Internationalisation is of growing significance worldwide, with economic, political and social changes driving an increasingly global knowledge economy, which is discussed in the report ‘International Trends in Higher Education 2015’.
During the past 15 years major reforms have been undertaken across Europe as part of the Bologna Process. How to achieving the goal of enhancing the quality of learning and teaching and its relevance to learners and society. Improved quality appears to be increasingly linked to digitalisation, internationalisation, research and innovation capacity and to economy and financial situation. The importance on whether and how student-centred learning has been implemented and curricula revised as well as the role and situation and support innovation in learning and teaching is focused in the report. The main goal s to document the academic institutions’ perception of the changes that have taken place in European higher education in the past five years particularly in relation to learning and teaching also of importance for PhD programmes. This International Trends report provides an annual overview of changes and broader developments in higher education around the world. Read more
Futhermore the European University Association (EUA) which is the representative organisation of universities and national rectors’. EUA plays a crucial role in the Bologna Process and in influencing EU policies on higher education, research and innovation. interaction with a range of other European and international organisations EUA ensures that the independent voice of European universities is heard, wherever decisions are being taken that will impact on their activities. EUA is the largest and most comprehensive organisation representing universities in Europe and represents the voice of Europe’s universities. EUA supports and takes forward the interests of individual institutions and the higher education sector as a whole. EUA provides unrivalled opportunities for members to share best practice by participating in projects, events and other mutual learning activities involving a wide range of universities. EUA’s website, briefings and newsletters keep members well-informed about these activities and European developments which impact on their activities. Read more