Thank you for sharing this page.


  
Internationalisation & Global Activities

European universities have always had a wide range of international contacts and academic collaboration with partner institutions around the world. However, with the consolidation of the EHEA came the realisation that Europe is increasingly attractive globally, both as a study destination and as a partner for exchange. In parallel, the global race for talent has accelerated, and European universities have increasingly focused on positioning their education and research offer internationally. Today, ‘internationalisation’ beyond Europe has become a strategic goal of European governments and universities. Priority has been placed on mobility of students and staff, cross-border partnerships for both teaching and research and a general internationalisation of teaching learning approaches.

A 2013 EUA membership survey indicates that most European universities have thought strategically about internationalisation, have an internationalisation strategy in place, and/or want to enhance and improve that strategy.

EUA supports institutional development of internationalisation through a variety of projects and memberships services.It is also actively engaging in global policy dialogue between Europe and other world regions, a feature of the EUA International Agenda. 

EUA International Agenda

In 2006 EUA launched its International Agenda, which puts high emphasis on policy dialogue and partnership between European universities and global partners beyond Europe’s borders.

It considers the international perceptions of European higher education, and strives to ensure that international academic cooperation is based upon a community of interests that respects and fosters academic values and mutual benefit.

Under this strategy, EUA seeks to:

  • Create opportunities for dialogue with international partners in order to promote the attractiveness of Europe and to keep abreast of international developments affecting higher education institutions worldwide
  • Undertake project work with members and international partners to explore critical global issues in higher education
  • Relate the European experience in higher education integration to other regions
  • Promote inter-university cooperation by providing a forum to members for forging institutional alliances and partnerships, supporting universities to respond to global challenges and position themselves internationally.
  • Support institutional development of internationalisation strategies

EUA not only closely monitors European and international policy processes but strives to share practice with international partners regarding a variety areas in which it has developed evidence and understanding of European higher education and research. EUA has thus engaged in international projects and policy dialogues with partner organisations around the world.  Internationalisation has been streamlined across the major thematic areas of EUA’s work, and in this sense, EUA’s internal European project work is informed and rendered stronger by global developments and partnerships.

 

 

European University Association (EUA)

Brussels office:
Avenue de l’Yser, 24
1040 Brussels
Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 2 230 55 44

Geneva office:
114, Rue du Rhône
Case postale 3174
1211 Geneva 3
Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 552 02 96