11 July 2013: European Commission adopts Communication on European higher education in the world
Today the European Commission will adopt a Communication on “European higher education in the world” which will provide recommendations on how Europe’s 4 000 higher education institutions can work strategically to promote themselves in the rest of the world.
According to the European Commission, strategic partnerships with higher education institutions outside Europe enhance the quality of European higher education and contribute to innovation and job creation by equipping European graduates with broader skills and by attracting international students, researchers and academics to the EU. European universities have excellent links inside Europe but many lack a clear strategy for strengthening their ties with non-European partners.
The Communication will be presented by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, after the European Commission’s midday briefing.
The event will be webcast live [ http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/ebs/schedule.cfm?sitelang=en&page=1&institution=0&date=07/10/2013 ]here at 12.30 CET.