The authors of “Plan S” have published revised implementation guidelines. The initiative aims to boost Open Access in scholarly publishing by 2021. EUA welcomes the guidelines, in particular the additional principle on addressing the way research is assessed.
Over the last decade, policy makers and universities in Europe have been paying greater attention to efficiency and effectiveness in a more demanding higher education context. This study has been published under the USTREAM (Universities for Strategic, Efficient and Autonomous Management) project in order to discuss the concept and practice of efficiency from a university perspective.
In 2018, EUA worked with members to influence debates on the next generation of EU funding programmes for research and innovation, as well as for Erasmus+.
The comparative, cross-country study reviews the links between integration and higher education policies. It documents the conditions and circumstances for access, retention and completion of higher education for migrants from third countries, including those with a refugee status.
EUA and Science Europe have issued a joint statement on the need for research funders and research performing organisations as well as universities to combine their efforts to develop and implement more accurate, transparent and responsible approaches to scholarly research assessment.
The Second EUA Big Deals Survey Report is an updated mapping of major scholarly publishing contracts in Europe.
University mergers are a widely spread phenomenon in Europe. This briefing analyses the features of close to 130 cases of university mergers and clusters (since 2000) recorded in the EUA University Merger Tool, and identifies different patterns across the continent.
The fourth edition of the EUA Open Access Survey Report tracks European universities’ progress towards Open Access by looking at the degree to which they have implemented institutional policies and practices in the field.
This briefing is the first step towards EUA’s commitment to raise awareness and support universities by providing an overview of the key concepts, issues and actors involved in research assessment. It provides the state of play and connects discussions among researchers, universities and other research performing organisations, research funders and policymakers.