Assurance Forum

LogoEUA is pleased to announce that the 10th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) will take place in London from 19 to 21 November 2015, hosted by the Quality Assurance Agency and UCL Institute of Education.
Through a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, the 2015 EQAF, entitled “Taking stock and looking forward”, will combine presentations of current developments in quality assurance with discussions on research, policy and practice that will take place in paper sessions and workshops. This year, the Forum will examine QA in the EHEA from a variety of perspectives and explore the ways in which concrete practices in institutions and agencies reflect European level policies.
The Forum organisers, ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE, have opened a call for contributions from QA practitioners in higher education institutions and quality assurance agencies, students, and researchers in the field. Two types of contributions are sought: papers and workshops.
The deadline to submit contributions is 3 August 2015. For detailed information, please consult the call document here. Further information on the event, including the programme and registration, will become available in summer 2015. More...

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The Sixth European University-Business Forum (U-B Forum)


Based on evidence gathered by EUA, Professor Nazaré pointed out that the most common reasons for companies to interact with universities included access to top knowledge, highly-skilled human resources, and infrastructure. Cooperation between universities and companies takes place at three main levels: project level, programme level and institutional level. Nevertheless, she noted that companies should not expect to find tailor made university graduates as the expertise required is often too specific and changes frequently, along the evolution of enterprise sectors, technology and markets. Professor Nazaré also presented the university-business online tool designed by EUA the ‘U-B Tool’. More...

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European Commission reports surge in Horizon 2020 applications


The Commissioner also hinted that some unsuccessful projects could compete for money via the EU’s structural funds or Jean Claude Juncker’s new Investment Plan. Regarding the latter, EUA published a policy brief on whether universities could benefit from the Investment Plan as it stands. More...

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