European University Association gives evidence to Peers

31 January 2012


Lesley Wilson, Secretary General of the European University Association (EUA), will appear before the Lords Consumer Protection and Social Policies EU Sub-Committee on Thursday 2 February, as part of their inquiry into how the EU can contribute to boosting mobility, providing funding for and promoting best practice across Europe’s higher education sector.

The EUA is the official representative of the university sector in the Bologna process. 

Ms Wilson will be quizzed on a number of issues including:

  • how beneficial the Bologna process has been for European higher education institutions so far and what the major challenges will be in the coming decade;
  • whether enhancing the EU’s contribution to research, education and innovation will help European universities retain their competitive edge over the US and China;
  • if a combination of higher tuition fees and increased competition from Continental universities’ could result in less European students studying at universities in the UK; and
  • the EUA’s views on the proposed ‘U-Multirank’ tool.

The evidence session will take place at 10am on Thursday 2 February in Committee Room 2 of the House of Lords.

The evidence session is open to media and the public. Please allow time for security screening.

The evidence session will also be broadcast live on Parliament TV.

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