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HOGENT University of Applied Sciences and Arts –

HOGENT University of Applied Sciences and Arts (hereinafter HOGENT), is located in Ghent, the largest student town (72,500 students) and a cultural and economic hub of Europe. It consists of three faculties and one School of Arts, serving more than 14,000 students and some 1800 staff members.

HOGENT offers ambitious opportunities for students, staff members and external partners. As a socially committed organisation, we pursue the highest standards in the field of education and research. Through constant interaction we want to attract both professional and academic partners, in Flanders and the rest of the world.

The strategic plan of HOGENT University of Applied Sciences and Arts defines its main tasks – education, research, services & development of the arts - in an international perspective. The education at HOGENT is characterised by:

  • student-centered education: it provides all the guidance students need throughout their academic career
  • authenticity: it offers practice oriented education; students are managers of their own learning path
  • research attitudes: our graduates have strong research attitudes and information skills. HOGENT is a major player in the field of practice-oriented scientific research and artistic research, which has regional and increasingly international roots.
  • internationalisation: main focus of all activities within internationalisation is offering our students the right context for developing international and intercultural competencies. All other internationalisation activities are related to this focus: developing partnership agreement, staff and teaching staff mobilities, participation or co-ordination of European projects.
  • entrepreneurship: students have the essential entrepreneurial spirit to make it in tomorrow’s society. As a socially engaged institute, we want to train entrepreneurial individuals in the broadest sense. To reach that goal, we have a professional team with extensive expertise.

We therefore opt for cooperation and networking with European & international partners in order to participate in the ongoing international evolutions and actions within a multicultural context.

The main focus for cooperation is still oriented towards European countries. The already existing cooperation with partners outside the (European) higher education area will be further developed into a transparent and structured system in order to guarantee an efficient & effective use of these contacts. Teaching staff mobility and the professionalisation of our administrative staff responsible for international and European cooperation is another particular point of interest. By sending out our teaching staff and by inviting European teachers and experts from our partner institutions, universities and organisations to HOGENT, we create opportunities for further cooperation and development.

HOGENT focuses on applied research. Our activities contribute to an up-to-date academic profile and curriculum, while at the same time establishing close links with industries, official bodies, other higher education institutions and other partners – at home and abroad.

Our realisations are the best proof that we are not an average university college. At HOGENT, you don’t just choose a school. First and foremost, you choose a vision for the future.

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The Metropolia University of Applied Sciences has eleven campuses in Finland, offering a variety of degree programmes.

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The Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences is known for interdisciplinary applied research, reflected in degree programmes with strong international focus and advanced training courses for regional professionals.

We have a real understanding of internationality and diversity informed by our more than 15,000 students originating from more than 100 nations, and the equally diverse city of Frankfurt. Innovation and integration are central values of our institutional policies. Equally, our 200+ partner universities in 51 countries on six continents are a vital part of our global perspective on research and our educational mission. We promote forward-thinking educational and institutional concepts equipping our students and staff with the right skill set to best prepare for the challenges of the future.

Our university offers more than 70 degree courses delivered by 270 professors and about 700 lecturers with hands-on industry experience. A total of 16 scientific institutes and 730 staff are putting our institutional mission into practice.

We offer a broad variety of practice-oriented international degree programmes that are of a high academic standard, teaching long-term applicable professional competencies and scientific knowledge. Our students are of course trained to master their chosen applied subjects, but it is their interdisciplinary and independent thinking that allows them to reach their potential and contribute to society. Their social skills and values help our graduates becoming self-confident and critical employees and entrepreneurs. We foster an international and diverse culture and offer our students an ever-expanding array of opportunities for independent learning and engagement.

We consider academic staff development and professional training a key value of our institution. We would like our researchers, students and staff to work with consistently high motivation and the best qualifications to execute their responsibilities.

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Lifelong learning opportunities

Edinburgh Napier University is a leading, modern university committed to the highest standards of excellence in teaching, learning and research. We intend to develop individuals, organisations and communities so they have the skills and knowledge that will enable them to succeed.

Find the course that's right for you at Edinburgh Napier University. If you need some help choosing, take a look at our study areas to see what we offer.

VSB-TUO’s study programmes are built on a 170-year tradition. Currently there are almost twelve thousand undergraduates and graduates studying for degrees at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels in engineering, IT, technology, economics and business administration. Courses are provided by seven faculties:

  • Faculty of Mining and Geology,
  • Faculty of Materials Science and Technology,
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,
  • Faculty of Economics,
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering,
  • Faculty of Safety Engineering.

VSB-TUO follows the standard European Bologna Declaration and the European Credit Transfer System. This allows for ease of mobility for students via credit recognition. VSB-TUO has also been awarded the ECTS Label and issues the Diploma Supplement Label, which allows for international recognition of its Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees.

Currently, over two thousand international students enjoy the opportunity to study a wide range of high-quality programmes taught in English.

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Located in the metropolitan area of Lisbon and composed of eight schools of higher education, Politécnico de Lisboa (IPL) is a public institution with a long history in the field of higher education.

IPL is composed of the following schools:

  • School of Communication and Media Studies;
  • School of Dance;
  • Lisbon School of Education;
  • Lisbon School of Music;
  • Lisbon Theatre and Film School;
  • Lisbon School of Health Technology;
  • Lisbon Accounting and Business School;
  • Lisbon Engineering School.

IPL provides Undergraduate, Masters, Postgraduate and Doc-toral programs (in partnership with universities); it offers a diversified range of courses in Arts, Business Sciences, Health Sciences, Communication, Education and Engineering.

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Overview: U!REKA partner programmes

Are you wondering where the consortium's educational activities overlap? The document below provides an overview of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes taught by U!REKA partners. Our aim is to promote collaborative opportunities in education and research between all U!REKA colleagues. This document lists the subject areas, offering a clear overview of complementary topics. Any questions regarding this guide can be addressed to Thomas Feige at Edinburgh Napier University (

Published by  Communication 23 February 2022