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Una Europa 2030

On 6 May, we launched Una Europa 2030, an interactive process to define Una Europa's mission and vision for the next decade! Our rectors made a start with an active discussion at the General Assembly. Subsequently, we turned to the Una Europa community at large.

The right choices - for our community, with our community

With many activities under way in the alliance and plenty of opportunities on the horizon, Una Europa 2030 is meant to identify needs, capture ideas and prioritize future action.

Where do we go from here? What do we stand for in the future? How do we want to study? What kind of research will be relevant? What will this alliance look like? Where can we, as Una Europa, be stronger together?

How to get involved & what's next?

Until 16 July 2021, we used a digital platform where students, academics and staff from across the Una universities could share their ideas and discuss with their counterparts.

In total, we collected more than 130 ideas in six categories, attracting more than a thousand likes:

  • Act global: We can only tackle today’s most pressing societal challenges if we work together with our partners across the globe - to promote excellence, nurture talent and support capacity-building. Whether it’s about reaching our joint climate goals or addressing current and future health emergencies, we are committed to openness to grow solutions for the future together.
  • Connect with our communities: Una Europa is created by and for our community and society at large. Without the commitment and engagement of our communities – students, academics, professional staff and university leadership– and the support of our local partners we would not be able to trial exciting new initiatives, succeed in our ambitions goals and build a true European inter-university campus.
  • Enhance our values: Una Europa is not a place, but a body of knowledge, ideas, and values that transcends borders, languages, cultures and time. We are committed to empowering our community in all its diversity to stand up for our common values of inclusion, gender equality, multilingualism and multiculturalism.
  • Learn for Life: At Una Europa, we are educating the citizens of the future. We are committed to finding new, more flexible and creative ways of learning and are already implementing truly innovative joint formats across our eight universities. In order to transform education in a lasting way for the graduates of the future, we need to engage closely with our most important stakeholder group: our students.
  • Conduct research for the future: As eight leading research-intensive universities in Europe, Una Europa is committed to fostering a truly supportive environment where our researchers – young and experienced – can thrive. We foster excellence by supporting increased research mobility and collaborative research across the globe and advocate for increased funding opportunities that will allow our academic communities to engage in ground-breaking research.
  • Use your wildcard: Una Europa is an intellectual playground where critical minds can expand to their full aspiration. We are also resolutely independent and shape our own standards.

The collected ideas and the ensuing discussions will form the groundwork for building a joint strategy for Una Europa. The analysis of the ideas is currently on-going. Results will be shared with the community in November 2021 when we will also kick off the second phase of the process at management level. The new strategy is expected be ready for action by May 2022.

In the meantime, we will keep you updated on current progress on this page and on our social media channels:

Better together: First successes

A lot has been going on in the busy universe of Una Europa over the last months and even more is in the pipeline. The 1Europe Annual Report gives an overview of key highlights and next steps. We also started a Podcast Series showcasing key building blocks of our University of the Future. Tune in here or find us on Spotify.