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    EUA and ENQA, together with other project partners, recently (11-13 September) organised a workshop for staff both from EUA member universities and quality assurance agencies to explore the role QA agencies could or should play in promoting quality culture within higher education institutions.


    On 23 September the European Commission published a European Research Area (ERA) “progress report”. The report follows the EC’s 2012 Communication “A Reinforced European Research Area Partnership for Excellence and Growth” which states that the Commission would develop an ERA monitoring mechanism to monitor ERA policy reforms and their implementation, to provide transparency to Council, the European Parliament and the scientific community.


    Directors General for Higher Education recently met in Vilnius to discuss a number of issues related to higher education funding. Meanwhile, at last week’s Competiveness Council meeting, research ministers from across the EU held a policy debate on the state of the Innovation Union strategy and on the steps forward towards the completion of a common European Research Area (ERA). Finally, the European Research Council (ERC) has joined an international partnership supporting arXiv, one of the major scientific repositories in the areas of physics and mathematics, which is operated by Cornell University Library (US).


    The European Commission has published on 25 September a new Communication “Opening up Education: Innovative teaching and learning for all through new Technologies and Open Educational Resources”, which seeks to set out a European agenda for stimulating high-quality, innovative ways of learning and teaching through new technologies and digital content.


    The European Commission has today (23 September) published a European Research Area (ERA) “progress report”. The report follows the EC’s 2012 Communication “A Reinforced European Research Area Partnership for Excellence and Growth”, which states that the Commission would develop an ERA monitoring mechanism to monitor ERA policy reforms and their implementation, to provide transparency to Council, the European Parliament and the scientific community.


    In the context of the “Framework for the Internationalisation of Doctoral Education” (FRINDOC) project, EUA is launching a call for universities to participate in a pilot group and contribute to the finalisation of an online tool which the project is developing.


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