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Volungeviciene, Airina; Brown, Mark; Greenspon, Rasa; Gaebel, Michael; Morrisroe, Alison – European University Association, 2021
Digitally enhanced learning and teaching is widely used across the European Higher Education Area, with general acceptance growing over the years and institutions widely acknowledging the benefits it brings to the student experience. The strategic focus being placed on digitally enhanced learning and teaching has increased, undoubtedly accelerated…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Gaebel, Michael; Zhang, Thérèse; Stoeber, Henriette; Morrisroe, Alison – European University Association, 2021
In Europe today, almost every higher education institution uses digitally enhanced learning and teaching. Since EUA began exploring this topic in 2013, digitally enhanced learning and teaching has been further embraced by higher education institutions across Europe, with general acceptance growing and institutions widely acknowledging the benefits…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Information Technology
European University Association, 2020
Many in the university sector are committed to the European idea and regret the UK's exit from the Union. There is widespread concern about how this will affect the strong links in research, education and innovation between the UK and the rest of Europe. However, having avoided a chaotic "no-deal" Brexit allows for clarity about the next…
Descriptors: Political Issues, Politics of Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
European University Association, 2020
Student assessment is integral to curriculum design and to the learning journey of all students. Assessment is about process and outcomes. It enables a learner to determine their progress through the medium of ongoing feedback, and it also determines whether a student has met the intended learning outcomes. The focus on assessment in higher…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, College Students, Feedback (Response), Inclusion
Davies, Howard – European University Association, 2020
This policy brief gives an update on aspects of the recognition of professional qualifications that are particularly relevant to European universities. It includes a brief digest of some of the significant features of the 2016-2020 period, including the implementation of the European Commission's Professional Qualifications Directive, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Recognition, Recognition (Achievement), Qualifications
Loukkola, Tia; Peterbauer, Helene; Gover, Anna – European University Association, 2020
There is a legitimate need for data on the performance of higher education institutions. It is important for the institutions themselves, as well as their stakeholders, including society. The use of indicators that measure the effectiveness or quality of education is increasing as there is much demand for more evidence-based evaluation and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Indicators, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
European University Association, 2020
The European University Association (EUA) Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Group on "Internationalisation in learning and teaching" considers strategic and comprehensive internationalisation as a fit-for-purpose and timely means for universities to address global challenges and provide high-quality education. This paper presents the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Universities
European University Association, 2020
The concept of evidence-based learning and teaching is complex and multifaceted. The European University Association (EUA) Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Group on "Evidence-based approaches to learning and teaching" understands it as connecting learning and teaching to evidence-based methods, strategies and processes through the…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Learning, College Instruction, Foreign Countries
European University Association, 2020
At the centre of a student's university experience stands the programme that they follow. Therefore, creating curricula that are fit-for-purpose is at the heart of an institution's teaching mission. These curricula need to be relevant for students during their time at university, as well as serve as suitable preparation for their future…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, College Students, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Implementation
Estermann, Thomas; Pruvot, Enora Bennetot; Kupriyanova, Veronika; Stoyanova, Hristiyana – European University Association, 2020
In the context of the coronavirus pandemic, and its expected economic impact, this European University Association (EUA) briefing explores the possible implications for university funding in Europe in the short to medium term. Based on a wealth of data collected under the EUA Public Funding Observatory over more than a decade, the briefing focuses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Higher Education
European University Association, 2020
The need for strong universities has never been greater in addressing societal challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, resource scarcity, ageing populations, migration and managing artificial intelligence are among the many examples of areas where universities have a major impact. The need for bold, cohesive, collective action across…
Descriptors: Universities, COVID-19, Pandemics, Social Problems
Cirlan, Elena; Loukkola, Tia – European University Association, 2020
MICROBOL -- Micro-credentials linked to the Bologna Key Commitments -- is a two-year project co-funded by Erasmus+ KA3 Support to Policy reform, and more specifically "Support to the implementation of EHEA [European Higher Education Area] reforms". It is linked to the aims of the new Erasmus+ Programme and the EHEA to increase access to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Job Skills, Skill Development
Gaebel, Michael – European University Association, 2020
This briefing looks at the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on higher education in Europe over the past six months. In particular, it examines the sudden shift to emergency remote learning and teaching, the impact on internationalisation and mobility, as well as the effects on research. The publication also discusses the value of collaboration and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Higher Education
Gover, Anna; Loukkola, Tia; Peterbauer, Helene – European University Association, 2019
Ample evidence suggests that even though student-centred learning is a topic of great interest and benefit to universities across Europe and beyond, there are widespread difficulties in addressing the concept in practice, mostly due to its broad scope. This report presents the status of student-centred learning in Europe's universities and offers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Centered Learning, Educational Quality
Loukkola, Tia; Peterbauer, Helene – European University Association, 2019
Universities across Europe are calling for a more student-centred, inclusive university environment bringing together all actors of the university community, while also implementing measures to achieve such a cultural shift. Members of the EUA [European University Association] Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Groups are -- each based on their…
Descriptors: Universities, Peer Groups, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods
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