Seminar on PHE – Brussels 2014

(Photograph: CC by-nc-nd by <a href="" target="_blank">Ton Nolles</a>)EURASHE organised an EU Validation Seminar on Professional Higher Education (PHE) titled ‘Defining Professional Higher Education‘ in Brussels (Belgium) on 5 February 2014. It is organised by EURASHE and the HAPHE project. Underneath are further information on:

(Photograph: CC by-nc-nd by Ton Nolles)

Following are EURASHE news items related to the event:

  • EU Validation Seminar on Defining PHE – 5 February 2014 17/1/2014 - EURASHE, and its partners of the HAPHE project, will organise on 5 February 2014 in Brussels (Belgium) an EU Validation Seminar on Defining Professional Higher Education. Its aim will be... Read more
  • Following is the programme of the event:

    Day 1 – Wednesday 5 February 2014

    14.00 – Welcome and Introduction

    Introduction of EURASHE, Stefan Delplace, Secretary General of EURASHE (Belgium)

    Introduction of the HAPHE project, Michal Karpíšek, Vice-President of EURASHE, Executive Officer of Czech Association of Schools of Professional Higher Education (CASPHE) (Czech Republic)

    14.30 – Defining Professional Higher Education

    Presentation of the research results and PHE definition, Anthony F. Camilleri, Senior Consultant at Knowledge Innovation Centre (KIC-Malta) (Malta)

    Presentation of PHE characteristics, Raimund Hudak, Professor at Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Mosbach (DHBW), CEO of Synesis GmbH (Germany)

    15.00 – Discussion and debates

    Collection of feedback and validation of results, facilitated by Richard Thorn, Emeritus President of Institute of Technology Sligo (Ireland)

    17.30 – Cocktail reception

    Defining Professional Higher Education

    brussels_1In the first phase of the HAPHE project, we have made an advanced research on the current state of PHE in Europe, through a desk research and a wide survey with more than 600 stakeholders involved. These results are presented in the publication Profile of Professional Higher Education in Europe.

    Afterwards, an expert team has worked on a definition and a set of characteristics for PHE and has consulted various stakeholders throughout Europe.

    This EU Validation Seminar will bring together main stakeholders in the field, and gather their input on the proposed definition and characteristics.

    Following are the speakers of the event:

  • Stefan Delplace - Stefan Delplace became the Secretary General of EURASHE in 2004, a position he occupied until 2014. He represented in the Bologna Follow-Up Group and several of its working and coordination... Read more
  • Raimund Hudak - As senior lecturer and researcher with over 10 years of experience at leading academic institutions Raimund Hudak has been involved in various research programmes in Germany and abroad. He is... Read more
  • Richard Thorn - Richard is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (he holds Bachelor and Doctorate degrees in science) and the Institute of Public Administration (MA in Public Management). He has published over... Read more
  • Anthony F. Camilleri - Anthony F. Camilleri is a tertiary education policy consultant. He holds qualifications in law from the University of Malta, and was also active in the Malta national students’ union and... Read more
  • Following are the practicalities of the event:

    Seminar map

    View EURASHE Seminar on PHE in Google Maps here.


    Seminar location

    The seminar will be hosted at EURASHE offices, at Ravensteingalerij 27/3, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. It is shown (in yellow) on the map above.


    Suggested hotels

    Even though the seminar is geared towards Brussels-based experts and stakeholders, we are providing you with the following selection of hotels near the seminar venue. They are shown (in red) on the map:

    1. ibis Brussels off Grand Place, Grasmarkt 100, 1000 Brussels, Belgium –
    2. Best Western Premier Carrefour de l’Europe, Grasmarkt 110, 1000 Brussels, Belgium –
    3. Novotel Brussels off Grand Place, Grasmarkt 120, 1000 Brussels, Belgium –



  • European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) - EURASHE is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally orientated programmes and are engaged in applied research within the Bologna cycles. EURASHE represents universities of applied... Read more
  • HAPHE - This group of 11 dedicated actors in the field of Professional Higher Education in Europe believe that while the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) has contributed significantly to harmonisation of... Read more
  • Following is the material of the event: