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University of Gothenburg joins new European network

News: Dec 13, 2018

On Wednesday, Eva Wiberg, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Gothenburg, signed an agreement to join the university network Eutopia, a new alliance of six European universities.

Earlier this year the British University of Warwick, the French University Paris Seine and the Belgian Vrije Universiteit Brussel, founded a university network to strengthen their European co-operation within the areas of research and education. This November, the Slovenian University of Ljubljana joined.

One of the main goals is to form an alliance of European institutions in response to the European Commission’s appeal to create strategic co-operations. This initiative is called European Universities of the Future Initiative, an initiative that originally came from the French President Emmanuel Macron. The initiative has led to a call within the frame of the programme Erasmus +, which has focus on student mobility as well as increased quality and competiveness in higher education in Europe.

Wednesday 12 December, the University of Gothenburg, and the Spanish University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, also joined the new alliance.

“The network includes prominent European universities, covering a broad geographic scope, and we are delighted that we could join this association. All of the institutions in the alliance take on a great responsibility when it comes to quality driven research and education, and have a lot to gain from collaboration. One of the aims is to apply for the recently announced funding from the European Universities Initiative,” says Eva Wiberg, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Gothenburg.

The University of Ljubljana will head the network. The University of Gothenburg will initially take lead on issues concerning research, knowledge and innovation.

Image: The Vice-Chancellors sign on the agreement. From left: Jaume Casals, Pompeu Fabra University; Caroline Pauwels, Vrije Universiteit Brussels; Eva Wiberg, University of Gothenburg, Igor Papič, University of Ljubljana; François Germinet, University Paris Seine; Stuart Croft, University of Warwick. Foto: Photo Studio Nora, Ljubljana

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Originally published on: medarbetarportalen.gu.se

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