Reform universities are institutions intended for reform. They not only aim at enlarging the landscape of higher education, but also to renew it. Reform universities are often characterized by:
An important mission of the reform universities, from the beginning, was to engage with society. The university should not be an ivory tower, detached from its surroundings. During the last half century, reform universities have therefore also embraced a series of institutional innovations to ensure society-university collaboration. The purpose of these are not only knowledge transfer, from university to society, but also the empowerment of citizens and the co-production of knowledge. One such innovation is spaces, which invite citizens into the universities and allow citizens as well as students to pursue research and creative activities on their own terms. These are called open laboratories. For examples in ERUA, see here https://erua-eui.eu/open-database/open-laboratories/. Another innovation is institutions, which aim to bring the university out into the world, starting from the science shops of the 1970s–these are called collaboratories. For examples in ERUA, see here https://erua-eui.eu/open-database/collaboratories/
If you are interested in knowing more about the universities in the European Reform
University Alliance, the instructions below should help you navigate the university webpages.
Marcia Tiburi – TERRADORADA (paintings exhibition) – Auditorium MR002
Deavan Michelle La Tray – Chroma Depth (paintings exhibition) – Hall Auditorium MR002
Eva Dimitrova – Beauty without filters (photgraphy exhibition) – Hall Auditorium MR002
Michail Bakas – Equality in Life, Society and Education Human stories. Another road to the European Dream (photography exhibition) – University Entrance Hall
Indira Sofia Molina Caliz – Au sud du sud (dance performance) – Hall Auditorium MR002 – Closing session, cocktail time.
All performances will be available on November 8 except for the dance performance which will be held just before the cocktail.