Circle U. event: Creating now the university of tomorrow

26 Sep 2023 | Network Updates | Update from University of Pisa
These updates are republished press releases and communications from members of the Science|Business Network

To what extent are Alliances of European Universities actually transforming higher education and research?

Circle U. and UCLouvain are delighted to invite you to reflect on this question in the presence of key stakeholders from national, EU and institutional entities, as well as other university alliances and networks.

Starting with examples illustrating some of Circle U.’s main achievements over the last three years, the aim of this event is to engage in a dialogue with the actors who play a decisive role in the transformation of higher education and research in Europe.

Four years since the inception of the European Universities Initiative, how is this new form of transnational cooperation changing the way we do teaching, learning and research? What are the lessons learnt? How are the various stakeholders – students, academics, staff, the non-academic sector - being impacted? How can we move forward and fulfil the potential of the innovative practices being developed by the alliances? How can policy-makers help in this endeavour?

These are some of the questions guiding our collective reflection at this event marking the transition from Circle U.’s pilot phase into its consolidation phase.

The day’s discussions will be further enriched by the presence of two distinguished guest speakers with extensive expertise in the field of higher education: Professor Manja Klemenčič, an expert in sociology and politics of higher education, European higher education, and comparative higher education at Harvard University/University Ljubljana and Professor Liviu Matei, Head of the King's School of Education, Communication & Society, King’s College London.

The University of Pisa will participate the Conference as one of the 9 European Universities members of Circle U.

Visit the conference page at Circle U. website for more info

This article was first published by Circle U.

Never miss an update from Science|Business:   Newsletter sign-up