The 2020 EUA Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Group on “Approaches in learning and teaching to promoting equity and inclusion” explored how universities can best support inclusion and equity and accommodate the different backgrounds, needs and aspirations of students through various approaches, initiatives and methods.
This seminal document is the result of extensive consultations and deliberations with EUA members and partners over a six-month period in 2020. It sets out a vision of resilient and effective universities, serving Europe’s societies towards a better future.
In late December 2020, the European Union and the United Kingdom concluded a Trade and Cooperation Agreement, setting the framework for their future cooperation in the post-Brexit era. To better understand the new relationship, EUA has prepared this briefing on the specific implications for universities. It covers EU programmes, travel, data protection and private provision of education services.
In a wider context marked by the Covid-19 crisis, the transition to a digital and green economy, tensions over the rule of law in the EU and growing fragility among multilateral institutions, this EUA policy briefing brings clarity to the current landscape surrounding the recognition of professional qualifications.
In Europe today, almost every higher education institution uses digitally enhanced learning and teaching. Since EUA began exploring this topic in 2013, digitally enhanced learning and teaching has been further embraced by higher education institutions across Europe, with general acceptance growing and institutions widely acknowledging the benefits it brings to the student experience.
Digitally enhanced learning and teaching is widely used across the European Higher Education Area, with general acceptance growing over the years and institutions widely acknowledging the benefits it brings to the student experience.
This report and the accompanying online repository bring together and analyse case studies in responsible academic career assessment. Gathered by EUA, together with the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Europe, the case studies serve as a source of inspiration for universities and other actors looking to improve their academic career assessment practices.
The process to renew the European Research Area (ERA) is gathering pace and is set to continue in the coming weeks, months and years. Building on previous policy positions, this policy input further expands EUA’s views on the new ERA and focuses on the topics that are most important to universities.
EUA has been an active contributor to the Bologna Process since its start 20 years ago. The present position paper welcomes the recent progress in the development of the European Higher Education Area, on the occasion of the Bologna Process Ministerial Conference on 19 November.
On 30 September 2020, The European Commission published a Communication on “Achieving the European Education Area by 2025”. It outlines key EU actions in education for the next five years. EUA welcomes the Communication as an acknowledgement of the vital contribution of education to Europe’s identity, its future, and the sustainability and long-term resilience of its societies.
Granting refuge and academic freedom to scholars and students, who had to flee persecution and wars in their home countries and regions, is an eminent function of universities. Over the past decades, the numbers of academics suffering from persecution world-wide has grown and applications for assistance to support organisations clearly exceed the number of placement positions and funding available.