Tue 30 Apr
- Tue 30 Apr
Brussels and online

European University Alliances: Drivers of Change and Innovation in Higher Education

The University of Namur cordially invites you to participate to the conference organised by VLIR & CRef on European University Alliances: Drivers of Change and Innovation in Higher Education.

On the occasion of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, all ten universities of Belgium are delighted to invite researchers and policy makers to reflect on the European University Alliances as drivers of change and innovation in higher education.

This high-level conference will explore multilingualism, inclusion, student and staff mobility, superdiversity in academia and the labour market, pedagogical innovations and the European Degree label. The conference will also focus on how the Alliances can contribute to an enhanced collaboration with our partner universities in the Global South.

UNIVERSEH and YUFE, represented by UNamur and UAntwerpen, respectively, will contribute to a joint session on the Alliances as Drivers of Pedagogical Innovation.

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Agenda April 30th

  • Session 1: 9:00 – 10:00: The Future of Education and Language Learning in our Connected World 

Lead partners: UCLouvain (Circle U) and VUB (EUTOPIA) 

  • Break: 10:00 – 10:30 
  • Session 2: 10:30 – 11:30: Cosmobility: Rethinking Student and Staff Mobility 

Lead partners: ULB (Civis)and UGent (ENLIGHT) 

  •  Session 3: 11:30 – 12:30: Understanding and Applying Superdiversity in Academia, Higher Education and Beyond 

Lead partners: ULiège(UNIC) and UHasselt (EURECA-PRO)

  • Lunch: 12:30 – 14:00 
  • Session 4: 14:00 – 15:00: Alliances as Drivers of Pedagogical Innovation  

Lead partners: UNamur(UNIVERSEH) and UAntwerpen (YUFE) 

  • Session 5: 15:00 – 16:00: The European Degree as an Important Milestone towards a Strong Future for the European Higher Education Area 

Lead partners: UMONS(EUNICE) and KU Leuven (Una Europa) 

  • Break: 16:00 – 16:30
  • Session 6: 16:30 – 17:30: EU and Global Partnerships / Cooperation with the Global South

Lead partners: VLIR-UOS and CRef

  • Concluding Session: 17:30 – 18:00: Policy Recommendations