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The 3-year project Una.Resin kicked off in February 2021, instigating and growing pilot initiatives to build a common Una Europa eco-system of research and innovation. Lead by the University of Edinburgh, the project was selected for €2 million of funding under the EU's Horizon 2020 Programme. The project mutually enhances Una Europa’s Erasmus+ pilot project, 1Europe, which is similarly taking steps to build a university eco-system by testing Joint Innovative formats for education and mobility.

Building an R&I eco-system

To take the first steps in building an R&I eco-system, the work of Una Resin will focus on key objectives, with clusters of expertise to support them. They aim for a more systematic approach to enabling collaboration, which will in turn help prepare for the next wave of global challenges.

Key objectives of Una.Resin

Una Europa’s five thematic Focus Areas are central to Una Resin’s ambition and ideals. Building on Una Europa’s Focus Areas, Una.Resin will map existing strategies, assets and initiatives at the Una Europa universities to develop and test joint pilots as catalysts to accelerate collaboration.

" The goal of Una.Resin is to a create a seamless research and innovation infrastructure across the eight partner universities. (...) Collectively we can deliver research that can challenge intellectual frontiers, shape disciplines and have an impact. "

Professor James Smith, Vice-Principal International

Towards European Universities

Una.Resin is a crucial second strand in Una Europa’s ambition to create a truly European inter-university environment for collaboration in education, research and innovation. Under the 'European Universities' initiative, the European Union is supporting alliances of European higher education institutions through its different funding instruments. Whilst Erasmus+ funding has laid the foundations for our collaboration in education (1Europe), Horizon 2020 funding is driving our R&I dimension via Una.Resin.

Read the news announcement on the occasion of the kick-off.

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