05 août 2018

Steering urban sprawl

New York City has one of the highest average population densities in the world, and few other US cities share its concentrated hustle and bustle. In fact, most of them face an entirely different challenge: urban sprawl. Plus...

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Governance, funding and mergers top the agenda of three USTREAM national policy dialogues

The USTREAM project has successfully completed a series of three national policy dialogue events, organised jointly with local partners in May-June 2018. Each event was tailored to the specific needs of and the current developments in the higher education sector in three host countries – Latvia, Austria and Lithuania. The events brought together major stakeholders involved in the debate on the key higher education policy issues. Presentations from the three events can be consulted on the USTREAM webpage. More...

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University leaders from Europe, Canada and the US discuss the civic role of universities in a challenging context

On 1-4 July about 30 university presidents from Canada, Europe and the United States convened at the European University Institute (EUI) in Fiesole, Florence, for the 15th Transatlantic Dialogue. This event addressed the timely theme “Higher education and its communities: openness, democracy and engagement”. More...

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University associations jointly propose amendments to the Horizon Europe proposal

EUA and 12 other university associations presented a series of amendments to the draft proposal of the European Commission, published on 7 June 2018, establishing the Ninth Framework Programme - Horizon Europe. In addition to the amendments submitted jointly, EUA has put forward further propositions, with a view to improving the EU research funding programme, make it simpler and enhance its efficiency. More...

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Turkey: new round of dismissals in administration affects academics

EUA has expressed its concerns several times regarding the measures taken in Turkey since the attempted coup in July 2016 and continues to monitor the evolution of the political situation and its impact on the higher education sector. More...

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EUA condemns violence at National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN)

In the context of an intensifying revolt against Nicaragua’s president Daniel Ortega, the European University Association (EUA) is particularly troubled by assaults launched by security forces on the campus of the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN) in Managua. Two students are reported to have been killed and several injured in these attacks. Observers state that “the Nicaraguan government [has] adopted a strategy of violent repression not seen in the country for years” (Amnesty International, 29 May 2018). More...

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Funding Forum 2018: Speakers preview

The university community will meet in Barcelona on 18-19 October to discuss the latest trends in funding and governance. The full programme, with confirmed speakers, has now been released. More...

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EUA Board welcomes outcomes of Ministerial Conference and challenges members to take Bologna Process forward

At its meeting on 12 June 2018, the Board of the European University Association (EUA) welcomed the new political momentum of the Bologna Process resulting from the Ministerial Conference in Paris (23-25 May) and the adoption of the Paris Communiqué. The Board now urges European rectors’ conferences and universities to use this new-found impetus to take the Process forward both at national and institutional level. More...

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There is no better investment than the European Research, Innovation and Education programmes

As university leaders, every day we witness the positive impact of European support on research, innovation and education. It is first and foremost an investment in people – in particular, Europe’s youth. This is a fundamental requirement if we are to turn the European Union into a world leader in research and innovation-driven growth and competitiveness. More...

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EUA publishes Roadmap on Research Assessment

EUA has published a Roadmap on Research Assessment in the Transition to Open Science. The main objective is to raise awareness and support the EUA membership with the development of research assessment approaches that focus on research quality, potential and future impact, and that take into account Open Science practices. More...

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