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Join the manifesto on the Future of Universities in Europe!

Open to signature until 30 August 2022

What is the Manifesto on the future of Higher Education in Europe?

The Manifesto on the Future of Universities in Europe is a public statement setting up an agenda for action. Creative, daring, challenging, it promotes a common vision for the university of the future, the way it will shape Europe and the role European University Alliances.

The Manifesto on the Future of Universities in Europe gathers student positions on the future of Higher Education in Europe, as well as their recommendations to make European universities more in line with their expectations.  

The French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Mrs Frédérique Vidal (on the far right), reading the Manifesto on the Future of Universities in Europe.
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Why sign it?

If you are a European student, teacher or staff member and you approve the content of the Manifesto, you can sign it online before 30 August 2022.

By signing the Manifesto, you get the opportunity to defend your vision of how universities should look like in the future. You can substantiate our arguments and recommandations for better European Universities and you can be very effective in creating change!

In the perspective of the Conference on the Future of Europe, students from Bachelor’s to PhD from all European universities were invited to design a manifesto. This Manifesto is the fruit of several months of discussions, meetings and cooperation between students from a fair number of European University Alliances. Students are the actors and writers of this manifesto, that can only make sense through their participation.

On January 25, 2022, the final version of the Manifesto on the Future of Universities in Europe was officially presented to the French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Mrs Frédérique Vidal, and the Commissioner for Education, Youth, Sports and Culture, Mrs Mariya Gabriel, during the Forum of Universities for the Future of Europe, at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, in Paris, France.

They already support us

The Manifesto on the Future of Universities in Europe benefits from the support of many partner institutions. Click on our Institutional Support webpage to see who supports our Manifesto and backs the signing of it.

For more information, please contact:
  • Lou GRIMAL: lou.grimal[a]utt.fr
  • Anne-Sophie NARDELLI: anne-sophie.nardelli-malgrand[a]univ-smb.fr
  • Cc. Khaldia CHOUAT: khaldia.chouat[a]grenoble-inp.fr