NHL Stenden and RUN

International cooperation to strengthen the region

RUN-EU (Regional UNiversity of Europe) is a network of eight European higher education institutions which NHL Stenden joined in 2019. In the future, RUN-EU offers unique opportunities for international virtual and live mobility for students and staff of NHL Stenden.

RUN-EU (Regional UNiversity of Europe) is a network of eight European higher education institutions which NHL Stenden joined in 2019. In the future, RUN-EU offers unique opportunities for international virtual and live mobility for students and staff of NHL Stenden.

These opportunities for mobility are developing and are increasingly being offered at all levels and within all forms of education (full-time, part-time, flex, dual), considering different target groups (e.g. young adults and professionals).

International mobility can take place as part of the educational programme, as part of a joint research project, or in the form of work placements and participation in programmes offered together with local government (municipalities, provinces), social and cultural institutions and the business community.

This, for NHL Stenden, new form of internationalisation is fully in line with NHL Stenden's internationalisation policy and its ambitions.

Thanks to its focus on the region and our focal areas Vital Regions, Smart Sustainable Industries and Service Economy, joining RUN-EU enables NHL Stenden to further leverage the focal areas from an internationalisation perspective by entering into cooperation from the quadruple helix context in which the university of applied sciences finds itself (cooperation between education, business, local government and social and cultural institutions).

In addition, it offers NHL Stenden the opportunity to accelerate the internationalisation of education and research programmes that have traditionally not yet been internationalised.

The theme RUN-EU stands for (regionalisation) is unique in Europe. The focus on the region is what binds all partners in this consortium, as well as the challenges facing the regions. By joining forces in RUN-EU, all partners of the network and the associated regions are jointly better able to find solutions to themes such as quality of life, ageing population and brain drain.

The eight partners in the RUN-EU network and the regions in the countries concerned are:

  1. Polytechnic of Leiria - Portugal (Center Region);

  2. Polytechnic of Cavado and Ave (IPCA) - Portugal (Northern Region);

  3. Athlone IT (AIT) - Ireland (Midlands Region);

  4. Limerick IT (LIT) - Ireland (Mid-West Region);

  5. NHL Stenden - Holland (Friesland Province);

  6. HAMK - Finland (Southern Region);

  7. Széchenyi István University (SZE) - Hungary (Győr-Moson-Sopron County)

  8. FH Vorarlberg - Austria (Vorarlberg)

Do you want to explore the concrete possibilities this network offers? Please contact Dymphi van der Hoeven, project leader RUN-EU NHL Stenden via:
@ dymphi.van.der.hoeven@nhlstenden.com

T +31 6 10 76 27 45