Universities of Applied Sciences discuss their role in FP9
Last week, the Universities of Applied Sciences in Europe (UAS), members of other European organisations and Member States representatives exchanged views with the European Commission on FP9. Participants stated that through applied research, the UAS can generate large regional impact thanks to various partnerships with other universities, industry, citizens, regional authorities and other stakeholders. The UAS are strongly embedded in their region, are part of innovation ecosystems and are key players for the innovation transfer in various areas.
Kurt Vandenberghe, Director for Policy Development and Coordination at DG Research and Innovation, outlined that the UAS have an important role to play in FP9, especially because of the applied research they do. They can make sure that EU funded projects are relevant for society and its citizens.