Unite! is a network of universities from currently seven countries in Europe. The network has been established to create a new model of a trans-European inter-university campus – for students, researchers and all staff. TU Graz recently joined this top-class alliance as a future new member, as did the Polish university Wroclaw Tech.
Combining aspects of science, innovation and technology, this alliance is working to address the major societal challenges that will arise in the future. And it will transform European higher education – by offering multidisciplinary, multicultural and multilingual education, research and innovation involving regions and businesses.
Altogether, the nine universities have 200,000 students and more than 40,000 graduates annually.
Unite! is a network of universities from currently seven European countries, promoted within the framework of the EU’s European University Initiative. TU Graz has recently joined this high-profile alliance aiming at a new model of a trans-European inter-university campus.
TU Graz was accepted as a future new member of the University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering (Unite!) in December 2021. Together with its eight Unite! partner universities, TU Graz is currently preparing to submit an Erasmus+ funding application in the area of Partnerships for Excellence – European Universities for the funding period of 2022–2026.
TU Graz is coordinating the work package
Digital Campus and is acting as a co-coordinator for the area of quality assurance in the work package
Management, Governance and Quality Assurance.
TU Graz contributes its experts and takes the lead regarding certain tasks and activities in all of the other nine work packages. Students and academic staff are represented in Unite! via their own platforms.
To create a European education area by 2025, the European Commission launched the European University Initiative in 2019. European Universities comprise transnational alliances of higher education institutions located all across the EU. These Universities apply an agreed-upon, long-term strategy, recognize and respect shared European values and promote the European identity. The initiative has been established to create a European
campus, to increase student and staff mobility significantly and to promote the quality, integration and competitiveness of European higher education.
Unite! was selected in 2019 as one of the first 17 consortia to transform higher education as a European University and to take the cooperation among universities to a new level. The initiative receives funding primarily through Erasmus+, but also through Horizon 2020.