22 October 2018

Ramon Llull University hosts the EUA Funding Forum

Event proves popular, breaking attendee records at the Funding Forum

On 17, 18 and 19 October, the 4th Funding Forum of the European University Association was held at La Salle Campus Barcelona. The EUA, an association which brings together more than 800 universities from more than 20 European countries and which works to ensure that the European Union listens to and meets the needs of higher education, chose Ramon Llull University as the venue for its influential congress this year. 

The event has been a resounding success in terms of participation, with the highest number of participants since the event first began, bringing together 250 rectors, deans and general directors of the main European universities. At the different plenary sessions and workspaces, topics were discussed and experiences were exchanged in areas such as university financing, positive leadership and communication in higher education, among others.

One highlight was the presence of government institutions, with the participation of the Spanish General Secretariat of Universities, the Catalan Government's Secretary of Universities and Research and the Portuguese Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education. Also in attendance was the Commissioner of Education and Universities of Barcelona City Council and the General Secretary of CRUE [Spanish Association of University Rectors].