20 May 2009 | Report

EUA Annual Report 2008

Lesley Wilson (EUA Secretary General), Andrew Miller (Text and coordination), Ulrike Reimann

This has been another exciting year in the development of the European University Association. Members voted in March to revise the organisation’s statutes in a move designed to enhance the impact of the association at the European level: enabling EUA to become an even stronger player, working on behalf of its members to influence the development of the European Higher Education and Research areas.


The new statutes clarify membership criteria to ensure that only universities offering quality-assured degree programmes from two or three of the Bologna cycles and with a significant research base are eligible for membership. Taking account of the changes in higher education systems taking place across Europe this means not only universities offering PhDs but also those able to demonstrate a strong research base in other ways are able to become members. I am pleased to say that a number of institutions have since taken the opportunity to join EUA and to take part in its numerous projects and activities.

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