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Europe’s student makeup should reflect society’s, advisers say

Higher education reforms must prioritise diversity, equity and inclusion, according to draft guidelines

The European student body should better reflect the makeup of the continent’s citizenry, according to an advisory group looking at the social aspects of the European Higher Education Area package of policies.

The next decade of reforms to the EHEA, which includes every EU member state and countries in Central Asia and South America, should increase the participation of groups that are currently underrepresented, the advisers said in a draft set of principles and guidelines summarised in a briefing published by the European University Association on 19 May.

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