Unite! is growing and still has a lot of plans. After the conclusion of the 4th Dialogue in Barcelona and the announcement of the two new partners – the Technical University of Graz (Austria) and the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (Poland) – the task now is to submit the follow-up application for further funding within the framework of the European University Initiative. Since Unite! is supposed to develop from within the universities – with all their status groups – everyone is needed. The Unite! Secretariat and the Unite! leaders at the TU would like to discuss the future design and further development of Unite! at the TU in a university-wide workshop and thus directly influence the follow-up application. In order to make this process as participatory and collaborative as possible, the online workshop will actively involve representatives of all TU status groups in breakout rooms so that ideas, impulses, and suggestions from as many people with different viewpoints as possible can be directly considered.
Alongside TU Darmstadt as the coordinator, also includes Aalto University (Finland), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Grenoble Institute of Technology (France), Politecnico di Torino (Italy), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain) and Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal). Unite! (University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering)
The seven partner universities aim to use the European University to create a trans-European campus for students and researchers with the involvement of regions and companies. The partners have a total of 167,000 students, already cooperate closely in more than 80 EU projects and have exchanged more than 2,000 students in the past five years. The alliance has set itself the goal of combining courses for the benefit of students, breaking down existing technical and administrative hurdles, and thus significantly increasing student mobility. Research will also benefit from the conditions created for larger and easier cooperation, which will strengthen the competitiveness of the European Higher Education Area overall.