“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.
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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.
08 Feb 2022
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30 Sep 2021
15 Jul 2021
Brexit and universities – The last pieces of the puzzle
From EU funding programmes, to travel and data transfer, the pieces of the puzzle are finally falling into place for universities post-Brexit. EUA’s Thomas Jorgensen provides an update on the situation, and a glance at what roadblocks may still lie ahead.
23 Jun 2021
A vision for multilateralism in research and innovation
The European Commission’s global approach to research and innovation is an ambitious vision for the whole global knowledge system. However, as this University World News article highlights, universities, in the end, will be the ones that make the vision into a reality.
15 Feb 2021
What does the future hold for Europe’s universities?
As the world faces complex challenges, universities are taking the time to reflect about the future strategically. How do we want Europe’s universities to look in ten years? What should be their role in society and how should their missions evolve? What are the core values and key conditions they need to retain? These are some of the key questions that EUA experts Thomas Jorgensen and Anna-Lena Claeys-Kulik address in this article highlighting the seminal EUA publication “Universities without walls – a vision for 2030”.
30 Oct 2020
Synergy or cacophony?
Creating European research and education areas requires a transparent and inclusive dialogue, says EUA senior policy coordinator Thomas Jørgensen.
12 May 2020
Universities initiative can thrive with the right support
Confinement due to the coronavirus is a great challenge for the international mobility of researchers and students, but international collaboration remains crucial for universities. EUA experts Thomas Jorgensen and Anna-Lena Claeys-Kulik discuss the results of a major survey on the importance of international strategic institutional partnerships for universities across Europe, including the European Universities Initiative.