2021 EUA Annual Conference

The 2021 EUA Annual Conference “Universities 2030: From vision to reality” will take place online on 22-23 April. Against the backdrop of the ongoing climate crisis, fundamental technological advances, labour market changes and the pressure Europe’s political systems are currently experiencing, an honest and ambitious debate is needed about the path universities must take to remain resilient and relevant.

In EUA’s vision for this path, outlined in the publication “Universities without walls – A vision for 2030”, Europe’s universities are open learning communities engaged in the creation of a sustainable global society, as well as autonomous and accountable entities striving for continuous improvement. Universities’ core missions – learning and teaching, research, innovation and contribution to culture – will play an instrumental role in universities’ efforts to realise this vision.

The 2021 EUA Annual Conference will provide a forum for discussion on how to make this vision a reality. It will also focus on the role universities play in building a competitive and sustainable Europe, in collaboration with global partners. The 2021 EUA Annual Conference will feature sessions of various formats, including interactive audience participation, encouraging a rich exchange of experiences and good practices. Alongside the sessions on the conference theme, the event will also provide opportunities for networking and for learning more about diverse EUA projects and activities.

The event is of interest to university leadership and management, as well as academics. It also welcomes students, policy makers and other stakeholders in higher education, research and innovation. Various registration packages are available to guarantee that the event is accessible for all participants, with a reduced fee for EUA members. Registrations are now open until the start of the event.