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EUA Newsletter 2   24 January 2014

Register for EUA’s Annual Conference, Brussels, Belgium (3-4 April 2014)

EUA is pleased to announce that registration is now open for EUA’s Annual Conference 2014 that will take place at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium from 3 to 4 April 2014. The theme of the conference is “Changing Landscapes in Learning and Teaching”.


© Université libre de BruxellesEuropean higher education has been in constant flux for well over a decade. However, some voices are predicting that the real revolution still lies ahead, with MOOCs, growth in private for-profit providers and increased global competition given as evidence that disruptive change is already underway. Which trends are transforming learning and teaching, and how should European universities respond?


EUA’s 2014 Annual Conference will explore innovative teaching approaches, and consider their implications for the organisation of learning and teaching processes in the years to come.


High-level speakers from Europe, Brazil and China will reflect on the opportunities and challenges facing institutions in Europe and other world regions, and on the impact of mobility and internationalisation on learning and teaching in universities in Europe.


Confirmed speakers include: leaders of European universities; representatives from the European Commission, and the European Students’ Union; the former Chairwoman of the Higher Education Secretariat, Ministry of Education, Brazil; and the President of Beihang University in China. The full preliminary conference programme can be downloaded here.


The conference will provide a forum for university leaders and senior managers and other HE stakeholders to exchange experiences of present challenges, discuss future strategies for responding to pressures for change, and thus anticipate tomorrow’s educational needs.


EUA members are also invited to attend the EUA General Assembly prior to the main conference.


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


Photo: © Université libre de Bruxelles

Policy and Projects News

EUA participates in the Information and Strategy Day of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK)

Last week (16-17 January), the HRK organised an Information and Strategy day for heads of German universities at the University of Luxembourg on the theme “The German Universities in the European Research Area (ERA). How should we prepare ourselves?”
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EUA briefing note on amendments to Directive on recognition of professional qualifications

Following the review of Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications, the amending Directive (2013/55/EU) was published in the Official Journal at the end of December 2013.
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Events News

2nd Arab-Euro Conference on Higher Education, Amman, Jordan (10-12 June, 2014)

EUA invites its members to participate in and actively contribute to the 2nd Arab-Euro Conference on Higher Education (AECHE) that will take place in Amman, Jordan, from 10 to 12 June 2014.
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News from Brussels

Towards an EU ‘Mobility Scoreboard’: new Eurydice publication

In response to the 2011 Council of the European Union Recommendation on promoting the learning mobility of young people, the Eurydice network* has published a feasibility report “Towards a Mobility Scoreboard: Conditions for Learning Abroad in Europe”, which covers 33 countries (including all 28 EU member states) and has the reference year 2011/2012.
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Brussels in brief: updates on EU activities

The European Commission has last week published its first edition of the European Research Area newsletter. It has also appointed three new members of the European Research Council (ERC) Scientific Council, the governing body of the ERC.
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Member and Partners News

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