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European University Association

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European University Association
Formation2001; 23 years ago (2001)
HeadquartersBrussels, Belgium
Josep M. Garrell[1] (Term of office: 2023–2027)
Paul Boyle
Ivanka Popović

The European University Association (EUA) represents more than 800 institutions of higher education in 48 countries, providing them with a forum for cooperation and the exchange of information on higher education and research policies.[2] Members of the Association are European universities involved in teaching and research, national associations of rectors, and other organisations active in higher education and research.[3]

EUA is the result of a merger between the Association of European Universities and the Confederation of European Union Rectors' Conferences. The merger took place in Salamanca on 31 March 2001.[4]



The following is a breakdown of EUA membership between EU and other countries:[when?][3]

Location Members
 European Union 582
 United Kingdom 60
 Turkey 57
 Ukraine 27
 Norway 17
 Switzerland 17
 Kazakhstan 14
 Russia 12 – suspended[5][6][7]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 7
 North Macedonia 7
 Georgia 6
 Serbia 4
 Iceland 4
 Belarus 3
 Albania 3
 Armenia 2
 Azerbaijan 2
 Moldova 2
 Vatican City 1
 Montenegro 1
 Andorra 1
 Liechtenstein 1

Some universities in Kosovo are listed as "Individual Full Members" or "Individual Associate Members".

In March 2022, the EUA suspended 12 Russian members following the 2022 address of the Russian Union of Rectors (RUR) supporting the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, for being "diametrically opposed to the European values that they committed to when joining EUA".[5][6][7]

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Notes and references

  1. ^ "EUA – Board". eua.eu. Retrieved 29 December 2023.
  2. ^ "European University Association (EUA)". eosc.eu. European Open Science Cloud. Retrieved 18 April 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Member directory". European University Association. Retrieved 18 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Salamanca Convention 2001". bildungsserver.de. Retrieved 29 December 2023.
  5. ^ a b O’Malley, Brendan (7 March 2022). "EUA suspends 12 Russian members who back Putin's invasion". University World News. Retrieved 18 April 2022.
  6. ^ a b Matthews, David (7 March 2022). "European University Association suspends Russian members over pro-war statement". Science|Business. Retrieved 18 April 2022.
  7. ^ a b Lem, Pola (7 March 2022). "Russian rectors' union echoes Kremlin propaganda on Ukraine: Heads of learned institutions back Putin in the 'most difficult decision in his life'". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 18 April 2022.