Berlin, 8 December 2020. UUU director Tino Brömme, in an interview on the Crelle Market in Berlin-Schöneberg, answers what United Universities if Europe or UUU is about. The interview is part of the 2nd panel debate inquiring on “Vocations and Competencies in the Age of European Universities.”
Watch part 1 of the panel debate here, and part 2 here.
Eva-Maria Feichtner, YUFE, Universität Bremen Vice President International and Diversity
Jörg Niehoff, European Commission, DG EAC Policy Coordinator University Business cooperation
Peter van der Hijden, higher education strategy advisor
Nadine Shovakar, Universität Potsdam, EDUC Project Manager
Katrine Moland Hansen, Universitetet i Bergen, Local ARQUS Alliance Coordinator
Berlin, 3 November, 2020. Since 2017, hundreds of universities have formed „European University Alliances“. Will they become sustainable structures in the European higher education landscape? – They receive EU and national funding in order 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 catch phrases of this quiet revolution.
A virtual round table has been set up to learn more about this new phenomenon, „European University Alliances“. To explain and discuss, what they are and what they do. In this first debate of a monthly series, journalist and host Tino Brömme asks: Can they make higher education better and give meaning to European citizenship? – He has invited five experts who are deeply involved in this process.
United Universities of Europe? How European University Alliances transform higher ed
Berlin Science Week 2020
Online panel discussion + performance
Tuesday, 03 November 2020, 11.00h – 13.00h.
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• Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, Head of the Unit B1 Higher Education of the European Commission
• Kees Kouwenaar, Coordinator of the AURORA university alliance
• Daniela Trani, director of the YUFE university alliance
• Ludovic Thilly, coordinator of the EC2U university alliance
• Peter van der Hijden, higher education consultant
UUU has launched a radio programme on German national radio, Deutschlandradio presenting and discussing European Universities. The first of four episodes has just been aired.
Berlin, 15 June 2020. June has been a good month for the United Universities of Europe project (UUU). The proposal to condense some of the interviews conducted with university staff, students, administrators and experts about the EU-funded European Universities Initiative – and about modern university development in general – resonated well in the educational radio magazine “Campus & Karriere” of Germany’s national radio channel Deutschlandradio.
Episode 1: An interview with Antonella Forlino, prorector for internationalisation at the University of Pavia, member of the university alliance EC2U. Prof. Forlino gives an account of her difficulties to switch to online teaching and the university’s response to the Corona pandemic.
UUU wants to thanks all alliance members and all you beautiful people of being so frank and patient and available to explain, especially in these stressful times of restrictions, home office and online work. Thanks to you it was possible to make this radio programme and to develop an interesting format that mirrors and accompanies the alliances‘ genisis.
The producers of the programme – who are part of the creative process just like all the interview partners – are, apart of the author Tino Brömme, sound and editing genius Andreas Hagelüken in Freiburg who normally produces sophisticated radio plays and sound installations (randfunk). Also aboard are the two German voices Marco Höhmann, an actor, commedian and project manager, as well as the brilliant Matia Sprenger who just finished her high school diploma with honors.
The upcoming episodes of the radio series will feature Maria Michailova, Russian exchange student at the University of Tampere, Finland (ECIU), Genís Vives, student representative at the University of Barcelona, Katalin Németh, internationalisation officer of Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, and Gilles Subra, researcher and coordinator at the University of Montpellier (all three from the alliance CHARM-EU); Daniela Trani from the alliance YUFE, and Dominic Orr from YUFE associate partner KIRON Open Higher Education.