The first two RUN-EU Double Degrees were signed at IPCA

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.

RUN-EU and RUN-EU PLUS Call for Consultancy Services [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

The Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) has an open RUN-EU and RUN-EU PLUS Call for Consultancy Services. Among others, responsabilities include: design and facilitation of workshops, eg offering the best guidelines for Horizon Europe funding applications; regulatory/accreditation/programme design best practice in the design, implementation, and delivery of collaborative joint and double degree programmes levels 8-10 across the EU members of RUN-EU.

Campus of European Universities

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

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

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

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

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’.

Researcher Career Development Training Programme 2022 

RUN-EU PLUS is organising the Researcher Career Development Training Programme 2022 to support RUN-EU researchers in identifying their research skills and personal career paths and encourage inter-sectoral and international mobility. Each workshop will focus on different aspects of researcher skills, career paths and working environments.

Institutional Visit to the Polytechnic of Leiria

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

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.