European University Association

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European University Association
HeadquartersBrussels, Belgium
Michael Murphy (Term of office: 2019–2023)
Martine Rahier
Paul Boyle

The European University Association (EUA) represents more than 800 institutions of higher education in 48 countries, providing them with a forum for cooperation and exchange of information on higher education and research policies.[1] Members of the Association are European universities involved in teaching and research, national associations of rectors and other organisations active in higher education and research.[2]

EUA is the result of a merger between the Association of European Universities and the Confederation of European Union Rectors' Conferences. The merger took place in Salamanca on 31 March 2001.[citation needed]


The following is a breakdown of EUA membership by country:[when?][2]

Location Members
 European Union 582
 United Kingdom 60
 Turkey 57
 Ukraine 27
 Romania 22
 Norway 17
 Switzerland 17
 Greece 14
 Kazakhstan 14
 Bulgaria 9
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 7
 North Macedonia 7
 Georgia 6
 Serbia 4
 Iceland 4
 Belarus 3
 Albania 3
 Armenia 2
 Azerbaijan 2
 Moldova 2
 Kosovo[3] 2
  Vatican City 1
 Montenegro 1
 Andorra 1
 Liechtenstein 1
 Russia[4][5][6] 1[7]

In March 2022, the EUA suspended 12 Russian members following the 2022 address of the Russian Union of Rectors (RUR) supporting the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, for being "diametrically opposed to the European values that they committed to when joining EUA”.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ "European University Association (EUA)". European Open Science Cloud. Retrieved 18 April 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Member directory". European University Association. Retrieved 18 April 2022.
  3. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognised as an independent state by 97 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 112 UN member states have recognised Kosovo, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.
  4. ^ a b O’Malley, Brendan (7 March 2022). "EUA suspends 12 Russian members who back Putin's invasion". University World News. Retrieved 18 April 2022.
  5. ^ a b Matthews, David (7 March 2022). "European University Association suspends Russian members over pro-war statement". Science|Business. Retrieved 18 April 2022.
  6. ^ a b Lem, Pola (7 March 2022). "Russian rectors' union echoes Kremlin propaganda on Ukraine: Heads of learned institutions back Putin in the 'most difficult decision in his life'". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 18 April 2022.
  7. ^ 14 Russian EUA members suspended as of 18 April 2022.

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