United Universities of Europe? How European University Alliances transform higher education
Bologna 2.0? Europe's universities are entering a new stage of networking and co-operation - will this change our way to study and to organise higher education?
Since Emmanuel Macron said it at the Sorbonne in 2017, hundreds of European universities have formed EU-funded alliances. They are supposed to become sustainable as new structures of the European Education Area. The idea is to reorganise student and staff mobility, to experiment with new course formats and create new collaboration models. Digitalisation, micro-credits, cross-border synergies, UN Sustainability Goals are some of the keywords of this revolution. It happens far quieter than the Bologna Process twenty years ago although it might have an even stronger effect on the way we teach, learn, research and reflect on knowledge today.
“United Universities of Europe” (www.universitiesunited.eu) is an initiative to mirror and shadow this process, to create a conversation space about it, to ask how the promise of the “4th mission” of universities, serving the public interest, is being fulfilled. We have invited the head of the European Commission department for higher education, Mrs Debiais-Sainton and speakers of very different University Alliances as well as policy experts, to discuss how higher education may change in the future and is changing already. A colourful intriguing ironic artistic performance by Miss Stereochemistry will make sure that this isn’t just another talk.
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