swissuniversities takes over representation of UAS4EUROPE
UAS4EUROPE, the networking platform of European universities of applied sciences (UAS) in the field of applied research and innovation, will be represented from 1 June 2017 until 31 May 2018 by swissuniversities. Luciana Vaccaro, rector of the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO), will be the representative on behalf of swissuniversities. For its term as representative, swissuniversities set two clear priorities:
1. Increase the visibility of UAS4EUROPE in Brussels, at the national and institutional level.
2. Contribute to shaping the successor of Horizon 2020, namely the ninth European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9).
swissuniversities takes over from the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE), who ran the platform since the launch of UAS4EUROPE on 31 May 2016. UAS4EUROPE is a joint initiative from EURASHE, UASnet, swissuniversities, Hochschule Bayern e.V. (supported by Bavarian Research Alliance) and the Austrian FHK.TOP