UNITE! is a network of universities extended from Finland to Portugal, connecting European regions of economic prospect, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Together the seven partners have 167,000 students and annually 36,700 graduates. They are already cooperating closely on more than 80 EU projects.
UNITE! already builds on three decades of close and dedicated cooperation on different aspects of higher education, research, innovation and social responsibility as shared in the CLUSTER network.
The UNITE! partners share a common view towards regional embeddedness, technology transfer, and engineering and science education, with complementary multidisciplinary approaches.
Strong European geographical regions are covered by UNITE!:
- Northern Europe: Two major cities or regions, strong in entrepreneurship and innovation: KTH Stockholm/Sweden, and Aalto in Espoo-Helsinki/Finland
- Western Europe: Two partners from the two largest economies and drivers of the European Union, TU Darmstadt in Germany (Hesse, Rhein-Main Region) and Grenoble INP-UGA in France (Rhone Alpes)
- Southern Europe: Three major economic and industrial centres ranging from Portugal to Northern Italy: University of Lisbon in Portugal, UPC Barcelona in Spain/Catalonia and Politecnico di Torino in Italy/Piedmont.