The Guild Annual Report for 2020-2021 published
In 2020-2021, The Guild network grew by one new member, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, the most highly ranked university on the Iberian Peninsula. Amidst the changes the pandemic has brought, the Guild’s Presidents reflected the key trends and challenges facing Europe’s universities in the coming decade.
Vincent Blondel, Chair of The Guild, commented: “The Guild has translated vibrant discussions on our campuses to the European policy arena. These include how we evaluate careers and academic performance, how we can become more inclusive communities, the future of research-led education post-pandemic, and how Europe’s universities can be strengthened globally. The Guild’s advocacy has been critical in enabling the voice and concerns of our communities to be heard, at a time of rapid change and uncertainty.”
“The pandemic has increased the urgency of creating a more effective European Research Area (ERA) and realizing the European Education Area (EEA). The Guild has vigorously defended issues of critical importance to our members, such as the need to keep the ERA’s focus on research, including the importance of frontier research,” Jan Palmowski, The Guild Secretary-General, reflected.
Download here and view below the annual report, highlighting The Guild’s key areas of engagement and achievements in 2020-2021.