The main goal of this meeting was to discuss the Arqus governance and organizational structures and the major guidelines for the future research dimension, joint academic offer, intra-alliance mobility and societal engagement dimension of the Alliance. During the meeting, participants were informed on the latest Arqus developments and the policy environment, including meetings with external stakeholders.
The programme of activities will contain at least two other meetings, one with DG-EAC and another one with EUA. The former is aimed at discussing the current major issues for the European Universities Initiative and the challenges faced: European Degree (Label), Legal Entity, Monitoring Framework, financial sustainability and future Investment Pathway as well as global and research dimensions of Alliances.
In the latter, the debate will focus on the future and sustainability of the European Universities Initiative and its impact on the European university system. Discussions on general major issues such as microcredentials, innovation in learning and teaching, research assessment and other issues of interest to the Rectors and Vice-Rectors will be held too.
The Arqus Rectors’ Council meetings present an excellent opportunity for advancement and growth in the key policies and strategies of the Alliance.