Peer Learning Activity on Short-Cycle Higher Education (SCHE)

Peer Learning Activity on Short-Cycle Higher Education (SCHE) 

EURASHE together with the Council of Portuguese Polytechnics, the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, and the Portugal Ministry of Higher Education and Science is organizing a Peer learning activity on short-cycle higher education (SCHE) on 19-20 September in Porto, Portugal.


The event will give an opportunity for 80 local and international participants from institutions, governments, quality assurance agencies to exchange views and experience on the following topics:

  • Mission, role and objectives of SCHE, reflecting world of work and specific learners’ groups needs;
  • Pedagogy with emphasis on practical aspects, work-based learning and cooperation with the world of work;
  • Quality assurance in SCHE, approach, tools and impact on recognition within higher education.

The event is free of charge but the places are limited.

Registration closes on 11 September.

Register here


Following are the speakers of the event:

  • Jim Murray- Dr. Jim Murray is a historian by training, and has worked previously as an archivist in the UK’s National Archives (1990-95); in university administration in Dublin City University (1995-2003); and... Read more
  • Jean-Philippe Restoueix- Jean Philippe RESTOUEIX is 56 years old. Since 1994, he is administrator within the Council of Europe firstly in the Youth department and since 2007 within the Education department. Within... Read more
  • Alicia-Leonor Sauli-Miklavčič, Board member of EURASHE- Alicia-Leonor Sauli-Miklavčič is a good connoisseur of international professional higher education, she has been Project Expert at the Slovene Association HVC as well as a member of the EURASHE working... Read more
  • The event is free of charge.

    Venue of the event: TBC


    Following is our hotel proposal for your stay in The Hague:

    Name Address Distance from the venue

    Hotel Ibis São João

    800 mt
    10 minutes by walking

    Eurostars Oporto

    900 mt
    11 minutes by walking

    Axis Porto

    900 mt
    11 minutes by waking

    Hotel Star Inn Porto

    3 km
    30 minutes by walking

    Porto is recognized worldwide for multiple reasons. It is not just for the known wine with the same name, for its soccer team and for the food, but because it is a city of science, research and culture. It is a vibrant and young city where academic life is lived intensely. The large concentration of higher education students in Porto makes this an Erasmus city that is multicultural, cosmopolitan and low cost (or high budget). The internationalization and plurality of cultures that we see and live in the streets are an asset for all who live, study or work here. 

    Alongside the city, flows the Douro river, which has given its name to the oldest demarcated wine region in the world. Alto Douro Wine Region, where the famous Port Wine is produced, was also classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In addition to this heritage, you will find a current vitality and dynamism, a sparkle that allows both residents and visitors to safely enjoy a rich cultural and social life as in any European capital. Moreover, Porto offers a top academic life and the excellency of P.PORTO Programmes. There is plenty to do and you won’t lack company. You have to be here to live it first-hand. Porto is so special that, at the beginning of the 19th century, a Portuguese King left his heart in legacy to the city. Metaphorically, however, everybody leaves their hearts in the city which gave its name to the country.