MODERN – European Platform Higher Education Modernisation

EURASHE is an associate partner in the MODERN project on a European Platform Higher Education Modernisation.

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MODERN is a three-year EU-funded Structural Network (2009-2011) under the Lifelong Learning (ERASMUS) programme. It responds to the Modernisation Agenda of the European Union and to the need to invest in people, to support future leaders and encourage the professionalisation of higher education management at all levels. The overall objective is to ensure HEIs’ competitiveness to meet challenges in their external environment and respond to the needs of society. The project aims at creating an open European Platform as a key instrument for innovation, state-of-the art knowledge, dissemination of good practice and joint action on university leadership, governance and management for the professionalisation of the sector.
Following are events related to the project:

European platform on Higher Education conference
Brussels (Belgium), 30 Jan 2012,
Following are the partners of the project:

  • Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) - The Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) is an interdisciplinary research-institute located at the School of Management and Governance of the Universiteit Twente, the Netherlands. Since 1984, CHEPS has... Read more
  • Centre for Higher Education (CHE) - The not-for-profit CHE Centre for Higher Education was founded in 1994 on the initiative of Reinhard Mohn and Professor Dr. Hans-Uwe Erichsen, former president of the German Rectors’ Conference. Since... Read more
  • Danube University Krems (DUK) - Danube University Krems is the university for continuing education. Its courses are specifically oriented toward the needs of working professionals. The University offers exclusive master’s programs and short programs in... Read more
  • European Association for International Education (EAIE) - The EAIE is a non-profit organisation whose main aim is the stimulation and facilitation of the internationalisation of higher education in Europe and around the world, and to meet the... Read more
  • European Centre for Strategic Management of Universities (ESMU) - ESMU – European Centre for Strategic Management of Universities was created in 1986 as  an international think tank non profit association to promote the strategic management of European universities. By... Read more
  • European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) - ECIU is an acronym for European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The partnership was established in 1997 and registered as a Foundation under Dutch law with 11 European members and 2 associate... Read more
  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) - Acting as a catalyst to promote and enhance excellence in management development internationally, EFMD: coordinates projects & activities that foster an active dialogue and exchange between companies and academic institutions; disseminates knowledge... Read more
  • Higher Education Development Association (Hedda) - Hedda- Higher Education Development Association was created on January 1st 2001 by seven founding research partners throughout Europe with the aim to form an association with a richly unique knowledge... Read more
  • International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM) - The International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM) is a major interdisciplinary research centre established in 1994 in the School of Management at the University of Bath, one of the... Read more
  • MIP Politecnico di Milano (MIP) - MIP Politecnico di Milano has been recognised as a prestigious business school for over 30 years, attracting graduates interested in a managerial career in business or in public administration, together... Read more
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    Following are experts involved in the project:

  • Stefan Delplace - Stefan Delplace became the Secretary General of EURASHE in 2004, a position he occupied until 2014. He represented in the Bologna Follow-Up Group and several of its working and coordination... Read more