Commissioner urges universities to embrace modernisation
Commissioner urges universities to embrace modernisationEU Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potocnik claimed that Europe is at a pivotal point in its history as he encouraged universities to modernise and repeated warnings of increasing competition from Asia and South America.
The Commissioner was speaking to an audience at Warwick University in the UK on 20 September, where he himself had applied to study during his student days.
‘I believe that we are standing at a point in Europe’s history which could be as important as its reconstruction after the Second World War. Then the priority was peace, following the mass destruction of European society. Today, the priority is prosperity, with the mass construction of Europe’s knowledge society,’ said Mr Potocnik.