14 octobre 2015

EUA Annual Conference 2016: Call for Presentations

EUA’s Annual Conference 2016 on the theme “Bricks and clicks for Europe: building a successful digital campus” will take place on 7-8 April 2016 at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). In the framework of the conference, EUA has launched a Call for Presentations for three Working Group sessions.
Digitalisation is having a major impact on the ways universities conduct research, provide teaching and relate to their community. The EUA Annual Conference 2016 will explore how Europe’s universities are developing strategies to successfully integrate the development of physical and IT infrastructures (“bricks and clicks”), and how they are tackling the challenges involved in becoming more interactive and interconnected. More...

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Registrations open for EUA-CDE focus group on the postdoc stage

On 13 November 2015, the EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) is organising a focus group on the postdoctoral stage. The event is hosted by Aarhus University, Denmark.
The focus group will attempt to identify existing or potential good practices for using postdoc positions for the benefit of institutions and researchers alike, particularly in relation to changing career patterns of early stage researchers. Places will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Priority will be given to EUA-CDE members, with a limit of one participant per institution.
The deadline for registration is 26 October 2015. There is no registration fee, but participants will have to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. To register for the event, please contact caroline.marissal@eua.be. More...

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UNI-SET project and EUA-EPUE platform presented at the SET-Plan Conference

EUA’s work in the energy field and in particular the progress of EUA’s UNI-SET project was presented at the annual SET-Plan Conference which took place on 21-22 September in Luxembourg.
This year’s conference was entitled "Research, innovation and competitiveness for the Energy Union" and aimed to launch a European debate on the new SET-Plan communication and the next steps for its implementation in accordance with the 'Energy Union'. More...

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EU launches Science4Refugees initiative

The European Commission has launched the Science4Refugees initiative to help refugee scientists and researchers find suitable jobs that both improve their own situation and put their skills and experience to good use in Europe's research system.
Science4Refugees is accessible to refugees and institutions through the EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion portal, a pan-European initiative providing access to a complete range of information and support services to researchers wishing to find jobs and pursue their research careers in Europe. More...

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Horizon 2020: simplification never ends

Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research and Innovation and the leadership team of his Directorate General gathered to listen to the views of key stakeholders on the simplification of Horizon 2020 on Friday, 25 September 2015.
On this occasion the European Commission also launched a survey to collect further contributions. More...

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DEFINE – Strategies for funding of Europe’s Universities

Participants from national and regional representations and Brussels-based stakeholders in research and education gathered on 23 September at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU to discuss strategies for efficient funding of universities in Europe. The event was the final milestone of the three-year DEFINE project which looked at funding reforms and restructuring of university systems across Europe. More...

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Researchers Welcome – EUA Statement on Visa directive

Europe needs talented students and researchers in order to achieve its goals for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. For this reason, the European University Association (EUA) welcomes the initiative to revise the Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of research, studies, pupil exchange, remunerated and unremunerated training, voluntary service and au pairing. More...

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Change through exchange – ATHENA final event discusses role of universities in the Eastern Partnership

The level of autonomy of universities in each system was assessed on the basis of the methodology of the EUA autonomy scorecard. The project partners then used this analysis to develop a policy roadmap with concrete actions at national as well as at institutional level in order to foster further reforms. The project has already contributed to legal changes in all three systems, increasing the autonomy of universities in several ways. Furthermore, it helped with building capacity at institutional level thanks to training seminars and toolkits for financial management, governance reforms and human resources management – three key areas of development to enable institutions to make the best use of the newly achieved autonomy. More...

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Second phase of UNI-SET Universities Survey on energy research and education

The survey is part of the UNI-SET project on “Mobilising the research, innovation and educational capacities of Europe’s universities in the SET-Plan”. The second phase of the survey was launched last week and will be open until 30 November 2015. So far, 100 universities have provided important information that will contribute to creating a European map and a solid database on energy-related university activities and their future plans. As ‘energy’ is a truly multidisciplinary area, the survey calls for energy-related programmes covering the whole spectrum of knowledge – from the typical science, engineering and technology fields, to economics, social sciences and humanities. More...

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EQAF 2015: register now to secure your place

Early-bird registration for the 10th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) is open until 5 October 2015. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so register now to secure your place for this year’s Forum, which will take place in London, UK, on 19-21 November 2015, hosted by the Quality Assurance Agency/UCL Institute of Education. More...

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