Retrospective and future RUN-EU at International Conference in Leiria

International Conference RUN-EU

During the 'General Assembly' and international conference "The Shape(s) of RUN-EU" last week at the Polytechnic of Leiria, the RUN-EU partners looked back on the results of the first three years of our cooperation within the Regional University Network-European University in which NHL Stenden participates and reflected on what the future holds.

In recent years, NHL Stenden has managed to build a strong cooperation between all partner institutions, which has resulted in, among other things, around 70 Short Advanced Programmes (SAPs), a series of joint workshops for teachers and researchers, 3 innovation hubs and additional research funds.

Throughout the week, 17 students from NHL Stenden, from eight different courses, participated in multidisciplinary SAP Challenges related to 'Interregional Development'.


Kacper Łysoń is a first-year International Business student from NHL Stenden who participated in the SAP Collaboration and Inclusiveness. "I met many amazing people from different countries, but also, I deepened my friendships with other students from NHL Stenden. Throughout the course I definitely developed my leadership abilities as I was a leader of my group, but also improved skills of good collaboration and learned to work among various cultures. The whole experience developed me educationally but also personally.”

The NHL Stenden students of the RUN-EU Student Council, Ana Rita Freitas, Billy Shu Hieng, Tie Azzah Uwineezah en Ricardo Drosinos, participated in the panel discussions and made their voices heard to help us achieve our goals even better.

New phase

From January,  RUN-EU enters a new phase, where we will continue to build, strengthen and professionalise our alliance with the addition of Universidad de Burgos and HOWEST University of Applied Sciences.