Good news for Institut Mines-Télécom: the EULiST Alliance, of which ITM has been a member since October 2022, has been selected and will be funded as a European University by the European Commission !
The EULiST alliance, which Institut Mines-Telecom (IMT) has been a member of since 2022, has been selected by the European Commission and will receive €14.37M in funding over a four-year period, as a European University. EULiST, “European Universities Linking Society and Technology”, has existed since 2020 as part of the “European Universities” initiative launched by the European Commission to modernize higher education in a comprehensive and sustainable way. The EULiST project fully aligns with Institut Mines-Telecom’s strategy to collectively respond to the ecological and digital transitions and support the group’s internationalization.
Together with Institut Mines-Telecom, EULiST brings together ten major European partners with complementary strengths in the engineering sciences, humanities and social sciences. The goal? To develop new solutions adapted to the ecological transition in order to tackle the main socioeconomic challenges and build a sustainable future together, with a strong focus on technology to support society and its transitions. The ecological and digital transitions are therefore at the center of the project, whether in terms of research, innovation, training, mobility or other cross-disciplinary topics. Institut Mines-Telecom schools have historically provided solutions to respond to the major transformations impacting society. The EULiST Alliance is a European manifestation of IMT’s commitment to creating links between society (and its challenges) and technology.
EULIST: Putting IMT’s overall strategy into action at the European level
EULiST targets various groups including students, the academic community (professors, researchers) and administrative staff, as well as citizens and regional socioeconomic stakeholders. The local impact of EULiST projects is therefore a key consideration. The Alliance focuses on each member’s involvement, through high-impact research and initial and lifelong education, to help create links between science and society. Institut Mines-Telecom’s involvement in EULiST allows it to scale up its action and elevate its impact by strengthening its international dimension. This objective is clearly set out in the 2023/2027 strategy, in which Institut Mines-Telecom aims to position itself as a committed, visible, and recognized member of the European and international ecosystem.
To learn more about the range of EULiST projects and opportunities, watch or replay the General Assembly Open Session in Athens at the National Technical University of Athens, which took place on June 26 and 27, 2023.