WHAT WE DO
UAS4EUROPE aims to strengthen the voice of universities of applied sciences (UAS) in Europe in the field of applied research and innovation. It is both a networking platform for exchanging knowledge and for reaching out to European institutions and other European stakeholders to ensure a better visibility and integration of UAS in Europe’s research and innovation policies and programmes.
UAS4EUROPE represents over 2,000,000 students and 60,000 research staff in more than 450 UAS from 24 European countries.
UAS follow a practice-based approach which promotes innovation competencies and an entrepreneurial mindset.
UAS respond to transdisciplinary challenges and create lasting regional impact.
UAS form the link between fundamental research, market application of new technologies and societal challenges.
Due to their regional embeddedness, UAS act as important drivers of innovation ecosystems.
Between June 2022 and May 2024, UAS4EUROPE is chaired by Marjolijn Brussaard, Prof. Em., and Dr. Heidi Fagerholm, who represent the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (Vereniging Hogescholen) and the Rectors’ Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (Arene) respectively.
Vereniging Hogescholen (The Netherlands)