Leaders highlight universities’ role in downturn

EU“Five hundred university leaders who gathered in Prague this month called on European governments to invest in higher education during the economic and financial crisis. Meeting at the fifth convention of higher education institutions, organised by the European University Association, the rectors said universities had a key role as a ‘motor’ for economic recovery by providing the research-based education at all levels needed to promote creativity and innovation. EUA President Professor Jean-Marc Rapp told the meeting European universities were a long-term investment in the continent’s future …” (more)

[University World News, 29 March]

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