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.



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.


APPLICATIONS: 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.

NOTA: São elegíveis todos os estudantes nacionais e internacionais do Politécnico de Leiria que frequentem um curso Técnico Superior Profissional (TESP), Licenciatura ou Mestrado.

MORE INFOplease consult the Regulation Document


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.