European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) (www.eurashe.eu)

EURASHE is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally orientated programmes and are engaged in applied and profession-related research within the Bologna cycles.

Currently about 1 100 higher education institutions in 40 countries within and outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) are affiliated to EURASHE.

Members of EURASHE are national associations of higher education institutions and individual institutions, such as universities, (university) colleges and universities of applied sciences, as well as other professional associations and stakeholder organisations active in the field of higher education.

Contacts:

Mr. Marko Grdosic

Mr. Marko Grdosic

Marko Grdosic is the Project Manager at EURASHE coordinating running projects as well as developing future ones. He is following the thematic agenda of Lifelong Learning and Employability, with primary focus on the cooperation with the world of work, and supports the external representation of the Association. Marko as well coordinates the main events organised by EURASHE – Annual Conferences, Seminars, Round Tables etc. Previously, Marko was the President of the European Students’ Forum/AEGEE-Europe representing voice of students towards the main European and international institutions, and is currently the chairperson of the Council of Europe’s joint council on youth. Marko obtained the bachelor degree in Finances and Audit from the University of Zagreb, after which he moved to Stockholm, Sweden for the Masters’ in Macroeconomics, Economic development in particular.

Mr. Michal Karpíšek

Mr. Michal Karpíšek

Michal Karpíšek is the Secretary-General of EURASHE, starting 1 June 2016. He has been Executive Officer of the Czech Association of Schools of Professional Higher Education (CASPHE) since 1994. He has been engaged in the introduction and development of Czech professional higher education since its very beginning. Focusing on internationalisation, CASPHE became a member of EURASHE in 1994. Michal Karpíšek has been a member of the EURASHE Council for the last 12 years and between 2007 and 2016 he has been serving as Vice-President, specifically involved in the strategy and organisational development of EURASHE and the employability and lifelong learning agenda. In recent years Michal Karpíšek has been involved in the reform of Czech tertiary education. He served twice as an advisor to Czech ministers of education (2001-2003, 2010-2011) or their deputies for higher education with a particular attention to issues of diversification and quality of tertiary education. He graduated from the Czech Technical University, Faculty of Civil Engineering and has a degree in Quality Management from the Cranfield University (United Kingdom). Michal Karpíšek has been recently engaged as a senior expert in the reform of VET in Turkmenistan, as well as in Azerbaijan.

Michal Karpíšek (Czech Republic), 6th Secretary General of EURASHE (2016 – present)

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