24 février 2017

RPWG discusses EUA vision for next Framework Programme with European Commission

On 17 February 2017, the EUA Research Policy Working Group (RPWG) took forward the EUA vision paper for the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9) and discussed its outlines with the European Commission (EC). More...

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EUA contributes to European Parliament opinion on EFSI

Conclusions from an EUA report on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) have been included in a European Parliament opinion on the loan scheme. EUA has consistently pointed out that money for Horizon 2020 should not be diverted to fund EFSI and that the scheme does not benefit universities. More...

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EUA thematic peer groups on learning and teaching kick off

On 22 February 2017, the four new EUA thematic peer groups on learning and teaching in European universities launched their work with a meeting among the group coordinators. Held in Brussels, the kick-off session focused on defining the aims and tasks of the different groups. More...

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Key considerations for cross-border quality assurance

EUA has worked in cooperation with ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), ESU (European Students’ Union), EURASHE (European Association of Institutions in Higher Education) and EQAR (European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education) to develop the “Key considerations for cross-border quality assurance in the EHEA”, which contains a set of questions to be taken into account to support the success of cross-border quality assurance activities. More...

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EUA’s recommendations for the future Erasmus+ Programme

As a contribution to the ongoing mid-term evaluation of the Erasmus+ Programme (2014-2020), the “EUA member consultation: A contribution to the Erasmus+ mid-term review” found that the Programme has brought a number of improvements compared to its predecessors. However, the report also highlights areas for improvement, for which EUA proposes 10 recommendations for enhancing Erasmus+ in 2020 and beyond. More...

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European science organisations call on leaders to address Trump and global science

Some 40 major European organisations involved in science, including EUA, have issued an open letter to European governments and the presidents of the EU Council and Commission asking them to uphold the principles and values that underpin scientific progress and to work with the US administration to maintain a global science system based on these principles. More...

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European Parliament adopts report on European Cloud Initiative

On 16 February 2017, the European Parliament adopted its report on the European Cloud Initiative. Proposed by the European Commission, the Cloud Initiative aims to strengthen Europe's position in data-driven innovation, improve its competitiveness and cohesion, and help create a Digital Single Market in Europe. More...

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Education ministers emphasise role of education in social inclusion

In their conclusions they recall the importance of education policy in fostering social inclusion and respect for diversity in the European Union and emphasise the need for a holistic approach covering all education levels. In this regard, ministers also highlighted the importance of concrete actions to address the needs of teachers facing the increasing diversity in education institutions. More...

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Call for hosts: EUA-CDE thematic workshop and annual meeting

EUA-CDE is the European voice for doctoral education, actively promoting collaboration and exchange of good practices on issues of common concern. A yearly cycle of events brings together this community of academic leaders and professionals working on doctoral education and research training in Europe. As an event host, EUA member institutions have the opportunity to welcome and learn from this community while showcasing their own work in this field. More...

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Newly-updated EUA Refugees Welcome Map – one year of support for refugee students and researchers

In a new version, the Map continues to collect information from institutions supporting refugee students and researchers through a short survey. It now includes follow up questions to examine the impact of initiatives with the aim of identifying good practices. EUA would like to thank contributors for showcasing their commitment in welcoming refugees, and renew its call for submission of initiatives. More...

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