Welcome to EURASHE!

PHE_in_Europe_Oct2014Professional higher education is a form of higher education that offers a particularly intense integration with the world of work in all its aspects, including teaching, learning, research and governance, and at all levels of the overarching qualifications framework of the EHEA.

Its function is to diversify learning opportunities, enhance the employability of graduates, offer qualifications and stimulate innovation for the benefit of learners and society. The world of work includes all enterprises, civil society organisations and the public sector. The intensity of integration with the world of work is manifested by a strong focus on the application of learning achievements. This approach involves combining phases of work and study, a concern for employability, cooperation with employers, the use of practice-relevant knowledge and use-inspired research.

Professional Higher Education in Europe: Characteristics, Practice examples and National differences, 2014
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.

Members of EURASHE are national and sectorial associations of higher education institutions and individual institutions, such as universities, (university) colleges and universities of applied sciences.

EURASHE is active in...

  • Mission of PHE

    with topics such as mission and role of professional higher education, entrepreneurship, university-business cooperation

  • Quality of HE

    with topics such as quality assurance, accreditation, transparency tools, evaluation, rankings, labels, European Standards and Guidelines (ESG)

  • Modernising PHE within a diversified HE

    with topics such as lifelong learning (LLL), mobility, employability, qualifications frameworks, recognition of prior learning (RPL), learning outcomes (LO)

  • Research, Development and Innovation

    with topics such as universities of applied sciences (UAS), innovation, regional development, knowledge transfer

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