11 novembre 2017

2nd European Learning & Teaching Forum 2019: Call for host

The European Learning & Teaching Forum is an EUA event that provides an opportunity for institutional representatives to meet and discuss developments in learning and teaching at European universities. The topics span from good practice in teaching enhancement and institutional strategies to national and European policies, building on EUA’s work with its member universities on these topics. More...

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‘Be the person who makes the difference’: an Irish-French reflection on strong learning and teaching practice

With nearly 40 per cent of Europeans aged 30-34 now holding tertiary qualifications, universities have their work cut out delivering good learner-paced education to increasingly large and diverse populations. More...

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Registrations now open for the EUA Webinar, “Implementing an Ethos of Research Integrity in Doctoral Education”

In order to provide participants with the latest developments in this field, three speakers will share their insights and cover the following topics: the European Commission’s ongoing efforts to build a common framework for research ethics and integrity, key elements for doctoral education in the revised European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, and the main findings from a two-day EUA-CDE Focus Group discussion between European universities. More...

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Reminder: EUA/EARMA seminar on higher education contribution to cooperation for development

EUA and EARMA, the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators, together with MEP Bogdan Brunon Wenta, are co-organising a seminar entitled “Higher education cooperation for development and Sustainable Development Goals: Meeting global and regional challenges”. The seminar will take place on 18 October (14.30 – 16.30) at the European Parliament in Brussels. More...

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Why openness is important for sustainable knowledge societies

Concretely the discussion touched upon examples such as the currently debated reform of the EU copyright directive where open access principles are at stake, the EU blue card, an instrument to facilitate mobility of highly skilled labour or the new skills agenda, including measures to foster digital skills provision, an important means to foster open minds. Participants agreed that while openness was an important principle for research, education and the economy, a careful discussion should take place on the limits of openness, for instance with regard to data from patients or minors and in the area of defence. The same applies to openness in the sense of the free flow of talents which also bears the danger of brain drain, further disadvantaging certain regions and creating knowledge deserts. The importance of investment, both in research and education infrastructure, was mentioned in this connection. More...

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EUA participation in 11th Annual Strategic Leaders Global Summit on Graduate Education

On 10-12 September 2017, EUA participated in the 11th Annual Strategic Leaders Global Summit on Graduate Education, a high-level global dialogue event held at the Alyeska Resort in Alaska and organised by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). The CGS represents universities and colleges engaged in graduate education and research in the United States. EUA has collaborated with the CGS for a number of years, notably in the framework of its Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE). More...

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A busy year ahead for the EUA’s Institutional Evaluation Programme

The Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP) is preparing for a busy programme of activities in the coming academic year, during which it will complete the evaluations of 21 higher education institutions in seven different countries. Following IEP’s context driven approach, each institution will be evaluated against its own mission and goals by a team of international peers consisting of current and former rectors and vice-rectors, higher education professionals and students from across Europe. More...

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EUA and EARMA organise a seminar on higher education contribution to cooperation for development at the European Parliament

Together with the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA), EUA organises a seminar entitled “Higher education cooperation for development and sustainable development goals: meeting global and regional challenges”. The seminar will be hosted by MEP Bogdan Brunon Wenta, and will take place on 18 October (14.30 – 16.30) at the European Parliament in Brussels. More...

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2018 Erasmus+ Annual Work Programme published

In the field of higher education, priority will be given to actions and projects that tackle “skills gaps and mismatches”, support the development of graduate tracking systems in programme countries, and enhance the quality of teaching, in particular by supporting the use of digital technologies. Among others, initiatives that aim to contribute to transnational teacher training courses and promote excellence in teaching and skills development, will also be prioritised. Also high on the agenda are projects intended to build inclusive higher education systems connected to surrounding communities, and those ensuring that universities and research institutes contribute to innovation. More...

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State of the European Union: research and education essential to meet Europe’s ambitions

EUA welcomes this general pledge for a strong and united Europe, but is convinced that Europe can only meet these ambitions and tackle major societal challenges, such as climate change and migration, through a considerable boost of research and education. In the context of changing labour markets, it is furthermore not possible to envisage a free trading Europe of strong industries without thinking about how Europeans are trained to harness globalisation. Universities play an important role in this regard and this is why a continued dialogue between institutions as well as policy-makers and the society at large is needed to tackle those challenges together. More...

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