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    EUA will organise three focus groups with university practitioners during the first half of 2014 as part of the DEFINE project (“Designing strategies for efficient funding of higher education in Europe”). This EUA-led project analyses the impact of funding efficiency measures such as performance-based funding, mergers and concentration measures, as well as excellence schemes, on higher education institutions in Europe.


    The EUA Council for Doctoral Education’s (EUA-CDE) 7th Thematic Workshop will take place from 23 to 24 January 2014 at Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey. The theme of the event is “Outcomes of Doctoral Education – Mindset, Research, Innovation”.


    EUA together with the Smart Specialisation (S3) Platform, and the EC Directorate General for Education and Culture, last week hosted a workshop on the role of higher education institutions in Smart Specialisation at this year’s EU Open Days in Brussels (European week of Regions and Cities).


    EUA’s Secretary General Lesley Wilson earlier this month took part in a symposium on staff development in academia organised by RWTH Aachen University in Germany. The event brought together different stakeholders from across Germany to discuss different elements and challenges of human resources (HR) management in universities.


    The OECD and European Commission have published on 8 October an international Survey of Adult Skills which aims to assess the literacy, numeracy and problem-solving ICT skills of adults. Meanwhile, the “Horizons for Social Sciences and Humanities” conference, one of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU events, took place in Vilnius (23-24 September) concluding with a declaration highlighting the value and benefits of integrating Social Sciences and Humanities in innovation processes and Horizon 2020.


    EUA this week launches a new online survey that aims to map capacities for e-learning at European universities and assess their perceptions regarding its general impact on learning and teaching.


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