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EUA Newsletter 6   22 March 2013

ALFA PUENTES project: Advances in qualification frameworks and mobility strategies in Latin America

Two “sub-regional” Latin American workshops were held in Mendoza, Argentina and in Tegucigalpa, Honduras in the first two weeks of March, examining mobility strategies and qualifications frameworks respectively.


Part of the ALFA PUENTES project, these two events contributed to the sub-regional projects of the university associations of Central America and Mercosur, and also welcomed a selected number of European experts to share experiences.


In Mendoza, Argentina on 5-6 March, the University of Cuyo and the Argentinian University Council (CIN) welcomed vice-rectors, heads of international offices and several representatives of national education ministries of Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay to discuss three themes of research interest to the region: the relationship of mobility to employability of graduates, quality of programmes and regional integration.
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Vacancy: EUA Director, Research and Innovation

EUA is currently seeking a Director, Research and Innovation who will take responsibility for the Association’s research and innovation activities upon the retirement of the current Deputy Secretary General, Dr John Smith, at the end of 2013. The Director will be responsible for the planning and implementation of all relevant activities, including policy and project development, external fundraising and cooperation with other relevant European organisations, and also plays an important representative role on behalf of EUA at conferences, meetings and events in Brussels and across Europe. More information is available on the EUA website. The deadline for applications is 3 May 2013.

Policy and Projects News

ATHENA project: launch of website and first Moldovan event

EUA launches this week a new website dedicated to the ATHENA project. The website will track the development of the project, which aims to contribute to the development, reform and modernisation of higher education systems in Moldova, Ukraine and Armenia.
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Update on developments in the Bologna Process

Last year’s Bologna Process Ministerial Conference in Romania, and the resulting Communiqué, set out a number of goals with regard to the future development of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
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Research Policy Working Group holds Dialogue on University-Industry Collaboration

At its recent meeting on 7 March, EUA’s Research Policy Working Group welcomed as its invited guest Leopold Demiddeleer, Director of Solvay Future Businesses, and President of the European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA).

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Events News

Call for contributions: 8th European Quality Assurance Forum, Gothenburg, Sweden (21-23 November 2013)

EUA is pleased to announce that the 8th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) will take place at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, on 21-23 November 2013.
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Call for applications to host 7th EUA Council for Doctoral Education Annual Meeting in 2014

The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) has published a call for interest to host its seventh Annual Meeting in June 2014 and would like to encourage its members to submit a declaration of interest before the deadline of 1 May 2013.
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News from Brussels

Update on EU long-term budget negotiations (MFF)

In a resolution adopted on 13 March, the European Parliament reacted to the conclusions of the February meeting of the EU heads of state and government (European Council) in relation to the next long-term EU budget (2014-2020), the so-called Multiannual Financial Framework.

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Member and Partners News

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