• Digital skills – improving their provision

    16 Sep 2022 Policy input Digital transition

    The European Commission is developing a set of non-binding commitments for EU member states regarding the provision of digital skills. This policy input summarises EUA’s input ahead of an eventual Council recommendation and recalls the critical importance of digital skills for a successful digital transformation.

  • Digital education - enabling factors for success

    16 Sep 2022 Policy input Universities of the future, Digital transition

    The European Commission is developing a set of non-binding commitments for EU member states regarding enabling factors for digital education. This policy input summarises EUA’s input ahead of an eventual Council recommendation, which the Association hopes will stimulate a broader debate about the place and role of universities in the digital transformation.

  • Recognition of Professional Qualifications

    14 Jul 2022 Briefing Employability & qualifications

    This briefing reports on recent developments affecting Europe’s recognition regimes – both professional and academic.

  • EUA response to the European Commission’s New European Innovation Agenda

    06 Jul 2022 Position Green transition, EU Research & Innovation Programmes, European Innovation Ecosystems, Digital transition

    The European University Association welcomes the European Commission’s Communication on A New European Innovation Agenda, notably as an overarching innovation agenda is needed to tackle specific bottlenecks which stunt Europe’s innovation performance, and to achieve consistency and effective implementation of the various tools available for this purpose.

  • Building the Foundations of Research

    22 Jun 2022 Position Doctoral Education

    The EUA Council for Doctoral Education has developed this publication at a time when global challenges such as the climate crisis and the need to build a more sustainable planet, together with emerging opportunities (e.g. digitalisation), have led universities to a deep reflection on how doctoral education can further progress and remain open and observant of the core values of academia.

  • The European University Association welcomes the adoption by the Council of the European Union of the Conclusions on research assessment and implementation of Open Science.

  • Considerations for a “European degree”

    25 May 2022 Policy input Bologna Process, European Education Area

    Amid renewed political interest in transnational university collaboration, notably joint educational provision, the European Commission has indicated that it will test possible criteria for a European label for joint programmes via an upcoming pilot. In this policy input, EUA highlights several key principles that should be considered.

  • In recent years, co-tutelles de thèse have become increasingly popular among universities in Europe in the area of doctoral education as one of the main components of their internationalisation strategies.

  • Improved recognition: A self-assessment tool

    13 May 2022 Report Quality Assurance, Employability & qualifications

    This self-assessment tool was developed by the European University Association (EUA) in partnership with the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), the Spanish Rectors’ Conference (Crue) and the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education (Nuffic) in the context of the Erasmus+ co-funded “Spotlight on recognition” project.

  • Impact of the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine on the Ukrainian higher education sector

    25 Apr 2022 Briefing European support to Ukrainian higher education community

    This brief provides a snapshot of how the Russian Federation’s invasion is impacting Ukraine’s university sector, and the measures taken by Ukrainian authorities and the higher education sector. It also looks into how the European Union and the European higher education community have responded.

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