EULiST Alliance is a consortium consisting of nine, 9, universities with complementing strengths in technical subjects, humanities and social sciences. Through joint and integrated approaches in social sciences, natural sciences and engineering, it aims to develop new sustainable solutions to major social challenges that we face today and in the future.
The EULiST Members are:
The entire Alliance comprises of more than 192,000 students and 19,000 academic and administrative staff. EULiST Members have actively engaged in facilitating mobility between the universities in the past, in long-standing bilateral relationships as well as through a multilateral Erasmus+ Agreement, in place since 2021.
The European Universities Initiative is of strategic importance for Higher Education in Europe.
In 2018, the European Commission launched the European Universities Initiative aiming to trigger and deepen unprecedented levels of cooperation between higher education institutions, making it systemic, structural and sustainable. Now part of Erasmus+ Programme, the initiative aims to encourage the emergence of bottom-up alliances of universities across Europe, which will enable students to combine studies in several countries.
European Universities are transnational Alliances that intend to develop into universities of the future:
Through joint long-term strategies for education & research, the alliances aim to:
Following the EUI 2018 and 2019 pilot calls, 41 European University Alliances were created and funded. The final goal of the EU is to reach 60 European Universities by 2024, involving ca 500 HEIs
The aim of EULiST Alliance is:
EULiST serves as an intermediary and generator of knowledge and innovation, empowering responsible change agents to solve the challenges humanity is facing including climate change and green transition. To this end, EULiST strives to generate a unique and creative academic ecosystem inspired by the reciprocities between society and technology.
Embedded in a single borderless campus, through transdisciplinary learning and teaching, cooperative research and innovation, and community outreach, EULiST seeks to make the knowledge square, i.e. education, research, innovation and society, a reality and advance open science principles using a new type of unified integrated digital library as its knowledge and communications hub.
The network has elected Prof. Dr. Volker Epping, President of LUH, as senior chairperson of the Presidents’ Board, the most important decision-making body of the new alliance.
Prof. Andreas Boudouvis, Rector of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), has been elected deputy chairperson.
The chairpersons are in charge of managing the network, as well as the Presidents‘ Board.
The alliance is currently in the development phase. In order to develop joint activities and projects, Work Groups in four fields of action have been established, identifying connecting factors and exchange ideas in order to establish innovative interdisciplinary fields of action.
The Work Groups comprise networking members of all partner universities.
Leibniz University Hannover:
Slovak University of Technology Bratislava:
Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT:
Technische Universität Wien: