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2021: A year of renewed confidence for universities|
Michael Murphy, President of the European University Association
We enter into a New Year, a world more enriched and more impoverished than just 12 months ago. We have endured great loss of life, a heavy burden of illness and deep economic shock. Yet, lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic have imbued our societies with renewed hope, with evidence that humanity has extraordinary resilience and that we enjoy formidable capacity to overcome great challenges. In the past year, science has delivered on its promises, Europe’s universities among the foremost, while our academies have transformed, embracing flexibility, collaboration and experimented like never before. This article by the EUA President highlights how the future now offers more possibilities than ever seemed feasible.