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Join us in Seville (Spain) for the 'Applied RDI - Making Innovation Happen!' seminar on 26-27 September to discover the latest developments in applied research and the contribution of European institutions to applied research in Europe.

The seminar will also showcase good practices in student engagement and market-based research from universities of applied sciences across Europe, which can be implemented and further developed in your own institution.

During the panel discussions and networking breaks you will have the opportunity to discuss the topics and meet other applied research experts in order to develop new partnerships.

There are only a limited amount of spots left - register now to guarantee your place in sunny Seville!

Vladimir Sucha, the Director-General of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's in-house science service will deliver the keynote speech on 26 September 2016 in Seville (Spain). He will present the JRC, its services and the potential for cooperation with universities of applied sciences. 

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As part of its 'Applied RDI - Making Innovation Happen!' seminar, EURASHE will offer a space to discover and learn from other colleagues from throughout Europe:
  • Demola, student-business innovation Ecosystem, Javier Riano, Demola Basque Country (Spain)
  • Engaging students, lecturers and SMEs: the SME innovation scan, Rogier Cazemier, Hogeschool Rotterdam (Netherlands)
  • Poliempreende - an entrepreneurship project of promotion and education in the Portuguese applied sciences institutions network, Teresa Paiva, Guarda Polytechnic Institute (Portugal)
  • Pharmacy management, Jesus Porres, Hefagra, and Farmanova Group (Spain), Jose Maria Gonzalez-Alorda Iriarte, CEU (Spain)
  • Technology transfer center and innovation vouchers for SMEs, Oliver Kallas, TTK University of Applied Sciences (Estonia)

The Lifelong Learning Platform (LLL-P) has launched the Lifelong Learning Awards to celebrate creative and inclusive practices during its Lifelong Learning Week 2016. The aim of the Lifelong Learning Award is to give visibility to innovative practices taking place all over Europe in order to attract public attention on lifelong learning as well as to inspire new practices and policies. In 2016, the Lifelong Learning Platform will focus on the first priority of its Lifelong Learning Manifesto: "Building inclusive and democratic educational systems". All details, including application criteria and deadlines are available online.

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Registrations are now open for the 11th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF), which will take place on 17-19 November 2016 in Ljubljana (Slovenia). This year's edition is entitled "Quality in context - embedding improvement" and will be hosted by the Slovenian Student Union and the University of Ljubljana. The deadline for the early-bird registration fee is 3 October 2016; and the call for papers and workshops remains open until 25 July 2016. EURASHE members are encouraged to submit a proposal until 25 July and to register for EQAF - they benefit from a reduced fee.
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EURASHE, as a European representation of universities of applied science and other type of institutes of professional higher education, would like to express its regrets on the result of the British citizens' vote in favour of leaving the European Union. During the campaign, higher and college education representatives in the United Kingdom declared their commitment to a common future and mutual collaboration with their European counterparts.
EURASHE advocates and is ready to seek flexible, yet realistic arrangements to allow the development of mutually valued partnerships, exchanges of experience and common efforts to meet the expectations of our students, staff, institutions and societies.

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EQAR, the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education, has launched a survey on a database of external quality assurance reports and decisions. The objective of the database would be to allow users to identify whether a specific higher education institution has been subject to external quality assurance by any EQAR-registered agency (either at institutional level, or at one or more of higher education's programmes) and to easily access the corresponding report(s). The survey is open until 22 July 2016.

The secretariat of EURASHE will close between Monday 18 July and Friday 5 August included. We will be back on Monday 8 August. We wish you a pleasant summer! -- to learn more on universities of applied sciences our library is a good source of reading material.

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