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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EURASHE Annual Conference – 23 & 24 May 2022

On 23 and 24 May 2022, our partner EURASHE is organising its 31st annual conference “Next Generation PHE: Skills relevance, Inclusion, Digitalisation, Innovation” at the EPHEC campus in Brussels.  During the conference, the big issues facing Europe as it emerges from the Covid pandemic will be discussed: How can we ‘build back better’ and how…
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UASNL Lunch Session: “Cybercrime & cyber resilience” – 8 April

On 8 April 2022, our partner Universities of Applied Sciences Netherlands (UASNL) and Saxion University of Applied Sciences will organise a lecture on cybersecurity as part of the All Digital Weeks. Professor Remco Spithoven, lector at Saxion’s Social Security group, will bring the audience state-of-the-art knowledge on cyber crime in the Netherlands with a particular…
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University associations join forces to advance the European Research Area

UAS4EUROPE has teamed up with fellow associations representing the university sector to help advance the renewed European Research Area (ERA). The “ERA University Associations Group” has the objective of presenting the voice of Europe’s universities, in an open and inclusive informal group, in the context of the ERA Forum.

UnILiON Open Talk on micro-credentials

On 8 March, UAS4EUROPE together with UnILiON, the Bavarian Research Alliance and Danske Professionshøjskoler organises an online event on “The European Approach to Micro-credentials”.  Mr. Koen Nomden (DG EMPL) will outline the European micro-credential agenda, followed by a Q&A with the audience.  Participation is free, but registration is mandatory by Sunday, 6 March.