“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.
24 Feb 2021
Is Europe ready for a post-crisis online reform project?
When Covid-19 forced universities to quickly switch to online and blended learning and teaching, the European University Association was already deep into the preparation of a study on the topic. This article looks at the experience of digital learning and teaching before and during the crisis, what has been accomplished and what challenges likely await.
22 Sep 2020
EU-guaranteed student loans: A means to enhance international degree mobility?
As part of the Erasmus+ programme, the European Union launched the Master Student Loan Guarantee Facility in 2015. At the time, it was fresh and ambitious, but certainly not uncontested. However, it has not received much public attention since. Now, with the next generation of programmes about to start, loan facilities are destined to play a bigger role – but not under Erasmus+. EUA experts Luisa Bunescu and Michael Gaebel look at the lessons learnt and provide some ideas for future implementation.
25 Jun 2020
2020: the year of European virtual mobility?
In the coming academic year, virtual mobility might be the only reliable option for some institutions in the fallout of the Covid-19 crisis. EUA expert Michael Gaebel gives a vision for the future of Erasmus+ virtual mobility and explains why 2020 is the year to advance this agenda.
28 May 2020
24 Apr 2020
18 Mar 2019
21 Feb 2019
Enhancing Learning and Teaching Beyond Good Intentions
Addressing the lack of recognition for the value of effective teaching requires more than making participation in teaching enhancement yet another requirement for academics, writes EUA Director, Higher Education Policy, Michael Gaebel in Inside Higher Ed.
08 Dec 2017
20 Mar 2017
How Erasmus+ could benefit refugees
The European Commission’s Erasmus+ mid-term review must consider how to harness the potential of the scheme in addressing Europe’s shifting realities. Providing grants to refugee students and academics is one way to start, writes Michael Gaebel. This article was first published on Euractiv on 20 March 2017.
23 Feb 2017