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Become a member of EURASHE and play an active role shaping the future of Professional Higher Education.

What we do

EURASHE is engaged in the development of policies on key issues for Professional Higher Education (PHE). These issues are outlined in the EURASHE Strategy 2023-2025 and regrouped into five thematic priorities displayed in the diagram below.

Local and Regional Impact

Mapping, regional development and impact, membership, local engagement.

Skills for

the Future

Lifelong learning, employability, qualification frameworks, recognition of prior learning.



Accreditation, transparency tools, rankings, labels, European Standards and Guidelines (ESG).


and Innovation

Universities of applied sciences, innovation, regional development, knowledge transfer.

Transnational cooperation

European Universities initiative, alliances, mobility, Erasmus+


All executive decisions within EURASHE are taken by its board, formed by representatives of EURASHE member institutions. The board is renewed every two years, with the current cycle ending in 2025.

Hannes Raffaseder

Hannes Raffaseder


Hannes Raffaseder is a Member of the Executive Board as Chief Research & Innovation Officer of St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences and leading coordinator of E³UDRES², the Engaged and Entrepreneurial European University as Driver for European Smart and Sustainable Regions.

Nijole Zinkeviciene

Nijolė Zinkevičienė


Nijolė Zinkevičienė is currently working at Vilniaus kolegija/University of Applied Sciences, the largest and leading professional higher education institution in Lithuania in the position of the Vice-Rector for Research and Partnerships.

Jon Altuna

Jon Altuna


Academic Vice-Rector at Mondragon University since 2011. He worked as a lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Engineering of Mondragon University since 1997. He was appointed Academic Coordinator of the Faculty of Engineering in 2007, where he was involved in competence-based curriculum design and quality assurance.

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EURASHE governance
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Upcoming events

Below you can find all the events taking place in the coming months:


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Ongoing projects

EURASHE works with partners in several European projects, focused on modernising PHE as well as research, innovation, and development.



WIN4SMEs is a ground-breaking planned Erasmus+ COVE project set to redefine the face of workplace innovation in European businesses


AIRinVET aims to drive European economic competitiveness and support the green and digital transition through the promotion of applied innovation and research (AIR) in vocational education and training (VET) for SMEs and industry.


The ATHENA project aims to support the Higher Education sector in becoming more interconnected, innovative and inclusive. The project is funded by Erasmus + and will run for two and a half years. With this meeting, we marked the beginning of a multi-disciplinary effort to create solutions that will provide significant societal benefits.


The Meridies Consortium translates a strong commitment of the HEIs involved with the development of the territory, contributing not only to meet the educational and training needs, but also to retain and attract qualified human resources.

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EURASHE Projects

Do you want to help us shape the future of Professional Higher Education? If your organisation is part of the Higher Education Community, become a member of EURASHE and make it happen.