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Arqus Celebrates Its First Arqus Academy Week

From 3rd to 7th May 2021, Vilnius University (VU) hosts the Arqus Academy Week 2021, a week full of interesting discussions, lectures, workshops and other events organised by the Arqus European University Alliance.This first edition, with the motto of “shaping the university of the future”, aims to engage the communities of the seven universities in discussing a renewed vision for higher education.

The series of events will analyse questions related to the fundamental subject of “Shaping the university of the future”. This will allow participants to take a comprehensive look at the activities and changes of higher education schools. During the Arqus Academy Week, 20 events will be organised in 6 different sub-subjects which reflect the characteristics of the future university fostered by the partners of the Alliance: an inclusive university, a university of excellent teaching and learning, a multilingual university, an entrepreneurial university, an open science university and a globally engaged university.

The Week will start with a debate with representatives of the seven universities, which will be moderated by Dr Artūras Vasiliauskas. He will present activities of Arqus in view of the latest European developments in the area.

On the remaining days of the event, subjects such as student inclusion, women in education and distance learning will be discussed. Speakers of the Arqus Academy Week will discuss the quality of studies, development of programmes, multilingualism at university and challenges of teaching and learning, among others. Members of the community of the Arqus universities – researchers, scientists and specialists – will present the latest trends and will discuss the topics such as entrepreneurship, student exchange or citizen science in different discussions and debates.

Everyone wishing to participate in the activities of the Arqus Academy Week must register. For more information on the Week, programmes, speakers and subjects, go to