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TEF – what is it, where did it come from and how it might develop?

The UACES Network |

In the past 18 months a new acronym has been added to the higher education landscape in the UK – TEF. The TEF is the Teaching Excellence Framework, introduced by the UK Government in 2015 to “recognise and reward excellence teaching” and to balance the incentives offered to universities through the longstanding Research Excellence Framework. […]

Chair's Message - February 2017

The UACES Network |

As UACES enters its 50th year, our golden anniversary celebrations are already underway.  Thanks to our ongoing European Commission funding and in conjunction with our partners at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, we have set the wheels in motion for a conference at the EUI on 12-13 October 2017. At that event […]

EU’s climate change and energy cooperation: moving towards mutual learning?

The UACES Network |

The second international workshop of the UACES CRN on the European Energy Policy was held at the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Initiative (UCCRI) in the David Attenborough Building. The event brought together scholars from across three continents (Europa, the Americas and Asia) in order to discuss the EU’s climate change and energy cooperation strategy […]

Chair's message - November 2016

The UACES Network |

In 2017 UACES will mark its 50th anniversary. When we began planning the celebrations we could not have known that 2017 would also see the start of negotiations between the UK and the EU27 to take the UK out of the European Union.  The UACES committee confirmed in its meeting of 7 October 2016 that the association, from its […]

Chair's message - July 2016

The UACES Network |

On Thursday 23rd June 2016 the UK will vote in a referendum to remain in or leave the European Union.  What might the vote mean for UACES and its members? The date will have come and gone by the time we go to press.  So here we look ahead by revisiting the past. We recall […]

JCMS Annual Review Lecture 2016

The UACES Network |

‘How much Europe’, asked Tanja Börzel in the JCMS Annual Review lecture, ‘is necessary for effective and legitimate governance in Europe amid enduring crises?’ In her insightful and wide ranging diagnosis of the challenges facing the European Union, Tanja Börzel argued to an audience of scholars, students and policy-makers at Europe House in London that […]

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