European Universities of Applied Sciences react to ERA communication
The European Universities of Applied Sciences Network (UAS4EUROPE) has published its position on the European Commission’s Communication 'A new ERA for Research and Innovation' presented on 30 September 2020.
UAS4EUROPE is convinced that the future European Research Area (ERA) should enable the European research community and industry to realise its true potential for excellence and impact for the benefit of all European citizens. In this context, Universities of Applied Sciences underline their role as essential partners in creating a renewed, stronger and more efficient ERA.
In its position paper, UAS4EUROPE welcomes the stronger support for institutional modernisation of universities. This transformational agenda should take into account the different types of universities with their complementary strengths. In particular, it should recognise the value of impact-orientation and citizen engagement, which are at the heart of the institutional mission of Universities of Applied Sciences.
The paper can be downloaded here:TOP