02 mai 2018

EUA 2018 Annual Conference: Engaged and responsible universities shaping Europe

The University of Zurich welcomed 400 EUA members on 5-6 April to discuss the pivotal role of universities in generating knowledge, developing intercultural understanding and fostering civic engagement through their core missions. More...

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“EU funding for universities” campaign mobilises members across Europe for ambitious funding for higher education exchange

Universities and national rectors’ conferences join their voices to argue for a renewed funding commitment to research and education at the European level. Across Europe, many universities and university associations are addressing policy makers and society at large about the need to match funding with the scale of challenges to be tackled in the post-2020 period. Editorials, speeches and official letters are spreading through traditional and social media. More...

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Hungary: EUA denounces attacks on academic freedom

The European University Association (EUA) strongly condemns the recent intimidation of academics in the Hungarian media. The pro-government magazine Figyelo listed the names of more than 200 people, calling them “mercenaries” of George Soros, a Hungarian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded EUA member Central European University (CEU). The list includes current and former CEU staff members, as well as employees of NGOs that are financially supported by Soros. More...

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Pact on research will be key part of UK-EU accord

With the headline terms of the future UK-EU relationship to be agreed by October 2018, it is vitally important that future research and education co-operation is prioritised in the final agreement (“Davis urges May to publish detailed plan for EU ties ahead of Brussels”, April 19). More...

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European Universities for a Clean Energy Future: Interdisciplinary Education, Training and Research – event report

The event aimed to discuss opportunities for building European partnerships for the delivery of innovative interdisciplinary education and research programmes. The event took as a starting point the recommendations elaborated in the recently published report “An Action Agenda for European Universities”, a strategic document that arose from the work of the UNI-SET project. The report intends to provide a framework for universities across Europe to take initiatives and develop interdisciplinary cooperation in the energy and environmental field, based on an analysis of skills required by the business sector. More...

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EUA/HEA webinar on inclusivity and citizenship skills, 15 May – 13.00 CEST

This webinar explores new ways of using social theories of learning, in particular adapting Engestrom’s ‘Change Laboratory’ approach to address inclusivity and citizenship in the context of increasingly diverse student and staff communities (principles 1 and 5 of the European Principles for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching). More...

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EUA publishes Big Deals Survey report, the first European-level mapping of major scientific contracts in Europe

The EUA Big Deals Survey Report: The first mapping of major scientific publishing contracts in Europe presents data from 28 negotiating consortia. The data, which was gathered between July 2016 and June 2017, was anonymous and aggregated, thus respecting the confidential nature of the information provided by respondents. The survey focused on the functions and working process of consortia, as well as on the conditions of contracts for big deals concerning scientific periodicals, databases and e-books. The results of the survey show that consortia broadly represent the interests of relevant stakeholders from the university and library sectors and are largely driven by researchers’ needs. More...

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Academic Refuge project MOOC and event on Dangerous Questions: Why Academic Freedom Matters

Are some questions too dangerous to ask? What happens to scholars and students who ask those questions? How can you contribute to strengthening core university values, such as academic freedom? Join this discussion in Ljubljana 13 June 2018. More...

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“Integrate Social Sciences and Humanities in FP9” debate, 25 May, Copenhagen EU Office, Brussels

In April 2018 the European Commission will publish the third monitoring report on SSH integration. Shortly after, the Commission proposal on FP9 is expected. Copenhagen EU Office invites you to join the debate “Integrate Social Sciences and Humanities in FP9” with the European Commission and scientific stakeholders. More...

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Call for papers: International Academic Conference “Science Beyond Boundaries 2”, 21-22 September, Kosovska Mitrovica

The Faculty of Philosophy, University of Priština with temporary head office in Kosovska Mitrovica, organises an interdisciplinary academic conference entitled Science Beyond Boundaries 2, on 21-22 September 2018, in a friendly and inspiring venue for academics and researchers to meet, present their research, discuss results, and network with a view of further collaboration. More...

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