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RUN‑EU Super Week 2023
31 May 2023
From 22-26 May, the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences hosted RUN‑EU’s 4th Super Week, in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. The event brought together 87 educators, researchers, HR professionals, and academic leaders to explore new educational models and design factories.
LiDA Talks #1 Design for a Good Digital Life
28 May 2023
Included in the cycle of events LiDA Talks, the ‘Design For a Good Digital Life’ talk will be held by the Laboratory in Design and Arts (LiDA), on 30 May at the School of Arts and Design Caldas Da Rainha (ESAD.CR), Portugal.
Two RUN‑EU Events at IPCA
22 May 2023
From 15 to 19 May the Polytechnic of Cávado and Ave hosted two RUN‑EU events: the RUN‑EU Dissemination Event, and the first Short Advanced Programme for Staff ‘RUN‑EU Path’, in Barcelos, Portugal.
RUN‑EU Dissemination Event
23 April 2023
The Polytechnic of Cávado and Ave (Portugal) will host the RUN‑EU Dissemination Event between 15 and 19 May 2023. Under the theme Image and Communication in RUN‑EU, this week’s activities will focus on Work Package 8 (WP8), which is responsible for all the RUN‑EU communication and dissemination.
RUN‑EU International RDI Mobility Programme – 2nd Call for Applications
20 April 2023
RUN‑EU has designed an international internship programme for the mobility of researchers, providing networking opportunities for researchers and innovators to strengthen the RUN‑EU consortium research clusters to address Horizon Europe scientific, technological, and societal challenges in promoting and spreading excellence, fostering interdisciplinary research, and empowering independence of our young researchers and innovators.
NHL Stenden welcomed RUN‑EU Students and Teachers who attended a BIP
19 April 2023
The NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences RUN‑EU Team, in Leeuwarden, welcomed a group mix of cultures and countries of RUN‑EU international teachers and students, who participated in a Blended Intensive Programme (BIP).
RUN‑EU Super Week – 4th edition
26 March 2023
The NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences will host the 4th edition of the RUN‑EU Super Week including the first-ever Future Skills for Developing Higher Education Conference, by FASA, in the week of 22 May 2023.
Audi and SZE Summer Training Programme Offers Scholarships to RUN‑EU Students
22 March 2023
The University of Győr – Széchenyi Istvan University (SZE), in collaboration with Audi AG and Audi Hungaria, is hosting the flagship programme for summer 2023 (2-29 July), the Audi Development Camp.
Science Meets Regions – Circular Economy Forum Series 2023
20 March 2023
RUN‑EU in partnership with Westmeath County Council, Ireland, is organising the Science Meets Regions – Circular Economy Forum Series 2023. The event will be replicated across three locations in Europe and brings together relevant stakeholders from the quadruple helix of Academia, Enterprise, Community and Government from the representative regions of RUN‑EU.
RUN‑EU Staff Mobilities are a Skills Development Opportunity
17 March 2023
There are many ways to acquire international work experience at RUN‑EU. Employees of all seven members can develop their skills in RUN‑EU through joint study and degree programmes, research projects and short-term staff mobility periods, for example, exchanges and visits.
Daniela Marques’ Research Mission at the UCT Research Centre at FHV was a Success
15 March 2023
RUN‑EU students have multiple options that allow them to travel, learn, discover other cultures, and enrich their curriculum. Daniela Marques, a student at the Polytechnic of Leiria, chose to do an RDI research mission in the Research Centre for User Centred Technologies (UCT), at the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FHV).
RUN‑EU and other 43 European Universities Alliances met in Brussels
9 March 2023
On 6 March, a consultation meeting with the Coordinators of all European Universities, from the first and second calls, took place in Brussels.
RUN‑EU Portuguese Polytechnics will now grant doctoral degrees
1 March 2023
Earlier this week, the law change that will allow the Portuguese Polytechnics to grant PhDs was approved.
CONFIA 2023 Call for Papers
21 January 2023
In a joint event coordinated by the two Portuguese Polytechnics members of RUN‑EU: the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave and the Polytechnic of Leiria, the 10th International Conference on Illustration and Animation CONFIA 2023 will take place from 6-7 July in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.
FHV’s Erika Geser-Engleitner RUN‑EU Research Mission mobility to TUS
19 January 2023
RUN‑EU offers many opportunities for students – but employees also benefit from the alliance with highly enriching mobility experiences.
Researcher Career Development Training Programme 2023
16 January 2023
RUN‑EU PLUS is organising the 2023 Researcher Career Development Training Programme to support RUN‑EU researchers in identifying their research skills and personal career paths and encourage inter-sectoral and international mobility.
Polytechnic of Leiria hosted a RUN‑EU European University meeting
8 December 2022
The Polytechnic of Leiria, leader of RUN‑EU, hosted all its members between 6-7 December 2022, to discuss further the project’s strategy and sustainability.
A new RUN‑EU Bachelor’s Double Degree in Design is on its way
2 December 2022
The Häme University of Applied Sciences and the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences are in the final stages of creating a Double Degree Programme in Design for bachelor students from both institutions.
RUN‑EU at DORP in the ‘Welcome to the Village’ festival 2022
29 November 2022
DORP is a a unique Living Innovation Lab where different disciplines take on the adventure of discovering new things. In this week-long challenge, students and young professionals work on circular challenges of the region which they develop into prototypes, testing them at the festival ‘Welcome to the Village’, the most experimental pop festival in the Northern Netherlands.
RUN‑EU will participate in the 3rd Unique Summit
24 November 2022
Between 28 and 30 November, RUN‑EU will be present at the 3rd edition of the Unique Summit, at Altice Forum Braga. The summit, promoted by the international consortium Global StartupCities, brings together startups, investors, and political agents to reflect on the global entrepreneurial ecosystem, through lectures, discussions, and networking in a global ecosystem context, to support startups and new businesses.
RUN‑EU 2022 Students Week and General Assembly focused on wellbeing and the future
22 November 2022
Between 7-11 November, over 200 RUN‑EU delegates, comprising students, researchers, academic staff members and associated partners from each country – drawn from industry, enterprise, regional government and society – as well as the rectors/presidents of the seven-member universities, came together as part of the second RUN‑EU Students Week and General Assembly (GA), at the Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), in Finland.
A new RUN‑EU Double Degree was signed at HAMK
21 November 2022
The Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FHV) Managing Director Stefan Fitz-Rankl and Carlos Rabadão, President of the Polytechnic of Leiria signed the contract for the joint double degree programme at the Häme University of Applied Sciences in Finland (HAMK).
Mobility Week at IPCA
31 October 2022
The Polytechnic of Cávado and Ave hosted 24 mobility experts from the seven RUN‑EU partner Institutions between 24 and 27 October 2022. This was the second RUN‑EU face-to-face Mobility Week, during which the International Mobility Group met to assess mobility at the European university and define strategies for the future.
RUN‑EU PLUS ICARUS 2 Conference 2022
20 October 2022
Hosted by the Technological University of the Shannon, the second RUN‑EU PLUS Annual International Conference on Applied Research with Business and Society (ICARUS 2), will be held online on 14 December 2022 (10h00-15h00 CET).
A new RUN‑EU Double Degree was signed at FHV
13 October 2022
The double degree programme for students of the Bachelor of International Business between the Häme University of Applied Sciences in Finland (HAMK) and the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FHV) was designed last spring and signed a few days ago, in Dornbirn, by representatives of both universities.
The first two RUN‑EU Double Degrees were signed at IPCA
26 September 2022
September 14, 2022, was a historic day for RUN‑EU, with the signing of the first two Double Degree agreements, in an event at the IPCA Campus. The first agreement was concluded between the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA) and the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FHV), for the master’s courses of the two institutions in Electronic and Mechatronics Engineering. The Polytechnic of Leiria also signed an agreement with the University of Győr – Széchenyi István (SZE) for a Double Degree in Tourism.
Campus of European Universities
4 July 2022
On 30 June 2022, RUN‑EU participated in the Campus of European Universities, organised by the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union (FPEU) at the Palais des Congrès in Versailles (France). RUN‑EU was represented by Rui Pedrosa, the President of the Polytechnic of Leiria, Nuno Rodrigues, Coordinator of RUN‑EU and Vice-President of Polytechnic of Leiria, Daniela Marques, RUN‑EU Student Advisory Board chairperson from the Polytechnic of Leiria, Paula Tavares, Vice-President of IPCA, and João Vilaça, Pro-President of IPCA.
Researcher Career Paths workshop begins inspiring discussions on research careers within the alliance
4 July 2022
As part of the RUN‑EU PLUS Researcher Career Development Training Programme 2022, a Workshop on Attractive Researcher Career Paths was organised on 9 June. The workshop gathered 54 RUN‑EU researchers at different researcher career stages from across the alliance – those supporting researchers and those considering a career as a researcher.
Workshops on open science contributed to more awareness and exchange of ideas
27 June 2022
As part of the RUN‑EU PLUS project and its Researcher Career Development Training Programme, two online workshops on open science principles and practices took place in June. They were provided by Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), University of Győr – Széchenyi István University (SZE), Polytechnic of Leiria, and NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (NHL Stenden) and aimed to introduce everyone to Open Access, Research Data Management and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) Data.
Institutional FASAs Annual Meeting
7 June 2022
The first RUN‑EU Institutional FASAs Annual Meeting takes place at the Polytechnic of Leiria between 6-8 June 2022. The event brings together 13 lecturers, pedagogy experts, and learning designers from the alliance to discuss WP3 ongoing tasks and plans, deepen interinstitutional cooperation, and foster pedagogical innovation at all RUN‑EU institutions. During the event in Leiria, representatives from each university will be able to present the work done by their Institutional FASA and explain how it is organised within their higher education institution.
RUN‑EU attended the EURASHE 31st Annual Conference
27 May 2022
RUN‑EU attended the 31st Annual Conference ‘Next Generation PHE: Skills relevance, Inclusion, Digitalisation, Innovation’, organised by EURASHE (European Association of Institutions in Higher Education), which took place on 23 and 24 May 2022 in Brussels. Prof Ana Sargento, Vice-President of the Polytechnic of Leiria, represented RUN‑EU at the conference and took part in the panel discussion ‘Alliances within the European Education Area – European Universities: Coordination, Opportunities, and Challenges’.
Institutional Visit to the Polytechnic of Leiria
19 May 2022
The Polytechnic of Leiria (Portugal) hosted a RUN‑EU Institutional Visit between 9 and 13 May 2022. The event brought together over 60 delegates from the seven universities of the alliance, including Rectors/Presidents/CEOs, members of the RUN‑EU Management Committee, students, researchers, and academics, to deepen interinstitutional cooperation and explore possibilities for collaboration in education and research.
First RUN‑EU Double Degree Programme agreed for bachelor’s students in International Business
21 April 2022
The Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) and the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FHV) have agreed on creating the first RUN‑EU Double Degree Programme for bachelor students in International Business from both institutions.
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