Forum on University-based Research,
September 2004 - April 2005
the future of Europe’s universities: consolidating
Europe’s research base", 3 March 2005
University heads, researchers, industrialists, policy makers
and representatives from civil society at large, met in
Liège, Belgium, 25-28 April 2004.
Universities and in particular their research activities
have a critical role to play in the Europe of knowledge.
Exploring the issues raised by the Commission's communication
published in February 2003 on "The role of universities
in the Europe of knowledge", the conference addressed
themes such as :
- the creation and certification of knowledge
- the changing nature of research training
- public/private partnerships
- the role of university for research in the
- the challenge of inter-disciplinary research
The report by the Forum on University-based
Research, "European Universities - Enhancing Europe's Research
Base", is available in English.
Proceedings of the conference: full
Videos: If you were
not there, or if you want to tape a session again.
Presentations, by subject or by speaker.
Parallel seminars: Two seminars of related interest took
place on the conference premises, on Sciences dissemination
and Science shops and universities. Most papers from the
speakers are available to download: Sciences
dissemination , Science
shops and universities.
|The vision that
led to “The Europe of Knowledge 2020”
event stems from the Communication on “The Role
of Universities in the Europe of Knowledge”,
which covers two aspects: education and research.
The first aspect, education, was addressed in the
Berlin Conference in September 2003, where the Ministers
clearly acknowledged the necessity "to go beyond
the two main cycle of higher education and to include
the doctoral level as the third cycle in the Bologna
process”. The conference in Liège focuses
more on the research aspects.