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Conference announcement: First Arab-Euro University Conference on Higher Education, Barcelona, Spain 30-31 May 2013

March 07, 2013
The University of Barcelona (UB), in collaboration with the Association of Arab Universities (AARU) and EUA, will organise the First Arab-Euro University Conference on Higher Education from 30 to 31 May 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. The conference, hosted by UB, will consider specific themes in Arab-European collaboration and compare recent higher education developments in both regions, including internationalisation.

The main topics to be discussed are the following:
Higher education development trends in Europe and the Arab World including:
- comparability and equivalence of higher education systems: Bologna as an example;
- employability: cultural, social and economic perspectives;
- research and doctoral education;
- internationalisation of higher education.
Towards enhanced higher education collaboration between Europe and the Arab World.
Participation in the conference is open to rectors, vice-chancellors and presidents of universities or to their delegates from both regions and will allow for networking as well as bilateral and multilateral meetings and the signature of collaboration agreements.

Please note that registration will commence in March 2013. Please direct any further enquiries or expressions of interest to participate to Carmen García ; or Zeineb Mazouz

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