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What are European Universities?

The European Universities initiative is an ambitious EU initiative aimed at establishing alliances between higher institutions from all across Europe, for the benefit of their students, staff and society. It is implemented primarily through Erasmus+ funding.

By developing long-term structural and strategic and sustainable cooperation between the higher education institutions in the European Universities alliances, the initiative aims to

  • improve the international competitiveness of higher education institutions in Europe  
  • promote European values and identity

Through these alliances students can get a degree by combining studies in several European countries.

The initiative has the potential to bring greater benefits to higher education institutions than any previous cooperation projects.