04 juin 2017

Open Science: EUA discusses the future of scientific publishing, open research data and alternative metrics

The High-Level Group specifically brings together university rectors and other leaders engaged in the negotiation of “big deals” with publishers on behalf of universities, and supports universities and national rectors’ conferences (NRCs) in these processes. For its fourth meeting, the group  focused on two main issues related to the transition towards an open scientific publishing system: offset agreements in negotiations for open access (OA) to research publications situated within a gold OA context, and recommendations for green OA compliance. The group also discussed future models of sustainable and open academic publishing. More...

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EUA Statement on the recent developments in Romania regarding the research policy framework

The European University Association is worried about the latest developments in Romanian research policy. Universities thrive and contribute to their societies when they can build on research excellence in an open exchange across borders. More...

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EUA Research Policy Working Group meets at University of Minho

The discussions of the RPWG referred to recent EUA activities and major developments in European research policy, for example, the update of the EUA Autonomy Scorecard and the association’s recent call for ambitious funding in Europe post-2020. While the two main foci of the meeting were dedicated to taking forward the EUA Vision for FP9 and preparing the next steps in the area of smart specialisation, the RPWG also reflected on the state of play of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020; underlined the need for new momentum in realising the European Research Area as proposed in the March 2017 joint statement by EUA, CESAER, LERU and Science Europe; and touched upon defence research. More...

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EQUIP project focus groups explore QA challenges

The focus groups were organised by ESU, EUA, EURASHE, EI and ENQA for their respective members: students, quality assurance practitioners in universities and institutions for professional higher education, academics and representatives from quality assurance agencies. Each group had wide ranging discussions about the purposes of higher education and approaches to defining quality and subsequently addressed additional concrete issues related to QA, many of which are linked to the expectations set out by the Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the EHEA (ESG 2015). More...

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Register now for the Institutional Evaluation Programme in 2017-18

The registration period for EUA’s Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP) is open until 30 June 2017. IEP is an EQAR-listed quality assurance agency which offers comprehensive, improvement-oriented institutional evaluations conducted by a team of experienced higher education leaders. Since its establishment in 1994, IEP has carried out more than 400 evaluations of diverse higher education institutions in Europe and worldwide. More...

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Last chance to register for the EUA-CDE Annual Meeting on digitalisation in doctoral education (15-16 June 2017, Tallinn)

The Annual Meeting will bring together European stakeholders and highlight different perspectives on the changing role of doctoral education in the context of digitalisation, offering concrete examples across different disciplines to show how doctoral schools are adapting their practices to keep up with digitalisation. Against this background, the meeting will explore how universities can develop policies to support and guide early-stage researchers in their endeavours in a coherent and responsible manner. More...

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Doing more together for the future of Europe - an editorial from EUA President Rolf Tarrach

Europe’s universities want to do much more together. This is the essence of a discussion I chaired recently between the European National Rectors’ Conferences (the national associations of universities). The debate was generated by the European Commission’s White Paper on the Future of Europe discussing the European project after its 60 years’ anniversary and – importantly – after Brexit. More...

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Current situation in the Turkish Higher Education sector

As of beginning of May 2017, 3900 public employees have been arrested, and even larger number suspended according to news reports. Among the sacked are also 484 academic and 98 administrative staff from different universities. As for other sacked public employees, their names have published on the website of the Turkish Official Journal, on Saturday, 29 April. More...

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World Learning Summit, 7-9 June 2017, Kristiansand (Norway)

The final programme is now published and it includes exciting keynotes, interactive workshops, scientific research, EdTech experiences and innovative projects. With three parallel tracks the event is offering unique opportunities to discover and discuss latest developments and experiences from research and practice. The first track "Academic" presents the selected scientific papers and projects, the second track deals with "Work-life learning" and the third track focuses on "Entrepreneurship and Innovation”. More...

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European Commission Survey on Education, Training & Employment

The European Commission is currently conducting a public survey to better understand end users’ needs for online tools in the field of skills and qualifications.
This survey will help shaping the future developments of existing European tools and services related to education and employment.
Individuals, organisations and other stakeholders such as job-seekers, pupils/students, workers, employers, education or training providers and guidance and counselling advisors are all welcome to participate. More...

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