#EAIR2020

in Cork

Sustaining the Future of Higher Education

The world is changing, and our society, environment, economy and labour market are transforming at a rapid pace. The evolving societal, political and economic landscape has led to increased demands on universities to make their contribution and benefit to society more visible. European and national policy developments call for the university to embrace a transformation process and to be more proactive in strengthening our critical stance and role as a knowledge institution and champion for truth, evidence and science. There is a new emphasis on the need for higher education institutions to listen, learn and engage on issues of common concern; to cooperate and cohere with the European Higher Education Area; to welcome the UNESCO Global Convention on the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications and to contribute to the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Higher education is integral to the development of the economy, society and the environment. 

Our greatest challenge in recent years is to maintain the most cherished aspects of higher education’s core values, while simultaneously responding to the threats and opportunities of an ever-changing world. Worried for their future, powerful student activism has honed our attention on global warming and the climate change crisis. Our young people rightfully demand that we protect the planet for future generations; that we take positive action to live and work sustainably.

There will be 10 Tracks, incl. Management, Institutional Research, Teaching and Learning, Research, Digitalization...

You will find the Call here in the first week of December!