EUA Newsletter 2 | 05/2/2016
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EUA Roadmap on Open Access to Research Publications

EUA_Logo_Open ScienceEUA is pleased to announce that it has published its “EUA Roadmap on Open Access to Research Publications” after an endorsement from the EUA Council at its meeting on 29 January 2016. The main objective of the roadmap is to assist universities in the transition to Open Access (OA). More broadly, it is the first step in a series of EUA initiatives aimed at addressing the implications of Open Science.

The EUA Roadmap on Open Access to Research Publications  focuses primarily on fostering structured dialogue among stakeholders; promoting and supporting the adoption of OA policies, infrastructures and initiatives by European universities; encouraging the development and establishment of advanced scientific recognition and research assessment systems; addressing intellectual property rights and copyright policies for various outputs; considering alternative and sustainable OA business models; promoting access, use and sharing of research publications and data, including text and data mining (TDM); and encouraging, supporting and eventually monitoring the establishment of comprehensive standards for institutional OA policies concerning research publications and teaching materials.

The roadmap is the fruit of a close collaboration with the EUA Expert Group on Science 2.0/Open Science and is a key element of EUA’s long-term vision, which was also endorsed by the Council, to support its members in the transition towards Open Science.
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Policy and Projects News

EUA Council holds policy dialogue with Martine Reicherts

Martine Reicherts, Director General for Education and Culture at the European Commission, joined the EUA Council meeting at the end of January to discuss higher education policy matters with the presidents and secretaries general of the national rectors’ conferences.
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EUA Work Programme 2016-2017 focuses on societal role of universities

The EUA Council approved the Association’s 2016-2017 work programme at its meeting on 29 January 2016. The focus of the programme and the overarching objective for EUA’s development is to ensure that the societal role of universities is further strengthened and recognised by policy makers and society.
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EUA Council approves new members

During last week’s meeting in Brussels, the EUA Council approved several new membership applications.
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Events News

EUA-CDE Workshop on Doctoral Supervision – practices and responsibilities

On 20-21 January 2016, more than 100 delegates gathered at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands for the 9th EUA-CDE thematic workshop. The discussion focused on the changing nature of the supervisor-supervisee relationship in doctoral education, the institutional practices to support supervision, and how to engage with supervisors. 
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EUA Webinar on latest developments in academic recognition

Registration is now open for an EUA Webinar covering some of the latest developments in academic recognition. The webinar will take place on 24 February 2016 at 14.00 CET and is open to all EUA members.
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Last chance to register for UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event 

The registration deadline is nearing for the 1st UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event (ECE). The event is scheduled for 24-26 February 2016 and participants have until 10 February to sign up.
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Register now: EUA Annual Conference 2016

Registration is open for the EUA Annual Conference 2016, “Bricks and clicks for Europe: building a successful digital campus”. The event will take place at the National University of Ireland in Galway on 7-8 April 2016. 
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Members and Partners News

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