30 décembre 2017

EUA joins in discussion on “Academic freedom: a universal right at stake!?”

Participants discussed the current state of academic freedom and different forms of political, religious and commercial pressures to which individual scientists and academic institutions are increasingly being subjected. The aim of the conference was to consider the implications of these developments, both at the individual and institutional levels, and to identify ways of countering them. EUA provided input on its extensive and long-standing work on institutional autonomy, and commented on the challenge of continuing to engage with scholars and universities in countries in which democratic traditions and academic freedom are under threat. More...

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EUA focus group explores institutional strategies towards diversity and inclusiveness

There are different drivers that lead institutions to develop specific strategies in the area. In several systems there are certain legal requirements that request universities to foster equal opportunities e.g. through specific policies or offices, but many also reported that they see it as an important part of the university’s mission to serve society as a whole. While at first many institutions approached the topic from a gender equality perspective, several participants reported that more recently the approaches had been broadened to encompass diversity in various dimensions such as gender, age, physical/mental condition, socio-economic background, ethnic origin or cultural and religious background. Several also referred to the increased influx of refugees that had put the issue again on the agenda. More...

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EU Competitiveness Council echoes EUA recommendations for the Next Framework Programme

The EU Competitiveness Council convened on 1 December 2017 and made a forceful commitment to the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. EUA welcomes the Council’s conclusions as they were very much in line with proposals presented in the Association’s recently published recommendations. However, EUA calls on the Council to take a deeper look at several matters that need to be addressed to make the next Framework Programmea powerful successor to Horizon 2020. More...

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Registration opens for EUA Annual Conference 2018

Registration is open for the EUA Annual Conference 2018 on ‘Engaged and responsible universities shaping Europe’. The event will take place at the University of Zurich, Switzerland on 5-6 April 2018.
The 2018 Annual Conference provides you with an opportunity to explore how universities across Europe demonstrate their social responsibility by ensuring that their activities contribute to shaping society at large. More...

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Call for Hosts 2019 EUA-CDE Events

The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) is currently looking for members to host its two main events in 2019. Hosting an EUA-CDE event is a unique opportunity to showcase the achievements of your institution in the field of doctoral education to a European audience of academic leaders and doctoral education professionals. More...

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EUA releases new data on public funding for universities

The findings of the 2017 Public Funding Observatory are now available on the EUA website. The study, fuelled by data from EUA members, is presented in a report and online tool. It captures the very latest funding trends in Europe and offers the most up-to-date information on 34 different higher education systems. More...

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Brexit negotiations: First phase ends on a positive note for universities

The joint report with the details of the agreement between the UK and the European Commission importantly states that the UK will continue to pay according to the commitments made in the 2014-2020 EU’s financial framework, which include Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+. This means that UK universities can fully participate in both programmes until they end, even after the UK will have left the EU. More...

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EFFECT project – Reminder: Call for participation for institutional strategies in Learning and Teaching

The call builds on the recently published European Principles for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching and aims to bring together higher education institutions that are currently developing their strategies for Learning & Teaching (L&T). Activities will include two workshops in Brussels, during which the participants will act as co-creators of material for the enhancement of L&T, and a testing period at their home institutions. More...

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Registration now open: Think Education & Research by News Tank, 30-31 January 2018

Join the 3rd edition of Think Education and Research on 30-31 January 2018 at the Paris-Dauphine University to share practices in innovation in higher education and research and discuss with relevant actors. The programme for these two days is now online and registration is open. More...

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Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Register for the Unesco Regional Consultation Meeting for Western Europe

In preparation of the UNESCO global conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education, to be held in Paris on 21-23 November 2018, UNESCO is currently organizing regional events in different parts of the world in partnership with quality assurance agencies and relevant regional or global organizations. Switzerland will be hosting the event for Western Europe.
The UNESCO Regional Consultation Meeting for Western Europe will take place in the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG) on 15-16 February 2018 under the title "The role of Quality Assurance in Higher Education: challenges, developments and trends". The event is co-organized by UNESCO' s Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning systems and the Swiss Agency of Accreditation and Quality Assurance (AAQ) with the support of the Swiss National Commission for UNESCO. In parallel, the National accreditation agency of the Russian Federation (NAA) and the Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Career Development (AKKORK) are co-organizing the related event for Eastern Europe, to be held in Moscow in April 2018. More...

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