EUA Newsletter 5 8 March 2013

European University Association

EUA Newsletter 5 8 March 2013

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First Joint EUA - JRC expert meeting to discuss the role of universities in Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation On 21 and 22 February 2013 at the premises of the European Commission – Joint Research Centre (IPTS) in Sevilla (Spain) a group of experts on regional-university cooperation in research and innovation debated the potential roles that universities could further develop to enhance their contribution in developing their national/regional “Smart Specialisation Strategy” (S3) for maximising the use of the EU regional funds for research and innovation activities. Read more Call for participation: EUA surveys the impact of rankings within universities With the aim of conducting the first pan-European study of the impact and influence of rankings on European universities, EUA has recently launched a new project entitled “Rankings in Institutional Strategies and Processes” (RISP). Read more Events News Conference announcement: First Arab-Euro University Conference on Higher Education, Barcelona, Spain 30-31 May 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. Read more News from Brussels Brussels in Brief: Updates on EU developments in education and research At the end of February, the European Commission announced the creation of a Science and Technology Advisory Council that will provide advice to the EC President. Meanwhile, ministers attending the Council of the EU meeting reached a political agreement on a recommendation addressed to EU member states on establishing "youth guarantee" schemes. Read more