SUPPORTING PROFESSIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION IN EUROPE
 
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EURASHE is pleased to present the Report of its 23rd Annual Conference on 'HIGHER EDUCATION - MAKING THE KNOWLEDGE TRIANGLE WORK', held on 9-10 May 2013 in Split (Croatia).

The Report has been authored by  Richard Thorn, Emeritus President of Institute of Technology Sligo (Ireland).


The Report summarises the contents of the discussions and debates of the 23rd Annual Conference, linking the various keynote speeches, plenary sessions and workshop contributions, so as to make the whole event available even for non-participants.


Take also this opportunity to go back to or discover the various input of our speakers, and to view a video message by 4 MEPs on the importance of the Knowledge Triangle and linked European Union policies and initiatives in current times.


Also check the photographs of the Conference available on our facebook page Like us on Facebook.



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On 26-27 April 2013, EURASHE was represented at the 24th Standing Conference of Ministers of Education of the Council of Europe in Helsinki (Finland) by a delegation comprising its President Prof. Andreas G. Orphanides and its Secretary General Stefan Delplace.

  


Photograph Council of Europe 24th Standing Conference of Ministers of Education, 26th April, Helsinki, Finlandia Hall, Family Portrait, with EURASHE's President Prof. Andreas G. Orphanides (third from the right top row) - Mikko Käkelä ©

EURASHE's contribution in the debates concentrated on the importance of quality assurance for all higher education providers in Europe. This is highlighted by the inclusion in the final declaration of an amendment, proposed by EURASHE (in bold) to paragraph 20.3:
"[We Ministers ...] wish the above measures to lead principally to: [...] developing our education systems as a public good with access to quality education for all pupils and students, adapted to their needs as appropriate, and ensuring that public responsibility for higher education, including provision for quality assurance, extends to private providers thereby guaranteeing that students can fully participate in higher education."
 


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On 8 May 2013, following its 2013 General Assembly (see infra), EURASHE organised a Policy Session/Members' Dialogue to present the proposed strategy and key priorities for the further period. It also allowed us to share the members' views and get their feedback.

 



The discussion was opened to all EURASHE members, not necessarily limited to the participants of the General Assembly; and the documents and outcomes
of this session are available to our members' in the members' area. Along the documents of the last comparable session in February 2013 and the ones of 2012 and 2011.

If you are a EURASHE member and do not have access to the members' area yet, don't hesitate to contact us, we will provide you with log in information right away.



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In 2013 EURASHE is putting an important emphasis on the topic of Employability for its actions and work programme.

Earlier in February 2013 we organised a Round Table on Employability with representatives of higher education institutions, representatives of the world of world and students.
Our 23rd Annual Conference also comprised a track on Employability with key note addresses by Samo Pavlin of the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and  Hervé Pilon of Cégep international (Canada). Various working sessions also concentrated on the importance of mobility raising employability and the importance of key competences in postgraduate programmes.
In April 2013, EURASHE was also represented at ESU's training seminar on Employability in Budapest (Hungary) by Alicia-Leonor Sauli-Miklavcic. Around one hundred delegates from national unions of students and other stakeholders in higher education participated in the event, aspiring at training student representatives in employment debates in a broad sense.


Ernő Keszei, Alicia-Leonor Sauli-Miklavcic, Nevena Vuksanovic - photograph by HÖOK

Further in 2013 we will continue to promote the case of raised employability in professional higher education with a Policy session on Employability organised in conjunction to another EURASHE event later this year, and the annual lifelong learning seminar of EURASHE in December 2013 will also comprise strong elements of employability.

Stay tuned for more details in the coming months...!

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electionEURASHE RE-ELECTS PRESIDENT & VICE-PRESIDENT
During the 2013 General Assembly EURASHE re-elected its President and Vice-President, respectively Prof. Andreas G. Orphanides (Cyprus), and Michal Karpisek (Czech Republic) in their previous functions.
nycSUNY HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEMS CONFERENCE
The State University of New York (SUNY) is organising on 18-19 July 2013 an International Conference on Higher Education Systems in the Global Context in New York City. It is titled 'Building World-Class Systems of Higher Education: Harnessing Systemness & Delivering Performance'.
 More information here

eyfEUROPEAN YOUTH WEEK 2013
From Monday 27 to Sunday 2 June 2013 the sixth edition of the European Youth Week is taking place. Our colleagues of the European Youth Forum (YFJ) are also celebrating the European Youth Week through YO! Fest.
More information here 

eqafEQAF 2013 CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
The 8th edition of the European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) co-organised by the E4-Group (ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE) has issued a call for contributions on this year's topic of 'Working together to take quality forward'
More information here

eadtuEADTU OPEN AND FLEXIBLE HE CONFERENCE 2013
EADTU will organise its Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2013 on 24-25 October 2013 in Paris (France) on the topic of Transition to open and on-line education in European universities
More information here 

As always, we look forward to your feedback
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EURASHE is the
European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally oriented programmes and are engaged in applied and profession-related research within the Bologna cycles.

Currently more than 1,400 higher education institutions in 40 countries within and outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) are affiliated to EURASHE.

The Association is present mostly through National Associations of Higher Education Institutions and individual institutions, such as Universities, (University) Colleges and Universities of Applied Sciences, as well as through other professional associations and stakeholder organisations active in the field of higher education.
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European Association of Institutions in Higher Education
EURASHE is the
European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally oriented programmes and are engaged in applied and profession-related research within the Bologna cycles.

Currently more than 1,400 higher education institutions in 40 countries within and outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) are affiliated to EURASHE.

The Association is present mostly through National Associations of Higher Education Institutions and individual institutions, such as Universities, (University) Colleges and Universities of Applied Sciences, as well as through other professional associations and stakeholder organisations active in the field of higher education.

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