Higher education across Europe needs to cut red tape, revolutionise lifelong learning, standardise digital platforms, and immerse students in research as well as employability skills from day one, according to new recommendations proposed by Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities.
Students at the University of Warwick are spending their lockdown chatting online with elderly people in France, bridging intergenerational and international divides in a time marked by isolation. Around fifty French language students from Warwick’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures are currently taking part in the programme ‘ShareAmi’, launched by the French non-profit Oldyssey.
Further media coverage in The Guardian (English), Le Monde (French), La Depeche (French) France Info (French), Reuters (English), Yahoo (English), Daily Mail (English) Corriere (Italian), Sin Chew Daily (Chinese), Study International (English), New York Post (English), EuroNews (Spanish), Badische Zeitung (German), N-TV (German), Ceske Noviny (Czech), and more.
"Even as negotiations for the UK’s exit from the European Union reach their complex climax, [the University of Warwick] is set to virtually host a week-long event dedicated to continental cooperation." Read more about our EUTOPIA network in University Business. (November 2020)
Dr Lucie Gadenne, Department of Economics, writes for French newspaper Libération about the quest for a COVID-19 vaccine, and how to make it accessible to everyone around the world once it is discovered. (May 2020). Also, listen to her interview on Radio Canada here.
EUTOPIA, an established alliance of six European universities that exists to create a connected and inclusive community addressing global and local challenges, has been successful in its bid for a €5m grant from the Erasmus+ ‘European Universities’ programme. June 2019
"Warwick, pourtant peu connue en France, est devenue la troisième université du Royaume-Uni qui accueille le plus de Français" - Le Monde a visité Warwick en mars 2019. (Paywall).
A video message from the students of the European University Networks (which includes our own EUTOPIA):
"We are all equal partners working for the future of higher education. The UK has left the EU, but not Europe."
Professor Oliver Davis, from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, is interviewed on France24 (English) about the major demonstrations taking place across France against the tightening of restrictions around the 'pass sanitaire', or vaccine passport.
Polish news. “We would like to believe that we are at a turning point; but you have to wait until all the data shows it, ”said Dr. Mike Tildesley of the University of Warwick.
Spanish news. The diagnosis on canvas is a curious medical analysis by which the ailments that the characters represented in the paintings suffered in the past are identified. The anthropologist Raffaella Bianucci of the University of Warwick made breast cancer known in Michelangelo's sculpture La Notte as well as in paintings by Michele Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio and Maso da San Friano.