The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH) will host the next Unite! Dialogue under the title New Horizons, which will take place in two parts: first in March (online event) and in June (face-to-face event). The aim was to meet in person in Stockholm in March, but the often rapidly and abrupt changes the pandemic has brought means that adjustments had to be made. The 5th Dialogue will therefore be split into two parts (March and June). This will allow for discussions to continue and decisions to be made in a timely manner whilst ensuring the safety and well-being of everyone involved.
8th – 10th March: Online event. Part one is a digital event that will take place on the 8th – 10th March. This event will include sessions for Unite! Governing Platform, Unite Academic Forum, Plenary H2020 and General Assembly H2020 (further information will be sent to concerned parties separately).
Everyone from TU Darmstadt is welcome to attend the Unite! Dialogue Plenary session on the 9th March. The session will focus on current developments of Unite!.This meeting takes place 10:00 – 12:00 (CET) and will be online via Zoom. R egister for the plenary session.
13th–15th June: On-site event. Part two will be an on-site Unite! Summer Community event in Stockholm on the 13th–15th June focused on giving the E+ Task Forces and H2020 Work Packages a chance to meet and discuss the latest developments. A preliminary programme and registration information will be available after the March event.
The Unite! Dialogues
Unite! Dialogues are the key format to raise visibility of Unite! in the member universities and their ecosystems and to disseminate the Unite! vision among university staff and students. Unite! Dialogues are open to all members of the Unite! partner universities. Reports, debates, reviews and future strategies are transparent to the entire Unite! community and involve its members actively.
So far, the Unite! community has been able to organise and attend four Dialogues:
- 11th-14th February 2020, Espoo-Helsinki/Finland, hosted by Aalto University
- 30Th September 2020, Lisboa, hosted by Universidade de Lisboa
- 8th-10th March 2021, Grenoble, hosted by Grenoble INP in France (Rhone Alpes)
- 29th, 30th November and 1st December 2021, Barcelona, hosted by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Throughout , coordinated by Politecnico di Torino, the Alliance is further consolidated in the research&innovation field, following the establishment of the Alliance through the award in 2019 of the UNITE!E+ project, more focused on the educational dimension. Within the three years of the UNITE.H2020 project, a series of pilot initiatives will be carried out, in the fields of Energy, Artificial Intelligence and Industry 4.0. The overall aim of the project will be therefore to produce tangible results towards the institutional transformation of our Universities and the identification of good practices for the modernization of R&I. UNITE.H2020
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.