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Prospects for Enhancing EU-LAC Higher Education and Research Cooperation|
Amanda Crowfoot, European University Association
In the July 2019 edition of the EU-LAC Newsletter, Federica Mogherini, then the High Representative of the European Union, wrote that “Although separated by geography, Europe and Latin America are closer than any other continents.” This certainly applies to higher education relations between the two regions, as there is considerable research and educational cooperation between their universities. EUA has a long history of strategic collaboration with Latin America, supporting region-to-region dialogue and the many bilateral and multilateral links between institutions, writes EUA Secretary General Amanda Crowfoot.
Universities serving the community in the midst of Covid-19|
Andrée Sursock, EUA
The coronavirus pandemic demonstrates the renewed importance of universities’ civic engagement, whether it takes the form of a direct contribution to healthcare, research on the virus, or explaining its ramifications to the public. As EUA Senior Advisor Andrée Sursock explains, the likely economic and social aftermath of this health crisis will require a rapid response from universities and a reset of their priorities.