“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.
26 Jan 2023
26 Jan 2023
Setting the stage for digitally enhanced higher education [Op-ed]
Beyond getting the technology in place, digitally enhanced learning and teaching (DELT) in higher education requires considerable resources and engagement, strategy and leadership. In this article for University World News, EUA’s Michael Gaebel draws on lesson from the DIGI-HE project’s efforts to support and foster strategic approaches.
11 Jan 2023
06 Jan 2023
Establishing a framework for a shared culture of well-being
As places of teaching and learning, how can universities tangibly create a culture of togetherness and well-being? Here, Jochen Schellinger explains Bern University of Applied Sciences’ efforts to do so through the development of a Code of Conduct based on visionary strategic guiding principles.
14 Dec 2022
13 Dec 2022
Universities, the energy crisis and the cost-cutting trap [Op-ed]
With multi-fold increases in energy bills being felt across Europe, is this one crisis too many for universities? For University World News, EUA’s Enora Bennetot Pruvot and ACA’s Veronika Kupriyanova explore the impact of the energy crisis on the sector and the support needed to maintain the quality of research and teaching.
09 Nov 2022
27 Oct 2022
European Universities Initiative demands system-level reforms [Op-ed]
If we want universities to make a leap in transnational cooperation, policymakers must take their own leap in implementing reforms that work towards creating the necessary framework conditions. In Research Europe, Anna-Lena Claeys-Kulik and Enora Bennetot Pruvot elaborate on EUA’s latest findings on the European Universities Initiative.
20 Oct 2022
17 Oct 2022
The irrelevance of “university values”
The widespread embrace of “university values” is problematic and distracts from the central value of our profession: academic freedom. Building on his contribution to a debate at EUA’s 2022 Annual Conference, Carsten A. Holz argues that rather than grandstanding with “university values” university managers ought to protect academic freedom, including through implementing good governance principles.