For several years, on the invitation of the European Commission DG Research, EUA has been involved as an observer in many expert groups covering issues of importance to Europe’s Universities. These issues have ranged from involvement in the “Sounding Board” of experts on FP7 implementation and the Expert Group on enhancing philanthropic funding of research to university-business cooperation and intellectual property management.
Since 2009, EUA has participated in expert groups addressing the enhancement of research careers and mobility, the assessment of university-based research and the impact of external project- based funding on university financial management. The reports arising from the latter two Expert Groups are being disseminated and debated in the context of the EUA’s current project EUIMA - European Universities Implementing their Modernisation Agenda
Expert Group reports: