Interesting websites to help understand the universities
challenges and the Europe context.
Research Area (ERA)
The role of universities in ERA
Research Advisory Board
Bologna process: towards the European higher education
area, Bergen, 19-20 May 2005
A summit to take stock of the progress of the Bologna Process since the Berlin
meeting in September 2003 and to set directions for the further development towards
the European Higher Education Area to be realised by 2010.
and Society in the European Union
Science and society in FP6
News on science and society in the EU
Society, a website of Employment and Social affairs
Researcher’s Mobility Portal
in the European Research Area: One Profession, Multiple
Careers, 18 July 2003. Communication from
the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament
Council Resolution on the profession and the career of researchers within
the European Research Area (ERA) - PDF: 145 kb
Drain - Emigration Flows for Qualified Scientists' -
PDF: 291 kb (executive summary)
The big issue concerned data analysis and policy implications
following a study on the mobility of qualified scientists,
prepared by MERIT, the University of Maastricht. Empirical
evidence has been collected for a number of EU-15 Member
States and Central and Eastern European countries. The
study has concluded that access to scientific equipment
and technology is one of the main factors influencing researcher
mobility and, as a consequence, brain drain.
European Report on Science & Technology Indicators 2003
University Association (EUA)
Open Forum 2004 (ESOF)
ESOF brings together scientists from all fields and people
interested in science and technology, from all over Europe.
The participants are academics, policy makers, politicians
and representatives from media and the science based
The Géant Network, a pan-European data communications network, reserved specifically for research and education use
LERU: The "League of European Research Universities" is
a group of European research-intensive universities committed
to the values of high quality teaching within an environment
of internationally competitive research.
Reform of education: the Commission sees the bottle half
empty, the Council half full
While the Commission aims to highlight the shortcomings in
the reforms towards making education and training systems
more efficient, the Council wants to emphasise the progress
made so far in the report they will jointly present to the
Spring European Council.
The Scité network
An initiative of Belgian French-speaking universities and
Wallonia to promote the dissemination of science in schools
and among the general public.
An initiative of the University of Liège to promote
sciences. Visit the exhibition Le printemps des sciences
2004 (Sciences spring 2004)