Activity Information

  •    14/05/2014 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
  •    Blauwe Zaal, Universiteitstraat 6, 9000 Gent (ground floor)

Seminar 'Europe and higher education: The muscles from Brussels?'

For decades higher education was a matter of sole concern for the nation-state, under the adage of national sovereignty. Nowadays, the field is heavily influenced by supra-national policies. First in research and technology policies (Framework Programmes) and student and staff mobility (ERASMUS), later in education policies (Bologna Process). The European Commission`s ambitious Horizon 2020 programme and the new ERASMUS+ programme are clear examples of a growing European-level interest and involvement in higher education. What were the drivers of this development? And, what consequences does this multi-level arrangement have for nation states and higher education institutions?

Lecturer: Dr Pauline Ravinet (Université Lille 2, Lille, France)

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 (13.00 – 14.30)

Coordination and contact: Ms. Meta Gorup (


The seminar is part of the series 'Higher Education: Global challenges and multi-disciplinary perspectives.'

In a series of eight seminars, internationally recognised scholars will address some of the most salient issues in higher education research, such as the position and role of students in higher education, public vs. private higher education, internationalisation and mobility, performance management, access to higher education and Europeanization.