“Think beyond and create a sustainable impact” – The IX Unite! Dialogue at TU Graz

As part of a Unite! seed funded project, researchers and scientists from KTH Stockholm, TU Darmstadt and TU Graz focus on joint training, hands-on collaboration and new insights in the field of renewable biotechnology.


Graz University of Technology is hosting the upcoming Unite! Dialogue, titled "Think Beyond: Unite! for Collective and Sustainable Impact”, scheduled to take place from the 27th to the 29th of February 2024.

It will bring together representatives from all nine Unite! partner universities in Graz, Austria’s second city and home to Graz University of Technology. Faculty, staff, students, and decision-makers will come together to network, collaborate and discuss the sustainable future of the European University.

The theme “Think beyond: Unite! For Collective and Sustainable Impact” points out the forward-looking approach within the Unite! alliance, emphasizing the importance of collaborative efforts for a sustainable impact in European education. It encourages the community to explore innovative solutions, foster collective thinking, and work together to address challenges, contributing to a lasting positive impact on the higher educational landscape and society as a whole.

During the Dialogue, all participants will have the opportunity to engage in various working group meetings. In addition to these, the IX Unite! Dialogue will feature transversal and plenary sessions that will provide a comprehensive overview of the Alliance’s communities, their focus areas and ongoing projects.

Additionally, TU Graz will also host the community event “Unite! Unite! What’s in it for me?” taking place on the 28th of February. This community event aims to vividly showcase the tangible benefits of Unite! for the entire Unite! community, offering a lively presentation of various examples. It is open to those already familiar with Unite! activities and to newcomers, providing insights into ongoing projects, educational offerings, and resources for all Uniter!s.

SURE! (Students in Unite! for Representation and Empowerment) and the Academic Forum will also host their individual sessions, influencing the future objectives and priorities of the Alliance, along with addressing the concerns and goals of their respective communities.


Practical information about the Unite! International PhD Workshop on renewable Biotechnology

Take a look at the event page for the programme and click through all the practical information provided for your trip to Graz or access the Livestream of the IX Unite! Dialogue.

The Livestream is open for the Opening session, the Community Event and the Closing Session.

Previous Unite! Dialogues

Unite! Dialogues are the key format to raise the visibility of Unite! within the member universities and their ecosystems, and to disseminate the Unite! vision among university faculty, staff and students. Previous Dialogues were:

  • 11th-14th February 2020: Espoo-Helsinki, hosted by Aalto University (Aalto)
  • 30th September 2020: Lisboa, hosted by Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa)
  • 8th-10th March 2021: Grenoble, hosted by Grenoble INP, Graduate schools of Engineering and Management, Université Grenoble Alpes (Grenoble INP-UGA)  
  • 29th-30th November and 1st December 2021: Barcelona, hosted by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC)
  • 8th-10th March and 13th -15th June 2022: Stockholm, hosted by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
  • 20th-22nd September 2022: Torino, hosted by Politecnico di Torino (PoliTO)
  • 28th-2nd March 2023: Grenoble, hosted by Grenoble INP, Graduate schools of Engineering and Management, Université Grenoble Alpes (Grenoble INP-UGA) 
  • 19th -21st September 2023: Wroclaw, hosted by Wrocław University of Science and Technology (Wrocław Tech)