EURASHE newsletter - November 2016
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EURASHE is looking for:
  • Breakout sessions
  • Posters
  • Good practices
to be presented at its 27th Annual Conference, 30-31 March, Le Havre, France. The theme of the conference will be: Professional Higher Education 4.0: A Change for Universities of Applied Sciences. It will address the challenges and changes brought on by the 4th industrial revolution or so-called industry 4.0/industry of the future towards higher education.

The call for contributions is open until Thursday 15 December. Registrations for the conference are already open!

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Join us in Bratislava (Slovakia) for the 'Higher Education as a Driver of Regional Development - Applied Sciences & Research within Diversified Higher Education Systems and Their Role in Knowledge Exchange and Regional Development' seminar on 6-7 December 2016 to discuss the role of HE in the regions and the regional development in Europe. The seminar will be organised in cooperation with Technical University Kosice and the Centre of Educational Management of Comenius University in Bratislava.
Registrations for the seminar are now open on the event website.

More information here
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The programme and registrations are available online for our upcoming quality assurance seminar 'Managing your institution's quality with the latest practices and policies'. It will be organised on 6-7 February in Brussels by EURASHE and the Belgian ARES. Lucien Bollaert, expert on quality assurance, will deliver the opening keynote before a number of parallel sessions presenting practical examples for participants - some of which will be delivered in French. All participants will receive a free copy of the 'Manual for Internal Quality Assurance'.
Members of EURASHE and of the ARES benefit from a reduced registration fee. 

The project 'Through Academic Cooperation towards Innovative Capacity' (TACTIC) aims at developing the capacities of higher education institutions in Mongolia, Vietnam and Cambodia to modernise the universities' management, and improve the services and procedures in line with the advanced EU standards. In order to deliver trainings in the 3 partner countries, the TACTIC project is looking for experienced experts in the fields of human resources management, financial and administrative management or student admission and student support services.
The deadline to apply to become a TACTIC expert is 27 November. 

Earlier this year, the IDEAS project working on 'Effective Approaches to Enhancing the Social Dimension of Higher Education' has been finalised. The results are presented in the final publication, which, when used together with the online toolkit, gives a great insight into existing practices ensuring access to higher education. The publication includes as well detailed analyses of the current situation regarding access, as well as a policy paper for future improvements.

The first Professional Higher Education (PHE) Excellence Forum of the PROCSEE project was held from 28 September to 1 October 2016, in Logarska Dolina, Slovenia. The forum brought together about 40 experts from 12 countries around Europe to discuss challenges facing the PHE sector in Central and South-Eastern Europe, including Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic and Romania. In the coming weeks, a 'Policy Challenge Statement' will highlight the main challenges facing Professional Higher Education in the region.

More information here

The European Commission has commissioned a wide-ranging study on the cooperation between higher education institutions and public and private organisations in Europe. Part of this study relies on a survey which is set to be the most comprehensive of its kind ever undertaken in Europe. It will inform appropriate policy making aimed at improving future partnerships between higher education institutions and external organisations.
You can complete the survey online in 10 minutes until 11 November 2016 in the European language of your choice.

In October the Bologna Secretariat has launched a renewed version of the EHEA website - as well as its presence on social media. It proposes access to relevant EHEA material both thematically and historically. All the documents of the BFUG, advisory and working group meetings are available on the website. 
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