Association of European Universities

Association des universités européennes (CRE)

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1959-09 Dijon France


Sep 1959, Dijon (France), at 2nd Conference of Rectors and Vice-Chancellors of the European Universities, the 1st Conference having been held Jul 1955, Cambridge (UK). Constitution adopted Sep 1964, Göttingen (Germany FR). Original title: Standing Conference of Rectors, Presidents and Vice-Chancellors of the European Universities -- Conférence permanente des recteurs, présidents et vice-chanceliers des universités européennes. Current title adopted when membership and emphasis shifted from rectors of universities to the universities themselves. Registered in accordance with Swiss law. Merged with U-XE2541 - Confederation of European Union Rectors' Conferences to form D-XD8329 - European University Association (EUA), Mar 2001.


Promote cooperation among universities in Europe; reflect on the role of the university in society; serve as a forum of discussion among university leaders; help university heads to find solutions to common problems by providing information on topical issues and placing expertise, competence and network of members at their disposal; provide services in institutional management and development; inform members and other interested parties about developments in university policy in Europe; represent the university's point of view to governmental and non-governmental bodies concerned with higher education, research and training in Europe; act as contact-point for academic leaders and economic and political decision-makers.


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General Assembly (every 4 years). Committee (meets 2-3 times a year). Board (meets every 3 months), consisting of President, Vice-Presidents, Treasurer and 5 appointed members.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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