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Conference of European schools for Advanced
Engineering Education and Research
CESAER Office   E-mail: info@cesaer.org
Kasteelpark Arenberg 1   Tel: +32 16 32 16 87
B-3001 LEUVEN   Fax: +32 16 32 85 91
recent news
  • Universities united for the best Horizon Europe
  • (15/06/2018)
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  • CESAER calls on the UK and the EU to safeguard collaboration in research, education and innovation
  • (04/06/2018)
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  • CESAER welcomes prioritisation of knowledge in EU budget 2021-2027
  • (24/05/2018)
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upcoming events
  • 10th European Convention for Engineering Deans, Directors and Department Heads - A University Leadership Dialogue
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Aims, activities and benefits for Members

Our mission is structured around five aims:

  • learn from each other: share information and best practice in areas of higher education, research, innovation & governance
  • influence key bodies: aid policy-makers and funders to shape European strategies, policies & funding programmes
  • boost participation in European funding programmes
  • promote our strengths globally: support Members in displaying their excellence & distinctiveness at European level & beyond
  • advance debate on key issues: promote reflection & understanding of role of science & technology in open knowledge societies

We carry out the following activities directly or indirectly connected with our aims:

  • sharing experiences, identifying best practice & providing guidance
  • deploying task forces & committees
  • organising events, such as meetings, workshops & conferences
  • monitoring European policies & programmes & informing Members about them
  • undertaking consultations & surveys amongst Members & representing their collective interests
  • publishing press releases, input statements & papers
  • liaising with European institutions & other stakeholders
  • supporting Members’ communication activities in Europe & beyond
  • liaising with Members & encouraging embedding of activities within their institutions
  • improving functioning of Association

We deliver the following benefits for our Members:

  • unrivalled access to & exchange with networks of staff in like-minded institutions
  • connections to and influence on wide range of stakeholders, including policy-makers, politicians and funders
  • direct support to take forward specific collaborative activities and initiatives which strengthen our collective position in relation to learning and teaching, research excellence and innovation, leadership, and strategic influence
  • creating influential voice on behalf of Members, which takes account of range of needs and positions
  • collective representation on key issues to senior policy-makers and funders at heart of European decision-making, enabling us to lobby and influence effectively as group, and which also provides support where required for national representations
  • delivering effective, efficient and supportive membership organisation
  • offering attractive range and programme of events
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