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EUA Newsletter 5   14 March 2014

Call for proposals: EUA Council for Doctoral Education Annual Meeting and 2nd EUA Funding Forum


EUA has published calls for proposals for two events that it will be organising later this year:  the Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) Annual Meeting that will take place at the University of Liverpool (UK) from 19 to 20 June 2014; and the 2nd EUA Funding Forum that will take place at the University of Bergamo (Italy) from 9 to 10 October 2014.


EUA-CDE Annual Meeting: This two-day event, bringing together different stakeholders in doctoral education, will focus on the theme “Doctoral Education: Thinking globally, acting locally”. EUA-CDE is therefore inviting proposals for presentations on topics related to implementing internationalisation strategies, and the challenges of managing international doctoral programmes. More information on how to submit a proposal, by 2 April, is available in the call for presentations.


The theme of EUA’s 2nd Funding Forum in October will be “designing strategies for efficient funding of higher education”. The event will combine practice-oriented discussions with presentations of current developments in higher education funding. Proposals for presentations in the parallel sessions are invited within the following broad areas: performance-based funding; mergers and other concentration measures; funding for excellence (excellence schemes and competitive funding) and efficiency measures. More information is available in the call for contributions and the deadline for abstract submission is 5 May.


Further information about both events will be published in the EUA newsletter and website. EUA would also like to remind members that the call for proposals for the 9th European Quality Assurance Forum, that will take place at the University of Barcelona, Spain, from 13 to 15 November 2014, is still open.

Policy and Projects News

EUA support for the ‘Appeal for an Open European Higher Education Area’ published by Swiss universities and research organisations

Swiss organisations active in higher education and research, including university and student associations, have launched an appeal and online petition for an “open European Higher Education Area”.
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Armenian university leaders discuss priorities for autonomy reform at ATHENA Workshop

The ATHENA project, which aims to foster sustainable and autonomous higher education systems in the Eastern Neighbourhood area, held its final Country Workshop last week at Yerevan State University in Armenia.
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EUA at the Innovation Convention: The ERA partnership and university-business collaborations

EUA was involved in two sessions at the European Commission’s Innovation Convention this week in Brussels (10-11 March). As part of the EU’s Innovation Union flagship initiative, the Innovation Convention aims to provide a platform for different stakeholders to debate and inform policies that will contribute towards the building of a research and innovation eco-system in Europe that can support this objective.
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Events News

Last chance to register for the EUA Annual Conference 2014 (3-4 April 2014)

Registration for the EUA Annual Conference 2014 will be open until 21 March 2014. This year’s event, taking place at the Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, from 3 to 4 April is titled “Changing Landscapes in Learning and Teaching”.
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News from Brussels

Brussels in Brief: updates on EU developments related to education and research

The European Commission has published the latest editions of its Innovation Union and Regional Innovation Scoreboards which look at innovation performance in EU member states and regions. Meanwhile, the European Parliament has voted on draft rules relating to the conditions of entry and residence for non-EU nationals coming to the EU for studies and research.
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Member and Partners News

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