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EUA Newsletter 19   4 November 2013

EUA launches new project on national and institutional mobility strategies

EUA, in cooperation with the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) is pleased to announce a new project: Mobility Policy-Practice Connect (MPPC). A follow-up of the MAUNIMO project (Mapping University Mobility of Students and Staff – 2010-2012), MPPC will help to build capacity at system and institutional level to create and implement comprehensive mobility strategies.


Through three country workshops (in France, Lithuania and Hungary), focus groups and site visits to universities that participated in MAUNIMO, the project will bring institutions and policy makers together to better respond to European policy demands, national policy interests, and institutional practice.


Each workshop will tackle in the specific national context some of the issues that have been explored in MAUNIMO, such as enhancing the quality of mobility through institutional partnerships, incentivising outward mobility, attracting inward mobility, embedding mobility into quality assurance practices, enhancing staff mobility and generating better data on mobility at institutional and national level to improve decision-making.
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EUA welcomes new members at EUA Council and General Assembly in Vilnius

On the occasion of the recent EUA Council meeting on 25 October held in Vilnius, EUA welcomed six universities as individual full members, one as an associate member, and one organisation as an affiliate.
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Policy and Projects News

European Research Area (ERA): MEPs present ‘Maastricht for Research’ Manifesto

On 16 October, two members of the European Parliament, Amalia Sartori, Chair of the ITRE Committee and Luigi Berlinguer (Former Italian Minister for Research), presented a Manifesto entitled “European Research Area. A Maastricht for Research” to a number of stakeholders including EUA at a launch event at the European Parliament in Brussels.
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ALFA PUENTES project: Andean and Central American dissemination workshops

Two dissemination workshops have recently taken place in San José, Costa Rica (16-17 0ctober), and Bogota, Colombia (23-24 October), regarding the outcomes of the ALFA PUENTES project, a three-year bi-regional cooperation project coordinated by EUA and involving 23 university associations from Latin America and Europe.
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EUA survey on e-learning: deadline extended to 18 November

EUA would like to inform members and other HE institutions that it is still possible to take part in its survey on e-learning. The online survey, the second half of which is dedicated to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), aims to map capacities for e-learning at European universities and assess their perceptions regarding its general impact on learning and teaching. It can be accessed here until 18 November.

Events News

Call for presentations for EUA Annual Conference 2014

EUA has published a call for presentations from EUA member institutions for three working groups during its next Annual Conference. The conference “Changing landscapes in learning and teaching” will take place at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium from 3 to 4 April 2014.
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ACA-EUA-DAAD-EAIE Seminar on Euro-African cooperation in higher education, Brussels (13 December 2013)

On 13 December, the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA), together with EUA, the European Association for International Education (EAIE) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will organise the one-day Policy seminar in Brussels entitled “For mutual gain:  Euro-African cooperation in higher education”.

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News from Brussels

Update on EU policy developments concerning professional qualifications

As part of its efforts to galvanise the Single Market, the European Commission has recently launched a “mutual evaluation” exercise where member states will be asked to supply details of which professions they regulate and how. The Commission will then produce a comprehensive map, designed to guide peer review.
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Brussels in Brief: EU developments in education

At a conference in October, the European Commission launched the classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO). Meanwhile, it also announced the publication of new reports on National Student Fee and Support Systems, and on “drop out and completion in HE in Europe among students from under-represented groups”. 

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