12 juillet 2016

Despite Brexit, UK universities remain part of European family

As the UK voted to leave the European Union, EUA shares the disappointment over the result with its member UUK and the British university community. EUA is very concerned about the insecurity this causes, notably with regard to the participation of British universities in the EU funding programmes as well as the long-term consequences for European cooperation in research and education. More...

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Slovak EU Presidency announces its priorities

On 1 July, Slovakia officially took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU for the second semester of 2016. The Presidency programme includes four priorities: an economically strong Europe, a modern single market, sustainable asylum and migration policies and a globally engaged Europe.
The consequences of the UK referendum and the discussion on the future of the EU represent additional challenges for the Presidency. More...

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Erasmus+: second round of applications for international credit mobility to open soon

Universities from certain regions will have another chance to apply for funding for international credit mobility in 2016 under the Erasmus+ programme.
National Agencies in some programme countries will open a second round of applications with funds left over from the first round. Applications will be limited to those regions for which funds are still available. According to the European Commission these are likely to include: South Mediterranean, Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership, Central Asia and Russia. More...

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Second UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event: registration now open

Entitled "Universities in the Energy Transition: Focus on Energy Efficient Systems and Nuclear Safety”, the event is part of the ECE series of the UNI-SET project, a FP7 Coordination and Support Action implemented jointly by EUA and KU Leuven, representing the universities in KIC InnoEnergy. The overall objective of the ECEs is to mobilise the European university community to tackle the “energy challenge”, that is, the transformation of the energy system towards a low-carbon society, by fostering inter-university cooperation and enhancing the voice of universities in the development of energy policy at the EU level. More...

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H2020 consultation on work programme for health, demographic change and wellbeing

In preparation of the next Horizon 2020 Work Programme on the societal challenge of health, demographic change and wellbeing, the European Commission has launched a consultation with the related programme committee, National Contact Points and stakeholders. More...

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Focus on: Does good evidence make good education policy?

In recent decades there has been a strong move towards evidence-based policy making in the public sector. Few education policy-makers today would dare to introduce a reform that is not backed up by data and research evidence. But what is the nature of evidence being used, and can we rely on it to make better policy. More...

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European Tertiary Education Register – wealth of info on European universities published

Fact Sheet: tackling radicalisation through education and youth policyETER is the only Europe-wide compilation of comparable data about individual higher education institutions. It is a rich source of information on single institutions, as well as for analysis and strategic planning for whole countries or selections of universities. It aims to help policymakers to manage their higher education systems, and to enable universities to compare themselves with others and identify opportunities for research collaboration or specialisation. More...

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions co-funding to welcome researchers from developing countries and emerging economies

Fact Sheet: tackling radicalisation through education and youth policyThe Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) of the EU Horizon 2020 programme provide high-quality training and career development opportunities for researchers of any nationality or field, either towards or beyond PhD level. The MSCA programme is fully committed to equal opportunities for researchers whose careers have been interrupted, including displaced researchers. More...

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A higher education institution combining offline and online components

Fact Sheet: tackling radicalisation through education and youth policyAfter realising that "less than 1% of the world’s current refugees have access to higher education", a group of social entrepreneurs, refugees, students and professors have decided to make higher education more widely accessible. Kiron was launched in October 2015, covering a wide array of subjects ranging from Economics, Computer Science to Engineering and Intercultural Studies. More...

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Enrolling as guest students to experience the German academic system

Fact Sheet: tackling radicalisation through education and youth policyMany higher education institutions across the EU are facing legal hurdles when trying to integrate refugees and asylum-seekers in their programmes. That's why some institutions, such as the University of Bremen (Germany), had to come up with legal arrangements to allow refugees and/or asylum seekers to attend the courses they offer.
Legal creativity
The University of Bremen initiated a programme for refugees and asylum-seekers with an academic background. The programme aims to help students get back on the academic track after they have dropped out of their studies at home when fleeing the country. More...

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