Polytechnic of Leiria opens the applications for RUN-EU Student Advisory Board

Would you like to be a member of the Student Advisory Board of the European University RUN-EU?

Gostarias de pertencer ao Conselho de Estudantes da Universidade Europeia RUN-EU?

Polytechnic of Leiria is the project coordinator of one of the most ambitious European alliances of our time, the Regional University Network – European University (RUN-EU). RUN-EU is an alliance of eight European higher education institutions committed to delivering education and research of excellence while contributing to the sustainable development of the regions they’re located in.

RUN-EU aims to transform society through education by equipping its students with the skills and knowledge of the future.

As a network that includes more than 75,000 students, RUN-EU is based on a joint collaborative management structure, where everyone has a voice. That’s why students are also represented within RUN-EU’s management structure through the Student Advisory Board.

Student Advisory Board

What does it do?

Student Advisory Board will strategically advise the work of the RUN-EU European University Management, with an emphasis on the student engagement activities, inclusion, and multiculturalism;

Student Advisory Board will advise on the implementation and format of the mobility innovative programs, Short Advanced Programs, and Collaborative European Degrees, among others;

Student Advisory Board will work both at an institutional/regional level, as well as at a European level (RUN-EU).

How many members and what kind of activities will be done?

At the regional level, the local Student Advisory Board will be composed of 15 students (10 national and 5 international students from outside Europe);

Student Advisory Board will meet every six months to review and advise on the RUN-EU strategy, achievements, and its impact at the institutional level;

The 120 members of the eight RUN-EU Student Advisory Board will meet annually in the RUN-EU Student Week that will be used as a venue to promote multiculturalism and multilingualism, in a unique International, diverse and inclusive environment.


Apply by 14 April 2021 using this form.

NOTE: All Polytechnic of Leiria’s national and international students enrolled in a TEsP, bachelor’s or master’s programme are eligible.

Student Advisory Board – Polytechnic of Leiria Representatives

Students Advisory Board – Application Results (2020/2021)

Student Advisory Board – Polytechnic of Leiria Representatives – Results

European Universities Initiative

In 2020, the European Commission announced that higher education institutions across Europe can be part of the “European Universities” alliances. The Regional University Network – European University (RUN-EU), led by the Polytechnic of Leiria, was one of the winning applications.

The main objective of European Universities, including RUN-EU, is to build a European Education Area that increases quality and makes European higher education more appealing.