EUA is inviting proposals for presentations at the 2022 EUA Annual Conference. The event, entitled “University values: what, why and how?”, will be hosted by the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary on 28-29 April 2022. The deadline to submit proposals is 13 December 2021.
In recent years, many countries have gone through a large-scale, societal reflection on democratic values. For universities, this development implies discussion on safeguarding values such as academic freedom, university autonomy and freedom of expression. In order to remain environments that are defined by openness, freedom of thought and enquiry, and scientific rigour, universities must embrace their societal responsibility, foster a culture of academic integrity and engage in partnerships that both further their strategic objectives and honour their principles and values.
The 2022 EUA Annual Conference will provide a platform to discuss which values shape the missions and strategic objectives of Europe’s universities. Through plenary and breakout sessions of various formats, including audience participation, the conference will also provide insights into how these values underpin and guide their activities. Finally, the event will invite the audience to reflect on and share approaches aimed at upholding academic values even in a context of mounting external pressures.
The 2022 Annual Conference call for contributions invites leaders and senior managers with responsibilities at the institutional/national level from individual and collective EUA members to submit proposals showcasing measures universities take to ensure that their values are understood and lived individually and collectively. Selected contributions will benefit from a reduced conference fee.