The European University Association (EUA) is organising its 2018 Annual Conference on “Engaged and responsible universities shaping Europe”. The event will be hosted by the University of Zurich in Switzerland from 4-6 April 2018 and will look at the pivotal role of universities in impacting society by generating knowledge, developing intercultural understanding and fostering civic engagement.
This role is especially important as Europe faces challenges linked to social and educational inequality, demographic changes and new migration patterns – as well as the rise of populism, distrust in scientific arguments, and political conflicts threatening shared European values.
The EUA Annual Conference will provide a platform for discussion on these issues, while building on the Association’s long-standing work on the societal mission of universities. It will provide participants an opportunity to explore real-life examples of how universities across Europe are demonstrating their social responsibility by ensuring that their activities contribute to shaping society.