Maria João Pires da Rosa

Maria João Pires da Rosa holds a degree in Chemical Engineering (1996), by the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, and a PhD on Industrial Engineering (2003), by the University of Aveiro. She is as an Assistant Professor at the Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism Department of the University of Aveiro, where has been teaching different curricular units, such as Quality Management, Advanced Techniques of Quality Management, Statistical Techniques and Operations Management.

She is a member of the executive committee of the University of Aveiro Doctoral School.  Ms Pires da Rosa is also a senior researcher at CIPES (Centre for research in Higher Education Policies) and a researcher at GOVCOPP (Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies). Her main research topics lie in the area of quality management, with a special focus on the education sector. She has been involved in different research projects, namely: GLONATINS – Global Challenges, National Initiatives, and Institutional Responses – Mapping the Transformation of Portuguese Higher education Institutions at the dawn of the twentieth-first century (EXCL/IVC-PEC/0789/2012) and The Polytechnic Higher Education Institutions (PHEI) in the national scientific and technological system: effectiveness and territorialisation of their mission. Design of a set of performance indicators for the PHEI activities of applied research and cultural creation and for their impact in the regions they are located.

Her publications include papers in different journals, as well as book chapters. She is also co-editor of some international and national books in the area of  Quality Assurance in Higher Education.

She is a member of EAIR – The European Higher Education Society; a member of CHER – Consortium for Higher Education Researchers ; and an associate member of the APQ (The Portuguese Association for Quality).

Elisabetta Marinelli

Elisabetta Marinelli is a Scientific Officer at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (Seville, Spain).  An economist by training, she holds a PhD from the London School of Economics (Department of Geography and the Environment).  She has published articles in journals such as Regional Studies, Technovation, Environment and Planning  and The Journal of Business Research. Over the years she has researched a variety of topics, including graduates’ migration, the R&D investment strategies of MNEs, technology foresight and regional development. More recently she has been working on the implementation of EU structural policies on research and innovation (i.e. Smart Specialisation Strategies), with a particular attention to the role universities, the  mechanisms of stakeholders’ interaction and the monitoring processes.

 

Rosário Gambôa

Rosário Gambôa has been the President of the Polytechnic of Porto since 2010. She has a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Minho (2001) and a Post-graduate Course and Master’s Degree in Philosophy of Education. Rosário Gambôa has a long withstanding academic career, she has held several management, scientific and pedagogical coordination positions and she has spoken at more than one hundred conferences, meetings, seminars and congresses at both national and international levels. 

Rosário Gambôa is an author of several scientific publications. Simultaneously she has been fully and actively involved in civic duty and public service, taking part in several institutions and projects.

Amongst other jobs and positions, she is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Casa da Música,  a member of the Board of Associação Comercial do Porto and a member of the Board of Coliseu do Porto.

 

 

Pedro Ribeiro

Born in 1988, Pedro Ribeiro has a degree in Marketing (ISCAP 2010). During 2009-2010 he had the chance to study abroad in Thessaloniki (Greece).

Pedro started his modeling career in 2009, with jobs performed in Portugal and Italy. In 2010 he started working as an event PR and in 2011 launched his DJ project, along with 2 other friends.

In 2013 he initiated his Master’s degree in Digital Marketing at ISCAP and in 2015 he started working as a business Developer @E-goi, for the international market. He decided to resign this job and launched, alongside his business partner, his company – The Florist in 2017. The Florist.www.theflorist.pt

Tiago Oliveira

Born in 1987, Tiago has a degree in Marketing (ISCAP 2009). During 2007-2008 he studied in École Superieur de Gestion de Paris, and an in 2009 he did an internship in a Finnish company as business developer.

In 2011 he has completed his master’s degree in Consumer Behavior, while working at EFACEC, a Portuguese multinational company as an Account & Market Manager for Power & Distribution transformers. He decided to resign in 2013 to start working at E-GOI, a Portuguese technology company, which is the leading company in Marketing Automation. He started to manage the UK Market and now also manages large multi-layer integration projects for corporate companies worldwide. 

In February 2017 he launched, alongside his business partner, his company – The Florist.www.theflorist.pt

 

Kyösti Väkeväinen

As a vice-president of RDI in Laurea, Dr. Kyösti Väkeväinen is responsible for research, development and innovation. He is responsible for Laurea’s international co-operation as well as for Laurea’s research funding development. In addition Kyösti is responsible for business development of university and board member of EduExcellece Ltd. providing education solutions. Kyösti is member of the Laurea management team.

Kyösti Väkeväinen has 15 year experience from international corporations like Metso and Nokia. When working for Nokia, Kyösti was running projects in Nokia Research Center and later he had a responsibility to lead the global network of technical experts to support mobile phone programs. In Metso, Kyösti has led business development programs, business process development activities, operational excellence as well as strategy execution development.

In addition he was responsible for requirements creation and management process and global implementation of process Kyösti Väkeväinen is and has been member and chairman in different business related networks and organizations nationally and internationally. Kyösti has given several presentations in international business conferences and he has 25 peer reviewed, conference and other publications. He holds Ph.D. from University of Helsinki. Kyösti is also certified Lean Six Sigma black belt and he has participated in IMD business school trainings.

Luís Coelho

Luis Coelho is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon. He received his MSc degree in 1993 and PhD degree in 2005 in Mechanical Engineering at the same university. He is Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Escola Superior de Tecnologia (ESTSetubal) of Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (IPS) since September 1997. He was a research collaborator at IST from 1988 to 1997. He has collaborated in an important number of international R & D Projects since 1991, related to combustion, geothermal energy, solar energy, biomass, heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), pollutant emissions, and air quality. He has been responsible for some scientific researcher’s scholarships at IPS. He has several publications in Scientific Journals and International Conferences Proceedings. He has experience in design installations of HVAC systems and he is a portuguese expert for the transposition and implementation of the European Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) in Portugal and it is consultor of the national energy agency (ADENE) for training expert on Building Energy Performance Certification. He is responsible for the IPS/ESTSetubal participation in 12 European R&D projects. HE is the coordinator of the H2020 TESSe2b project (680555) on thermal energy storage based in solar thermal energy and geothermal energy (GSHP) for heating, cooling and DWH production, for residential buildings.

Ben Croonenborghs

Ben Croonenborghs is the newly appointed business manager of ODYN, a new start-up that draws on an active research and innovation collaboration between an SME in the HR consultancy sector and PXL University College. He has a master’s degree in law, experience as independent branch manager in the banking industry and is an entrepreneur by heart having set up several smaller and bigger projects in diverse domains.

Karolien Hendrikx

Karolien Hendrikx is researcher at PXL University College in Belgium. She has a master’s degree in organizational psychology and a PhD in applied economics. Her research interests focus on everything that has to do with developing people’s talent and helping companies thrive by involving employees and stimulating innovation. 

 

Ene Kadastik

Ene Kadastik works in Estonian Ministry of Education and Research as Deputy Head of the Research Policy Department. She has been working on smart specialisation, structural funds and policy documents for research and development for more than 10 years.

She has been working as the Counsellor for Scientific Affairs in Permanent Representation of Estonia to the European Union 2011-2015.

Ene Kadastik holds a PhD degree in Applied Geology (2004). Her main study fields were paleoclimatology and sedimentology of glacial deposits.

Ene Kadastik is one of the authors of Estonian National Development Plan for Use of Estonian Oil-Shale for 2008-2015; Estonian National Strategy of Sustainable Development “Sustainable Estonia 2030” and Estonian Environmental Strategy 2030.  She was one of the compilers of the publication “Estonian Research Infrastructures Roadmap (2010)”.

Helena Freitas

Helena Freitas holds a PhD in Ecology from the University of Coimbra, in collaboration with the University of Bielefeld, Germany, and was a Post-Doc at the University of Stanford, USA. She is full Professor in the fields of Biodiversity and Ecology at the Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, and Chair Holder of the UNESCO Chair in Biodiversity Safeguard for Sustainable Development at the University of Coimbra. She is founder and coordinator of the research unit Centre for Functional Ecology (cfe.uc.pt).

Helena Freitas was part of the Scientific Council of the Department of Life Sciences and a member of the General Council of the University of Coimbra (2009-2011). She was the Director of the Botanical Garden of Coimbra from 2004-2012, President of the Portuguese League for the Protection of Nature, between 1999 and 2002, the first Ombudsman for the Environment and Quality of Life of Coimbra’s City Council, from 2002 to 2005, President of the Portuguese Ecological Society (2004- 2013) and Vice-President of the European Ecological Society, from 2009 to 2012.  She also served as Vice-Rector at the UC from March 2011 to August 2015. From October 2015 to March 2016 Helena Freitas was deputy in the Portuguese parliament.

Helena Freitas’ areas of scientific expertise deal with: Mediterranean ecosystem dynamics; ecology and management of exotic and invasive species; plant diversity and conservation; environmental policy; ecology and societies sustainable development. She has coordinated or been a participant in several national and international projects and consortiums, including the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. She was supervisor or co-supervisor of more than 30 Master Thesis and 60 Doctoral Dissertations, already approved by public examination. She has published more than 300 peer-reviewed international publications. As a committed citizen, she also publishes regularly in the national and regional press on the relation between society and the environment, land use planning and policy, and is also a frequent guest on national television channels.

Fernando Freire de Sousa

Fernando Freire de Sousa is the President of Norte Portugal Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-N). Born in Porto, Fernando Freire de Sousa holds a PhD in International Economic Relations from the University of Porto and a PhD in Sciences Économiques from the University of Paris I – Sorbonne. He is a European-wide expert and consultant in internationalization and international management, with various academic and professional positions, both in university teaching and in business management. Mr Freire de Sousa was also Secretary of State for Competitiveness and Internationalization between 1996-97.

 

EURASHE seminar ‘Smart solutions for the regions: UAS applied R&I increasing regional cooperation’

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EURASHE will organise a seminar on applied research and regional development in Porto (Portugal) on 16-17 November 2017.  It is organised by EURASHE in cooperation with Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administracao do Porto (ISCAP) and Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council (CCISP).

Picture: CC BY-SA 3.0 Rititaneves 


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  • Save the date: 16-17 November 2017, Applied R&I seminar registrations opening soon! 6/7/2017- EURASHE will organise a two day seminar in Porto (Portugal) on 16-17 November. It will be organised in cooperation with Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administracao do Porto (ISCAP) and... Read more
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    Following is the programme of the event:

    Day 1 – Thursday 16 November 2017

    13.00 – Registration

    Moderator: Armando Pires

    14.00 – Opening of the seminar and welcome words

    • Manuel Heitor, Minister, Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education (Portugal) (tbc)
    • Rosário  Gambôa, President, Porto Polytechnic (Portugal)
    • Pedro Dominguinhos, Vice-President, Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council (CCISP) (Portugal)

    14.40 – EURASHE priorities within regional development and applied R&I, Michal Karpíšek, Secretary General, EURASHE 

    15.00 – Plenary session with keynote speakers 

    • Smart specialisation platform S³ for Higher Education Institutions,Elisabetta Marinelli, European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)
    • Indicators on measuring the innovation capacity of Higher Education, European and Portuguese examples,  Maria João Pires da Rosa, University of Aveiro
    • Contribution of Higher Education Institutions to Strengthen Socio-economic Development of Peripheral Regions (PERIF project), Paul Benneworth, University of Twente (Netherlands)

    16.00 – Coffee break

    16.30 –Interactive round table on regional cooperation with the authorities and society

    Moderator: Anna Toivonen

    • Cooperation between higher education and regional entities, Helena Freitas, Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
    • Representative of the local regional authority, Fernando Freire de Sousa, Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte (CCDR-N) (Portugal)
    • European regional cooperation between higher education and regions
    • UAS involvement on developing regional strategies, Kyösti Väkeväinen, Laurea UAS (Finland)

    18.00 – Closing

    18:10  – End of day 1

     

    20:30 Seminar dinner

    Day 2 – Friday 17 November 2017

    9.00 – Registration

    Moderator: Anabela Mesquita

    9.30 – Plenary session with keynote speakers

      • Implementation of synergies between Horizon 2020 and Structural Funds and strengthening the cooperation between academia and businesses in EstoniaEne Kadastik, Estonian Ministry of Education and Research (Estonia)
      • Learnings from an SME working together with a UAS to develop innovation in the transforming HR sector, Ben Croonenborghs and Karolien Hendrikx (Belgium) 
      • Student entrepreneurship start-up, The Florist, Pedro Ribeiro and Tiago Oliveira,  The Florist (Portugal)

    10.30 – Coffee break

    10:45 – Parallel workshops on cooperation with SMEs

    • How can a teacher in a UAS be involved in different projects (case: Tesse2b project, funded by Horizon 2020)?, Luis Coelho, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (Portugal)
    • How to increase regional cooperation between HE and businesses? Michal Karpíšek, EURASHE
    • How to develop students’ entrepreneurship skills and increase student entrepreneurship? Anabela Mesquita, Polytechnic of Porto 

    12.15 – Panel discussion with workshop leaders and closing of the seminar

    13.00 – Networking lunch

    14.00 –Visit to local RDI facilities (optional)

    The European Commission is calling for an increase in European challenge-based research and innovation capacity. At the same time it’s advising the EU countries and regions to design and implement their strategies for Smart Specialisation on different themes. In order to fully harness the European innovation capacity, there is a need to further expand regional innovation cooperation, fully utilize the impact of current cooperation and the potential of UAS R&I activities and cooperation at the regional level.

    The European UAS are deeply rooted in the regional cooperation and in many cases the connecting link between the regional actors and stakeholders. UAS conduct solution-oriented applied R&I in cooperation with the regions and in many areas also participate in the development of regional strategies. They are in many ways at the very core of the regional development and innovation activities and are able to quickly align their R&I activities and curricula to the needs and changes of the regions. The UAS are also the main regional entrepreneurship educators and provide the regions with highly skilled graduates with working life skills.

    To address these topics and to promote the current activities UAS are engaged in within the regions EURASHE will organise a two day seminar in Porto (Portugal) on 16-17 November. It will be organised in cooperation with Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administracao do Porto (ISCAP) and the Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council (CCISP). The seminar continues the series of seminars EURASHE has previously organised on the topic of applied R&I.

    The aim of the seminar is to present the current topics and new opportunities within the regional cooperation between the higher education institutions and both the regional authorities and organisations and the regional businesses.

    The first day of the seminar will focus on the cooperation between regional authorities/organisations and higher education institutions. It will consist of keynote speeches and a round table on regional aspects of the cooperation.

    The second day will focus on cooperation between the regional SMEs and the institutions. The day will consist of keynote addresses and parallel workshops on the different aspects of regional cooperation between the UAS and SMEs.

    We welcome you to join us in beautiful Porto to discuss the current themes and the future challenges with European experts in higher education and regional development.

     

    Following are the speakers of the event:
  • Elisabetta Marinelli- Elisabetta Marinelli is a Scientific Officer at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (Seville, Spain).  An economist by training, she holds a PhD from the London School of Economics (Department... Read more
  • Pedro Dominguinhos- Prof. Pedro Dominguinhos is the President of The Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council (CCISP) and the President of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (IPS).   
  • Michal Karpíšek, Secretary-General of EURASHE- Michal Karpíšek is the Secretary-General of EURASHE, starting 1 June 2016. He has been Executive Officer of the Czech Association of Schools of Professional Higher Education (CASPHE) since 1994. He... Read more
  • Ben Croonenborghs- Ben Croonenborghs is the newly appointed business manager of ODYN, a new start-up that draws on an active research and innovation collaboration between an SME in the HR consultancy sector... Read more
  • Paul Benneworth- Paul Benneworth is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies at the University of Twente, the Netherlands.  Paul’s research concerns the relationships between universities and society... Read more
  • Luís Coelho- Luis Coelho is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon. He received his MSc degree in 1993 and PhD degree in 2005 in Mechanical Engineering at... Read more
  • Kyösti Väkeväinen- As a vice-president of RDI in Laurea, Dr. Kyösti Väkeväinen is responsible for research, development and innovation. He is responsible for Laurea’s international co-operation as well as for Laurea’s research... Read more
  • Ene Kadastik- Ene Kadastik works in Estonian Ministry of Education and Research as Deputy Head of the Research Policy Department. She has been working on smart specialisation, structural funds and policy documents... Read more
  • Anabela Mesquita- Anabela Mesquita is a Professor at the School of Accounting and Administration of Porto / Polytechnic of Porto since 1990. She is the Vice Dean of the school since 2007.... Read more
  • Pedro Ribeiro- Born in 1988, Pedro Ribeiro has a degree in Marketing (ISCAP 2010). During 2009-2010 he had the chance to study abroad in Thessaloniki (Greece). Pedro started his modeling career in... Read more
  • Rosário Gambôa- Rosário Gambôa has been the President of the Polytechnic of Porto since 2010. She has a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Minho (2001) and a Post-graduate Course and... Read more
  • Helena Freitas- Helena Freitas holds a PhD in Ecology from the University of Coimbra, in collaboration with the University of Bielefeld, Germany, and was a Post-Doc at the University of Stanford, USA.... Read more
  • Fernando Freire de Sousa- Fernando Freire de Sousa is the President of Norte Portugal Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-N). Born in Porto, Fernando Freire de Sousa holds a PhD in International Economic Relations from... Read more
  • Maria João Pires da Rosa- Maria João Pires da Rosa holds a degree in Chemical Engineering (1996), by the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, and a PhD on Industrial Engineering... Read more
  • Stéphane Lauwick, President of EURASHE- Stéphane Lauwick joined the University of Le Havre (France) in 1993 as a professeur agrégé. After heading the Electrical Engineering Department of the University Institute of Technology (IUT) of that... Read more
  • Armando Pires, Vice-President of EURASHE- Armando Pires is a graduate of Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon. He received his MSc degree in 1988 and PhD degree in 1994 in Electrical Engineering at... Read more
  • Karolien Hendrikx- Karolien Hendrikx is researcher at PXL University College in Belgium. She has a master’s degree in organizational psychology and a PhD in applied economics. Her research interests focus on everything... Read more
  • Tiago Oliveira- Born in 1987, Tiago has a degree in Marketing (ISCAP 2009). During 2007-2008 he studied in École Superieur de Gestion de Paris, and an in 2009 he did an internship... Read more
  • How to get to Porto

    The District of Porto is located on the north-west coast of Portugal. The district capital is the city of Porto, the second largest city in the country. It is bordered by the districts of Aveiro and Viseu to the south, Braga to the north and Vila Real to the east.

    By plane

    Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is located about 11 kilometres from the city centre. It is a modern infrastructure fully equipped to meet the demands of today’s air traffic, and is serviced by both business class and low cost flights. These airline companies establish connections between Porto and other national and international destinations.

    Both public transport (buses and metro) as well as private transport (rented cars and taxis) will be available, but please bear in mind that public transportation will pause during night time. Airport coordinates: 41º 14′ 19” | -8º 40′ 14”

    By train

    Porto has the most important railway hub of Northern Portugal. It is serviced by two main train stations: São Bento and Campanhã. Campanhã Railway Station is the terminal of trains leaving for and arriving from the south (Lisbon included), but is also used for international railway connections. The station is near vintage tram line 22 and is connected to São Bento Metro Station on Metro line D. São Bento Railway Station is the city centre terminus station for local trains and passenger service from/to the north. All trains leaving São Bento stop at Campanhã as their next station. The station is near vintage tram line 22 and is connected to São Bento Metro Station on Metro line D.

    How to get to the venue (ISCAP)

    The venue is indicated in yellow on the map.

    ISCAP is not close to the city centre, and even though it is located very close to P.PORTO Campus, the route to the school itself is not exactly the same. Some considerations need to be made.

    Venue address:
    Address: Rua Jaime Lopes Amorim, s/n
    4465-004 S. Mamede de Infesta
    Coordinates: 41.1903504,-8.598076100000071

    Map

    View Seminar map in Google Maps here.

    Accommodation near the venue

    Suggested hotels are indicated in red on the map:

    Accommodation in the city centre

    How to get from a Hotel in the city centre to the venue

    The best way to move around is by metro. If you are staying in the city centre, you should use line D (yellow) and get off in Hospital de São João Station (last stop).

    From there you can either walk (app. 10 minutes) or you can catch the bus (see map below) to the venue. The bus lines that connect the Hospital to ISCAP are 506, 604 and 705. 

    Weather in Porto

    Registration fee

    You can register for the even here

    The registration fee includes attendance at the seminar, all materials (documentation and welcome package), coffee breaks, the seminar reception on Thursday 16 November and the lunch on Friday 17 November for participants. The fee does not cover travel and accommodation expenses.

    The registration fees are set as follows:

        • Regular participants (non-members of EURASHE): EUR 220€ (Early bird fee 190€ until 15 September
        • Members of EURASHE: EUR 120
        • Seminar reception for a companion (spouse/partner only) on 16 November: EUR 35

    There is a possibility to pay your fee in cash on the spot. Should you wish to do so, an administrative fee of EUR 20 may be charged in addition to your registration fee.

    Cancellation

    Cancellations must be sent in writing to eurashe@eurashe.eu.

    Cancellations received prior to 30 October 2017 will be reimbursed fully, minus a EUR 20 handling fee. Cancellations received between 31 October and 10 November 2017 will be reimbursed in the amount of 50% of the participation fee, minus a EUR 20 handling fee. Participants who cancel after 10 November 2017 or do not attend the seminar will be liable to pay the entire registration fee, plus a handling fee of EUR 20.

    Substitutes may be accepted at any time, provided that the secretariat is informed of the change.

     

    Confirmation

    The registration will be confirmed by an email. However, please note that your registration will be completed and considered final only when your payment has been received.

    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the secretariat at eurashe@eurashe.eu.

    Paul Benneworth

    Paul Benneworth is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies at the University of Twente, the Netherlands.  Paul’s research concerns the relationships between universities and society in the context of the knowledge economy through understanding the dynamics of knowledge between university, policy, business and societal spheres.  He has a long tradition of studying universities’ contributions to less favoured regions in terms of stimulating innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development.  He is the editor of a number of recent volumes on this topic, including Making 21st century knowledge complexes: technopoles of the world 20 years after, The social dynamics of innovation networks and University engagement with excluded communities.  Paul is currently the Scientific Leader of the European Commission-funded Eunivation project, measuring the contribution of universities to innovation capacity in Europe.

    Michal Karpíšek, Secretary-General of EURASHE

    Michal Karpíšek is the Secretary-General of EURASHE, starting 1 June 2016. He has been Executive Officer of the Czech Association of Schools of Professional Higher Education (CASPHE) since 1994. He has been engaged in the introduction and development of Czech professional higher education since its very beginning. Focusing on internationalisation, CASPHE became a member of EURASHE in 1994. Michal Karpíšek has been a member of the EURASHE Council for the last 12 years and between 2007 and 2016 he has been serving as Vice-President, specifically involved in the strategy and organisational development of EURASHE and the employability and lifelong learning agenda. In recent years Michal Karpíšek has been involved in the reform of Czech tertiary education. He served twice as an advisor to Czech ministers of education (2001-2003, 2010-2011) or their deputies for higher education with a particular attention to issues of diversification and quality of tertiary education. He graduated from the Czech Technical University, Faculty of Civil Engineering and has a degree in Quality Management from the Cranfield University (United Kingdom). Michal Karpíšek has been recently engaged as a senior expert in the reform of VET in Turkmenistan, as well as in Azerbaijan.

    Michal Karpíšek (Czech Republic), 6th Secretary General of EURASHE (2016 – present)

    Anabela Mesquita

    Anabela Mesquita is a Professor at the School of Accounting and Administration of Porto / Polytechnic of Porto since 1990. She is the Vice Dean of the school since 2007. She is the President of the SPACE European network. She is also a member of the Algoritmi Research Centre (Minho University) and the former Director of CICE (Research Centre for Communication and Education). She has been (and is) involved in many European and National research projects both as a researcher and as a coordinator. She has published numerous papers in various international journals and conference proceedings. She is a member of the Programme Committee and Scientific Committee of several national and International conferences, in most cases also as a referee. She serves as Member of the Editorial Board and referee for IGI Global. She also serves as Associate Editor of the Information Resources Management Journal and is co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction. She has also been evaluator and reviewer for European Commission projects.

     

    Pedro Dominguinhos

    Prof. Pedro Dominguinhos is the President of The Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council (CCISP) and the President of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (IPS). 

     

    Stéphane Lauwick, President of EURASHE

    Stéphane Lauwick joined the University of Le Havre (France) in 1993 as a professeur agrégé. After heading the Electrical Engineering Department of the University Institute of Technology (IUT) of that university, he is now the director of the Institute, an institution that enrolls some 2500 students and delivers 26 awards. He has been member of the EURASHE Board since 2012 and was elected President of EURASHE in 2015 for a mandate of 2 years. Stéphane Lauwick is also member of the Board of ADIUT, the French Association of Directors of University Institutes of Technology. He is the former director of the Continuing Education Centre and Apprentice Training Centre of the University of Le Havre. In that capacity, he actively promoted lifelong learning and developed the recognition of prior learning (RPL) process both within the University and at international level. He has worked with EUCEN on these issues and has advised on the establishment of the RPL process for the University of Mauritius and the World Customs Organisation.

    Stéphane Lauwick (France), 10th President of EURASHE (2015 – present)

    Armando Pires, Vice-President of EURASHE

    Armando Pires is a graduate of Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon. He received his MSc degree in 1988 and PhD degree in 1994 in Electrical Engineering at the same university. He was the President of the Setúbal Polytechnic Institute (2006-2014). He was also the Vice-President of CCISP (Polytechnic Institutes Coordinating Council). He was the President of ASIBEI (Ibero-American Association of Engineering Education Institutions) and was member of the Administrative Council of AULP (Association of Portuguese Speaking Universities). He is currently full professor in the area of Electrical Engineering at the Setúbal Polytechnic Institute in Portugal and Senior Researcher and Coordinator of the Energy Group at CTS/UNINOVA (Universidade Nova de Lisboa). He also works for the International Affairs of CCISP. He has joined the Board of EURASHE in 2016 and has been elected Vice-President of EURASHE for a mandate of 2 years (2016-2018) and is also the chair of the EURASHE working group on applied RDI.