As of 20 January 2011 the Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) from 8 European countries are part of the European network UASnet. In the network they are represented by their national rectors’ conferences. The partners work together to promote and strengthen the integration and contribution of the UAS sector within the research and innovation strategy of Europe. Activities are therefore focused on applied research and the innovation and valorization strengths of UAS throughout European regions. The partners of UASnet come from: Ireland (chair), Finland (vice-chair), Portugal, Lithuania, Estonia, Flanders, Denmark, the Netherlands.