The role of universities in the development of a competitive and dynamic knowledge-based society and economy is crucial. Universities supply society with well-trained and skilled professionals and researchers, who in turn provide the next generation of knowledge that helps society address its challenges and allows us to innovate and prosper.
There is a growing need for Europe's universities to modernise, to become more competitive in the delivery of their education, research and outreach activities, and to improve their interaction with both society and business.
The actions proposed by the modernisation agenda for universities aim to advance the recommendations, guidelines and good practices accumulated over the years through expert analysis, studies and mutual learning activities.
The report, Assessing Europe’s University-Based Research, is available through the e-Library.