Connecting people, spaces and realities

The European Learning & Teaching Forum is an EUA event that provides an opportunity for participants to meet and discuss developments in learning and teaching at European universities. The Forum builds on EUA’s work with its member universities on this topic. Alongside the bottom-up approach, the Forum makes use of EUA’s extensive policy work in European higher education. The Forum is an ideal event for vice-rectors for academic affairs, deans, and management involved in learning and teaching. It also welcomes students, policy-makers and other stakeholders in higher education.

Through a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, the Forum provides a platform for discussion on how universities enhance learning and teaching, while also presenting the work of the 2022 EUA Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Groups.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF DEUSTO

The University of Deusto was inaugurated in 1886. The concerns and cultural interest of the Basque Country in having its own university, as well as the interest of the Jesuits in establishing higher studies in some part of the Spanish State coincided in its conception. Nowadays, Bilbao is the centre of a metropolitan area with more than one million inhabitants, a city traditionally open to Europe.

The central headquarters of the University of Deusto is located on the opposite side of the estuary, facing the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, an emblematic symbol of the significant transformation of Bilbao during the last three decades. In 1916, the “Universidad Comercial de Deusto” received a group of students who would be the first graduates in Economic Sciences in Spain.

Beyond individual projects and research, which is coordinated from chairs such as Law and the Human Genome, Leisure and Disabilities, there is a clear option for the social topics of interdependency, distribution of resources, migration, human rights, development, poverty and  environment, ethics and society at the university. Studies on cultural identity (individual and collective), and European integration processes are being carried out by various international research groups.

The institution is located on two campuses: Bilbao and San Sebastian with headquarters in Madrid and Vitoria. It counts 10,000 students, 600 professors and 1,200 invited professors. As a Jesuit University, Deusto is a part of an international network, formed by 202 educational institutions that provide a pedagogical tradition centred on the person as having essential value.

 

ABOUT BILBAO

A city with plenty of charisma and personality, it is traditional and avant-garde at the same time. From the narrow streets of the Casco Viejo (Old Town) to the Gran Vía and the New Bilbao, there is a whole world of history and legends that have turned the small port on the banks of the river into a world benchmark. A friendly space for those who are interested in innovation, architecture, art, technology, design, leisure, gastronomy and culture.

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao kicked off a ground swell of creativity that Bilbao has successfully used to create an innovative and contemporary architectural jigsaw, both in terms of the shapes and the use of materials. These universal works offer an overview of world architecture in the first decades of the 21st Century.

Finally, Bilbao is an international point of reference in terms of cuisine. The excellent restaurants, found throughout the city, transform good meals into an art form. Restaurants like Azurmendi, Mina and Nerua, Etxanobe and Zortziko are distinctive for their Michelin Stars - a symbol of creative gastronomy and haute cuisine.

 

 

EUA and its Learning & Teaching Steering Committee are inviting proposals for papers, workshops and practice presentations for the 2023 European Learning & Teaching Forum.

Get more information on how to submit proposal.

The Forum will be of interest to vice-rectors for academic affairs, deans, programme directors, academic staff and researchers focusing on learning and teaching. The Forum also welcomes the participation of students, policy makers and other stakeholders in higher education.

The early registration deadline is 20 December 2022. 

The final deadline for registration is 18 January 2023.

Registration fees

 CATEGORY 

 EARLY BIRD FEE 
 (until 20 December)

 STANDARD FEE
 (from 21 December) 

 EUA members

 €375.00

 €475.00

 EUA Member - group registration -15% *

 €318.75

 €403.75

 Non-members (academic/public sector)**

 €495.00

 €595.00

 Non-members (industry/private sector)

 €595.00

 €695.00

 Students***

 €190.00

 €190.00

Breakout session speakers (reduced fee) ****

 €290.00

 €290.00

 

*Group registration includes group of 3 to 7 participants from the same EUA member university. To benefit from this discount, a student must be included in the group.

**This category includes higher education institutions, public authorities and NGOs.
***If you select this category, the EUA Events Team will contact you so that you can provide an "EUA Student Certificate form", which has to be signed and stamped by your institution's secretariat.
**** This category applies only to people who have submit an application through the call and have been selected.

 

The registration fee includes attendance at the Forum, coffee breaks, lunches and the Forum dinner on Thursday, 2 February 2023. Participant fees do not cover travel, accommodation expenses.

EUA aims to ensure the participation of all members who wish to attend EUA events. However, each event has a limited capacity, and to guarantee a fair balance amongst countries and institutions, EUA may have to restrict attendance. As a result, EUA reserves the right to refuse registrations if there are too many participants from one institution. Priority will be given to those who register early. EUA will not be able to accept additional registrations once the event is full, even if this occurs before the registration deadline. 

Covid-19 rules
EUA reserves the right to modify the programme according to the sanitary situation at the time of the event and the number of registrants to the Forum. Measures will be taken according to the Spanish regulations at the time of the event. Please consult this tab to know more about conditions/restrictions to enter Spain.

Confirmation
Please note that by filling in the registration form for an event you agree to full payment of the registration fees. Your registration will be confirmed by email. Please wait for your confirmation before making any further arrangements.

Payment
Registrations will not be processed without payment. Payment has to be made upon confirmation and prior to the event by bank transfer or by credit card. The participant assumes full responsibility for paying all bank charges associated with the payment.

Cancellations
If a cancellation is received on or before 3 January 2023 an administration charge of 30% of the registration fee remains due. Any refunds will be made after the conference. Participants who cancel after 3 January 2023 or fail to attend, will be liable to pay the entire registration fee. Substitutes will be accepted at any time provided that EUA is informed of the change. Cancellations or changes must be sent in writing to the following email address: ltforum@eua.eu.

Liability

Neither EUA nor the University of Deusto will be liable for any losses, accidents or damage to persons or objects, regardless of the cause. Participants attend the Forum and all related events at their own risk and responsibility.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the EUA Events Team at ltforum@eua.eu.

Forum Venues

Forum sessions on 2 and 3 February 

University of Deusto
“La Literaria” building
Unibertsitate Etorb., 24
48007 Bilbao
Bizkaia, Spain

More information on the social programme (dinner of 2 February) will follow short 

For more information on how to get to the venue and practicalities for the Forum, please consult this document on how to get around the campus and things to know about the forum and its venue. 

Blocks of rooms are available at special rates for 2023 EUA FORUM at the following hotels in Bilbao: 

Please note the *deadline for the rooms blocked at each hotel in order to ensure your booking

Hotels in Bilbao

Single room   

Double room   

Deadline for the rooms blocked   

Mercure Jardines de Albia 4*    

95,00€

105,00€

December 1, 2022

Hesperia Bilbao 4*

94,50€

104,50€

October 1, 2022

Barceló Nervión 4*

88,00€

99,00€

December 15, 2022

Catalonia Gran Vía 4*

95,00€

105,00€

October 1, 2022

Vincci Consulado 4*

126,70€

138,90€

October 1, 2022

NH Bilbao Deusto 3*

88,00€

99,00€

January 7, 2023

Terms:

  • Hotels subject to availability when confirming the booking
  • Prices are shown per night, including breakfast (VAT included)
  • The hotels reserve the right to change rates after the deadline for the rooms blocked 
  • Important note: the booking will not be confirmed until the payment is made

 

Bookings:

Bookings must be made through Nautalia Travel Agency to be eligible for the special rates.

To proceed with the booking, please, send an email to deusto@nautaliaempresas.es with the following information:

  •  Indicate the reference EUA FORUM
  • Name and surname
  • Telephone
  • Email
  • Passport/DNI
  • Postal address to be shown on the payment invoice
  • Payment method: by credit card or bank transfer (after receiving this information the travel agency will contact you with the instructions on how to proceed with the payment)

Other types of accommodation: see Bilbao Turismo webpage

https://www.bilbaoturismo.net/BilbaoTurismo/en/tourists

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