European Universities Initiative is a ‘game-changer’ – Norway

The Norwegian government has officially welcomed the push by the European Commission for greater higher education cooperation, describing the European Universities Initiative (EUI) in particular as a ‘game-changer’ in relation to fostering closer collaboration between European higher education institutions, but some concerns still remain.

In a written response to the European Strategy for Universities and the European Council recommendation on building bridges for effective European higher education cooperation proposed by the European Commission on 18 January, Norway’s ministry of education and research said on 27 April that the initiatives, aimed at strengthening transnational cooperation, have been met with a positive response by Norwegian stakeholders.