In 2022, our association united over 50 universities of S&T in Europe and beyond who employed over 69,000 academic staff and educated over 1,200,000 students. Representatives of the Members joined forces and worked together in seven active and productive task forces.
For each of our areas of work, the report summarises the activities and deliverables of our bodies and highlights the impact we achieved.
President Rik Van de Walle said:
“We started the new year 2022 on a high note by welcoming five new Members, and the launch of our Work Plan 2022 to 2023 ‘Advance contribution of universities of S&T to knowledge societies for a sustainable future’. This reinforced our ongoing efforts to inspire and support our Members to continue releasing transformative forces to meet societal challenges, including boosting interdisciplinarity and safeguarding academic freedom.
These endeavours were cast in a new light with the invasion of Ukraine by Putin’s regime. We started a year-long period of exploring ways in which our association and its leaders and experts can concretely contribute, while also sparking a value-based discussion on the role of universities of S&T. These trajectories are ongoing, and I look forward to continuing our important work together through 2023, with everyone from our Members, and with all our friends and partners”.