Enterprise Engagement and Regional Development in Ireland: the research role of the Institutes of Technology

Enterprise Engagement and Regional Development in Ireland: the research role of the Institutes of Technology by Jim Murray, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_pres_MURRAY.pdf (2.3 MB)

Science Without Borders: Lessons Learned From Brazil Europe Large-Scale Mobility Experiences

Science Without Borders: Lessons Learned From Brazil Europe Large-Scale Mobility Experiences by Joaquim Ramos de Carvalho, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_pres_RAMOS_DE_CARVALHO.pdf (0.5 MB)

International mobility and cooperation: A promising strategy to further opportunities for employability

International mobility and cooperation: A promising strategy to further opportunities for employability by Robert Wagenaar, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_pres_WAGENAAR.pdf (3.2 MB) - It is widely accepted now that an international experience as part of an Higher Education programme is helpful to find an appropriate job after graduation. Contrary to some decades ago, surveys show that the chances of graduates who have spent part of their study time abroad, are significant better than those without. This not only refers to the traditional student mobility period but also to placement taken abroad. Both are based on international cooperation between HE institutions. Although, promoted by the EU, the number of degree programmes in Europe which uses internationalization strategically in this way is still limited. How many mission statements or profiles of HE institutions and degree programmes contain a reference to international cooperation and internationalization in relation to effective preparation for the labour market? A handful? The topic of this session is to highlight the value and relevance of internationalization as a strategy for making HE institution more attractive in todays world for both potential and enrolled students by highlighting best strategies and practices in optimizing the opportunities of its graduates for the world of tomorrow.

QM in Research ‘HR Excellence in Research ‘ & ‘Profiling Research Units’

QM in Research ‘HR Excellence in Research ‘ & ‘Profiling Research Units’ by Peter Eigenmann, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_pres_EIGENMANN.pdf (1.5 MB) - 'HR Excellence in Research' and 'Profiling Research Units by mean of an extended set of application oriented indicators'. The contribution elaborates measures applied and developed to enhance the quality in research at Bern University of Applied sciences BFH. BFH is a typically application oriented, public university in Switzerland, with a broad range of different specialized fields of study and research and member of swissuniversities, the Swiss University Rectors Conference. The institutional implementation of the The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers contained a gap analysis exercise resulting in an action plan within the strategically important aspects for further development. A second tool for quality improvement focuses on profiling and positioning the different research units by developing and applying a comprehensive set of measurable indicators.

2015 25th Annual Conference: Programme

2015 25th Annual Conference: Programme by EURASHE, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_programme.pdf (1.1 MB)

2015 25th Annual Conference: Portfolio

2015 25th Annual Conference: Portfolio by EURASHE, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_portfolio.pdf (6.8 MB)

Apprenticeship scheme at higher education level – supporting material

Apprenticeship scheme at higher education level - supporting material by Tom Banham, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_pres_BANHAM_supporting.pdf (0.4 MB)

LEMONOC project – supporting material

LEMONOC project - supporting material by Leen Hellinckx, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_pres_HELLINCKX_supporting.pdf (0.5 MB)

The Role of Education in Quality Management – Grasping the Nettle

The Role of Education in Quality Management – Grasping the Nettle by Carol Hall, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_pres_HALL.pdf (2.1 MB) - Tender handed stroke a nettle

And it stings you for your pains

Grasp it like a man of mettle

And it soft as silk remains

(Hill A 1753)

 

Education’s role in quality management is one which requires a bold and clearly profiled approach, if it is to enhance quality thresholds and ensure that they remain fit for tomorrow’s purpose in all areas in which they are to be used. This is particularly the case where quality arrangements serve multiple masters, through professional regulation as well as academic assurance.  This paper will ask the question whether the role of education should be to simply ensure the achievement of quality management as prescribed by governing bodies or whether there is a greater need for all to ‘grasp the nettle’ and drive quality debates, thus changing the landscape expectations of quality in education from the roots of practice.  Using examples from professional higher education in healthcare practice and applying debates exercised in the development of the PHExcel framework for Excellence in Professional Higher Education will facilitate discussion about the roles of university and sectoral education organisations in determining their future goals in quality management.

Managing quality in employability initiatives, maximising student opportunities and minimising the burden on employers

Managing quality in employability initiatives, maximising student opportunities and minimising the burden on employers by Mike Grey, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_pres_GREY.pdf (1.9 MB) - The session will provide various practical examples of employability initiatives run by the EC Futures team at Coventry University in partnership with employers and explain how can be quality managed efficiently while fulfilling the competing demands of university regulations, student employability and effective employer engagement. Initiatives that will be covered include Industrial Placement Schemes, academic modules run in partnership with employers, Employability Industrial Advisory Panels and Real World Projects. EC Futures were recently awarded The Best University Placement Service in the UK 2015 at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards. Coventry University were also recently awarded the prestigious Guardian University Award for Employability 2015.

Healthy Ageing in the Northern Netherlands: applied research and regional collaboration

Healthy Ageing in the Northern Netherlands: applied research and regional collaboration by Joost Degenaar, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_pres_DEGENAAR.pdf (0.6 MB) - In the North Netherlands a regional Healthy Ageing innovation network has been developed in which many partners in research and education, health and welfare, business, and regional authorities have been collaborating since 2009.

The founding father of Healthy Ageing in the Northern Netherlands is the University Medical Centre Groningen. A powerful player in this field, with projects like Life Lines, one of the leading bio-banks in Europe, and the European Research Institute on the Biology of Ageing.

The four Universities of Applied Sciences in the Northern provinces also make valuable contributions. They educate the new professionals that are needed in the fast changing health care and welfare system and they also play an important role in applied research and innovation, often in collaboration with health institutes.

Activities got a boost by the new Centre of Expertise Healthy Ageing, with Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen as lead partner. It is supported by the Ministry of Education and Research, to stimulate innovation through public private partnerships. Within two years the number of partners has increased from 35 to 150 organisations, 50 of which are commercial companies. Now, 25 innovation labs (living labs) have been realised all over the northern region.

The innovation labs are important for the development of this Centre. Stakeholders from universities, health organisations, business partners and regional authorities like municipalities work together in the development and implementation of innovation in health care, with economic as well as societal impact.

From a European perspective, it is amazing how fast active and healthy ageing has made its way into the European political agenda. As part of the prestigious EU2020 Strategy and its Innovation Union, active and healthy ageing can be found in many other European initiatives and programmes. The European Innovation partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP AHA), the EIT Health (Knowledge and Innovation Community Health) and the prominent place active and healthy ageing has been assigned in the EU research programme Horizon 2020 are all proof of the high political attention for this theme.

Paradigm Shifts in HE & QA – From Teaching to Learning in Relation to Mission & Vision

Paradigm Shifts in HE & QA - From Teaching to Learning in Relation to Mission & Vision by Lucien Bollaert, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_pres_BOLLAERT.pdf (1.2 MB) - With the fundamental changes in the global knowledge society both the diversity and massification of higher education have caused to re-think its vision, mission and quality management. There is a shift towards looking upon education as a transformational, co-created process. Quality is thus regarded as the added value between input and output. It thus fits the new mission of higher education (HE) to be an open and global community in which education, research and social services are co-created by the stakeholders concerned. This paradigm shift in HE becomes clear in new trends in QA that can be situated on 4 axes, which are sometimes contradictory. The axes are on the lines of the scope of QA, of the learning outcomes (LO); of the kind of standards that are used, qualitative or quantitative, open or strictly prescriptive, and finally of the acknowledgement of the dimension of quality culture underpinning quality in its dialectic relation to QA. His speech will end with the near future of QA after the Bologna conference in Yerevan.

Apprenticeship scheme at higher education level

Apprenticeship scheme at higher education level by Tom Banham, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_pres_BANHAM.pdf (1.0 MB)

International Cooperation in Research: a Case Study

International Cooperation in Research: a Case Study by José Santos, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_pres_SANTOS.pdf (3.5 MB)

Research and Innovation in a Global World

Research and Innovation in a Global World by Carlos Ramos, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_pres_RAMOS.pdf (0.2 MB)

Higher Education Institutions’ Regional Cooperation – Lessons from International Experience for Governance and Action

Higher Education Institutions' Regional Cooperation - Lessons from International Experience for Governance and Action by Jaana Puukka, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_pres_PUUKKA.pdf (1.1 MB) - Higher education institutions (HEIs) are urged to play an increasingly more active role in regional development. This presentation builds on the multi-annum international comparative work on higher education in cities and regions that the speaker carried out under the auspices of the OECD between 2005 and 2013, as well as recent research sponsored by the Association of University Research Parks (AURP). The OECD reviews of higher education in regional and city development engaged hundreds of different types of higher education institutions and their stakeholders in more than 30 cities or regions in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. Building on this evidence and experience the presentation outlines the benefits of HEIs’ regional engagement, the key approaches as well as gaps and barriers. A set of case studies are presented to show different ways governments and institutions can boost the role that HEIs play in regional development. Finally, major lessons for regional engagement of HEIs and keys to success are highlighted.

Building Successful Student Partnerships

Building Successful Student Partnerships by Eve Lewis, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_pres_LEWIS.pdf (0.4 MB) - The role of students in quality and educational management has developed significantly across Europe in recent years.  The revised European Standards and Guidelines will provide further focus on the role of students and places an emphasis on Student Centred Learning.  This session will introduce delegates to the work of sparqs (student participation quality Scotland), looking at the developments they have facilitated in Scotland that have supported the role of students in such activities.  We will explore some of the tools sparqs have introduced including training for student reps, the Student Engagement Framework for Scotland and Student Partnership Agreements.  We will explore what we mean by student partnerships and delegates will have the opportunity to consider their own practices in this area and identify how they might progress work that it’s of benefit to students and the institution.

Bridging companies & University college towards co-creation & co-innovation

Bridging companies & University college towards co-creation & co-innovation by Evi Knuts, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_pres_KNUTS.pdf (2.5 MB)

2015 25th Annual Conference: Invitation

2015 25th Annual Conference: Invitation by EURASHE, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_invitation.pdf (0.3 MB)

2015 25th Annual Conference: Rationale

2015 25th Annual Conference: Rationale by EURASHE, Version 2015, EURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_rationale.pdf (0.3 MB)

EURASHE 25th Annual Conference, Lisbon (Portugal), 16-17 April 2015

EURASHE 25th Annual Conference, Lisbon (Portugal), 16-17 April 2015 by Armando Pires, Version 2014, EURASHE_AC_Yerevan_15-160514_pres_PIRES_2.pdf (1.2 MB)