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EUA Newsletter 22   15 December 2011

EUA Annual Conference 2012: ‘The Sustainability of European Universities’, Warwick, UK (22-23 March 2012)

Registration is now open for EUA’s Annual Conference 2012 - “The Sustainability of European Universities” that will take place at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, from 22 to 23 March.

 

Photo: The University of WarwickIn the context of the major changes taking place in European higher education, the 2012 conference seeks to engage university leaders, policymakers and other stakeholders in rethinking higher education models. The objective is for universities to remain sustainable in the 21st century, in a world of mass higher education and growing pressures for them to carry out competitive, high-end research.

 

In the plenary sessions, a series of high-level keynote speakers (including philanthropist George Soros) will identify the most important elements of ‘sustainability’ for individual universities and for the sector as a whole. Working group sessions will enable participants to discuss in more depth specific issues affecting sustainability such as financing and tuition fees, sustainable campuses and collaborative research models.

 

This event will therefore be an opportunity for EUA members and the wider higher education community to consider institutional, national and European strategies and action that can be implemented by individual universities to promote sustainable and successful European universities.

 

EUA members are also invited to the General Assembly, which will take place in the morning of 22 March, where they will be updated on key EUA activities.

 

The deadline for the early registration fee is 10 February 2012. After this date, late registration fees will apply.

 

A provisional programme and further information on the conference are available on the EUA conference website.

 

Photo: The University of Warwick, UK

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