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New Chair of UAS4EUROPE: Finland takes over from the Netherlands

During our Croissant Event on 12 June 2024 in Brussels, Marjolijn Brussaard, Prof. Em. (Vereniging Hogescholen) passed over the presidency of UAS4EUROPE to Dr. Heidi Fagerholm (Arene). Together with Dr. Harald Mikkelsen (Danske Professionshøjskoler) as Vice-Chair, Dr. Fagerholm will lead the network until June 2026. UAS4EUROPE looks forward to the next two years of strengthening…
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Towards 2028 – Shaping the Future of the EU Framework Programme for R&I

On 6 March 2024, we published our position paper on the future of the EU Framework Programme for R&I. At UAS4EUROPE, the network of Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in ERA, we believe that our approach to research and innovation holds immense potential for shaping the future of Horizon. Our position paper outlines our vision…
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Faces of UAS4EUROPE: Prof. Dr. Walter Schober (Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt)

Prof. Dr. Walter Schober is President of Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, a research-intensive university of applied sciences (UAS) in central Bavaria with 7.500 students and an annual research budget of 30 million euros. Furthermore, Prof. Schober is the Chairman of the Rectors’ Conference of Bavarian UAS, Hochschule Bayern, and as such a Member of UAS4EUROPE’s Governing…
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The European Commission is looking for experts on technology infrastructures

Are you working at a UAS that provides R&I, testing and experimentation services for start-ups and SME? Do you want to contribute to improving industrial R&I policy? The European Commission is currently setting up an expert group on technology infrastructures (TI) to foster industrial ecosystems together with stakeholders from industry, SMEs/start-ups, RTOs and higher education…
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2024 Erasmus Plus Call for European Universities is open

On 3rd October 2023, the latest Call for the Erasmus Plus-funded European Universities Initiative opened. With a budgetary envelope of EUR 189.2 million, two topics will be funded: Topic 1: Development of deep institutional transnational cooperation, aka new alliances; and Topic 2: Community of practice for existing European University alliances to share experiences and good…
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Open letter of endorsement to Commissioner Iliana Ivanova

Today, the European Parliament approved the appointment of Iliana Ivanova as Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth! We congratulate Ms. Ivanova on her appointment and the entire European R&I sector for the necessary political leadership of these important portfolios. On this occasion, UAS4EUROPE Co-Chair Dr. Heidi Fagerholm, wrote an open letter to Commissioner…
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Faces of UAS4EUROPE: Prof. Dr. Armando Pires (formerly EURASHE) and Otto Bruun (SwissCore)

Prof. Dr. Armando Pires is a full professor in the area of Electrical Engineering at the Setúbal Polytechnic University in Portugal. Covering many international functions, amongst others his role as EURASHE president between 2021 and 2023, Armando was highly involved in setting the strategic direction of UAS4EUROPE since its establishment.   Otto Bruun has been Senior…
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UAS4EUROPE Networking Conference 2023 – Executive summary

On 22 and 23 May 2023, UAS4EUROPE, the network of Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Europe, held its biennial Networking Conference at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU. A high-level line-up of policymakers, interactive breakout sessions and a poster exhibition engaged the European applied research community to discuss Horizon…
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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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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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