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EUA Newsletter 14   26 August 2011

Call for applications to join the EUA-CDE Steering Committee

The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) was established in 2008 as an independent EUA membership service, designed to create a strong voice for European universities on doctoral education both inside Europe and internationally and to contribute to enhancing the visibility of doctoral schools and programmes. EUA-CDE now gathers together around 200 of EUA’s members.


The Council for Doctoral Education’s activities are managed independently through a Steering Committee whose members are formally appointed by the EUA Board. A member of the EUA Board also serves as an ex-officio member of the Steering Committee.


EUA-CDE is currently looking to appoint new members to the Committee as from 2012, to replace outgoing members. The Committee convenes four to five times a year; and prepares and implements the CDE work programme together with the secretariat and advises on topics of interest and future activities. To select a shortlist of candidates the EUA Board has established a Search Committee, chaired by Professor Giuseppe Silvestri (the ex-officio EUA Board member).


Candidates interested in the position should fulfil the criteria set out in this document and should send a short CV and cover letter to Thomas Jorgensen ( by 10 October 2011.

EQAR Committee upholds IEP appeal

Earlier this year, EUA’s Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP) announced that it was appealing against the decision of the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) to reject its application to join the register.
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Policy and Projects News

EUIMA – Full Costing organises next study visit: application deadline 9 September 2011

As part of the EUIMA – Full Costing project which aims to enhance the development of full costing in European universities, EUA has launched a Call for Expressions of Interest to participate in the third study visit to the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom on 25-27 October 2011.
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Reminder: Call for participation in the pilot of the Mobility Mapping Tool

EUA and a consortium of partners is inviting 30 European universities of diverse profiles to scrutinise and develop their strategic approach(es) to student and staff mobility and the respective data collection that this entails. Participating universities will undergo a ‘self-audit’ facilitated through an online mobility mapping tool, peer review and practice-sharing.
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New ‘EUDIS’ follow-up publication available

EUA and the Bavarian State Institute for Higher Education Research and Planning (IHF), partner to the EUDIS (European Universities Diversifying Income Streams) project, have jointly produced a special edition of the academic journal “Beiträge zur Hochschulforschung” (Contributions to Higher Education Research), focusing on income diversification for universities.


This issue is a collection of articles whose authors have been involved in the EUDIS project. The publication complements EUA’s report by exploring case studies that illustrate some of the major findings of the EUDIS project.


The publication is available here.

Events News

Dates for the diary: upcoming EUA events in 2011/12

EUA members and other higher education stakeholders will be able to take part in a number of events in the coming months that have been developed to respond to the needs of different sectors of the higher education community.
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News from Brussels

Commission consultation on modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive closing soon

The European Commission (DG Internal Market and Services) has recently published a Green Paper on the modernisation of Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications. To pave the way for draft legislation later in the year, it has also opened a public consultation.
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Commission announces funding for Tempus Programme

The European Commission has announced this summer that it will allocate €47 million under the Tempus Programme to support higher education projects in the European Neighbourhood countries and Russia. This allocation for Tempus represents an increase of almost €17 million in comparison to last year's programme, the Commission said.
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Member and Partners News

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