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EUA Webinar: “Universities Supporting Social Inclusion”

The EUA webinar on 25 January 2017 will explore how universities can engage in and support social inclusion.


25 January 2017

  • Universities are vital in providing social mobility and inclusion at a number of levels. In an increasingly complex society, universities provide high-level skills, thinking, and methods that are ever more requested on the labour market. University education is also driving civil participation, innovation and entrepreneurship, empowering graduates to become open and engaged citizens. At the same time, massification of higher education means that student populations have become more diverse, which requires specific policies for universities in terms of for example outreach, admission, and retention. These trends, and the potential of universities, have been emphasised by the influx of refugees, which have prompted institutions across Europe to establish targeted initiatives for integration.

    The webinar will explore how universities can engage in and support social inclusion. It will feature an overview over European trends as well as practical examples and the opportunity for discussion.

    The webinar has taken place from 14.00 to 15.00 CET. To view the recording of the webinar, please click here.

    Introduction from EUA: Social Inclusion in Europe’s Universities – general trends

    Social inclusion and social relevance of higher education

    Maurice Crul, Free University Amsterdam

    A national case study – Ireland
    Lewis Purser, Irish Universities Association

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