Annual Report on Higher Education in Europe 2022 – 2023

Yesterday, the Chairman of the European Higher Education Organization, Igor Kiselev, presented the annual report on higher education in Europe in the 2022-2023 academic year.

The Chairman noted that higher education sector has an essential role to play in Europe’s post-pandemic recovery and in shaping sustainable and resilient societies and economies. Excellent and inclusive universities are a condition and foundation for open, democratic, fair and sustainable societies as well as sustained growth, entrepreneurship and employment.

Universities can better solve big societal challenges by engaging more effectively in transnational cooperation. 92% of universities identified the elimination of legal and administrative obstacles to international strategic institutional partnerships as a key issue. In a Eurobarometer survey, 93% respondents answered that it would be useful to create EU degrees delivered by networks of European universities, offering students the chance to study in different EU countries, with a flexible choice of courses or modules.

With this Communication on a European strategy for universities, the European community invites Member States and their universities to join forces for the benefit of higher education and of the European Union as a whole. It is an invitation for joint reflection and debate and collaborative work on how we can together develop the European dimension in higher education, research and innovation in a way that harnesses the full potential of universities.

This strategy can only be implemented together. EHEO invites Universities to take forward the work within their institutions and Member States to support their universities through appropriate policy and funding support; and invites Member States, universities, students, academic staff, researchers and their partners within broader innovation ecosystems to take ownership of the strategy and share pledges to inspire others.

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European Higher Education Organization

European Higher Education Organization is a public organization carrying out academic, educational and information activities on higher education in Europe. The EHEO general plan stresses that: Higher education systems require adequate funding and, as an investment in economic growth, public spending in higher education should be protected. The challenges faced by higher education require more flexible governance and funding systems, which balance greater autonomy for education institutions with accountability to stakeholders. Thus, EHEO plans: improve academic and scientific interaction of universities; protect the interests of universities; interact more closely with public authorities of European countries; popularize European higher education in the world; develop academic mobility; seek funding for European universities.

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