The National Technical University of Athens in cooperation with eight other leading Higher Education Institutions in the European Union, have initiated since 2020 the Alliance EULiST “European Universities Linking Society and Technology” that aims to be the central actor in a knowledge square where education, research, innovation and society come together in the shared production of knowledge.
EULiST intends to drive development of high quality, innovative course content, equipping students to face a future where technological and social developments intertwine. Flexible learning and modes of delivery will extend the reach of educational offers to a wider community of learners. Research and Innovation will address challenges identified by societal stakeholders, promoting involvement of new researchers and external actors.About the Alliance
At the beginning of 2023, Dr Markus Auditor was appointed as EULiST Central Coordinator. He is based at the International Office of Leibniz University Hannover (LUH).
The first EULiST General Assembly took place in Madrid between October 19th to 21st, 2022. The different meetings of the Presidents’ Board, the Management Board and the Coordination Office were hosted by University Rey Juan Carlos.
The European Commission launched on September 30th 2022 the new European Universities call under the Erasmus+ programme. This new Erasmus+ call for proposals will continue the rollout of the European Universities initiative with a record total budget of €384 million. The submission deadline is 31 January 2023.
The National Technical University of Athens opened its gates at the emblematic Averof building at the Patission historic complex on Friday September 30th, 2022, from 5 o’clock in the afternoon until 10 o’clock in the evening to hold Researchers’ Night. The aim of this pan european event is to re-invent the connection between Academia and Society, and re-introduce to the research world thousands of people, the citizens of Athens and members of all the communities of the Universities and the Research Centers of the Attica region.