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The USTREAM project provides you with new opportunities to shape the European agenda on efficient university management

15 June 2017

EUA is organising a series of events with the aim to foster the exchange of good practices in the field of strategic, efficient and autonomous management of universities by using collected institutional and system-level evidence.

At the first peer learning seminar, organised jointly with Universities UK on 1-2 June in London, discussions focused on policy frameworks for efficiency and effectiveness. More than 20 university leaders from 15 countries across Europe exchanged good practices in the field of governance, strategy and reporting, and also examined various opportunities that exist in terms of joint procurement, shared services, data and learning analytics, space utilisation and other areas. The seminar was chaired by Professor Sir Ian Diamond, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen and Chair of the UUK Efficiency Task Group, and Professor Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor, University of Northampton and Chair, Procurement UK, enhancing synergies with the work carried out in the UK higher education context. Presentations given by the UK experts, including institutional examples, are available on the EUA website.

The USTREAM team also conducted a site visit to Austria with the support of its collective member Universities Austria. The objective of the site visit was to explore the national framework and collect evidence on the institutional experience with the issues of efficiency and effectiveness. Two more site visits are planned to Poland and Flanders (Belgium) this summer. 

Register now! The next peer learning seminar focused on national and institutional approaches to efficiency will take place on 4-5 December 2017 in Dublin, in cooperation with the Irish Universities Association. Interested university leaders and policy makers are invited to apply to the call for participation before 18 September 2017.

A Call for expression of interest: USTREAM national policy dialogue events for stakeholders interested in organising a national policy dialogue event on the topic of efficiency and effectiveness in higher education has been published on the USTREAM webpage. Three events will be organised with the aim to initiate a system-wide dialogue on facilitators of efficiency and related reforms.
Further enquiries about the call for expression of interest in the USTREAM national policy dialogue events can be sent to

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