The European University Association (EUA) invites to the 2021 EUA Annual Conference “Universities 2030: From vision to reality”. It will take place online on 22-23 April. Against the backdrop of the climate crisis, technological advances, labour market changes and the pressure Europe’s political systems are currently experiencing – also in relation to the Covid-19 crisis, an honest and ambitious debate is needed about the path universities must take to remain resilient and relevant.
In EUA’s vision for this path, outlined in the publication “Universities without walls – A vision for 2030”, Europe’s universities are open learning communities engaged in the creation of a sustainable global society, as well as autonomous and accountable entities striving for continuous improvement.
The 2021 EUA Annual Conference will provide a forum for discussion on how to make this vision a reality. It will also focus on the role universities play in building a competitive and sustainable Europe, in collaboration with global partners.
Notably, the opening session will focus on the European Union’s ambitions for research and higher education and will include a video message from Charles Michel, President of the European Council.
The event will feature sessions of various formats, including interactive audience participation, encouraging a rich exchange of experiences and good practices. It will also provide opportunities for networking with up to 500 university leaders, policy makers and stakeholders in the field.
The 2021 EUA Annual Conference will be hosted on an immersive online platform and participants will have access for more than two weeks, from 21 April until 7 May. By registering, access is granted to all live sessions with high-level speakers, networking opportunities, project booths, webinar recordings and plenty of additional material.