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The second cycle of RUN-EU has started – HAMK leads the pedagogical development

Cooperation in Regional University Network – European University (RUN-EU) will intensify over the next four years. Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), together with seven other RUN-EU higher education institutions, seeks legal status and enhances common governance and practices at the European university.

The new cycle will also focus on the development and implementation of education and research, the involvement of regional partners, networking of staff, students and stakeholders, and innovation.

HAMK’s role in RUN-EU will grow in the new cycle as we take the lead in the new work package European Programmes Academy (RUN-EPA). The RUN-EPA will bring together the pedagogical development of the European University, the implementation of joint study modules and joint degrees. This will provide a framework for the research-based construction of RUN-EU study modules and European degrees.

For students, the new period will offer a wider range of internationalisation options. In RUN-EU, students can gain international experience and learn new skills through on-site and distance learning, student exchanges, joint degrees at two different RUN-EU institutions or, for example, by contributing to the development of the European University through student council. In addition, RUN-EU is developing master’s degrees and PhD pathways in cooperation with industry.

In addition to HAMK, seven other heigher education institutions (HEIs) are involved in the European University: the Universities of Applied Sciences NHL Stenden in the Netherlands, Howest in Belgium and Vorarlberg in Austria, the Technological University of the Shannon in Ireland, Polytechnic of Cávado and Ave and Polytechnic of Leiria in Portugal, and the University of Burgos in Spain. In the new cycle, the responsibility for coordinating the whole European University will move from the Polytechnic of Leiria to the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS).

RUN-EU HEIs will develop their regions in cooperation with regional partners, businesses and other actors. From Finland, the regional partners are Häme Entrepreneurs and Häme Regional Council. The RUN European University was established in 2020.

The European Commission is funding the second period of RUN-Europe University from 2024 to 2027 with Erasmus+ continuation funding totalling €14.4 million.

For more information on the RUN European University, please visit the HAMK and RUN-EU websites.

RUN European University

We are part of RUN European University, which brings together eight European higher education institutions from seven countries committed to a common vision.

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