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.


Which way forward for the European University alliances?

Statement on European Universities | 25 May 2021

Collaboration within the European Universities initiative needs to grow bottom-up, based on the alliances’ distinctive strategies. Innovation and originality can flourish only by developing new practices in universities and overcoming national obstacles.

The EU’s emerging Pact for Research and Innovation should meet the expectations of the research sector

Statement on European Research Area | 27 April 2021

The Guild considers it critical that the Pact for Research and Innovation will prominently address the key question that ERA was founded on: how to strengthen Europe’s research capacity.

European networks call for full access to Horizon Europe for associated countries

Joint statement on Horizon Europe | 23 April 2021

The Guild joins other groups of research-intensive universities in Europe in voicing its concern regarding proposals to restrict the UK’s, Switzerland’s and potentially other countries’ access to parts of Horizon Europe.

Insight Papers

Reimagining Research-led Education in a Digital Age

Insight Paper 3 on the future of research-led education | 4 June 2021
In this insight paper, Jo Angouri (University of Warwick) provides a framework for reimagining research-led education in a digital age, seeking to open a conversation between universities, European policy bodies, the EU and national governments.

Looking to the Future: The Guild's Vision for Europe's Universities

Insight Paper 2 on the future of Europe's universities | 19 October 2020
In this insight paper, presidents of The Guild’s universities set out a vision for Europe’s universities over the next ten years.

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.