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EUA Newsletter 21   12 December 2014

New project seeks to mobilise universities’ expertise in energy-related research and education

A new project, implemented by EUA in partnership with KU Leuven, representing the universities in EIT KIC InnoEnergy, is seeking to facilitate energy-related research, education and training activities at European universities.

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New EUA report analyses "Excellence" funding schemes in Europe and their impact on universities

EUA has published a new report that examines "excellence schemes", public funding schemes which have as their main objective the fostering of excellence in the university sector, and their impact on universities in Europe.

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IEP inclusion in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) renewed until 2019

EUA’s Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP) is pleased to announce that its application to renew its inclusion in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) has been successful. IEP will now be listed on the EQAR until 2019.

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Policy and Projects News

Developments in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks

On behalf of its membership, EUA monitors international trade agreements that the European Commission negotiates on behalf of EU member states with third country partners and regions, and their potential impact for European universities.

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Events News

Responsible Partnering: Science and Business Research Collaboration in Europe Today

Over 60 representatives from different research stakeholder organisations (including universities, industry, research and technology organisations and public authorities) gathered in Brussels on 3 December for a workshop on the theme “Responsible Partnering: Science and Business Research Collaboration in Europe Today”, jointly organised by EUA, the European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA), and the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO).

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Workshop on the Doctorate in the Arts

On 28 November, an invited group of leaders from arts academies and universities met at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland to discuss the doctorate in the arts. The event included keynote presentations from the ORPHEUS Institute in Ghent, Belgium, and from the Conservatoire of Music Vincenzo Bellini Palermo, Italy, but was mostly based on interactive discussions concerning the principles and practices of doctoral education in the arts.

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Member and Partners News

Season's Greetings from EUA


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