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On this page, you will find some interesting links related to Euredocs members and partners as well as some links related to higher education and research actors and policies that are useful resources to collect information.

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Scientific committee centres links

In order to develop and run this network, Sciences-Po has funded a scientific committee composed of five well-known European research centres working on higher education and their representatives:

  • CHEPS, University of Twente, Netherlands (Jürgen Enders)
    The Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) is an interdisciplinary research-institute located at the faculty of Public Administration and Public Policy of the Universiteit Twente, the Netherlands. Since 1984, CHEPS has undertaken and published a considerable amount of research on higher education especially at system and institutional levels. CHEPS seeks to increase our understanding of institutional, national and international issues that bear upon Higher Education. > website
  • CSO, Sciences Po and CNRS, France (Christine Musselin)
    The CSO (Center for the Sociology of Organizations) is a research unit of Sciences PO, Paris, co-sponsored by the CNRS and closely associated with the doctoral program in sociology of Sciences PO. Among other programmes (on health, environment, firms, etc.), the CSO develops for many years comparative studies on higher education systems, primarily dealing with university governance, public policies in higher education, state-university relationships and academic labour markets. > website
  • Institute of Education, University of London, United Kingdom (Louise Morley & Penny Burke)
    The Institute of Education is a graduate college of the University of London. It was founded in 1902 to deliver high quality training for teachers. We remain true to this aim, and every year 1,000 graduates attend our Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses. > website
  • Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, University of Bergen, Norway (Ivar Bleiklie)
    Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, the Rokkan Centre for short, was established on 1st January 2002. The centre is affiliated to the University of Bergen via the research company UNIFOB AS. The research centre embraces research groups and research programmes from a broad field of social and cultural concerns. Initially its research will focus primarily on welfare, health and health care services, administration and management, democracy and municipal structures, and knowledge, leadership and working life. > website
  • Wissenschaftliches Zentrum für Berufs-und Hochschulforschung, University of Kassel, Germany (Barbara Kehm and Ulrich Teichler)
    Established 1978 as an interdisciplinary research unit of the University of Kassel the Center for Research on Higher Education and Work (Wissenschaftliches Zentrum für Berufs- und Hochschulforschung) was approved initially for a foundation phase. Since 1982, it is a permanent unit of the University. > website

Europeanisation of higher education and research links

  • EUA
    The European University Association, as the representative organisation of both the European universities and the national rectors' conferences, is the main voice of the higher education community in Europe. > website
  • ESIB
    The National Unions of Students in Europe is the umbrella organisation of 48 national unions of students from 36 countries and through these members represent over 10 million students. The aim of ESIB is to represent and promote the educational, social, economic and cultural interests of students at a European level towards all relevant bodies and in particular the European Union, Council of Europe and UNESCO. > website
  • BolognaBerlin2003
    The Ministers in charge of Higher Education of almost all European states met in Berlin on 18 and 19 September 2003 to exchange views on the progress made in the Bologna Process and decide on where to go from there. > website
  • EU DG Education
    Every year, hundreds of thousands of people in Europe take the opportunity to study abroad or work on European projects supported by the Socrates programme. And from now on, the EU will be opening up to countries around the world, confident that a European education is an international asset both at home and abroad. > website
  • DG Research
    The Directorate General’s mission is evolving as work on the European Research Area (ERA) continues. It can be summarised as follows:
    · to develop the European Union’s policy in the field of research and technological development and thereby contribute to the international competitiveness of European industry;
    · to coordinate European research activities with those carried out at the level of the Member States;
    · to support the Union’s policies in other fields such as environment, health, energy, regional development etc;
    · to promote a better understanding of the role of science in modern societies and stimulate a public debate about research-related issues at European level. > website
  • Eurydice
    The information network on education in Europe, Eurydice has since 1980 been one of the strategic mechanisms established by the European Commission and Member States to boost cooperation, by improving understanding of systems and policies. Since 1995, Eurydice has also been an integral part of Socrates, the Community action programme in education. Eurydice is an institutional network for gathering, monitoring, processing and circulating reliable and readily comparable information on education systems and policies throughout Europe. > website
  • Ploteus
    PLOTEUS (a Portal on Learning Opportunities Throughout Europe) was set upin order to respond to the conclusions of the Lisbon and Stockholm European Councils (March 2000 and March 2001), which invited the European Commission and Member States to create a Europe-wide service providing information on jobs and learning opportunities. The purpose of PLOTEUS, its counterpart, is to put into effect the right to freedom of movement for European citizens by providing the necessary information. > website
  • Observatory on European Education Policies
    E-education-europe is a website focusing on comparisons of education and training policies in Europe and for the dissemination of information on european research on education. It intends to:
    · Contribute to strengthening the European perspective in policy-making in education;
    · Provide a user-friendly resource and information base for the research community, policy-makers, analysts, professional associations and practitioners;
    · Help to build bridges between researchers, policy-makers and practitioners. > website