• Micro-credentials linked to the Bologna Key Commitments

    15 Sep 2020 Report Bologna Process, Learning & Teaching, Quality Assurance, Employability and qualifications

    Micro-credentials have attracted interest as a means to increase the effectiveness and flexibility of higher education and to provide upskilling and reskilling opportunities for the labour force.

  • European higher education in the Covid-19 crisis

    10 Sep 2020 Briefing EU Research & Innovation Programmes, Learning & Teaching, Covid-19 and universities

    This briefing looks at the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on higher education in Europe over the past six months. In particular, it examines the sudden shift to emergency remote learning and teaching, the impact on internationalisation and mobility, as well as the effects on research.

  • EU trade negotiations and higher education

    03 Sep 2020 Briefing Global Relations

    Universities have a strategic interest in trade in higher education services and this policy briefing provides an update on different negotiations and their potential impact on the sector.

  • The ESG in the changing landscape of higher education

    28 Aug 2020 Position Bologna Process, Quality Assurance

    In recent years, higher education provision has been changing rapidly, including the mainstreaming of e-learning, the emergence of micro-credentials, the launch of the European Universities Initiative, and the renewed importance of the third mission of higher education institutions.

  • This report is the result of the study on Read & Publish agreements commissioned by EUA on behalf of 25 supporting organisations in May 2019. Carried out by Technopolis Group, the report explores the potential implications of ongoing structural changes in the scholarly publishing system.

  • #EUInvestInKnowledge – Call for urgent EU investment in research, innovation and education

    14 Jul 2020 Position Erasmus+, EU Research & Innovation Programmes, Funding, Covid-19 and universities

    As European leaders work towards an agreement on the European Union’s next seven-year budget, the Multiannual Financial Framework, and the related Next Generation EU recovery plan to help the EU’s economy back on its feet, EUA and 14 partner university associations reiterate the urgent need to invest in research, innovation and education to achieve long-term, sustainable recovery and strategic resilience.

  • Europe’s Universities Shaping the Future

    25 Jun 2020 Position Bologna Process, Global Relations, Learning & Teaching, Open Science, Sustainable Development Goals, Universities & Values, Universities of the future

    EUA Strategic Plan

    The need for strong universities has never been greater in addressing societal challenges. The Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, resource scarcity, ageing populations, migration and managing artificial intelligence are among the many examples of areas where universities have a major impact.

  • EUA response to the new EU Industrial and Digital Strategies

    23 Jun 2020 Policy input EU Research & Innovation Programmes, Learning & Teaching, Open Science, European Innovation Ecosystems, Covid-19 and universities

    The European Commission’s Industrial Strategy for Europe and the European Digital Strategy launched in the spring of 2020 offer an opportunity for a broad and holistic approach to fundamental challenges that concern all Europeans.

  • Research, innovation and education hold the key to Europe’s long-term recovery and resilience

    18 Jun 2020 Position Erasmus+, EU Research & Innovation Programmes, Funding, Global Relations, Covid-19 and universities

    The European Commission’s new proposal for the next seven-year budget of the European Union together with the Next Generation EU recovery plan falls short of much needed investment in research, innovation and education.

  • Exploring higher education indicators

    25 May 2020 Report Funding, Learning & Teaching, Quality Assurance

    There is a legitimate need for data on the performance of higher education institutions. It is important for the institutions themselves, as well as their stakeholders, including society. The use of indicators that measure the effectiveness or quality of education is increasing as there is much demand for more evidence-based evaluation and decision-making.

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