Europe’s Universities 2030

EUA’s vision for the future

EUA is developing the Association’s vision for Europe’s universities in 2030. Building on EUA’s long-standing work, the vision for Europe’s Universities 2030 will be conceived through consultations with members, experts and statutory bodies as a vision by the sector for the sector.

Universities are undergoing constant transformation. They are part of societal developments and with their missions in education, research, innovation and culture they are themselves drivers of change. Rapid societal, scientific and technological changes pose questions to university leadership about the strategic directions to take for the future: How to best serve society in the decade ahead? How should Europe’s universities look in ten years time? What would be the ideal university? What needs to change and what must remain? EUA invites its members to reflect on these questions together and will organise a series of consultations and discussions over the second half of 2020 to develop the Association’s vision of Europe’s Universities 2030.

With the vision outlined in a final publication, EUA aims to inspire and inform members, policy makers and external partners. This resulting reference document will be meant to support universities in their development, facilitate exchange and enable the articulation of common interests to policy makers linked to the future of universities.

  • Milestones and timeline

    • June-July 2020: consultations with EUA Board; expert groups and steering committees; interviews with visionaries
    • 11 September 2020: EUA Leadership Roundtable “Europe’s Universities 2030: towards EUA’s vision for the future” with executive heads of EUA member institutions
    • Autumn 2020: consultations with EUA Council and Board; finalisation and adoption of “Europe’s Universities 2030 – EUA’s vision for the future”
    • Early 2021: official launch of “Europe’s Universities 2030 – EUA’s vision for the future”


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