14 février 2019

Copyright Directive: EUA position ahead of a final agreement

The European University Association (EUA) would like to draw attention to the impact the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market will have on European higher education and research. On behalf of universities and national rectors’ conferences in 48 European countries, the EUA Council in January 2019 adopted the EUA position ahead of a final agreement on the Copyright Directive with a view to establish an appropriate framework for education and research. More...

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EUA issues detailed response to Plan S amid milestones in Open Access

EUA has presented a comprehensive response to the “Plan S” consultation launched by Science Europe. Plan S is an initiative for Open Access publishing launched in 2018 by an international group of research funders (Coalition S). EUA has a special interest in Plan S as it complements the Association’s efforts on Open Access to scholarly publications. More...

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EUA releases preview of 2nd Big Deals survey report

EUA has published a preview of the results of the latest edition of its Big Deals survey. The large-scale initiative covers 31 consortia in Europe, representing universities and other organisations, responsible for the negotiation of Big Deal contracts with publishers. More...

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European Commission announces solution for Erasmus students threatened by Brexit

On 30 January 2019, the European Commission proposed that Erasmus+ students currently in the UK be allowed to continue their studies after the Brexit deadline. This would also be the case for UK Erasmus+ students on exchange. The proposal regarding UK students holds the condition that the UK honour its financial commitments for the current Multiannual Financial Framework. More...

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EU’s just transition demands life-long learning

The spectre of digitalisation casts a growing shadow over the world of work, presenting a range of challenges to professionals and managers. And as Europe moves to a more green, low-carbon economy, employment markets are facing another set of difficulties. More...

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Evaluation of learning and teaching: the path to quality graduates, the change-makers of society

Inspired by the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area, universities across the continent have been increasingly participating in international exchange programmes, developing and organising joint and double-diploma programmes, and collaborating in various study projects. More...

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The new professionalisation of the academic career in the context of the European Higher Education Area

The European University Association (EUA) has been focusing on learning and teaching, and how universities can better balance their research and education missions while meeting the students’ needs to become active partners in the learning process. More...

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Quality Assurance in Africa, Asia and Europe: differences and similarities

The African Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance (ASG-QA), developed in the context of the Africa-EU Partnership, were published in the end of 2018. They are part of a larger process in Africa that aims to ensure the implementation of the Pan-African Quality Assurance Framework (PAQAF), and were developed under the Harmonisation of African Higher Education Quality Assurance and Accreditation Initiative, funded by the European Commission. More...

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Keeping universities relevant through active learning

At Malmö University (MAU) in Sweden, there is a clear aim to attract a non-traditional student population and to promote a cross-disciplinary base in order to address societal challenges and propose solutions. This is done, among other things, through student-centered pedagogy and societal engagement. We call this challenge-based learning. More...

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Common ground in European learning and teaching

For the past twenty years, the Bologna Process has provided a framework for European collaboration in higher education by promoting common degree structures and approaches to quality assurance, recognition and credit allocations, among others. The Paris Ministerial Communiqué published last May identifies “cooperation in innovative learning and teaching practices as another hallmark of the EHEA”. More...

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