Professional Higher Education is well placed to play an active role in local and regional development thanks to its practical orientation and sometimes close links with regional/local governance structures. In some cases, PHE institutions have also been specifically established to respond to the needs of the region’s industry.
Professional Higher Education is an important tool for addressing skill shortages in the world of work, due to its specific orientation towards the needs of employers as well as its flexibility in addressing those needs.
A good organization and monitoring of student placements in the world of work ensure that all processes linked to placements (content, preparation, realization, feedback and impact) are adequately quality controlled.
Personalised Learning Environments describe the tools, communities and services that constitute the individual educational platforms that learners use to direct their own learning and pursue educational goals, as well as to manage the content and process of their own learning.