By being part of Universidade de Lisboa, ISEG is one of the
announced on the 26
th of June by the European Commission
. Being a "European University" means that ULisboa is now part of "UNITE!”
ULisboa’s partners in UNITE! are: the AALTO University of Helsinki, the INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE, the KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN of Sweden, the POLITECNICO DI TORINO, the TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT and the UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA.
The mission of UNITE! is to:
– CAPACITATE students, staff and faulty to promote a new European University concept by encouraging active participation at all levels in the development of flexible study careers and joint curricula with integrated mobility across Europe and around the world.
– DEVELOP a European University by sharing resources and services in education, research, and management, removing structural barriers and creating a favourable environment for the creation of a European Degree.
– LEAD in the development of new teaching and research concepts in science, technology, and engineering, based on innovative transdisciplinary approaches derived from art, design, architecture, management, social sciences and humanities.
– EDUCATE a new generation of European students in science, technology, and engineering, who contribute actively to the advancement of knowledge, European competitiveness, and the development of solutions for the challenges that face society.
– BE AN EXAMPLE in the role of a European (virtual and physical) inter-university campus, which connects regional innovation ecosystems to integrated universities with fluid borders, which functions as a platform for open interaction and free movement of ideas.
The "European Universities" are trans-national alliances of higher education institutions across the EU which share a long-term strategy and promote European values. This initiative is intended to significantly strengthen the mobility of students and faculty and to promote the quality, inclusion, and competitiveness of European higher education. Each new "European University" will create an inter-university campus where students, PhD candidates, faculty, and researchers will be able to move around uninhibited. The new "European Universities" will bring together knowledge and resources to provide curricula and/or joint modules in different subjects. The curricula should be highly flexible in order to enable students to personalise their education, choosing what, where, and when to study and then obtain a European degree. The "European Universities" should also contribute to the sustainable economic development of their regions.