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CG statement on the Bologna Process

Following the debate at the High-Level Seminar “Lifelong Learning and Employability” on 24 January 2018 in Brussels, the Executive Board of the Coimbra Group initiated a discussion on the Bologna Process and current developments in higher education, notably in European Union policies. After consultation with the Rectors’ Advisory Group and Rectors at the thirty-nine member universities, the Executive Board offers the following statement on the occasion of the forthcoming EHEA2018, the Ministerial Conference of Ministers of Education of the forty-eight countries participating in the Bologna Process, to take place in Paris on 24-25 May this year.

Coimbra Group statement


21 March 2018 joint statement on the MFF

Thirteen European research university networks united in a statement to double funding for research in the Multiannual Financial Framework


Open the Joint statement


Statement on European Universities Networks

The Coimbra Group Executive Board has issued a statement on European Universities Networks.


Coimbra Group cultural heritage online exhibition

"This online exhibition celebrates shared cultural heritage across the Coimbra Group of European universities. To coincide with the June 2017 Coimbra Conference, hosted at the University of Edinburgh, this is the first time that Collections from across 35 member institutions have been brought together in this unique collaboration.
Over 70 objects have been selected that straddle thousands of miles of the continent and millions of years of its history. These objects highlight the rich cultural diversity and uniqueness of University collections around Europe."
Neil Lebeter, Coimbra Exhibition Curator, Library and University Collections, The University of Edinburgh
Click here to take a virtual visit to this outstanding exhibition.



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