14 January 2011, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, France.
To become financially sustainable, universities need to be able to identify the full costs of all their activities. EUA’s continuing work on full costing is now taken up by the EUIMA – Full Costing project (“European Universities Implementing the Modernisation Agenda”), which will organise a series of events around Europe, one of which is the country workshop in France.
The workshop will bring together international experts to work with the leadership and management of French universities as well as relevant government ministries and funding bodies.
The aim of the workshop is to contribute to the development of a coordinated approach to the implementation of full costing among French universities, and to discuss strategic issues such as how to ensure external support to the project. The workshop will also strive to identify possible actions to undertake in the future, with a view to supporting the implementation of full costing in France. Interested institutions will be invited to join the follow-up activities.
The format of the workshop will be very practical and will draw on examples of best practice in the implementation of full costing in Europe which will be carefully selected to suit the specific needs and conditions in France. It will provide a forum for debate, giving participants the opportunity to discuss the framework conditions needed to implement full costing in French universities and to establish a network for cooperation between institutions.
This country workshop is aimed exclusively at the national audience in the host country. The event should be of interest to institutional leaders and managers such as rectors, vice rectors, heads of administration and heads of finance departments as well as other interested members of the university community.
EUA will organise the country workshop in cooperation with AMUE (Agency for Mutualisation) and CPU (Conference of University Presidents) which have been selected through the EUIMA – Full Costing project to take on the role of national convenors in furthering the implementation of full costing in France.
The country workshop will take place at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris.
The country workshop is part of the EUIMA – Full Costing Project, which is supported by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
EUIMA - The sustainability of university funding, financial management and full costing
What is EUIMA – Full Costing. The EUIMA - Full Costing project endeavours to contribute to the development of full costing in European universities by helping them to better identify the costs of all their activities and projects. The project builds on experience from EUA’s work which looks into the financial sustainability of universities (see report “Towards full costing in European Universities”) as well as an ongoing study on the diversification of income streams in universities around Europe through the EUDIS project. It will also address cross cutting issues identified in the report prepared by the European Commission Expert Group on the “Impact of external project-based funding on the financial management of universities”.
The EUIMA - Full Costing aims at implementing this expertise in practice byorganising 7 country workshops and 4 study visit programmes across different universities in Europe the project offers participants the opportunity to learn from best practice in implementing full costing from the most experienced universities in Europe.