European Higher Education: Looking Back, Looking Forward

  • Andrée Sursock European University Association
Keywords: Europe, reforms, European universities


Up until 2010, reforms were relatively coherent across Europe, owing to a number of European-wide processes. However, the lingering impact of the 2008 financial crisis, combined with international rankings, resulted in a fragmented policy landscape and a relative “loss of appetite” for European policies. If managed judiciously, a new European initiative has the potential of bringing the continent together again.

Author Biography

Andrée Sursock, European University Association

Andrée Sursock is senior adviser at the European University Association. Email:

How to Cite
Sursock, A. (2021). European Higher Education: Looking Back, Looking Forward. International Higher Education, (107), 24-25. Retrieved from