“Expert Voices” is an online platform featuring original commentary and analysis on the higher education and research sector in Europe. It offers EUA experts, members and partners the opportunity to share their expertise and perspectives in an interactive and flexible exchange on key topics in the field.
All views expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of EUA.
07 Jun 2022
Where does Europe stand in global discussions on higher education?
In May 2022, the world of higher education met for the first UNESCO World Higher Education Conference in over a decade. Here, after returning from the event in Barcelona, EUA’s Thomas Jørgensen recaps several key takeaways and reflects on what we in Europe can both contribute to and learn from these discussions of a worldwide scope.
30 May 2022
Making mobility more inclusive: towards more targeted support for disadvantaged students
Enhancing the social dimension of higher education has been a central pillar of the Bologna Process since its inception. The Rome Communiqué of 2020 and Erasmus+ 2021-2027 both place inclusion firmly at the centre of policy priorities for international mobility. Here, Valérie Van Hees presents the results of a recent study on “Making mobility programmes more inclusive” as well as related tools and strategies.
19 May 2022
How can we build our capacity to recognise academic qualifications - and why should we?
Achieving and maintaining compliance with internationally accepted recognition procedures is a necessary task for higher education institutions. EUA Senior Adviser Howard Davies highlights rapid changes in the recognition landscape, why the recognition processes in place at institution level need to be kept in a state of readiness and how self-assessment can contribute to institutional capacity-building.
12 May 2022
Hope-based leadership: a new vision for higher education institutions
Leaders must respond to the unprecedented challenges facing the higher education system. In these times of uncertainty, hope is the fundamental leadership driver that will help our institutions to remain relevant in our societies. To develop hope-based leadership, we need to answer questions regarding the origin, vision and realisation of this hope.
21 Apr 2022
Public funding of universities in Europe: challenges and tensions
Higher education systems across Europe currently use a variety of funding instruments, with increasing levels of complexity evident. This piece highlights some of the main issues involved, as described in the EUA study “Allocating core public funding to universities in Europe: state of play & principles”.
20 Apr 2022
08 Apr 2022
16 Mar 2022
How national initiatives can enhance learning and teaching in Europe
National, system-level initiatives can support and enhance learning and teaching, as highlighted in the study National Developments in Learning and Teaching in Europe. While higher education institutions themselves are on the frontline for organising and implementing strategies and practices for their academic communities, this article describes drivers and enablers that clearly point to the role national authorities and structures can play.
10 Mar 2022
23 Feb 2022