New speakers have been added to the EURASHE applied RDI seminar programme. Be sure to register here to join us in sunny Seville in 26-27 September and participate in making innovation happen.
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On 6-7 June, the EQUIP project organised its final training workshop on the ESG 2015, after two other workshops and two webinars. A wide range of training material on the ESG 2015 is now available. Next to the ESG 2015, a comparative analysis of the ESG 2005 and ESG 2015 is also available, as well as all contributions to the workshops and webinars: presentations and recordings. 
The project now moves on to the analysis and study of implementation challenges, good practices, and proposed approaches to solving these challenges. Several focus groups will be organised to this end in the spring and early autumn of 2017.

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On Tuesday 31 May, the UAS4EUROPE initiative was officially launched by a group of representatives of universities of applied sciences in Europe: EURASHE, UASnet, swissuniversitities, Hochschule Bayern e.V. (supported by Bavarian Research Alliance) and the Austrian FHK. In the launch event, UAS4EUROPE handed over a joint position paper to Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission, which outlined the further role of univerisities of applied sciences in the European Research Area (ERA) in general and within Horizon 2020 more specifically.

On 1 June 2016, the mandate of Michal Karpisek as Secretary General of EURASHE started, following the retirement of Johan Cloet. The mandate runs for 4 years.
In EURASHE's General Assembly in April, we also bid farewell to Patrick Blonde of Belgium (Vice-President 2011-2016) and Gintautas Braziunas of Lithuania (Board member 2012-2016).
EURASHE would like to thank them all for their dedication and involvement over the years.

The BuildPHE project (Building Professional Higher Education Capacity in Europe) has launched a survey to assess the potential benefits and focus of the project's self-reflection tool. This tool will be developed to support universities of applied science and other institutions in a more systemic mapping of their achievement and progress against the wide, complex range of characteristics and specific criteria of professional higher education.
We would also be grateful to you for sharing the survey with other colleagues. The survey is open until Thursday 30 June 2016.

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Hellenic American University in cooperation with Hellenic American College announces that registration is now open for the 1st International Conference on Europe in Discourse: Identity, Diversity, Borders, organised in Athens (Greece) on 23-25 September 2016. The conference seeks to examine issues in the ongoing construction of European identity, including notions of diversity and (physical and symbolic) borders. Methodologically, the conference will highlight discourse as a major practice that both shapes and reflects European identity. More than 300 papers were submitted for review to the conference from more than 30 countries and representing more than 40 universities.

EAPRIL is organising its Conference in Porto (Portugal) on 22-25 November 2016. EAPRIL is the European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning, both in education and professional practice, and brings together research and practice as well as educational and professional learning. The 2016 conference is titled "Challenges of the Digital Era for Education, Working and Learning: Researchers and Practitioners in Dialogue". Keynote speakers Prof. Diana Laurillard and Prof. Alexander Gröschner will speak on the use of digital platforms and video in learning and teaching practice respectively.

The University Business Cooperation Network has been created on the Yammer electronic platform. It offers the opportunity to join in discussions on thematic areas related to EU policy development on University-Business Cooperation. 
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