In response to the Covid-19 crisis, higher education institutions around the world adjusted their activities to an emergency online mode in the first half of 2020. As institutions have the main responsibility for the quality assurance of their provision, this sudden shift has raised questions around the effectiveness, relevance and flexibility of internal quality assurance arrangements.
The 2020 EUA Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Group on “Environmental sustainability of learning and teaching” discussed how learning and teaching can embrace and promote sustainability, and whether existing approaches to learning and teaching are sustainable.
This is the first briefing in a new EUA series focused on evolving university governance. The present publication explores the governance set-up of the European University Alliances formed under the EU’s European Universities Initiative.
This EUA policy input aims to inform the upcoming European Commission Communication on a global approach to research, education, innovation and youth. Expected in April, the Communication is intended to give direction to the EU’s international academic collaborations as the new generation of EU funding programmes such as Horizon Europe and Erasmus+ are launched and negotiations on the association of third countries continue.
The 2020 EUA Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Group on “Meeting skills and employability demands” explored how universities can ensure that their study programmes reflect the dynamic demands of society and the labour market, and address skills demands throughout the student experience.
Tento kľúčový dokument je výsledkom rozsiahlych konzultácií a rokovaní s členmi a partnermi EUA počas šesťmesačného obdobia v roku 2020. Presadzuje víziu odolných a efektívnych univerzít slúžiacich európskym spoločnostiam smerom k lepšej budúcnosti.
The 2020 EUA Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Group on “Approaches in learning and teaching to promoting equity and inclusion” explored how universities can best support inclusion and equity and accommodate the different backgrounds, needs and aspirations of students through various approaches, initiatives and methods.
This seminal document is the result of extensive consultations and deliberations with EUA members and partners over a six-month period in 2020. It sets out a vision of resilient and effective universities, serving Europe’s societies towards a better future.
In late December 2020, the European Union and the United Kingdom concluded a Trade and Cooperation Agreement, setting the framework for their future cooperation in the post-Brexit era. To better understand the new relationship, EUA has prepared this briefing on the specific implications for universities. It covers EU programmes, travel, data protection and private provision of education services.
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.