European Association of Institutions in Higher Education

Ravensteingalerij 27/3,
1000 Brussels,


The European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) was founded in Patras (Greece) in 1990 as an international association promoting and emphasising Professional Higher Education (PHE).

While EURASHE initially admitted only national organisations (such as councils of directors) as members, it later opened up membership to individual institutions. Nowadays, our members are colleges, polytechnics, university colleges, applied sciences, and universities with their professional training. EURASHE’s mission is to strengthen the impact of innovative, high-quality Professional Higher Education (PHE) and related user-oriented research in Europe by representing PHE institutions and facilitating their multi-stakeholder cooperation and dialogue.

EURASHE is committed to:

  • contributing to the creation of a European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and European Research Area (ERA) by influencing policy-making at European level on issues related to Professional Higher Education;
  • representing members’ common interests at European level, as well as outside the EHEA;
  • promoting Professional Higher Education in the EHEA and ERA;
  • providing members with a platform for communication, information and exchange of views, with a focus on issues relevant to the future development of higher education;
  • ensuring and safeguarding the cooperation between the members of the Association;
  • achieving cooperation in higher education by establishing close links with other organisations with similar objectives.

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