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Students within EUTOPIA


The University of Gothenburg is a member of the European University network EUTOPIA. Together with five other higher education institutions, there is a shared vision of creating a strong alliance with free movement for students, researchers, teachers and other staff.

EUTOPIA will prepare European youth for the local and global challenges of the future. Sustainability, inclusion, external collaboration, and international cooperation are the focus for both education and research, and students’ input and influence are key.

Designing education of the future

EUTOPIA has received EU funding to help the network carry out a variety of pilot projects. In the long run, these projects are expected to contribute to the creation of a new model for higher education in Europe. As part of EUTOPIA, the University of Gothenburg is well-positioned to influence and shape the future and design of higher education.


The cooperation started in December 2019. A number of developments have been set in motion since then, including:

The University of Gothenburg is the lead for research cooperation within the network.

External collaborations

Collaborations between higher education and external parties are necessary. The six EUTOPIA partners have close contacts with companies, organisations and other social actors in their respective countries and regions. These contacts will be shared amongst the EUTOPIA members.

The EUTOPIA partners are:

  • University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
  • CY Cergy Paris Université (France)
  • University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • Pompeu Fabra University-Barcelona (Spain)
  • University of Warwick (UK)

European Universities

The EU Commission put out a call for funding to create deeper and more strategic cooperation between higher education institutions in Europe. The aim is to take on the challenges facing Europe and the European higher education sector. EUTOPIA was awarded financing under the inaugural European University call in 2019. After the second call, there are now a total of 41 European University alliances.


EUTOPIA Week April 12-16 2021

The University of Gothenburg hosted the third EUTOPIA Week online, April 12-16, 2021. It was packed with workshops and seminars on a wide range of topics, relevant to students, staff and researchers from the alliance and beyond.

Read more about EUTOPIA Week on our webpage

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