Since 2020, the university has been part of an alliance, INGENIUM, of 10 European universities in as many countries. The collaboration has since deepened. At the end of March 2022, the Alliance submits an application to form a European University.
A European University is an alliance of universities operating under the Erasmus + program to promote European values and strengthen European identity by bringing together a new generation of Europeans who can collaborate in different cultures, languages and across borders, sectors and academic disciplines. This aims to increase the quality, results, attractiveness and competitiveness of higher education institutions and their contribution to Europe's knowledge economy, employment, creativity, culture and welfare.
Build a long-term collaboration
The project is four years old and aims to lay the foundation and create conditions for long-term cooperation between the higher education institutions. If the application to become a European University is granted funding, it would mean further in-depth cooperation in education and research, increased student and staff exchange and a number of joint activities.
The funding today consists of regional funds from Germany and France and starting in the autumn of 2022 through a recently approved EU-funded three-year project within the Horizon program.