COMMUNITY CALL
WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY!
We believe that we are stronger only if we act all together. Let's find out more about each other.

We are seeking to open a BLOG section on EURASHE website where we could share our community members' achievements, news, insights, articles, book reviews on higher education and other related topics.

We are also looking for candidates who would like to be interviewed and share their professional career stories and insights on the future of HE. Do you know someone you could suggest for the next interview? Or maybe you are the one we are looking for? Get in touch with us: dovile.sandaraite@eurashe.eu
NEW TOOL TO ENSURE 
APPRENTICESHIPS' QUALITY
SAPS ( Supporting Apprenticeships between Professional Higher Education & Small and  Medium Enterprises ) after a set of national workshops and partner meetings developed the Apprenticeship Quality Toolkit which provide a hands-on, easy-to-use managem ent tool for PHEIs and SMEs, to ensure the  quality of the apprenticeships and a beneficial cooperation for all.

The Toolkit follows a quality management system style approach and works in two directions: inside-in, by structuring the organisational processes for successful collaboration for apprenticeships delivery, and inside out, as a quality assurance tool for transparency. 

You can find the Apprenticeship Quality Toolkit here.


UPCOMING EVENTS
UAS Leadership Forum is back!

This year's UAS Leadership Forum will take place in the afternoon of the 19th of April in parallel to the sessions of the 28th EURASHE Annual Conference in Tallinn.   
 
The purpose of the Forum is to mobilize a community support within and beyond the higher education and to bring together presidents, rectors, vice-rectors, general directors of European universities of applied sciences and policy makers providing a good opportunity for informal discussions, influence on policies and networking.
 
UAS Leadership forum is restricted to 25-30 participants, with invitations only.

However, we welcome any express of interest to participate (eurashe@eurashe.eu) which we would take into account while considering geographic aspect.

IT'S OFFICIAL: MINISTER OF EDUCATION AND RESEARCH OF ESTONIA WILL OPEN 28TH EURASHE ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN TALLINN

Did you get your ticket already? Take it  here!

OTHER EVENTS:

27 February, Brussels. EQUIP BREAKFAST EVENT. Register here

 

28 February, online. EQUIP WEBINAR. Register here

 

SAVE THE DATE!
Conference  'Employer Involvement with Higher Education: creating a relevant learning experience'

The Conference which will take place 14-15 of June in Leuven will provide the opportunity to practitioners, educational managers and policy makers to gain greater insight into how the challenges and gaps of work and learning issues can be overcome.

The Conference will disseminate the findings of the Beehives Project and draw upon the expertise of academics in the field through papers and presentations.

More i nformation and a call for contributions - soon!
VET WEEK
During the 2nd European Vocational Skills Week in November 2017, EURASHE co-hosted with EUCEN a workshop on SMART Permeability. The session focused on support systems for learners, employers and educational  institutions in providing appropriate pathways which recognised learning and skills development in both the workplace and formal education. 

Read about the workshop here.

OPPORTUNITIES
BE THE NEXT HOST OF EUROPEAN QUALITY ASSURANCE FORUM!

EQAF has been organised since 2006 and has become the premier event for quality assurance (QA) in Europe, attracting over 400 participants each year from across Europe and beyond. 
EURASHE members are invited to apply in joint bids with EUA member universities and help to continue to make EQAF a memorable experience for European higher education community in 2019 and 2020.
 
Take your chance to gain more visibility to your organisation!
 
More information here.

JOIN THE NEW PROJECT ON CREATIVITY AND CRITICAL THINKING BY OECD

OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation is launching a new project on "fostering and assessing students' creative and critical thinking skills in higher education" and invites the active participation of higher education institutions. 

A call for a participation you will find  here .

HAVE YOUR SAY: EC CONSULTATION ON MUTUAL RECOGNITION OF QUALIFICATIONS AND STUDY PERIODS ABROAD

In its Communication on Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture, the European Commission proposes to create a European Education Area, in which people can move freely to study and carry out research, which will contribute to improved opportunities for individuals, as well as capacity to meet skills and competences needs.
One of the actions proposed as a means of achieving this goal is a proposal on promoting the mutual recognition of higher education and upper secondary education qualifications/diplomas and study periods abroad.

Complete the questionnaire and help EC to develop the proposal.

SUPPORT MORE COHERENT AND AMBITIOUS EUROPEAN KNOWLEDGE POLICY!

Knowledge and innovation should be a core priority for inclusive and sustainable prosperity for all Europeans. Agree? Then support this Declaration here
MONTHLY INSPIRATION

Alibaba founder Jack Ma about future of education at DAVOS 2018