The Rise of University Mergers in Europe

  • Thomas Estermann
  • Enora Bennetot Pruvot
Keywords: University, merger, efficiency, European Universities Association


Mergers in the university sector are a growing phenomenon in many European countries. This article explores the rationale and aims behind these processes, underlining that generating economies should not be a primary driver. Costing the process adequately is nevertheless one of the keys to a successful merger, along with a series of other important elements detailed in full in the EUA report dedicated to the issue.

Author Biographies

Thomas Estermann

Thomas Estermann is director of funding, governance, and public poli- cy development at the European University Association (EUA).

Enora Bennetot Pruvot

Enora Bennetot Pruvot is program manager at the European University Association.

How to Cite
Estermann, T., & Pruvot, E. B. (2015). The Rise of University Mergers in Europe. International Higher Education, (82), 12-13.
European Trends and Challenges