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EUA at Destination Europe conference: ‘European universities on the move - excellence through research and innovation’

13 December 2012

Earlier this month, EUA was invited to participate in the European Commission’s Destination Europe event in San Francisco, a forum for leading European research organisations, funders and industry to present the opportunities Europe has to offer to researchers and innovators.

Lesley Wilson, EUA Secretary General, presented in the session ‘European universities on the move - excellence through research and innovation’, which focused on the rapidly changing environment in European universities and their growing importance for Europe’s research and innovation landscape.

She highlighted that EUA’s work with its Council for Doctoral Education had demonstrated how European universities were rapidly developing structured doctoral programmes and graduate/doctoral schools.

She also emphasised the work undertaken in EUA’s projects, including the DOC CAREERS and EUIMA Collaborative Research projects, which have highlighted how universities in Europe are developing collaborative doctoral programmes with a range of external partners.

More generally, the event was also an opportunity to demonstrate concrete examples of how European universities are strengthening their research and innovation profiles, and seeking to attract more talented young researchers.

More information on the event is available here.

The Destination Europe events are a joint initiative of the European Union and member states.

European University Association (EUA)

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