RECAPHE

EURASHE is a partner in the RECAPHE project on Enhancing Staff Research and Innovation Capacity in Professional Higher Education.

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Institutions of professional higher education (PHE) play more and more an important role in enhancing European competitiveness and innovation capacity, especially on the regional level where PHE institutions act as connectors and crucial links between the regional SMEs, regional organisations and the society. In addition to this role of PHE, the applied research activities play an important role in developing students’ skills including their innovative thinking and entrepreneurship and contribute thus to further economic growth and jobs within the regions.

Despite the wide benefits of PHE institutions activities within society and their region and the fact that in many regions they act as the connecting link between the regional actors (authorities, employers,
organisations), their full potential is still to be revealed. The wide range of activities falling within applied research, innovation and regional engagement and their relatively small scale make it relatively difficult to address them as a whole when it comes to support, assessment and recognition. Due to its practice-oriented approach and specific characters, the applied RDI and regional activities do not fit the same metric as the research and activities done at the more traditional universities.

Therefore there is a need to support further development and enhancement of the PHE institutions staff capacity to engage into applied research activities, link these to teaching and develop relevant ways for engagement of students in these activities.

The main objective of the project is to strengthen the profile of applied RDI in PHE in Europe – both within the institutions, as well as towards the regions they operate within.

Following are the partners of the project:

  • Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) - The Cooperative State University Baden-Wuerttemberg (DHBW) is the largest university in Baden-Wuerttemberg with currently 34,000 students, over 9,000 partner companies and over 160,000 alumni. It is the first higher education... Read more
  • Eurokreator T&C sp. z o.o. - Eurokreator T&C is a training and consulting family business company, which was established in 2007. Eurokreator main field of activities is education and innovation tools in education. We have provided... Read more
  • Institute of Technology Sligo (ITS) - The Institute of Technology Sligo (ITS) is a state-funded third-level educational institution situated in the town of Sligo, Ireland. The Institute has three Schools (the Schools of Learning in Business... Read more
  • Jagiellonian University in Krakow (UJ) - The structure of the Jagiellonian University is unique in Poland. Among the 15 faculties, there are three which comprise the Collegium Medicum: The Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, Pharmacy, and... Read more
  • Knowledge Innovation Centre (Malta) (KIC-Malta) - The Knowledge Innovation Centre is a dynamic consultancy focusing on knowledge brokerage and innovation of knowledge transfer processes. The Centre brings together a variety of local and European experts from... Read more
  • Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (IPS) - Created in 1979, IPS is a public institution of higher education seeking, permanently and in association with its social partners, to contribute to the development of society, in general, and... Read more
  • Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (VIKO) - Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (VIKO) is the largest accredited higher professional education institution in Lithuania. It provides higher professional education in the sectors of Tourism, Business, Information Technologies, Electronics,... Read more
  • Eurokreator T&C sp. z o.o.

    Eurokreator T&C is a training and consulting family business company, which was established in 2007. Eurokreator main field of activities is education and innovation tools in education. We have provided services for more than 100 hundred companies, mostly SME and universities in Poland. We have more than 50 experts and trainers, among others specialized on competences analyzes.

    Eurokreator implements the project ILab Plus – new training method for adults
    KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices
    KA204 – Strategic partnerships for adult education Contract number 2018-1-PL01-KA204-050810

    Eurokreator supports business entities in the field of developing and submitting innovative industry qualifications to NQF and developing competences.

    It is the owner of the iLab educational environment, has its own organizational and technical facilities, which include creative space iLab Plus (80 sq m), together with telecommunication and internet facilities, projection equipment and software. Eurokreator organizes training in ilab on different topics Specializes in the implementation of training in the field of: R+D cooperation, development of innovation in enterpreneurships, development of innovation qualifications. Human resources include: qualified trainers and business coaches (about 30 persons) who have the ability to combine cognitive processes using modern technologies, experts in the field of management, communication and brand building, advisors in the IT / VR / serious games industry, R+D.

    EUROKREATOR has implemented several projects in the framework of ESF concerning LLL, professional education, cooperation between companies and universities especially supporting SMEs in the field of innovation implementation. It is one of the founders and founders of the Life Science Cluster Foundation, he is a member of the Małopolska Educational Cluster and Małopolska Partnership for LLL.

    Institute of Technology Sligo (ITS)

    The Institute of Technology Sligo (ITS) is a state-funded third-level educational institution situated in the town of Sligo, Ireland. The Institute has three Schools (the Schools of Learning in Business &
    Social Sciences; Engineering & Design; and Science) and nine Departments. ITS is responsible for the education of ≈ 6,000 students across the Institute’s full-time, part-time and apprenticeship
    programmes. Of those, it has over 2300 online learners registered on over 75 online programmes, making it the leader in distance learning provision in Ireland. IT Sligo has an annual operating budget
    of ca. 45m, a staff complement of 280 academics and 220 support staff, providing education, research and innovation opportunities for students and development opportunities for hundreds of businesses in the region. The institute has a long track record of successful management and on-time delivery of major national and EU research and innovation programmes.

    Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (IPS)

    Created in 1979, IPS is a public institution of higher education seeking, permanently and in association with its social partners, to contribute to the development of society, in general, and of the Setúbal region, in particular, through tertiary training activities, research and services provision, contributing to the creation, development, dissemination and transfer of knowledge, as well as the promotion of science and culture.

    With more than 6000 students and employing more then 900 teaching and non-teaching staff, IPS assumes as primordial the training of professionals with high technical and scientific expertise, offering 32 bachelor degrees and 21 master degrees, besides post-secondary training (CTeSP) and post-graduation diplomas.

    IPS comprises 5 Schools in the areas of Education, Technology, Business & Administration and Health, that are distributes in two campi (in Setúbal and Barreiro). The institution has well-equipped laboratories, documentation centres, audio-visual equipment and computer facilities, which are available to its students and academic and non-academic staff.

    IPS integrates research and development, as well as knowledge and technology transfer as an indispensable part of its action, not only as a support to its training activities, but also as a way of interaction and commitment with its community, providing consulting, research and auditing services. In this scope, IPS has created an innovation, R&D and entrepreneurship support office (UAIIDE) that fully assists researchers, entrepreneurs, students and the regional community in their activities and projects.

    Also, the institution has the strategic goal to be an open and international community, being strongly committed with establishment of international partnerships and alliances. At this level, the institution
    has an international office (CIMOB-IPS) which provides support to mobility and international cooperation. There are several bilateral agreements established not only with European higher education institutions, but also with South American and Asian organizations, that have been allowing a fruitful exchange of students and staff. In what refers to project cooperation, IPS is presently involved in several European projects, namely under Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020 programs.

    Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (VIKO)

    Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (VIKO) is the largest accredited higher professional education institution in Lithuania. It provides higher professional education in the sectors of Tourism, Business, Information Technologies, Electronics, Pedagogical Education, Economy, Health Care, Agriculture and Arts. Founded in 2000, now VIKO has more than 7100 students (Oct. 2013), who study here under 42 study programmes in 7 faculties: Electronics and Informatics, Economics, Business Management, Health Care, Pedagogic, Arts and Creative Technologies and Agro-technologies. The duration of full-time studies are 3, 3,5 or 4 years and extramural – 4 or 4,5 years. Apart from basic studies short-time refresher courses are offered. Every year the study programmes are being revised to respond to current social and economic requirements of labour market, the society needs.

    Jagiellonian University in Krakow (UJ)

    The structure of the Jagiellonian University is unique in Poland. Among the 15 faculties, there are three which comprise the Collegium Medicum: The Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Health Protection. These three were separated from the University in 1950, following the Soviet model, and reincorporated in the Alma Mater in1993. Until recently, the Jagiellonian was the only Polish university with medical faculties, although currently the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń also has them. The Jagiellonian University educates on the three levels: Ordinary, Masters, and Doctoral, following the principles of the Bologna Process. There are well over a hundred degrees and specialties available in Polish, as well as over a dozen in English. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) has been implemented in all courses and specialties, enabling trouble-free linking of studies at UJ with studies in other European countries. Together with the development of co-operation with a number of universities worldwide, this has enabled a great increase in student mobility.

    Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW)

    The Cooperative State University Baden-Wuerttemberg (DHBW) is the largest university in Baden-Wuerttemberg with currently 34,000 students, over 9,000 partner companies and over 160,000 alumni. It is the first higher education institution in Germany which combines on-the-job training and academic studies and therefore achieves a close integration of theory and practice, both being components of cooperative education.

    The university’s official seat is in Stuttgart. Based on the US State University System, the organizational structure of DHBW is unique in Germany for it comprises both the central (DHBW headquarters) and the local level (DHBW locations and campuses). Throughout its nine locations and three campuses, the university offers a broad range of undergraduate study programmes in the field of business, engineering, and social work. All degree programmes are both nationally and internationally accredited, count as intensive study programmes and are worth 210 ECTS credits. In addition, DHBW offers postgraduate degree programmes with integrated on-the-job training.

    At the Heilbronn site there are currently about 1,300 students studying in business administration: commerce, service management, or food management. The modern “Bildungscampus” – education campus – in the center of the city of Heilbronn is excellently equipped with lecture rooms and laboratories offers.

    Knowledge Innovation Centre (Malta) (KIC-Malta)

    The Knowledge Innovation Centre is a dynamic consultancy focusing on knowledge brokerage and innovation of knowledge transfer processes. The Centre brings together a variety of local and European experts from a variety of fields, and has worked extensively within Quality Assurance of Higher Education, Technology Enhanced Learning, Student Services and knowledge economy (as it relates to the Lisbon Agenda and Barcelona Process). The Centre has forged close relationships with a number of stakeholders in the regional innovation and Higher Education fields, and is active in leveraging such relationships to build multi-disciplinary, multi-country networks for knowledge transfer and capitalisation. The Centre also offers a variety of online solutions geared at maximising quality assurance mechanisms, public relations and services.