“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.
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.
21 Nov 2019
Next steps on diversity
As societies transform, diversity is becoming a key concern for higher education institutions across Europe, impacting learning and teaching, research and institutional cultures. EUA’s Thomas E. Jørgensen and Anna-Lena Claeys-Kulik discuss data on the topic from 159 higher education institutions from 36 European countries, revealing common challenges and opportunities.
21 Jun 2019
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07 Apr 2019
Enabling frameworks: What universities need in the age of open innovation
Innovation is increasingly important for universities – as it is for society. Universities are one of the strands of the so-called “triple helix”, providing impactful research to sustain competitiveness and develop their mission of service to society. While the basic assumption is right – universities are key to innovation – it is central to have framework conditions that are fit to support innovation. This article was first published on University World News.