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? This news is for you!

Gostarias de fazer parte do Conselho de Estudantes da Universidade Europeia RUN-EU? Esta notícia é para ti!

Led by the Polytechnic of Leiria, the Regional University Network – European University (RUN-EU) is a network of Higher Education Institutions with a regional focus committed to societal transformation in the context of new and emerging regional and global challenges, in particular with sustainable regional development.

RUN-EU it is based on four main management structures, including a Student Advisory Board.

Student advisory board

What is the Role?

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 an 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.


until april 14, 2021 (click here)

TAKE NOTE: All national and international students from the Polytechnic of Leiria who attend a Technical Higher Professional Course (TESP), an Undergraduate Degree or Master’s Degree are eligible.


 please consult the Regulation Document

Students advisory board – selection list (2020/2021)


European Universities

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.