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EUA is mapping the situation of researchers at risk and of the institutions that host or employ them via two surveys.Read more
The call for contributions to the 2020 EUA Funding Forum is now open. The event will be hosted by the University of Belgrade on 24 and 25 September 2020 in Serbia.Read more
The call for contributions for the 2020 European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) is now out.Read more
The concept of evidence-based learning and teaching is complex and multifaceted. The EUA Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Group on “Evidence-based approaches to learning and teaching” understands it as connecting learning and teaching to evidence-based methods, strategies and processes through the cultivation of an institutional culture that is committed to continuous improvement of student learning.
Assessment is an essential and influential element in the learning journey of all students. There is commitment across universities to promoting a holistic assessment design, based on co-creation between students and academic staff. Nevertheless, the design and implementation of student assessment remain challenging.
The Swedish Bibsam Consortium is taking a leading role in the transition to Open Access and aims to switch from “read-and-publish” agreements to “pure publish” deals after 2024. This next generation of contracts will ensure transparency in pricing, be more cost-effective and have fewer transaction costs than the current, single-paper charging system. Financial transactions will no longer occur between the author and the editor or journal, removing concerns about potential incentives for lax quality control.
While Europe discusses its data strategy, the digital transformation must be on the radar of universities. Digital skills, the infrastructure and support for “FAIR” research data management, and the European Open Science Cloud are crucial elements to foster more digital science, argues EUA expert Lennart Stoy.
On 26 February, EUA hosted the first workshop of the newly launched EOSC Skills and Training Working Group, to discuss a work plan for 2020 and strategies to bridge European and national activities. Co-chaired by Vinciane Gaillard (EUA) and Natalia Manola (OpenAIRE), the Working Group includes experts nominated by Member States and EOSC projects.
SOS International launched the world’s biggest survey on students’ opinions on sustainability, open from 1 to 30 April 2020 to anyone currently enrolled in a higher education institution. The survey is available in Arabic, Bosnian-Croatian-Montenegrin-Serbian, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.