During the autumn of 2021, EUA will organise a series of webinars that look at how geopolitics is changing and what this means for universities. The webinars will serve to inform participants about European-level policy discussions as well as to provide an opportunity to discuss these issues in an online format.
7 October - 14.00 CEST
The world of academic international cooperation is changing. As geopolitical tensions have grown over the past years, the many links that universities have across the world have increasingly been questioned. International academic cooperation continues to be a prerequisite for quality in universities. However, the political discourse has become cautious with concepts like strategic autonomy, foreign interference and technological sovereignty, which point towards Europe being more protective than before. Moreover, there is a clear aim at controlling key technologies in competition with other parts of the world, and there are worries in Europe about how new discoveries are used by authoritarian regimes.
This EUA webinar aims to provide insight into these issues and discuss how the need for global cooperation in academia can be reconciled with an increasingly tense geopolitical situation.
Registrations for this webinar are now closed. You can still register for Webinar II: Transatlantic relations and Webinar III: Risk assessment for international partnerships of this webinar series. Registrations will remain open until the day of the event and are free of charge.
Moderated by Thomas Jørgensen, Senior Policy Coordinator at European University Association