Archive for EUA

Universities face looming funding crisis: EUA

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 27 February 2011 by Steve

“The rise in Europe’s student population and public funding cuts across the continent are combining to produce an unprecedented higher education crisis which can only be met by much greater diversifying of income sources, experts heard in Brussels on Tuesday at the launch of a major European Universities Association survey of 27 countries …” (more)

[David Haworth, University World News, 27 February]

EUA launches new study on Tracking Students’ and Graduates’ Progression Paths (TRACKIT!)

Posted in Life with tags on 26 January 2011 by Steve

“The European University Association (EUA) has announced the launch of TRACKIT!: a two-year project which will undertake a comparative study that focuses on tracking procedures applied by institutions, national agencies and researchers regarding students’ and graduates’ progression paths during studies and in transition into the labour market …” (more)

[Martin Ryan, Geary Economics Blog, 25 January]

EUA warns over impact of economic crisis

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 16 January 2011 by Steve

“The economic crisis has affected European higher education systems in different ways and at different stages of the crisis, but the ensuing cuts are likely to lead to sweeping changes to higher education systems around Europe, according to a report by the European University Association …” (more)

[Brendan O’Malley, University World News, 16 January]

Universities agree PhD reform principles

Posted in teaching with tags , on 24 October 2010 by Steve

“… University structures dedicated to doctoral education should be developing ways that strengthen the research environment rather than simply creating more taught courses for doctoral candidates, the European Association of Universities (EUA) warned this week …” (more)

[O’Malley and Dobie, University World News, 24 October]

Call for countries to invest in higher education

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 30 May 2010 by Steve

“The European University Association has called on the continent’s governments to commit to major investment in higher education and research, and to renew efforts to reach the Barcelona target of 3% of GDP investment in research and the 2% investment in higher education proposed by the European Commission …” (more)

[University World News, 30 May]

Annual review of university rankings

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 18 February 2010 by Steve

“EUA (the European University Association) has said it intends to publish an annual review of world university rankings. Given the growing number of league tables and rankings, national and international, and the impact of these on ‘decision-making and activities in universities across Europe’ EUA has, rather helpfully, decided to publish an annual review of university rankings …” (more)

[Registrarism, 18 February]

EUA examines university quality culture

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 14 February 2010 by Steve

“The European University Association has launched a new project to examine the internal ‘quality culture’ within universities across Europe, and how this has developed within the framework of the Bologna process. In a statement last week, the association said the quality of European higher education was at the heart of the Bologna reforms and the development of the European Higher Education Area …” (more)

[University World News, 14 February]

EUA president promises rankings review

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 7 February 2010 by Steve

“University rankings can sometimes be confusing and should not be the basis for devising policy because universities are confronted with rankings every day, said Jean-Marc Rapp, President of the European University Association. Speaking at the association’s spring meeting in Brussels at the end of January, Rapp said rankings were volatile and he promised an annual review as a service for the EUA’s 850 institutional members …” (more)

[David Haworth, University World News, 7 February]

EUA promotes full costing

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 31 January 2010 by Steve

“Two projects aimed at improving the ability of European universities to meet the challenges posed by the EU’s Lisbon Strategy for increasing the union’s technical competitiveness are to be launched by the European University Association. The programmes reflect a need for new tools and methodologies if Europe’s higher education sector is to play its part in equipping the EU to compete successfully in tomorrow’s world …” (more)

[Alan Osborn, University World News, 31 January]

EUA promotes full-costing and research

Posted in research with tags on 24 January 2010 by Steve

“Two projects aimed at improving the ability of European universities to meet the challenges posed by the EU’s Lisbon Strategy for increasing the union’s technical competitiveness are to be launched by the European University Association …” (more)

[Alan Osborn, University World News, 24 January]

Lack of Autonomy Seen for European Universities

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 1 December 2009 by Steve

“Many European universities lack the autonomy they need to excel, according to a new report by the European Universities Association. The report notes that most governments voice support for autonomy (and cut back on the share of budgets they provide), but said that, in many cases, too much government oversight remains. Financial management is a key area where government controls remain, the report says …” (more)

[Inside Higher Ed, 1 December]