Una Europa

Una Europa is an alliance of eight leading research universities with global reputation and reach. The University of Edinburgh is proud to be a member along with, Freie Universität Berlin, Alma mater studiorum Università di Bologna, Helsingin Yliopisto, Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, KU Leuven, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Collectively the alliance brings together a community of 415,000 students and 68,000 staff, including 37,000 academic staff. Its mission is to create a truly European inter-university environment, where outstanding research is continuously linked to transnational learning and innovative, critical thinking. Central to the success of the European Higher Education Area, the alliance seeks collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders from the very beginning of its activities.

1Europe is the alliance’s three-year pilot project funded under the Erasmus+ Call for European Universities. It is launching a living laboratory to develop future university models that are both replicable and scalable, providing a constant drive to create high-quality outputs that can easily be adopted and implemented in different contexts.

Beyond the 1Europe pilot, Una Europa will ensure the success and sustainability of the alliance and actively contribute to the development of the European Higher Education and Research Areas. In February 2019, the Una Europa association (vzw) was formally established in Brussels to deliver this long-term goal.

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Learn more about the alliance and the 1Europe project by visiting the Una Europa website.