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What is EURASHE?

EURASHE is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally orientated programmes and are engaged in applied and profession-related research within the Bologna cycles.

Currently about 1 100 higher education institutions in 40 countries within and outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) are affiliated to EURASHE.

Members of EURASHE are national associations of higher education institutions and individual institutions, such as universities, (university) colleges and universities of applied sciences, as well as other professional associations and stakeholder organisations active in the field of higher education.

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How to Manage Quality in (Professional) Higher Education? – A Practical Approach: Join us in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 3-4 December 2014

vilnius_3The seminar on ‘How to Manage Quality in (Professional) Higher Education? – A Practical Approach’ is a 2-day event focusing on the management of quality (assurance) in higher education institutions organised in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 3-4 December 2014.

(Photograph: CC by-nc-nd by Vaidotas Mišeikis)

It is intended to inspire institutional management, as well as staff members, and all stakeholders (e.g. students, world of work representatives, policy-makers) who are managing, coordinating and involved in quality in higher education institutions; bringing together a ‘community of practice’.

To support institutions in implementing quality assurance, next to two previous hands-on seminars on internal quality assurance in 2012 and 2013, Lucien Bollaert, recognised expert in European quality assurance, has developed with the support of EURASHE’s working group on quality assurance A Manual for Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Education – with a special focus on professional higher education. It will serve as the backbone to the seminar.

Speakers include:

Prof. Andreas G. Orphanides, President of EURASHE (Cyprus)

Dr Rimantas Vaitkus, Vice-Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuania)

Dr Gintautas Bražiūnas, Rector of Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (VIKO) (Lithuania)

Lucien Bollaert, Member of the Executive Board of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) (Netherlands/Belgium-Flanders)

Marieke Janssen, Head of the Quality Care and Educational Development Unit of University College Ghent (HoGent – Faculty of Science and Technology) (Belgium)

Asnate Kažoka, Steering Committee Member of the QA Experts Pool of the European Students’ Union (ESU) (Belgium)

Catherine Owen, Researcher at University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

Maria Kelo, Director of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) (Belgium)

Klara Engels-Perenyi, Policy Officer at European Commission, DG Education and Culture (Belgium)

Johannes Haas, Director of Dual Education Programmes in Production Technology and Organisation at FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences (Austria)

Nora Skaburskienė, Acting Director of Centre for Quality Assessment of Higher Education (SKVC) (Lithuania)

Prof. Anthony Dean, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Winchester (United Kingdom), Member of the management group of EQ-arts of the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) (Netherlands)

 

The registration fee is set at 300 EUR, members of EURASHE and regional participants (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) will benefit from a reduced rate of 150 EUR.

Each participant will receive a free copy of the Manual.

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A Manual for Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Education – with a special focus on professional higher education

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EURASHE has focused in the past years on providing hands-on support to its member institutions and other higher education institutions in implementing the priority areas of the Bologna reform process, this is especially true when considering the need for such support in the area of quality assurance and quality management. To achieve this, next to three hands-on seminars on internal quality assurance in 2012, 2013 and 2014, Lucien Bollaert, recognised expert in European quality assurance, has developed with the support of EURASHE’s working group on quality assurance A Manual for Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Education – with a special focus on professional higher education.

 

This publication is meant to be an inspirational guidebook with fundamental issues and clarifications next to good practices and also with warnings of possible pitfalls to explore internal quality assurance. It will serve as a basis for the discussions in the seminar on ‘How to Manage Quality in (Professional) Higher Education? – A Practical Approach‘ is a 2-day event focusing on the management of quality (assurance) in higher education institutions in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 3-4 December 2014.

 

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2 EURASHE round tables: Employability and QA of Bridgind HVET-HE

EURASHE_study_employability_PHE_May2014_coverEURASHE is organising a Round Table on Employability in Brussels (Belgium) on Tuesday 9 December 2014. It will present the outcomes of the EURASHE Initial Study on Employability among PHE Graduates in Europe and further focus on the policy implications and recommendations. The Round Table will be attended by a variety of stakeholders, including both higher education representatives, the world of work, chamber of commerce etc. Outcomes of this Round Table will serve as an input for EURASHE’s policy paper on employability.

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EURASHE is also organising a Round Table on Quality Assurance of Bridging Higher Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education in Warsaw (Poland) on Friday 12 December 2014.

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Following an introductory speech by a recognised expert on European level, participants will discuss a holistic approach to quality assurance processes and the imperative need for quality culture in both sectors, bridging the gaps between them. The Round Table is a closed event reserved for EURASHE members and selected experts in the field. The Round Table will gather about 20 participants from Europe and Poland discussing the thematic. For more information, please contact eurashe@eurashe.eu.

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Interested in Mobility: LEMONOC & HUMERIA projects

Learning Mobility with non-Industrialised Countries – LEMONOC newsletter 

LEMONOC_logoLEMONOC aims at improving the quality of learning mobility with non-industrialised countries within European higher education institutions. It aims at facilitating cooperation and provide tools, resources and good practices.

Are you interested in improving mobility in your institution? You sign up for the LEMONOC newslettervisit their website or read the LEMONOC fact sheet here.

The newsletter will inform you about the progress and outputs of our project. In addition you will receive news about learning mobility more generally, especially with non-industrialised countries: relevant events, important publication or current trends.

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Erasmus Mundus project HUMERIA call for applications now open!

HUMERIA_logoHUMERIA offers granted mobility for Master, Doctorate (PhD) and Post-doctorate students as well as academic and administrative staff between EU and ENPI countries (Ukraine, Belarus, Moldavia, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan). The project provides scholarships for students, researchers and staff mainly in the fields of humanities, education, research, international relations and arts. The call for applications is open until 23 December 2014. Don’t miss it!

Find the list of HUMERIA partner institutions, available scholarships and application information on the project’s website here. You can also stay up-to-date with HUMERIA on Facebook here.

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EURASHE signs a pledge of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships

The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA), jointly coordinated by the European Commission’s DG Education and Culture and DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, aims to bring together public authorities, businesses, social partners, VET providers, youth representatives, and other key actors in order to promote apprenticeship schemes and initiatives across Europe. 

On 17 October 2014 EURASHE has signed the pledge of the Alliance, committing the organisation to work on promoting apprenticeships, internships and work-based learning as parts of the higher education system, in order to further boost the development of skills and competencies as well as practical knowledge. In the course of 2015, EURASHE will organise several initiatives, further promoting the Alliance for Apprenticeships.

 

View the pledge here