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European University Association, 2018
Over the past three years, the European University Association (EUA) has been working on a number of initiatives related to higher education learning and teaching. Activities include knowledge building and studies, institutional development and peer learning, as well as a related policy statement and recommendations. The following of these are…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Peer Groups, Institutional Mission
European University Association, 2018
Based on the work of the European University Association (EUA) Learning & Teaching Initiative and the outcomes of the 1st European Learning & Teaching Forum, this paper underlines the importance of learning and teaching (L&T) as a core mission and responsibility of universities. Student learning needs and success must remain at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instruction, Learning, Institutional Mission
European University Association, 2018
The European University Association (EUA) has continuously supported European universities in the transition towards Open Science and, in particular, to Open Access. Upon recommendation of its Expert Group on Science 2.0/Open Science, EUA has developed a variety of initiatives in this area, as outlined in the "EUA Roadmap on Open Access to…
Descriptors: Colleges, Shared Resources and Services, Evaluation Research, Foreign Countries
European University Association, 2017
In 2017, the European Commission reviewed the EU's Framework of Key Competences for Lifelong Learning. The Framework was designed "to contribute to the development of quality, future-oriented education and training tailored to the needs of European society." Aimed at policymakers, education and training providers, social partners and…
Descriptors: Competence, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Communication Skills
European University Association, 2016
The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for the continued implementation of reforms in doctoral education building on the Salzburg Principles and Recommendations. It is directed at university leaders who want to continue and deepen the implementation of Salzburg at the strategic level, ensuring a consistent, institution-wide approach…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Educational Change, Program Implementation, Foreign Countries
European University Association, 2016
This paper presents issues which the European University Association (EUA) considers important for universities in addressing the impact of digitalisation and thus which we propose to explore over the coming years in collaboration with members and partners. EUA's objectives in doing this are, as usual, twofold, providing support to individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Professional Associations, Information Technology
Morais, Rita; Lourenço, Joana; Smith, John H.; Borrell-Damian, Lidia – European University Association, 2015
Open Access (OA) to research publications has received increased attention from the academic community, scientific publishers, research funding agencies and governments. This movement has been growing exponentially in recent years, both in terms of the increasing number of Open Access journals and the proliferation of policies on this topic. The…
Descriptors: Publications, Access to Information, Periodicals, Foreign Countries
Hazelkorn, Ellen; Loukkola, Tia; Zhang, Thérèse – European University Association, 2014
The "Rankings in Institutional Strategies and Processes" (RISP) project is the first pan-European study of the impact and influence of rankings on European higher education institutions. The project has sought to build understanding of how rankings impact and influence the development of institutional strategies and processes and its…
Descriptors: Reputation, Universities, Institutional Evaluation, Higher Education
Gaebel, Michael; Kupriyanova, Veronika; Morais, Rita; Colucci, Elizabeth – European University Association, 2014
The present study on e-learning intends to contribute to closing a data gap and to stimulate the discussion on the further development of national and European policies on the issue and to support its systematic institutional take-up. It draws upon a survey conducted by the European University Association between October and December 2013. 249…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, School Surveys, Electronic Learning
Gaebel, Michael – European University Association, 2014
With the rapid development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), the European Union Association (EUA) published an occasional paper in January 2013 on MOOCs for discussion at the EUA Council, and for information for EUA membership. The present paper aims to provide an update on these developments, particularly as they concern European higher…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Development, Higher Education, Global Approach
Trueman, Stephen; Borrell-Damian, Lidia; Smith, John H. – European University Association, 2014
The modernisation process of universities has historically highlighted the necessity of providing support structures to facilitate contacts and relationships between research groups and the outside environment, with the objective of increasing the quantity and improving the quality of collaborative research activity. The first steps in this…
Descriptors: Universities, Technology Transfer, Administrative Organization, Cultural Influences
Gaebel, Michael – European University Association, 2013
Over the past year, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have received a great deal of attention from the academic community and the media. The EUA Secretariat has followed the development of the MOOCs since the beginning of 2012, surveying discussion forums and publications, but also assessing the websites of MOOC providers and participating in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Program Development, Literature Reviews, Higher Education