• Recognition of professional qualifications

    21 Jan 2021 Briefing Brexit, Energy & Environment, Employability and qualifications, Covid-19 and universities, European Education Area

    In a wider context marked by the Covid-19 crisis, the transition to a digital and green economy, tensions over the rule of law in the EU and growing fragility among multilateral institutions, this EUA policy briefing brings clarity to the current landscape surrounding the recognition of professional qualifications.

  • Developing a high performance digital education ecosystem

    21 Jan 2021 Report Autonomy & Governance, Covid-19 and universities

    Digitally enhanced learning and teaching is widely used across the European Higher Education Area, with general acceptance growing over the years and institutions widely acknowledging the benefits it brings to the student experience. 

  • This report and the accompanying online repository bring together and analyse case studies in responsible academic career assessment. Gathered by EUA, together with the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Europe, the case studies serve as a source of inspiration for universities and other actors looking to improve their academic career assessment practices.

  • Perspectives on the new European Research Area from the university sector

    03 Dec 2020 Policy input Diversity & Inclusion, Doctoral Education, EU Research & Innovation Programmes, Funding, Open Science, European Innovation Ecosystems

    The process to renew the European Research Area (ERA) is gathering pace and is set to continue in the coming weeks, months and years. Building on previous policy positions, this policy input further expands EUA’s views on the new ERA and focuses on the topics that are most important to universities.

  • Taking the European Higher Education Area forward

    16 Nov 2020 Position Bologna Process

    EUA has been an active contributor to the Bologna Process since its start 20 years ago. The present position paper welcomes the recent progress in the development of the European Higher Education Area, on the occasion of the Bologna Process Ministerial Conference on 19 November.

  • On 30 September 2020, The European Commission published a Communication on “Achieving the European Education Area by 2025”. It outlines key EU actions in education for the next five years. EUA welcomes the Communication as an acknowledgement of the vital contribution of education to Europe’s identity, its future, and the sustainability and long-term resilience of its societies.

  • Researchers at Risk: Mapping Europe’s Response

    29 Oct 2020 Report Diversity & Inclusion

    Granting refuge and academic freedom to scholars and students, who had to flee persecution and wars in their home countries and regions, is an eminent function of universities. Over the past decades, the numbers of academics suffering from persecution world-wide has grown and applications for assistance to support organisations clearly exceed the number of placement positions and funding available.

  • In recent years, European universities and other stakeholders have taken interest in career tracking in doctoral education as one of the ways to better understand the potential professional future of doctoral candidates.

  • Public Funding Observatory 2020/2021: part 1

    22 Oct 2020 Report Funding, Covid-19 and universities

    This report provides a detailed picture of the immediate impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on university funding and offers insights into the implications expected in the future. It concludes with 10 key messages and a series of recommendations to universities and policy makers on how to mitigate the negative effects of the crisis and turn challenges into opportunities.

  • The new European Research Area: building capacity through dialogue

    15 Oct 2020 Position Autonomy & Governance, Diversity & Inclusion, EU Research & Innovation Programmes, European Education Area

    EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, during the European Research and Innovation Days in September 2020, stated that excellence and inclusiveness are two sides of the same coin in the new European Research Area (ERA). EUA welcomes the European Commission’s Communication “A new ERA for Research and Innovation” released on 30 September 2020 as a starting point to making this ambition a reality.

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