“Expert Voices” is an online platform featuring original commentary and analysis on the higher education and research sector in Europe. It offers EUA experts, members and partners the opportunity to share their expertise and perspectives in an interactive and flexible exchange on key topics in the field.
All views expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of EUA.
23 Jun 2021
Towards greater mobility within the European HE Area
European countries have made strides in establishing the right framework conditions to facilitate the recognition of qualifications. However, as this University World News article points out, there is still work to be done to align national legislation to the Lisbon Recognition Convention.
13 Oct 2020
Learning outcomes and public trust in higher education
Learning outcomes are increasingly used in qualifications frameworks and quality assurance processes. As such, they aim to secure and foster public trust among education providers. Yet, against the backdrop of internationalised higher education, questions arise on whether learning outcomes can fulfill this function on a global scale and whether there is a way, and need, to verify if learning outcomes have been achieved.
22 Jun 2020
University rankings are developing. But are they improving?
In recent years, a series of new international university rankings have come into the spotlight. Their focus differs from those of more established, comprehensive rankings in that they aim to highlight universities’ performance in a specific area. EUA expert Helene Peterbauer looks into the positive aspects of this development, but cautions against undue expectations towards the validity of rankings.
14 Apr 2020