The BuildPHE project (Building Professional Higher Education Capacity in Europe) is a 2-years long EU-funded project aiming at fostering improved collaboration between institutions providing PHE and enterprises, by increasing the quality of the ‘professional’ experiences offered in higher education institutions. This will increase the choice of learning pathways available to students, in particular strengthening ‘dual’ options involving a mixture of studies and work experience such as apprenticeships. Project partners are coming from Poland, Czech Republic, Estonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Malta and Belgium.
The project is currently undergoing a survey phase, which should assist to map the potential benefits and focus of the self-reflection tool which may support universities of applied science and other institutions in a more systemic mapping of their achievement and progress against the wide, complex range of characteristics and specific criteria of professional higher education and reflect upon a strong engagement with stakeholders, in particular the world of work.
Within the following survey the key focus is placed on assessing three dimensions – relevance, importance of the considered criteria and feasibility/difficulty to address and monitor them in a systemic manner. We would be very grateful should you devote some time to answering the survey by Thursday 30 June 2016. Unfortunately, the scope of the survey and our wish to map a complexity of specific professional higher education provisions do not allow for a simple few minutes questionnaire. However, we hope you might appreciate thoughts the questions may raise about professional higher education when considering its various aspects.
We would also be grateful to you for sharing the survey with other colleagues.