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EUA Newsletter 16   6 October 2014

EUA responds to ‘Science 2.0’ consultation and takes forward work on open access with new briefing paper and online survey

EUA has published a briefing paper on open access (OA) entitled “Open Access to Research Publications: Looking Ahead. An overview of policy developments and positions from a European university perspective”. In parallel, EUA is conducting a survey amongst its membership and has provided input to the EC consultation on “Science 2.0: Science in Transition”.
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EUA looks for new members for the EUA-CDE Steering Committee

EUA is currently looking to appoint three new members to the Steering Committee of the EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE), to replace outgoing members.


The EUA-CDE Steering Committee advises EUA on issues related to doctoral education and also prepares and implements the EUA-CDE work programme.

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Policy and Projects News

EUA presents an updated analysis of university autonomy in Ireland

At a symposium organised by the Irish Universities’ Association on 29 September, Thomas Estermann, EUA Director for Governance, Funding and Public Policy Development, presented EUA’s analysis of university autonomy in Ireland in 2014.


The characteristics of the regulatory framework in which Irish universities operate were analysed according to the EUA Autonomy Scorecard methodology, which has been previously used to compare and benchmark 29 higher education systems in Europe.
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Events News

Call for applications to host 2016 Annual Conference and General Assembly

EUA has published a call for interest to host its Annual Conference and General Assembly 2016 and would like to encourage its members to submit a declaration of interest before the deadline of 15 December 2014.
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News from Brussels

Brussels in brief: updates on EU developments related to education and research

The European Commission recently announced the publication of the “Erasmus Impact Study – Effects of mobility on the skills and employability of students and the internationalisation of higher education institutions”. Ministers at the recent Competitiveness Council discussed a number of issues related to research including progress on the European Research Area, while the candidates proposed  as Commissioners for the next European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker have been taking part in hearings at the European Parliament.

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