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Rewriting the Script: European Universities alliances and the future of higher education

Event information

Date & location

From 6:00pm to 7:00pm UTC

University College Dublin and online


Register now to join us online

Register now to virtually attend the Una Europa Talk, broadcast live from the alliance’s General Assembly in Dublin, Ireland, on Monday evening, 11th December.

The Una Europa Talk will encompass a keynote address and panel discussion on a timely topic: "Rewriting the Script: European Universities alliances and the future of higher education".

Panel members confirmed to date include Professor Orla Feely, President of University College Dublin and host of the General Assembly; Professor Peter Lievens, Vice Rector International Policy, Interculturality, and Alumni Policy, KU Leuven; and Ms Patricia Reilly, Head of Cabinet for Commissioner Mairéad McGuinness, Financial services, financial stability & Capital Markets Union.

Through an engaging conversation, the panellists will address the theme of transformation for European higher education and what it means for institutions who embrace the European Universities Initiative; the challenges and opportunities for stakeholders at a local, national and European level; and how European education can and must evolve to continue to serve communities, the economy and society.

Una Europa General Assembly at University College Dublin

The Una Europa Talk takes place during Una Europa’s General Assembly, a three-day event bringing together members of the alliance from across Europe who are working together to build a University of the Future. University College Dublin is proud to host this event and to showcase the transformational journey undertaken by both the institution and Ireland since joining the EU 50 years ago. The event will be framed by the theme of storytelling, with the tagline “What’s the story?” reflecting UCD and Ireland’s rich literary and storytelling heritage.

Audience members will include presidents and rectors from the 11 Una Europa partner institutes, European Commission policymakers, Irish government representatives, academics, professional staff and students.