EUA Newsletter 12 | 24/06/2016
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Despite Brexit, UK universities remain part of European family

As the UK voted to leave the European Union, EUA shares the disappointment over the result with its member UUK and the British university community. EUA is very concerned about the insecurity this causes, notably with regard to the participation of British universities in the EU funding programmes as well as the long-term consequences for European cooperation in research and education. 

British universities have demonstrated a clear and common dedication to university values during the campaign leading up to the referendum. They have argued against a closed and prejudiced mindset, pushing for openness, critical thinking, and a debate based on evidence; they have set a brilliant example to the rest of the world of what university values mean.

Regardless of the result of the referendum, British universities are and remain an essential part of the European family of universities, which extends beyond EU borders. This community of knowledge and learning is strong and longstanding, and it will surely overcome this crisis, although the questions and consequences of the British exit are certainly formidable. EUA will continue to work with and for British universities. The Europe of universities will not be divided!

Policy and Projects News

One year of EFSI: What's in it for universities?

On 16 June 2016, EUA released a review of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and found that there seems to be no benefit for universities – even though the scheme was created with funds taken from Horizon 2020.
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New Skills Agenda: the role of universities

The European Commission (EC) presented the New Skills Agenda on 20 June 2016 in Brussels.
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EUA Research Policy Working Group meets at University of Warsaw

On 15 and 16 June 2016, the EUA Research Policy Working Group (RPWG) met at the University of Warsaw in Poland to discuss EUA policies in the area of research and innovation.
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Registration still open for Institutional Evaluation Programme

There is still time to sign up for the 2016-2017 round of EUA’s Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP). The deadline is 5 July.
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Events News

EUA-CDE Annual Meeting takes place at Rovira i Virgili University

The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) held its 9th Annual Meeting on 16 and 17 June 2016 at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain. With more than 200 participants, it proved to be the largest in the history of CDE.
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Second UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event: registration now open

Interested participants are invited to register for the 2nd UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event (ECE) to be hosted by the Politecnico di Torino in Turin, Italy, from 26 to 28 September 2016.
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Brussels News

Erasmus+: second round of applications for international credit mobility to open soon

Universities from certain regions will have another chance to apply for funding for international credit mobility in 2016 under the Erasmus+ programme.
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H2020 consultation on work programme for health, demographic change and wellbeing

In preparation of the next Horizon 2020 Work Programme on the societal challenge of health, demographic change and wellbeing, the European Commission has launched a consultation with the related programme committee, National Contact Points and stakeholders.
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Members and Partners News

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