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Published Feb. 18, 2022 2:28 PM

In this issue, we zoom in on the EU-AU summit with statements on the AU-EU Innovation Agenda and ARUA’s call to strengthen Africa's research ecosystem, as well as highlights from our joint panel discussion on European-African university collaboration. See also Jan Palmowski’s opinion piece and our call for the UK and Switzerland to associate to Horizon Europe. Lastly, save the date for the upcoming University of Glasgow and The Guild #FutureOfEducation seminar on designing learning spaces.

Published Jan. 21, 2022 11:31 AM

In the first newsletter of 2022, we focus on the European Strategy for Universities, with The Guild’s response to the just-released documents as well as Secretary-General Jan Palmowski's insights on them. See also our statements on the Horizon Europe application process and the Lump Sum Pilot. Save the date also for the upcoming ARUA and The Guild virtual panel, organised on 14 February ahead of the AU-EU summit.

Published Jan. 20, 2022 11:19 AM

On 18 January the European Commission presented the European strategy for universities as a way to articulate a transformative vision for the higher education sector. The Guild welcomes the strategy as a framework which recognizes the rich potential and contribution of Europe’s universities to our society through research, education and innovation. We wish to thank Commissioner Gabriel and Vice-President Schinas for their constructive consultations with the sector and acknowledging many of the views expressed by The Guild’s presidents.

Published Dec. 17, 2021 9:57 AM

The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) and The Guild emphasise the critical importance of strengthening African research universities in a wholistic way, calling to action the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU), national governments, public science bodies, and universities and their communities themselves.

Published Dec. 16, 2021 9:35 AM

This issue of The Guild's newsletter includes our recommendations for the Commission's proposal for an AI Act and for the European Research Area to strengthen and deepen excellence in less R&I performing widening countries. See also highlights from the ARUA and The Guild conference and our virtual seminar with the University of Tartu.

Published Dec. 14, 2021 9:54 AM

Following the progress report of the Slovenian presidency, circulated at the end of November, The Guild voices its concerns on the burdens the European Commission’s proposal for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act may impose on research and researchers and calls for the Commission to involve researchers in the future monitoring and amendment processes of the Act.

Published Nov. 10, 2021 11:16 AM

In this issue we share highlights from the upcoming ARUA and The Guild conference and our virtual seminar with the University of Tartu. See also our statements on knowledge valorisation and the UK's association to Horizon Europe, along with our COP26 articles highlighting our member universities' efforts in tackling climate change.

Published Nov. 9, 2021 9:33 AM

With the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, taking place in Glasgow, The Guild’s universities are stressing the critical contributions universities can and must make to accelerate action towards the Paris Agreement goals. The Guild shares highlights from its member universities on how the institutions, researchers and students are leading the change towards environmental sustainability, connecting the institutional, social, economic, technological and scientific responses needed to respond to the climate crisis.

Published Nov. 4, 2021 9:53 AM

The European Union’s research and innovation community representing over 1,000 universities and universities of applied sciences, 56 academies of science, 38 research performing and funding organisations, 33 rectors’ conferences, as well as 120 regional organisations, call for the European Commission and President Ursula von der Leyen to finalise the United Kingdom’s association to Horizon Europe immediately.

Published Nov. 3, 2021 8:41 AM

With the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, taking place in Glasgow, The Guild’s universities are stressing the critical contributions universities can and must make to accelerate action towards the Paris Agreement goals. The Guild shares highlights from its member universities on how the institutions, researchers and students are leading the change towards environmental sustainability, connecting the institutional, social, economic, technological and scientific responses needed to respond to the climate crisis.

Published Nov. 1, 2021 1:28 PM

With the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, taking place in Glasgow, The Guild’s universities are stressing the critical contributions universities can and must make to accelerate action towards the Paris Agreement goals. The Guild shares highlights from its member universities on how the institutions, researchers and students are leading the change towards environmental sustainability, connecting the institutional, social, economic, technological and scientific responses needed to respond to the climate crisis.