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SATN Conference 2010 - Dr Henrik Wolff

  1. 1. European Network for Universities of Applied Sciences (UASNET)<br />Moving from project to sustainable networking<br />www.uasnet.eu<br />Henrik Wolff<br />president UASNET <br />vice-chairman international affairs ARENE <br />CEO Arcada UAS<br />
  2. 2. UASNET?<br />InformalNetworkforUniversities of AppliedSciences<br />Profile universities<br />Starting point: <br />Improvementof professional practice<br />Translationinto:<br /><ul><li>profession-orientedhighereducationprogrammes and
  3. 3. demand-drivenapplied research</li></li></ul><li>UAS educate professionals and conduct research in a broad range of subjects, all relevant to society:<br />Economics Business and management<br />Teacher training Engineering<br />Socialwork Health care<br />Fine and performing arts Agriculture<br />
  4. 4. UASNET focuseson:----------------------------------------------<br />Profile of UAS in Europe> in-depth studies on core themesfor UAS<br />International exchange of nationaldevelopments<br />Platform for UAS and partners from business, SMEs, public sector<br />-> Europeanprojects (BaLaMa, Eduprof)<br />-> lobby forrecognition and support<br />
  5. 5. The partners in UASNET?<br />---------------------------------------------------<br />11 National AssociationsforUniversities of Applied Sciences:<br />The Netherlands (2004) Germany(2004) Ireland(2004)<br />Austria (2004) Denmark(2004) Estonia (2004)<br />Switzerland (2004) Finland (2004) France (2008) <br />Portugal (2008) Lithuania(2008)<br />Sounding Board: EARTO, UEAPME, Erinn<br />
  6. 6. Whythe EDUPROF-project 2008-2011?<br />----------------------------------------------<br />Educating the newEuropean Professional in the Knowledge Society<br />UAS<br />
  7. 7. Goals EDUPROF<br />Recognition (external goal)<br />Profile and position UAS, with a focus on the R&D function<br />More visibility > Betterunderstanding >Betterpolicy support and funding<br />Platform UAS (internal goal)<br />Bring the ‘humancapital’ of UAS together:<br />to do ourown ‘homework’ and to improveourqualityonapplied research<br />help the UAS professionals to findtheir UAS partners forpeer learningon the R&D function:<br />> “How to ensure and embed research of goodquality”<br />
  8. 8. Link EDUPROF goals and concrete activities<br />Phase I: <br />Research process<br />International Conference <br />Phase II:<br />Expert meetings (5x2)<br />Profiling the UAS by indicators on applied research <br />Meeting UAS presidents<br />Broadening the network <br />Closure Event<br />Website www.uasnet.eu<br />Brochure <br />
  9. 9. Link EDUPROF goals and concrete activities (1)<br />Recognition<br />Profile and position UAS, with a focus on the R&D function<br />Offeringtransparancy/overviewon diverse national trends in applied research<br />Research report CHEPS<br />2) Publicity<br />International conference The Hague, February 2009<br />www.uasnet.eu<br />Brochure<br />Closing conference<br />3) Profiling the UAS R&D functionbyEuropean indicators<br />
  10. 10. Link EDUPROF goals and concrete activities (2)<br />Platform UAS<br />Bring the ‘humancapital’ of UAS together to thinkaboutourownhomeworkonapplied research and improvingquality<br />First and secondrounds of 5 expert meetings<br />Quality assurance applied research, validation and recognition<br />Funding, sustainability and research priorities<br />Regional, national, international Partnerships <br />HRM, organising research within the UAS <br />Transferral of research results into education: Link education – research – innovation in professional practice <br />2) Starting and closing conference <br />attention and involvementworldwideregionalnetworks (South-Africa, Canada, Australia….)<br />
  11. 11. Eduprof 2008<br />UAS<br />SP<br />UAS<br />EDUPROF<br />Partners<br />Project<br />Leader<br />UAS<br /><ul><li>Coordinationworkplan
  12. 12. Accountability to partners
  13. 13. Relations management (internal, external)</li></ul>UAS<br />UAS<br />UAS<br />UAS<br />
  14. 14. ‘EDUPROF’ Project: Spin-off activities 2009/10<br /><ul><li>Think Tank in preparation of the Leuven Declaration, Feb 2009
  15. 15. Evening reception Austrian House, Brussels, April 2009</li></ul>position paper Leuven 2020. Europe’s knowledge future<br /><ul><li>Bologna/ Leuven declaration:</li></ul>“Higher education should be based at all levels on state of the art research and development thus fostering innovation and creativity in society. We recognise the potential of higher education programmes, including those based on applied science, to foster innovation.” <br /><ul><li>Presentation to DG Research, The Hague, April 2009, July 2009
  16. 16. Brainstorm European Research Area, May 2009</li></ul>How to become more ‘visible and focused’ within the ERA<br /><ul><li>South African Technology Network (SATN), Annual Conference, July 2009
  17. 17. Conference Swedish Presidency ‘The Knowledge Triangle shaping the future of Europe’, September 2009
  18. 18. Advisory Board and Stakeholders Grouping U-Multirank, Sept 2009
  19. 19. The Innovation Summit, March 2010</li></li></ul><li>Trends<br />Importance of lobby is increasing<br />Politicalmomentum: demandEuropeanactors<br />Frans van Vught :Think Tank Barroso, Neth-ER, Classification, Multirank, High Level Group Research<br />Robert-Jan Smits: DG Research <br />Sabine Neyer: Perm. Rep. Austria<br />Members of EuropeanParliament<br />and currentpolicythemes (UAS are in the heart of the EU agenda)<br />integrating EHEA and ERA, Lisbon 2020, New skillsfornew jobs and lifelonglearning, classification and ranking<br />EU2020, Innovation Union, Regionalinnovation and StructuralFunds (linking to FP), Budget Review, Financial Perspectives<br />do justice to built-up name in Brussels and fill in reputation<br />
  20. 20. Trends<br />2. Recognition is growingforrole UAS<br /><ul><li>A focus solelyon R&D is nolongerenough
  21. 21. Higher education is receiving its rightfulplace in the knowledge triangle
  22. 22. Both innovation and human capital are needed to make the knowledge economy work</li></ul>Public debate is shiftingtowardsaddedvalue UAS and stress fordiversitywithinHigherEducation<br />
  23. 23. Ministers at the Leuven conference: “Higher education should be based at all levels on state of the art research and development thus fostering innovation and creativity in society. We recognise the potential of higher education programmes, including those based on appliedscience, to foster innovation”.<br />Swedish EU presidency : “The current debate about the knowledge triangle tends primarily to focus on the relationship between research and innovation. We will focus on the central role of higher education in the knowledge triangle and for European competitiveness”.<br />Dutch SER (Social and Economic Council) : ”to involve more explicitly (higher) education concerning the development of the European Knowledge Area”.<br />Veerman: Preserve the binarystructure, but: small, selective research intensive universities, and broadsupply of universities (UAS) with a clearprofile<br /> >>invest in applied research at UAS, <br /> and publiclyfundedMasters in appliedsciences<br />
  24. 24. Trends<br />3. Needsfromworld of work<br /><ul><li>Questionsfrom the world of work to act as matchmakingbetweendemand and supplyfor:
  25. 25. innovationprojectsin SMEs and public sector companies
  26. 26. education programmes for the humancapital (initial and lifelonglearners) in SMEs and public sector companies
  27. 27. Largely overlapping policy/lobby agenda</li></li></ul><li>Trends<br />4a. Needsfrom UAS<br />Demand to strengthen the position of UAS: <br /><ul><li>recognition and support on the national and European level
  28. 28. Influence EU policy agenda, and financialinstruments
  29. 29. More visibility, betterunderstanding
  30. 30. to get: fitting policy and financialinstruments
  31. 31. Use EU debate and position to influenceposition at home
  32. 32. Useeachother’snationaldevelopments, successes and bottlenecks</li></li></ul><li>Trends<br />4b. Needs of UAS<br />Questionsfrom UAS to act as EU matchmaking platform for:<br /><ul><li>Peer learning(‘think’ together: analysiswhat’sgoingwell, whatcouldbebetter, what do we need to do ourselves as UAS, what do we expectfromotherslikegovernment and stakeholders)>research managers, presidents…
  33. 33. Collaboration (‘do’ together: joint research projects, joint curriculum development)
  34. 34. Benchmarking (to compare: educational programmes, research programmes, check with professional bodies)
  35. 35. Harmonize(to give input to tune the best national and Europeanpolicy and instrumentsoninnovation)</li></li></ul><li>Eduprof 2008<br />UAS<br />SP<br />UAS<br />EDUPROF<br />Partners<br />Project<br />Leader<br />UAS<br /><ul><li>Coordinationworkplan
  36. 36. Accountability to partners
  37. 37. Relations management (internal, external)</li></ul>UAS<br />UAS<br />UAS<br />UAS<br />
  38. 38. Eduprof 2009/10<br />UAS<br />SP<br />UAS<br />EDUPROF<br />Partners<br />Project<br />Leader<br />UAS<br />Coordination<br />Accountability to partners<br />Relations management (internal, external)<br />UAS<br />UAS<br /><ul><li>Connect UAS – UAS
  39. 39. World of work - UAS
  40. 40. UAS - prof. bodies</li></ul>UAS<br />UAS<br />
  41. 41. Questionsforour teamwork in Europe<br />1. Howdo we incorporatethe trends in the Eduprof project? <br />2. How do we move fromEduprof to a sustainable UASNET?<br />
  42. 42. Whyprofessionalize teamwork?<br />UAS as important actorswithin the highereducation sector still lag behind in:<br />International visibility(widespreadknowledgeon the activities and addedvalue we have to offer)<br />Appreciation (acknowledgement of the value and contribution of UAS to society, especiallysocial-economicdevelopmenton a regional level<br />Support (accompanyingpolicymeasures and funds)<br />While at the same time: <br />There is a growingdemandfrom the world of workforour type of research and education.<br />There is a growingpoliticaldemandforour type of research and education. Nowis the time to act…..<br />
  43. 43. …..Because: <br />UAS are the linking pin in the regionalknowledgetriangle<br />UAS<br />
  44. 44. UAS are the linking pin in the regionalknowledgetriangle:<br />AssistingSMEs and public organizations to innovatetheirprofessionsby:<br />conductingappliedresearch, and <br />educating the workforce, bothyoung professionals and lifelonglearners.<br />Thisforms a strong basis forEducating the new(European) International Professionals in the Knowledge Society.<br />
  45. 45. The wayforward:<br />Peopleshouldknow > Importance of lobby: recognition and support<br />Are we going to unleashourpotential to become even better? <br />Learnfromeachother, connect UAS, find a European/international approach<br />Are we going to useourpotential to link regionsinternationally? To conduct research and education.<br />> Organizeon a European level is the key<br />Whatabout the international level??? <br />Howcould UASNET and SATN worktogether?<br />Whataboutotherworldwidenetworks? (Canada, Australia, China….)<br />

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