The EUA Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Groups gather a selected group of EUA member universities each year to discuss and explore practices and lessons learnt in organising and implementing learning and teaching at the institutional level. They also identify good practices on the given theme. The groups are designed to strengthen a bottom-up approach in engaging European universities, to foster community building, and to complement the European Learning & Teaching Forum.
Summary reports on the lessons learnt by the Thematic Peer Groups from 2017 and 2018 are available on the publications database. Further information about the 2018 Thematic Peer Groups can be found in this document.
The groups’ work feeds into EUA’s ongoing policy work and debates on learning and teaching by providing direct feedback from an institutional perspective on the key challenges in the area, as well as recommendations. Based on the work of these groups, EUA issued a position paper that underlines the importance of learning and teaching as a core mission and responsibility of universities.
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