European University Association


The European University Association (EUA) represents and supports higher education institutions in 46 countries (including all Western Balkan countries). It is open to membership from individual universities and national rectors’ conferences, as well as associations and networks of higher education institutions.
It provides its members with a unique forum to cooperate and keep abreast of the latest trends in higher education and research policies. Publications, electronic newsletters, and other information are distributed to anyone interested.

According to its mission, EUA supports universities by

  • Promoting policies to enable universities and other higher education institutions to respond to growing expectations regarding their contribution to the future development of a knowledge society for Europe
  • Advocating these policies to decision makers at different levels and ensuring that the voice of universities is heard
  • Informing members of policy debates which will impact on their development
  • Developing its knowledge and expertise through projects that involve and benefit individual institutions while also underpinning policy development
  • Strengthening the governance, leadership and management of institutions through a range of activities targeted at mutual learning, exchange of experience and the transfer of best practices
  • Developing partnerships in higher education and research between Europe and the rest of the world in order to strengthen the position of European universities in a global context

Article published in eJournal summer 2007.

Source: EUA Website, as accessed in March 2014.

For an overview of WBC Members of the EUA (updated in November 2008) see /news/1995.html.

  • Other
Contact details
Phone:++32 2 230 55 44
Fax:++32 2 230 57 51
Address:Avenue de l’Yser, 24, 1040 Brussels
Geographical focus
  • International; Other
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Elke Dall on October 14, 2006
Modified on March 13, 2014