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The SPHERE team would like to announce that the call for TAM for 2020 will be launched in early September, with a deadline of mid-October. Emphasis in 2020 will be...Read more
SPHERE has been tasked by the European Commission and the Executive Agency (EACEA) to investigate the extent to which ‘disadvantaged students’ in Partner countries (Western Balkans, Eastern Europe, Central Asia...Read more
The TRUNAK project , a capacity building project co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union which focuses on modernising the regulatory framework for universities in Kazakhstan and...Read more
Last December, the SPHERE Team reported that the follow-up work on the commitments of the Paris Communiqué had commenced, the result of the successful Bologna Process Ministerial Conference in Paris...Read more
This article is based on results of a study conducted by the Georgian HERE Team in 2017. Research projects form significant part of HERE activities in Georgia: alongside with translations...Read more
In 2018 the Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP) of the European University Association (EUA) evaluated nine higher education institutions in Montenegro. Based on the individual evaluation reports, IEP published in December...Read more
Colin Tück has been the director of the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR) since its creation in 2008. He has been actively involved in the Bologna Process for over a...Read more
Bushra Akileh is a sixth year Pharm.D student at the University of Jordan. She is a student representative on the Jordanian HERE team and has also recently been nominated as...Read more
The European University Association (EUA) and more than a dozen other university associations have united to issue a common response to the European Commission’s proposal for Horizon Europe . The...Read more
EUA has issued a first response to the European Commission’s proposal for the EU’s next Erasmus programme . Released on 30 May, the proposal provides a solid basis for discussion...Read more
The European Commission’s draft budget breakdown for its next research programme, Horizon Europe, devotes the biggest share of funding, €52.7 billion, to a series of projects to tackle climate change,...Read more
Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport of Kosovo, Kujtim Gashi and the Minister of Education, Science and Technology of Kosovo,...Read more
In February 2018, the European Commission released its new enlargement strategy , giving an accession perspective to the Western Balkans region. The latest impetus came last month, when the Commission...Read more
Between March 2017 and April 2018, the EU and Algeria demonstrated their desire to deepen their political dialogue and cooperation in all partnership areas. That is the conclusion of the...Read more
The Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED) has presented a petition for a “Mediterranean Erasmus Generation” in order to “strengthen mobility between Europe and the Southern Mediterranean, including South-South mobility, reinforce Capacity...Read more
The 2016 Report on the Higher Education Reform Experts’ (HERE) activities has been published by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). The HERE activities under Erasmus+ were launched...Read more
The new institutional set-up of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) initiative has been launched in Brussels on March 12th 2018 in the presence of senior officials Senior officials from the EU...Read more
On behalf of the SPHERE Team, we are pleased to present the report of the annual conference “EU and its Neighbours: Higher Education Policy and Cooperation” that took place in...Read more
A report produced by the European External Action Service and the European Commission highlights that Ukraine has pursued the implementation of a number of reforms identified in its Association Agenda...Read more
On the occasion of the Eastern Partnership Summit on 24 November 2017, the European University Association (EUA) would like to underline the importance of higher education and research in fostering...Read more
The European Commission has published a new Communication on “Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture” which outlines its vision of a European Education Area for 2025. The goal is...Read more
Dr. Ryszard Zamorski is currently a Bologna Expert for DAAD (The German Academic Exchange Service) and an Erasmus Expert at his institution, the UTP University of Science and Technology in...Read more
Article by Tatevik Gharibyan is a HERE, an expert at the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia and Co-founder of the ExHEO education and career development foundation. *The views...Read more
Considering the latest reforms in the Higher Education System (HES) of Uzbekistan, the role of the HERE is becoming more significant. As usual, after the HERE study visit on ‘The...Read more
In June, the SPHERE Team reported about the success of the Bologna Ministerial Conference in May in Paris, and the ambitious Communiqué that has been adopted. As the celebrations are...Read more