3rd EUA Funding Forum, University of Porto (Portugal), 6-7 October 2016.

Building on the success of the previous editions, the 3rd EUA Funding Forum will be hosted by the University of Porto, Portugal on 6 and 7 October 2016. A biennial event, the Funding Forum offers a platform open to all higher education funding stakeholders – university leaders and managers, researchers, students, public authorities, public and private funders and partners.


This year’s Forum will focus on the crucial issues of delivering value to society and efficient university management, as well as key conditions that enable universities to fulfil their missions in an effective way.


At a time when public finances are under increased pressure, funding models for universities are being revised with the perspective of optimising expenditure and generating greater added value while increasing the efficiency of the sector. In many European countries, it is becoming highly relevant for the university sector to show and quantify its contribution to society, in social but also economic terms.


Designed against this backdrop, the Forum will take stock and help shape the future of the higher education funding agenda at the regional, national and European level. It will invite participants to discuss the following questions:

  • Which policies and strategies can help universities to efficiently fulfil their missions?
  • How can the contribution of universities to society be assessed, let alone measured?
  • Should universities communicate on their economic added value? And if so, how?
  • What are the expectations of funders and policy makers? How can stakeholders develop a productive dialogue at the system level?
  • What are the latest trends and the future of European funding?
  • How can universities explore new partnerships and diversify their funding streams?


Programme, registration, and further information: 

The preliminary programme and registration information are now available on the Funding Forum website.

The registration deadline is 22 September 2016.

For further information, please contact EUA at: funding@eua.be