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ACA Think Pieces: European higher education cooperation in a global context

Following the successful run of ACA’s “Think Pieces” series in 2020 on the world after Covid-19, in 2021 on inclusion in the context of higher education and in 2022 on digitalisation in the higher education sector, ACA continues with a new edition in 2023, focusing on the European higher education cooperation in a global context.

This first introductory piece, written by Ulrich Grothus, is setting the stage by first revisiting some of the recent and dramatic changes, as well as multiple crises in the global political environment that have collectively led to a dramatic shift in international cooperation and exchange in higher education and research. Then, the article sheds light on current tensions and conflicting goals that need to be reconciled when establishing a Team Europe approach. Last, it puts forward five initial suggestions on how to strike a reasonable balance between openness and realism in international cooperation in our field. 

Anticipating that some of the suggestions might be controversial, the author invites for an open and frank discussion, that will be fostered though this series. 

 The Think Pieces are published towards the end of each month on the ACA website, from May until December 2023.

We hope you enjoy reading this new Think Pieces series!

Read full article here.