European University Alliances are coming with a great promise: to make the ‘student-centred’ education happen, to create courses and degrees for the 21st century.
As of today, 41 new alliances across Europe test co-operative models and try to involve students, researchers and administration. The European Commission funds these networks, and task
forces in the universities put them into practice.
Let’s have a look how that actually works! – There is great demand in society for quality jobs, for European citizenship, and for far-sighted professional education. What efforts are put into new study programmes for students with a ‘horizontal’ mindset who can think and work across academic disciplines and national borderlines?
Let’s also ask how higher education policy evolves – and enables such a highly complex practice. Does universities’ role in society and their political influence change? Does the power of the European Commission increase? How do students benefit from the university collaboration? What effect have university allliances on variety and autonomy and participation?
Reknowned scientists and educators will take part in the discussion:
• Maria Gravari-Barbas, former Vice-President for International Relations at Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne and Chair of the Cultural Heritage Focus Area of the Una Europa Alliance
• Antonella Forlino, Professor of Biochemistry, and Prorector of International Relations at the University of Pavia, member of the EC2U Alliance
• François Taddei, Director of the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) in Paris and author of “Learning in the 21st century” (2020)
• Robert Wagenaar, Professor of History and Politics of Higher Education, and Director of the International Tuning Academy in Groningen
Host: Tino Brömme, ESNA European Higher Education News
Follow the live debate on Youtube, on Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 11.30-13.00 CET : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVRZwaQ4m-Q&t=0s