03 Nov 2022
EUA briefing looks at European Universities Initiative and system level reforms
The European University Association has recently published a briefing on the "European Universities Initiative and system level reforms: Current challenges and considerations for the future". In its briefing, the EUA takes stock of the impact of the European Universities Initiative - currently moving into a new phase - so far, notably in how it may further policy reforms that benefit transnational university cooperation more broadly.
Building on EUA’s previous work, new evidence provided by EUA’s collective members (national rectors’ conferences) and interviews conducted in the framework of the forthcoming update of EUA’s Autonomy Scorecard, this briefing explores the link between European and national system reform discussions in the context of the European Universities Initiative. In addition, the paper further structures the debate about remaining system-level challenges related to transnational university cooperation in Europe and elaborates some key considerations for the future.