2022 was a year of concerted action to achieve EUA’s objectives on behalf of its membership, following the publication of “Universities without walls – a vision for 2030” during the preceding year. After a year defined by shared values, this Annual Report outlines EUA’s principal efforts and achievements in 2022, including notable new work in areas such as research assessment reform, digital transformation and sustainability.
The war in Ukraine was front and centre from February onwards, as EUA sought to help channel a wave of solidarity from the European higher education community with colleagues in Ukraine. And as university communities across Europe emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic, an important feature of 2022 for the Association was exploring new ways of working and capitalising on the lessons learnt during the challenges of the past two years. The 2022 EUA Annual Conference – EUA’s first large in-person event since the onset of the pandemic – was a particular highlight, providing the welcome opportunity to re-connect with members and partners.