34th UNICA General Assembly & Rectors’ Seminar | Stockholm University, 26-28 June 2024

The 34th UNICA General Assembly & Rectors’ Seminar was hosted by Stockholm University, on 26 to 28 June 2024. The event started with an informal reception on the afternoon of the 26th, which gave way to the administrative General Assembly during the following day.

Highlights of the General Assembly

  • Election of two members of the UNICA Steering Committee. The General Assembly validated the application of Anne Weyembergh, Vice-Rector for External Relations and Development Cooperation at Université libre de Bruxelles, and elected Edith Buser, Deputy Vice President for Research at Paris Sciences et Lettres University (PSL). These supplementary elections allowed to complete the composition of the Steering Committee, which now counts 5 members.
  • Membership applications. The General Assembly approved the UNICA membership applications of the University of Montenegro and Baku State University, increasing the total number of members to 55 universities. This addition places two new capital cities, Podgorica in Montenegro and Baku in Azerbaijan, on the UNICA map.

The Rectors’ Seminar

The UNICA Rectors Seminar took place on 28 June under the theme “Strengthening the Africa – Europe cooperation: the Role of University Networking“. The event brought together representatives from the landscape of European and African Higher Education who explored the theme over the course of three sessions: 1) Africa-Europe cooperation: opportunities, challenges, and the role of universities; 2) Africa-Europe Cooperation in Research; and 3) Approaches to university cooperation between Europe and Africa.

Video message from Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen, Director-General, Directorate-General for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport at the opening of the Rectors’ Seminar


Check some of the highlights of the 34th UNICA General Assembly and Rectors Seminar in the gallery below:

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34th UNICA General Assembly & Rectors’ Seminar | Stockholm University, 26-28 June 2024

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm University


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