Universities 2030: From vision to reality

The 2021 EUA Annual Conference “Universities 2030: From vision to reality” will take place online on 22-23 April. Against the backdrop of the ongoing climate crisis, fundamental technological advances, labour market changes and the pressure Europe’s political systems are currently experiencing, an honest and ambitious debate is needed about the path universities must take to remain resilient and relevant.


In EUA’s vision for this path, outlined in the publication “Universities without walls – A vision for 2030”, Europe’s universities are open learning communities engaged in the creation of a sustainable global society, as well as autonomous and accountable entities striving for continuous improvement. Universities’ core missions – learning and teaching, research, innovation and contribution to culture – will play an instrumental role in universities’ efforts to realise this vision.

The 2021 EUA Annual Conference will provide a forum for discussion on how to make this vision a reality. It will also focus on the role universities play in building a competitive and sustainable Europe, in collaboration with global partners. The 2021 EUA Annual Conference will feature sessions of various formats, including interactive audience participation, encouraging a rich exchange of experiences and good practices. Alongside the sessions on the conference theme, the event will also provide opportunities for networking and for learning more about diverse EUA projects and activities.

The event is of interest to university leadership and management, as well as academics. It also welcomes students, policy makers and other stakeholders in higher education, research and innovation. Various registration packages are available to guarantee that the event is accessible for all participants, with a reduced fee for EUA members. Registrations are now open until the start of the event.

For questions about the event, please contact EUA at Annual-Conference@eua.eu. To stay up to date on what awaits you at the EUA Annual Conference, follow #EUA2021AnnualConf on Twitter.

The 2021 EUA Annual Conference will take place on 22-23 April 2021. It will be hosted on an immersive online platform and participants will have access for more than two weeks, from 21 April until 7 May.

By registering to the 2021 EUA Annual Conference you will have exclusive access to all live sessions with high-level speakers, networking opportunities, project booths, webinar recordings and plenty of additional material for you to enjoy a full event experience. 

The cost per participant for EUA members is €90.
The cost per participant for non-members is €220.

 EUA offers discounts for members that register three or more participants from the same institution:

  • €10 discount on each registration for a group of 3 to 7 participants
  • €15 discount on each registration for a group of 8 to 10 participants

 EUA reserves the right to decline non-member registration requests if necessary. Students from member universities will be accepted.





Throughout the duration of the conference, virtual booths presenting a wide range of EUA projects and services will be open to any participant interested in finding out more.

Booths on the following topics will be open:

Information on how to access the various booths will be sent to conference participants in due time.

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