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