“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 Mar 2019
Women in university leadership: subtle leaks in the pipeline to the top
While more women are making their way to the highest levels of academic leadership in Europe, the numbers are still shaky and many obstacles remain in their way. Martine Rahier and Lidia Borrell Damian of the European University Association lay down the hard numbers on this topic and propose solutions to propel women to top institutional positions.
28 Nov 2018
Horizon Europe and the European Research Area: difficult negotiations, high expectations
In uncertain times with anti-EU movements and Brexit negotiations, the EU institutions must make an effort to reach an agreement on Horizon Europe. EUA’s Lidia Borrell-Damian talks about the key amendments that need to be made to the current proposal to ensure that the programme is best designed to benefit Europe’s societies. This editorial was first published on the Athens University of Economics and Business newspaper.
20 Sep 2018
02 May 2018
After Horizon 2020: Envisioning a new kind of impact by linking research, innovation and education
As Europe decides how to best invest in the future of research and innovation, it is clear that Horizon 2020’s successor will need more funding. It is also quite certain that its design must be more efficient and simple in its bureaucratic burdens. However, what might be less obvious in our journey to improve the next EU Framework Programme is the potential impact that lies in strengthening links between research, innovation and education
06 Apr 2018
After Horizon 2020: Linking research, innovation and education
Director of Research and Innovation, European University Association, Lidia Borrell-Damián shares her thoughts on what lies ahead after Horizon 2020, in which she envisions a new kind of impact by linking research, innovation and education. This article was first published on Open Access Government on 6 April 2018.
05 Oct 2016
The importance of Open Science for Europe’s universities
The European University Association (EUA) and its Expert Group on ‘Science 2.0/Open Science’ are supporting universities in Europe in the transition to Open Science. Here, Lidia Borrell-Damián, Director of Research and Innovation explains how. This article was first published on Open Access Government on 5 October 2016.