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EURASHE in the press


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ATHENA Kick-Off Meeting

ATHENA Kick-Off Meeting

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.

EURASHE community voice

What do experts say about Professional Higher Education?

Have a look at the following articles written by EURASHE friends and experts on the field. Sharing their views, experiences and projects.



Professional Higher Education (PHE) institutions excel for their close partnership with the world of work, being a pillar of research, innovation, and development for their local communities and region.

EURASHE in the press

What is the press saying on EURASHEs’ recent activities?

Check the articles below to learn more about what the press says about EURASHEs’ main activities. It also includes mentions of EURASHE in official statements of European Institutions. The list is not exhaustive and updated as often as possible.


“Better learners can become active citizens, education professionals insist”

Advocating for more and better education is the only way to promote values such as democratic participation, human rights, and the rule of law, the head of a European higher education association has told an event at the European Parliament in Brussels.

The event was organised by the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) on 29 April and brought together higher education professionals, experts and students, who debated the challenges and the way forward.

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“New skills will require students to expect the unexpected, education expert says”

Over the coming years, the professional higher education sector must smooth educational differences among the European regions, boost local employment and provide students with the new skills needed in a changing labour market, the head of a European higher education association told EURACTIV in an interview.

Since 2015, Stéphane Lauwick has been the president of EURASHE, which represents the interests of institutions in higher education, such as universities of applied science and university colleges. He is the Director of the Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) in Le Havre, France.

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Universities as centers for regional innovation

European universities are instrumental in regional knowledge triangles, facilitating linkages between innovation, research, and teaching and learning, said international higher education expert Jaana Puukka, calling on universities to act as centres for regional innovation and economic development.

She was a keynote speaker at the South African Technology Network’s 9th Annual International SATN Conference held in Cape Town from 12-14 October, under the theme “Partnerships for Innovation and Development – Making it happen. Making it matter”.

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Institutos politécnicos querem dar grau de doutor

Presidentes dos Conselhos Gerais de 13 institutos politécnicos defenderam hoje a atribuição às instituições politécnicas da competência legal para a outorga do grau académico de doutor.

Os representantes dos Politécnicos de Bragança, Castelo Branco, Cávado e Ave, Coimbra, Guarda, Leiria, Lisboa, Portalegre, Porto, Santarém, Setúbal, Tomar e Viseu pediram ainda à tutela que autorize os politécnicos a utilizarem, em documentos oficiais e de informação ou divulgação produzidos em língua estrangeira, a designação University of Applied Science (Universidade de Ciências Aplicadas), a exemplo do que acontece na EURASHE – Associação Europeia de Instituições de Ensino Superior.

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