Members

EURASHE represents universities of applied sciences and university colleges; other members of EURASHE are national and sectorial associations of higher education institutions, and other individual institutions, such as universities. More information underneath on:

 

Our members are listed underneath the map:

1. Who are EURASHE’s members?

Members of EURASHE are universities of applied sciences and university colleges; other members of EURASHE are national and sectorial associations of higher education institutions, and other individual institutions, such as universities. See the full list under the previous tab.

 

2. Who are the members of EURASHE from my country? 

EURASHE is represented in 40 countries within and outside the EHEA. See the geographical spread under the previous tab.

 

3. Why become a member of EURASHE?

In becoming a member a national association or an institution has several benefits. See the full list under the next tab.

 

4. What are the responsibilities of a member?

When joining our association a new member undersigns the EURASHE policy statements and the EURASHE working agenda in the framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Upon becoming a member the national associations commit themselves to spreading information about the workings and the interests of our association in their home countries, and to their members. Besides, the members of EURASHE are invited to attend the association’s General Assembly and Annual Conference, and also to liaise frequently with other members.

 

5. How do I become a member?

In order to become a member you have to send the application form to the Secretariat duly signed and stamped and receive on it the approval from EURASHE’s Board. See more information under the other tabs on this page.

 

6. What is the membership fee?

The membership fee is based on the categories of members (i.e. full, associate or affiliate member) and national wealth. Consult the membership fee system under the other tabs on this page.

As the main promoter of professional higher education in Europe, EURASHE provides a range of membership services and benefits to support the development of its members and ensure that they play an active role in shaping the future of European professional higher education.

 

1. Make your voice heard and promoted through direct representation towards policy-makers

EURASHE represents its members and defends their interests towards European and national policy-makers, in the Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG), in expert groups and initiatives set up by the European Union institutions, and in cooperation with its partners in the E4-Group. EURASHE reports, studies, statements and policy papers feed into policy debates on crucial issues relating to professional higher education.

 

2. Belong to a forward-looking network of professional support and expertise

Be involved in working groups: EURASHE working groups, defined by members, address topics of interest for the professional higher education sector. The outcomes help members progress further and feed into the formulation of project funding proposals or policy recommendations, thus contributing to a sustainable development of the EHEA. Members are invited to join one or more of the groups.

Participate in and host EURASHE events: EURASHE events address issues of interest to professional higher education institutions and represent a valuable opportunity for education experts and professionals to network, share their perspective, best practice and exchange information. Events are hosted by members.

Cooperate with members and with stakeholders: Joining a European network of professional higher education institutions and organisations is a great way to meet potentials partners to collaborate with. In order to promote transnational cooperation among its members, EURASHE provides members with assistance and support to develop bi-lateral and multi-lateral partnerships and activities. EURASHE also helps its members to achieve cooperation with stakeholders in higher education inside or outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

 

3. Access ad-hoc consultancy services

EURASHE offers expert support to its members on issues related to the adoption and implementation of the Bologna reforms at institutional level in their specific national context.

 

4. Participate in interesting and innovative projects

EURASHE develops innovative and hands-on projects in response to the challenges facing European higher education. Our projects involve professional higher education institutions and stakeholders and aim at generating new models for tackling the economic and social challenges of today. Our approach is multi‐disciplinary, politically independent and combines (applied) research and policy development with concrete initiatives.

 

5. Stay updated with news and information

EURASHE regularly disseminates the latest developments and expertise in professional higher education to its members and stakeholders through publications, studies, the website, social media and the monthly newsletter.

 

6. Access the Members’ Area of the website

Members are given access to the Members’ Area of the EURASHE website where they can find repositories of documents of statutory bodies, official documents of the association (statutes, annual accounts, etc.), as well as documents from EURASHE’s working groups that can support member institutions in their everyday activities.

 

7. Boost visibility and use EURASHE’s logo

By joining EURASHE and being listed in our website, your organisation will gain visibility at European level. Members are allowed to use the EURASHE logo in their channels of communication.

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Membership categories

EURASHE has three categories of membership:

  • Full membership: open to national associations of higher education institutions in the EHEA and institutions of higher education within the EHEA
  • Associate membership: open to international sectorial networks of higher education institutions within the EHEA
  • Affiliate membership: open to (i) recognised individual institutions of higher education and associations of higher education institutions outside the EHEA; (ii) institutions of higher education or national associations of higher education institutions within the EHEA that do not meet all full membership criteria; (iii) as well as any other bona fide organisation active in the field of higher education worldwide.

 

Application procedure

Applications for membership are examined by the Board of EURASHE, which meets at least four times per year.

To be complete, an application file requires:

  1. duly completed and signed EURASHE Membership Application Form by a legally authorised representative of the interested party (e.g. president, secretary-general, rector, vice-rector)
  2. duly completed and signed Application Affidavit by a legally authorised representative of the interested party (e.g. president, secretary-general, rector, vice-rector)
  3. proof of legal existence (e.g. registration document) for national associations, sectorial associations and organisations within and outside the EHEA or proof of accreditation/external quality assurance evaluation for individual higher education institutions within and outside the EHEA
  4. descriptive information (e.g. annual report, list of members, course book)

If you wish to join EURASHE, please send us your application file per post (EURASHE, Ravensteingalerij 27/3, 1000 Brussels, Belgium), per fax (0032 2 211 41 99) or per email ([email protected]). Whichever way you choose, don’t forget to keep a copy for yourself.

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Membership fee

Following is EURASHE’s membership fee system:

GDP PER CAPITA-BASED SYSTEM

  1. The membership fee is due by all members every year.
  2. It entails members to use the services proposed by EURASHE, and to exercise their voting rights.
  3. The fee is based on a basic fee and a multiplication system.
  4. The basic fee amounts to one thousand three hundred and ninety (1 390.00) euro for Full members. Associate members pay three fifths (3/5) of the Full membership fee to reflect their international character. Therefore, the basic fee for Associate members amounts to eight hundred thirty four (834.00) euro. The basic fee amounts to seven hundred fifty one (751.00) euro for Affiliate members which corresponds to a 10% decrease of the Associate basic fee.
  5. The system takes into account the wealth of countries, which is assessed using gross domestic product (GDP) per capita data of the World Bank in United States dollar and expressed in four (4) categories to which a coefficient is applied (see tables below). The repartition of countries within these categories is updated annually using the latest available data by the World Bank. (see http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.PCAP.CD).
  6. The system takes into account the size of organisations (i.e. number of their members). Members shall communicate to the EURASHE Secretariat the number of their members every year on the 1st of January. By default, available data will be used. The number of members in organisations are grouped in five (5) categories to which a coefficient is applied (see tables below).
  7. Membership fees are prorated for the balance of the year from the date the member joins the Association.
  8. A proposal for an update of the basis fee is made to the General Assembly annually to reflect the Belgian national situation, considering the Belgian index.

 

Fee system for full members:

Baseline fee: € 1 390 Size of organisations (number of members)
1 2-9 10-49 50-99 ≥ 100
 GDP per capita (USD) Coefficient 1 2 2.2 2.4 3
< 13 000 1 1 390 2 780 3 058 3 336 4 170
< 30 000 1.15 1 599 3 197 3 517 3 836 4 796
< 40 000 1.30 1 807 3 614 3 975 4 337 5 421
≥ 40 000 1.45 2 016 4 031 4 434 4 837 6 047

 

Fee system for associate members:

Baseline fee: € 834 Size of organisations (number of members)
1 2-9 10-49 50-99 ≥ 100
GDP per capita (USD) Coefficient 1 2 2.2 2.4 3
< 13 000 1 834 1 668 1 835 2 002 2 502
< 30 000 1.15 959 1 918 2 110 2 302 2 878
< 40 000 1.30 1 084 2 168 2 385 2 602 3 253
≥ 40 000 1.45 1 210 2 419 2 660 2 902 3 628

 

Fee system for affiliate members:

Baseline fee: € 751. Size of organisations (number of members)
1 2-9 10-49 50-99 ≥ 100
GDP per capita (USD) Coefficient 1 2 2.2 2.4 3
< 13 000 1 751 1 502 1 652 1 802 2 253
< 30 000 1.15 864 1 727 1 900 2 073 2 591
< 40 000 1.30 976 1 953 2 148 2 343 2 929
≥ 40 000 1.45 1 089 2 178 2 396 2 613 3 267