06 Jul 2021
Young Research Universities Network publishes input paper on future of European universities
The Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN) has published an input paper for the current discussions on the future of universities in Europe. The paper aims to contribute to that reflection by highlighting some of the most pressing challenges that higher education institutions will face in the coming years, by identifying enabling factors and conditions that could allow institutions to evolve in the next decade and by providing a series of recommendations to policy makers.
YERUN underlines that the universities of the future should devise a long term strategy that covers the four missions of higher education institutions i.e. education, research, innovation, and service to society and that looks at the universities of the future as enablers for talent to grow in all dimensions. The paper includes a series of key messages identifying the type of support and frameworks that would enable institutions to put this vision into practice, with the aim to provide guidance to EU and national policy makers.
The paper can be downloaded here: