“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.
17 Oct 2019
16 Oct 2019
Why we continue to discuss university autonomy and academic freedom
University autonomy and academic freedom should be more than topics of proclamation and celebration. Sijbolt Noorda, President of the Magna Charta Observatory, discusses why they should be lived in the realities of university life and actively promoted worldwide – especially as they are being challenged in new ways and with greater intensity.
15 Oct 2019
24 Sep 2019
Four steps to keep the EU’s heart pumping via knowledge and science
The new European Commission must make research, education and innovation a priority as it sets out the roadmap for the next five years. In Science Business, EUA President Michael Murphy presents a simple four-step outline on how to fuel the ambitious agenda and face environmental, social and economic challenges.
16 Sep 2019
Living university values – the perspective of the University of Bologna
Universities are based on and guided by values. It is vital that each institution declares them as principles of good practice and puts in place strategies to embrace and practice them. Francesco Ubertini tells us how living values at the University of Bologna means reconciling tradition with openness to a changing world.
13 Sep 2019
A fresh look at internal quality assurance
How can universities frame their internal quality assurance and shake up the image of the bureaucratic burden? EUA’s Tia Loukkola gives us three approaches and tells us why the most effective processes may not even be labelled as quality assurance.
06 Sep 2019
University efficiency: What’s on the horizon for research managers?
Efficiency is an important topic for all research universities with great potential to liberate resources for R&D and innovation. EUA’s Thomas Estermann and Veronika Kupriyanova discuss the USTREAM project and the collective role that institutional actors and research managers should play in mobilising efficiency efforts.
04 Sep 2019
03 Jul 2019
21 Jun 2019