Europe: News and Commentary
European universities reimagine education in the digital, post-pandemic age
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.
France24: 'UK students, French seniors team up for lockdown chats'
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.
The English university at the heart of European cooperation
"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)
Libération: can the search for a Covid-19 vaccine benefit everyone?
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 European university alliance awarded €5m by Erasmus+
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
Le Monde: Warwick, un nid d’étudiants français à la merci du Brexit
"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).
The University of Babeș-Bolyai in Romania joins EUTOPIA
The EUTOPIA European University alliance is proud to announce that the enlargement process launched in September will be completed in Barcelona on 23rd of November, as the University of Babeș-Bolyai in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) joins.
LAUNCH OF THE EUTOPIA STUDENT THINK TANK (EUSTT)
Created within the EUTOPIA Alliance, an ambitious union of nine-like minded European universities, the EUTOPIA Student Think Tank announces the creation of a platform to empower students to share knowledge and ideas.
Three universities join EUTOPIA
The EUTOPIA European University has announced its enlargement with three leading universities joining the consortium: Università Ca’Foscari Venezia (Italy), Technische Universität Dresden (Germany) and Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (Portugal).
A Message from the Students of the European University Networks
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."