BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 11.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20240414T222136-1278197408@eua.be DTSTART:20240411T000000 DTEND:20240412T000000 DTSTAMP:20240414T202136 SUMMARY:2024 EUA Annual Conference DESCRIPTION:What does integrity mean to a university? Our sector is strong, dynamic, and used to evolving in order to do things better. Universities have been doing this for centuries. Indeed, staying true to themselves, while adapting to changing circumstances, is the very foundation of their success. Solidly rooted in our sector's common values and ethical principles, this integrity has long enabled universities to seek original and non-conventional solutions to problems old and new. As societies, and universities, now respond to transformations driven by multiple forces, be they (geo)political, environmental, social, or economic, this integrity is more valuable than ever.\n\nThe 2024 EUA Annual Conference will be hosted by Swansea University, UK, from 10-12 April. Entitled ‘Universities in Europe: integrity in a time of change’, it will investigate and showcase universities’ capacity to deal with change and to shape societal transformation while staying true to their core character, values, and missions. This theme will be addressed from a variety of perspectives, by looking at teaching integrity, integrity in international collaboration, research ethics and integrity, and integrity in university leadership. Conference sessions will encourage an in-depth reflection on how universities can balance integrity and change to their own benefit and that of society. \n \nIt is an honour to be hosting the 2024 EUA Annual Conference here at Swansea University, and we look forward to working with EUA colleagues to stage another successful and engaging event within our city.\nSwansea University was founded by industry and for industry in 1920. Our institution was forged within the Welsh industrial heartlands of the time, and our strong commitment to meaningful collaboration – whether with the private, public or academic sectors – has become an enduring legacy of our unique history. \nSince becoming Vice-Chancellor in 2019, I have been proud to lead our university into its second century, building upon its tradition for both world-class research and teaching excellence. While our institutional grant capture, rankings and league table positions all attest to this excellence, we are also committed to providing something more – whether to our students, our staff or our local community.\nOur motto is ‘Gweddw crefft heb ei dawn’ (‘Technical skill is bereft without culture’), which reflects our critical role as an advocate for the distinctive culture, heritage and language of Wales. It also encapsulates our desire to instil our diverse and international student community with a broader spirit of intellectual inquiry, and to become the change-makers and global citizens of tomorrow.\nI actually started my academic career as a junior lecturer at Swansea University in 1991, and the outstanding natural beauty of our region and its characteristically warm Welsh welcome were key factors in my decision to return. I very much look forward to being able to welcome you to our city and to sharing the unique beauty of Swansea, Wales and its people with you all.\nPaul Boyle, Vice-Chancellor, Swansea University LOCATION:Swansea University, Swansea , TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR