Vienna University of Economics and Business is the biggest university focusing on business and economics in Europe. It has been ranked as one of the best business schools in Europe and received Triple accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA). According to The QS World University Rankings by Subjects 2020, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) was ranked 37th among more than 13.000 universities involved all over the world, with degrees in Business & Management.
EURASHE is a partner in the LOTUS project on Leadership and Organisation for Teaching and Learning at European Universities.
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LOTUS builds on the results of and follows up the EU-funded EFFECT project, and in particular the 10 European Principles for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, devised as a framework to support the development of institutional strategies in learning and teaching. LOTUS aims to carry this work forward and focus on advancing implementation of such institutional strategies through a participatory approach that involves leadership, staff and students across the institution.
LOTUS also addresses the need to enhance cooperation in learning and teaching across the European Higher Education Area, as underlined in the Bologna Process (see the 2018 Bologna Communiqué) and several European level studies on recent developments in learning and teaching (such as “The changing pedagogical landscape” and “Trends 2018: Learning and Teaching in the European Higher Education Area”).
The Irish Universities Association is the voice of the university sector in Ireland. We are committed to representing the interests of our member universities as key contributors to the economic, social and cultural well-being of Ireland. Our priority is to ensure that the university education system is adequately resourced and prepared for the challenges of the future.
Within the Finnish Government, the Ministry of Education and Culture is responsible for developing educational, science, cultural, sport and youth policies and international cooperation in these fields. The Minister of Education, Science and Communications, Ms. Krista Kiuru is responsible for education and science policies and the Minister of Culture and Housing, Ms. Pia Viitanen for cultural, and youth policies. Minister of Defence Mr Carl Haglund (Ministry of Defence) is responsible for matters relayed to sport. The church affairs, which fall under the Ministry of Education and Culture, are handled by the Minister of the Interior, Ms Päivi Räsänen (Ministry of the Interior).
The European Students’ Union (ESU) is an umbrella organisation of 47 National Unions of Students from 39 countries. The aim of ESU is to represent and promote the educational, social, economic and cultural interests of students at the European level towards all relevant bodies. For ESU it is key that change-leading quality assurance is implemented with a holistic approach according to the needs of the students. It should lead not only to ensure the delivery higher education, in whatever form of delivery, according to agreed standards but also to enhance higher education provision within the continuous improvement cycle. It is vital that all higher education stakeholders enjoy ownership over quality assurance, and thus there is a stakeholders’ close cooperation.
The European University Association (EUA) has over 850 members across 47 countries, making it the largest and most comprehensive organisation representing universities and national university associations in Europe. As the voice of Europe’s universities, EUA supports and takes forward the interests of individual institutions and the higher education systems as a whole. With respect to quality assurance, EUA seeks to ensure that the views of the university sector are taken into account in European and national level policy discussions on internal and external quality assurance while it also supports its members in developing internal quality systems aiming to promote institutional “quality cultures”.