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EUA Newsletter 22   17 December 2012

Register for EUA’s Annual Conference and General Assembly 2013, Ghent, Belgium (11-12 April 2013)

Registration is now open for EUA’s Annual Conference 2013 that will take place at Ghent University from 11 to 12 April 2013. The theme of the conference is ‘European Universities – Global Engagement’.

 

© Ghent University photo Hilde ChristiaensThe need to operate in a competitive international environment is no longer a concern for only a small number of elite universities. Rather, it has become a reality for the broad spectrum of European institutions, which affects all elements of the university mission. The EUA Annual Conference will provide a forum for participants to identify the institutional policies required to meet the challenges and reap the full benefits of further internationalisation.

 

In plenary and working group sessions, speakers from Europe and further afield will explore different drivers of the globalisation of higher education and the design and implementation of institutional internationalisation strategies. The conference will also address the profound changes taking place in the structure and form of national higher education systems and the extent to which these changes stem from pressure to make systems more efficient and internationally competitive.

 

There will also be the opportunity for further discussion of global rankings and their impact, with EUA’s second Rankings Review due to be published and presented at the event.

 

The EUA Annual Conference will bring together university leaders, researchers, students, policy makers and partner stakeholders.

 

EUA members are also encouraged to attend the EUA General Assembly prior to the main conference. This will include the election of three new members to the EUA Board.

 

To register or for more information, please visit the conference website.

 

Image: © Ghent University, photo Hilde Christiaens

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