EUA webinar series: A new world? Universities in changing international relations

During the autumn of 2021, EUA organised a series of webinars that looked at how geopolitics is changing and what this means for universities. The webinars served to inform participants about European-level policy discussions as well as provided an opportunity to discuss these issues in an online format.

3 November - 16.00 CET

North America remains the main cooperation partner for European universities. After years of difficult relations at the political level, there is a new appetite for closer cooperation between the EU and the US on both sides of the Atlantic. This political cooperation aims to also include coordination in technology policies in a time when knowledge has increasingly become a geopolitical asset.

On the anniversary of the election of Joe Biden as US president, this EUA webinar provided perspectives on cooperation between universities, as well as presented the work done at the European level to facilitate EU-US academic cooperation.

A recording of the webinar is available on our EUA Youtube Channel.


  • Martin Penny, Head of Unit International Cooperation I (Europe, Amercas, thematic coherence) - DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
  • Karen DePauw, Outgoing Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education at Virginia Tech
  • Rasmus LarsenProvost, Executive Vice President at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) 

Moderated by Thomas Jørgensen, Senior Policy Coordinator at European University Association

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