18 avril 2017

EUA and UUK welcome EU ambitions for research and innovation after Brexit

Universities in the UK and the rest of the EU support the ambition of a continued close relationship in both research and higher education and warmly welcome Barnier’s explicit commitment. As EUA and UUK have stated on earlier occasions, association agreements for the Framework Programme for research and for Erasmus+ are already used for third countries and are a quick, simple, win-win solution. More...

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EUA responds to EC consultation on Smart Specialisation

The EUA Expert Group on RIS3 and the Research Policy Working Group (RPWG) worked in collaboration on response. The Expert Group met on 8 March in Brussels to formulate the Association’s input to the consultation aimed at finding a fresh approach to European growth and jobs through regional innovation strategies. EUA’s response addresses the importance of political support, transparency and convergence of innovation policies and the need for more synergies between EU instruments and programmes. More...

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EUA, CESAER, LERU and Science Europe call for new momentum for the ERA

EUA has joined forces with three other key representative organisations of European universities and research-performing and -funding institutions to congratulate the European institutions on the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome and to call upon them on this occasion to overcome complacency, to take responsibility, and to provide new momentum, dynamism and equity to the European Research Area (ERA). More...

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EFFECT academic staff development workshop addresses inclusion and citizenship skills

The event, hosted by the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference and implemented jointly with colleagues from the Higher Education Academy (UK), University of Porto, and University of Eastern Finland, is part of a series under physical and virtual workshops under the EUA-led EFFECT (European Forum for Enhanced Collaboration in Teaching) project. More...

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EUA special update on CETA trade agreement

This special briefing includes the latest information on the progress of the agreement and reviews its potential impact on higher education, with a focus on the EU side of CETA. More...

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EUA-CDE Annual Meeting: Registration open

The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) is now accepting registrations for its 10th Annual Meeting. Under the theme “Doctoral Education and Harnessing Digital Possibilities,” the event will be hosted by Tallinn University in Estonia on 15 and 16 June 2017. More...

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RESAVER pension fund for researchers now operative

RESAVER is an occupational pension solution designed to meet the needs of the European research sector. The European Commission provided a neutral platform for dialogue to build the founding consortium of the fund. EUA participated in the Board of Directors as an observer ensuring that the varied circumstances of universities across Europe would be taken into consideration in the framework conditions of the pension scheme. From EUA’s membership base, the Central European University in Budapest is one of RESAVER’s full, founding members. Hungary, Italy and Belgium have already granted regulatory authorisation for operation. The aim is to have nine countries engaged in the fund by the end of 2018. More...

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Malta: My Journey Achieving Through Different Paths

European Commission logoOn the 23 November 2016 the Ministry for Education and Employment in Malta launched new secondary education reforms. The reforms are titled My Journey: Achieving through different paths. In line with the UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goal number 4, the reformswill replace the current secondary school model and 'will see the educational sector move from a 'one size fits all' system to a more inclusive and 'comprehensive learning system'which 'equitably support all'children's individual talents'and needs through quality academic, vocational and applied learning programmes. More...

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Focus on: Education systems in a post-truth world

European Commission logo"I think people in this country have had enough of experts" – Michael Gove, former Secretary of State for Education of the United Kingdom.
There is no denying that evidence and those providing it are under fire in the public debate. The word "post-truth " has become so ubiquitous in our everyday discussion of politics that the Oxford English Dictionary has declared it its Word of the Year 2016. Evidence, or "facts" are arguably increasingly replaced by deep-held beliefs that many politicians regard as true despite there either being no evidence to support them or even ample proof to contradict them. This development inevitably leads to the question: Can you run an education system on beliefs alone. More...

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Help shape the future of Erasmus+!

European Commission logoYou can help us measure the difference the programme Erasmus+ is making for learners and staff by participating in our online surveylink outside the EC domain. The survey will help us gain a more specific understanding of the impact of the Erasmus+ programme by comparing the changes in attitudes, competences and behaviours of learners and staff as a result of mobility. More...

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