THE STUDENT VOICE
The monthly newsletter of the European Students' Union
June 2012 

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 Issue 46      

    

ESU Chairperson: "We need more European solutions"

INTERVIEW - Allan Päll, outgoing ESU Chairperson looks back on the time he spent at the European Students' Union (ESU). According to him, ESU biggest challenge is Europe: "I think ESU can no longer escape the questions of how much power should be transferred to the European level concerning higher education."

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New ESU team 2012/2013 ready to strike

VRUTKY - Two generations of ESU elected representatives got together at Vrutky, Slovakia to outline aims and objectives for action from 22 to 25 June. The meeting has been hosted by SRVS, ESU's Slovakian member. Go to full article Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter 

Tracking of students and graduates in the Information Age

COPENHAGEN - European University Association (EUA) hosted a conference on 5-6 June in Copenhagen on "Tracking the Higher Education Student Lifecycle", presenting first outcomes of the TRACKIT project. ESU Chairperson Allan Päll attended the event and writes about his thoughts. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Public funding of higher education in Europe increasingly under threat

SALZBURG - The economic and financial crisis could lead to major divisions across Europe in terms of levels of public investment in higher education. This is the major concern that was expressed at the first Universities Funding Forum that took place at the University of Salzburg, Austria on 11 and 12 June. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
ESU welcomes binning of new Czech higher education bill
BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) welcomes the decision from the new Czech education minister to withdraw the new higher education reform bill. On 7 June, Education Minister Petr Fiala, who took office only in May this year, binned the unpopular draft, which had the initial aim to majorly reform universities and the Czech funding system. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

European students show continuous solidarity with Chilean students

SANTIAGO DE CHILE - Vice-Chairperson elect of the European Students' Union (ESU), Taina Moisander, visited the Chilean student movement 11 to 16 June to express ESU's solidarity with the Chilean students who are fighting hard for changes in higher education in their country.Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

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ESU Chairperson: "We need more European solutions"
New ESU team 2012/2013 ready to strike
Public funding of higher education in Europe increasingly under threat

ESU in the media 

Upcoming ESU Events

4 - 8 July 2012 - QUEST Workshop 3, Bucharest, Romania.

18-21 Sept 2012 - Global Student Leadership Summit, London, United Kingdom

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Selection of Contributions to European Quality Assurance Forum 2011


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