The Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences is now a full member of the European University Association (EUA). At its council meeting on 28 October 2019, the EUA approved the application for h_da. The admission criteria included proof that the university is a valid research organization and has sufficient quality management. It was also required that the German Rectors’ Conference support the motion.
The EUA is a non-profit organization and, with over 800 members in 48 countries, the largest association of European universities. It promotes transnational exchange between university management, teachers and administration. At the same time, as an interest group, it influences EU policy in the field of higher education, research and innovation.
“Membership gives us the opportunity to strengthen the voice of universities of applied sciences at the European level,” emphasizes Prof. Dr. med. Arnd Steinmetz, Vice President Research and Scientific Infrastructure and outlined further, “The admission to the EUA is an honor for us.”