Latest Publications

Position Papers

Proposals for the Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe

Position paper on EU Pharmaceutical Strategy | 15 September 2020
In response to the European Commission consultation, The Guild’s Health Deans advocate for the development of a framework that would facilitate the pursuit of multinational clinical studies within the EU.

Recommendations for developing the European Education Area

Position paper on EEA | 13 July 2020
The Guild provides guiding principles for strengthening teaching and learning at the European level.

Confronting our Common Challenges: a new Approach to Strengthening Africa’s Research, Innovation and Higher Education Capacity

Concept note on EU - Africa partnership | 9 July 2020
The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) and The Guild call for sustainable investment in African knowledge societies by creating Centres of Excellence (CoE) to confront common challenges for both continents.

Empowering Europe’s scientific leadership through a renewed European Research Area

Position Paper on ERA | 4 March 2020
The Guild outlines key priorities and principles that must be at the core of a renewed European Research Area (ERA)


The Guild calls on EU institutions to increase investments in fundamental research in Horizon Europe

Statement on Horizon Europe's budget | 11 September 2020

The Guild welcomes the appointment of Jean-Pierre Bourguignon as acting President of the European Research Council

Statement on ERC | 24 July 2020

The Guild calls on the European Parliament to improve spending on Horizon Europe and Erasmus+

Statement on EU budget | 22 July 2020

Successful ERA requires maintaining focus on Europe’s ability to create world class new knowledge

Statement on ERA | 7 July 2020
The Guild reissues its call for the European Research Area (ERA) to focus on strengthening the production of new knowledge through academic research.


Insight Papers

Developing equal, mutually beneficial partnerships with African universities: recommendations for a new European collaboration strategy

Insight Paper 1 on European collaboration strategy with Africa | 18 February 2020
In this insight paper, Professor Peter Maassen (University of Oslo) outlines in detail the particular need for investment in African research-intensive universities.