UAS4EUROPE Strategy 2023-26

On 23 May 2023, we published our new Strategy 2023-26. Covering our Dutch and Finnish presidencies, this strategy is centred around the motto “Empowering Europe to rise to global challenges”. As a guiding document for our work over the next years and after intense discussions with our members, we identified the following four main strands…
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SAVE-THE-DATE: Networking Conference 2023

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Faces of UAS4EUROPE: Dr. Mona Roman (U!REKA)

Dr. Mona Roman is Innovation Director at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki. In this role, she is responsible for Metropolia’s development of RD&I activities related to sustainable urban development. Furthermore, she coordinates the application of the Urban Research and Education Knowledge Alliance (U!REKA) to join the European Universities Initiative as a new university…
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Faces of UAS4EUROPE: Dr. Silvia Apprich

Dr. Silvia Apprich is Head of Sustainable Management of Resources, Industrial Packaging Technology and Sustainability at FH Campus Wien University of Applied Sciences. On the occasion of our second edition of “Faces of UAS4EUROPE”, Dr. Apprich sat down with us to discuss the relevance of sustainable packaging in today’s socio-economic context and her experiences with…
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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 guide to building innovation ecosystems” on 29 November 2022 in Brussels. As regionally-anchored institutions of applied research, universities of applied sciences (UAS) particularly contribute to…
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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 2022, many actors in the R&I community discussed how the assessment of research should develop in a way that values different types of research and…
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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 access to these grants in order to strengthen their research programmers. To increase the chances of receiving this funding, it is important to know how…
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Faces of UAS4EUROPE: Marjolijn Brussaard, Prof. Em.

Marjolijn Brussaard is Chair of UAS4EUROPE since 1 June 2022 and board member of Vereniging Hogescholen (NL). Together with Dr. Heidi Fagerholm (ARENE, FI), she will lead the network over the coming two years until May 2024. In this first edition of “Faces of UAS4EUROPE”, we asked her three questions on UAS4EUROPE and practice-based research. …
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New Chair of UAS4EUROPE: Luciana Vaccaro hands over to Marjolijn Brussaard

Since 1 June 2022, Marjolijn Brussaard, Prof. Em. (Vereniging Hogescholen) is new Chairwoman of UAS4EUROPE and forms the network’s Executive Committee together with Dr. Heidi Fagerholm (Arene) until May 2024. UAS4EUROPE looks forward to the next two years of strengthening the voice of universities of applied sciences (UAS) in Europe with the Netherlands Association of…
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Position Paper on Effective European Higher Education Cooperation

On Monday, 16 May 2022, we published our Position Paper on the latest ECYS Council on Building Bridges for Effective European Higher Education Cooperation from 5 April.  We welcome the European Strategy for Universities and the latest Council Recommendation as a step towards the creation of a European Knowledge Area.  Nevertheless, the implementation of the…
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