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The European Union’s research and innovation Horizon programme is to be cut by €10 billion and over 700,000 young will miss out on study or work opportunities abroad under the Erasmus for All scheme over the next six years.
That’s the bad news to emerge from the European Council summit when EU heads of state
So it’s farewell to 2012, another year of austerity in much of Europe.
For universities, it has meant adapting to change and a growing understanding that communicating what we do to the public at large has never been more important.
That’s why the theme of our perfectly-organised conference in Gothenburg was so relevant.
ERASMUS has been one of success stories for the European Union and celebrates its 25th birthday this year. But it faces a cash crisis that could endanger the future of this innovative scheme to encourage student mobility.
Campaigners have launched a ‘Save Erasmus’ petition on Facebook attracting thousands of signatures as a last minute bid
WHILE some headlines declared the beginning of the end of Western dominance of the World University Rankings with Asia’s high-flyers challenging for supremacy, the latest league table from Times Higher Education actually showed the Yanks and the Brits taking all Top Ten spots.
Oxford moved from fourth to share second spot with Stanford, while the
EUPRIO’S annual conference in Gothenburg marked the end of an era – with Italy’s energetic and flamboyant Paolo Pomati handing over the Presidency to Denis Ancion, from Maastricht University.
Under Paolo’s four-year leadership, EUPRIO has more than just survived the recession: growing to 638 members, adopting a new constitution and reconstituting itself with a new