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.
Bülowstr. 90, 10783 Berlin Registration here
• 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
Find out more about the particpants here
Host: Tino Brömme, ESNA European Higher Education News
• 11.30 – Intro
• 11.40 – Panel 1
• 12.10 – News Break
• 12.20 – Panel 2
• 12.50 – Q&A