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Join us for the ECIU University high-level event on the future of European Universities!

March 4, 2020

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Join us for the ECIU University high-level event on the future of European Universities!

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March 4, 2020

Join us on the 4th of March to discuss the future of European Universities. Themis Christophidou, Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport & Culture will give a keynote address to share her vision. The event takes place on the 4th  of March 2020 at 15:00-18:00 CET at the Palais des Académies in Brussels.

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We look forward to discussing with you and the MS Christophidou three key questions regarding the future of European Universities.

  1. Is Europe ready to truly innovate its higher education?
    European Universities are the change agents for the European Education Area. ECIU university is a frontrunner with bold educational innovations like challenge-based learning, cross-border micro-credentials and the development of a European degree. Is Europe ready to support these types of educational innovations?
  2. What support from Horizon Europe do European Universities need to excel?
    European universities need a research mission to be full-fledged universities. Moreover, they are perfectly placed to raise the competitiveness of the European Research Area. How should this research support look like?
  3. How to realise European base funding to establish sustainable European universities?
    To establish a European University, long-term commitment is essential. The EU has our long-term commitment, but the pilot funding only lasts for three years. At the moment, it is unclear how a follow-up will look like. We cannot use our students as a test case. We need clarity about what will happen after 2022 to move towards an integral financial model for European universities. How would this look like?

Programme

15:00 – Registration

15:15 – Welcome by Victor van der Chijs, President ECIU University

15:30 – Keynote Themis Christophidou, Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport & Culture

16:00 – Discussion with the audience about three key questions

  1. Is Europe ready to truly innovate its higher education?
  2. What support from Horizon Europe do European Universities need ?
  3. How to realise European base funding to establish sustainable European universities?

Panel Members:

  • Per Michael Johansen, Rector Aalborg University
  • Magne Bartlett, student University of Stavanger and Board Member ECIU University
  • Elena Tegovska, Team Leader Higher Education and Erasmus+, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture
  • Anna Panagopoulou Director Common Implementation Centre, DG Research & Innovation

17:00 – wrap-up and networking reception

The programme will be moderated by Charlotte van Velthoven, Charly Speaks

Location: Palais des Académies, Rue Ducale 1, Brussels.

About the ECIU University

The ECIU University flips around the concept of a university, by offering fully demand-driven, interdisciplinary and flexible education, tailored to the needs of society. ECIU will establish a ground-breaking and innovative educational model on a European scale, changing the way of delivering education from degree-based to challenge-based.

About ECIU

ECIU (European Consortium of Innovative Universities, founded in 1997) is a selected group of 14 entrepreneurial universities that have a strong commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship and are the drivers of the development and innovation agenda of their region. Many of the ECIU institutions come from regions where the economy came under pressure following the decline of traditional sectors such as textiles and shipping. Therefore, all partners have very close ties to their region and the industry. ECIU member institutions are experts in regional collaborations.

Member institutions ECIU

Aalborg University, Denmark. Dublin City University, Ireland. Hamburg University of Technology, Germany. INSA Group, France. Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania. Linköping University, Sweden. Tampere University, Finland. TEC de Monterrey, Mexico. The University of Nottingham. The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. The University of Aveiro, Portugal. University of Stavanger, Norway. University of Trento, Italy. University of Twente, The Netherlands.



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