Connecting Regional Strengths | Creating European Innovation


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.

Regional anchors

Due to their regional embeddedness, UAS act as important drivers of innovation ecosystems.


Our mission

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 knowlege and for reaching out to European institutions and other European stakeholders to ensure a better integration and visibility 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.


Statement on Ukraine

UAS4EUROPE joins the overwhelming wave of solidarity with Ukraine from all around the world.

We condemn the appalling Russian attack on Ukraine in the strongest possible terms.

The violent development will have grave consequences for higher education institutions in Ukraine. The European university sector will do everything in its power to accept and support researchers, lecturers and students from higher education institutions in Ukraine. 

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What’s up at UAS4EUROPE?

A UAS’ers guide to building innovation ecosystems

Following the publication of the European Innovation Agenda (EIA) and its five flagships on 5 July 2022, UAS4EUROPE, together with its innovation expert group, has published its response “A UAS’ers[…]

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UAS4EUROPE joins the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA)

Following the approval of the General Assembly, UAS4EUROPE has signed the ‘Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment’ and joined the ‘Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment’ (CoARA). After its kick-off in early[…]

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AESIS: Access to EU research funding by stimulating and demonstrating societal impact – 7-9 December 2022

Research institutions, most notably, Universities (of Applied Sciences) throughout the EU are increasingly in the position to apply for EU research funding. Several EU initiatives were launched to give Universities[…]

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Best Practices


Contributing to SDG 3 (Good Health & Well-Being), it is the objective of the project 5G4Healthcare (DE) to establish a platform based on 5G technology, that enables testing and evaluation of digital applications in scenarios of rural healthcare in living labs (real environments) and test beds. Two defined use cases are the starting point in which exemplary scenarios are used to determine which added value and effects can be realised through digital solutions in healthcare and which additional potential through 5G technology can be unlocked.

Zero Carbon Refurbishment

The ongoing refurbishment of a residential complex in the city of Salzburg is an Austrian milestone in social and technological sustainability. The award-winning project “Zero Carbon Refurbishment” (AT), also named “ZeCaRe”, aims to reduce the carbon footprint of existing housing and making renovation possible without compromising social aspects.


The overarching goal of DIGNITY (NL) is to foster a sustainable, integrated and user-friendly digital travel eco-system that improves accessibility and social inclusion, along with the travel experience and daily life of all citizens.

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