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EUA and EARMA organise a seminar on higher education contribution to cooperation for development at the European Parliament

21 September 2017

Together with the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA), EUA organises a seminar entitled “Higher education cooperation for development and sustainable development goals: meeting global and regional challenges”. The seminar will be hosted by MEP Bogdan Brunon Wenta, and will take place on 18 October (14.30 – 16.30) at the European Parliament in Brussels.

This seminar aims to raise awareness of the essential contribution that the higher education sector and research institutes make together, as key actors in research and innovation capacity building, contributors to national human resources development, and education providers. In its previous work on universities and cooperation for development, EUA has advocated that cooperation for development can, and should, be considered as an important element of the internationalisation agenda of European universities which play a role in associating with institutions from developing countries. Furthermore, today’s higher education and research challenges in Europe would gain from being addressed with global partners, including developing and emerging countries across the world. 

The seminar will offer African, German, Dutch and Belgian examples of how higher education and research make a difference in the cooperation for development agenda. It will also bring together a panel to discuss possibilities of agenda for action with European policy makers. The target audience will be a mix of representatives from universities or research institutes, education and research associations, NGOs active in cooperation for development, national or regional authorities’ representatives, policy makers at the European level, and any other stakeholder interested in the topic.    

The programme of the event is available. The event is free of charge, but registration is required to gain access to the European Parliament. 

European University Association (EUA)

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