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15 Jun 2021
EU university policy needs to support, not direct
The European Commission aims at developing a “European strategy for universities” to strengthen synergies between teaching, research, innovation and service to society by better linking related European-level policies. EUA’s Anna-Lena Claeys-Kulik discusses how such a strategy could bring added value and what it should refrain from.
30 Mar 2021
15 Feb 2021
What does the future hold for Europe’s universities?
As the world faces complex challenges, universities are taking the time to reflect about the future strategically. How do we want Europe’s universities to look in ten years? What should be their role in society and how should their missions evolve? What are the core values and key conditions they need to retain? These are some of the key questions that EUA experts Thomas Jorgensen and Anna-Lena Claeys-Kulik address in this article highlighting the seminal EUA publication “Universities without walls – a vision for 2030”.
12 May 2020
Universities initiative can thrive with the right support
Confinement due to the coronavirus is a great challenge for the international mobility of researchers and students, but international collaboration remains crucial for universities. EUA experts Thomas Jorgensen and Anna-Lena Claeys-Kulik discuss the results of a major survey on the importance of international strategic institutional partnerships for universities across Europe, including the European Universities Initiative.
21 Nov 2019
Next steps on diversity
As societies transform, diversity is becoming a key concern for higher education institutions across Europe, impacting learning and teaching, research and institutional cultures. EUA’s Thomas E. Jørgensen and Anna-Lena Claeys-Kulik discuss data on the topic from 159 higher education institutions from 36 European countries, revealing common challenges and opportunities.
07 Nov 2019
The European Universities Initiative: Chances and challenges
The European Universities Initiative is a great opportunity to deepen collaboration and revive the debate about necessary system level reforms. However, it is important to be aware of the risks. EUA’s Anna-Lena Claeys-Kulik analyses the ins-and-outs of this hotly-discussed project.