EULiST Management, Coordination & Strategy
Institut Mines-Télécom becomes a member of the EULiST consortium
The signature took place on October 20th, 2022 during the meeting of EULiST rectors at the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid.
The EULiST consortium (EULiST – European Universities Linking Society and Technology), has existed since 2020 as part of the “European Universities” initiative, launched by the European Commission. Its aim is to modernize higher education in Europe in a comprehensive and sustainable way.
The EULiST Consortium
Together with Institut Mines-Télécom, EULiST now brings together ten partners with complementary strengths in the engineering sciences, humanities and social sciences. EULiST aims to develop new solutions dedicated to the climate transition to tackle to the main socio-economic challenges and build a sustainable future together.
EULiST Alliance is a consortium consisting of 10 universities with complementing strengths in technical topics, humanities and social sciences.
The EULiST Members are:
- Leibniz University Hannover (EULiST coordinator), Germany
- National Technical University of Athens, Greece
- Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
- Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
- Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
- Jönköping University, Sweden
- Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
- Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- University of L’Aquila, Italy
- Institut Mines-Télécom, France
The entire Alliance comprises of more than 200 000 students and 20 000 academic and administrative staff. EULiST Members have actively engaged in facilitating mobility between the universities in the past, in long-standing bilateral relationships as well as through a multilateral Erasmus+ Agreement, in place since 2021.
The aim of EULiST Alliance is :
- To build a long-term strategic partnership to promote networking and exchange between society and technological development in education, research and knowledge transfer.
- To develop new sustainable solutions to major social challenges that we face today and in the future.
- To offer complementary educational opportunities and mobility for students, researchers, and staff (e.g., through a single borderless campus)
EULiST serves as an intermediary and generator of knowledge and innovation, empowering responsible change agents to solve the challenges humanity is facing including climate change and green transition. To this end, EULiST strives to generate a unique and creative academic ecosystem inspired by the reciprocities between society and technology.
Embedded in a single borderless campus, through transdisciplinary learning and teaching, cooperative research and innovation, and community outreach, EULiST seeks to make the knowledge square, i.e. education, research, innovation and society, a reality and advance open science principles using a new type of unified integrated digital library as its knowledge and communications hub.
The vision of the EULIST alliance corresponds fully to IMT’s raison d’être: “Together to imagine and build a sustainable future and train its actors”.
The European Universities Initiative is of strategic importance for Higher Education in Europe.
In 2018, the European Commission launched the European Universities Initiative aiming to trigger and deepen unprecedented levels of cooperation between higher education institutions, making it systemic, structural and sustainable. Now part of Erasmus+ Programme, the initiative aims to encourage the emergence of bottom-up alliances of universities across Europe, which will enable students to combine studies in several countries.
European Universities are transnational Alliances that intend to develop into universities of the future:
- Promoting common European values and a strengthened European identity by bringing together a new generation of Europeans able to cooperate within different cultures, languages, and across borders, sectors and academic disciplines.
- Reaching a substantial leap in quality, performance, attractiveness and competitiveness of European higher education institutions, and contribute to the European knowledge economy, employment, creativity, culture and welfare by making the best use of innovative pedagogies and striving to make the knowledge square a reality. ‘European Universities’ will be key drivers to boost the quality of higher education and where possible to strengthen its link to the research and innovation landscape in Europe and its outreach towards the society and economy.
Through joint long-term strategies for education & research, the alliances aim to:
- Achieve a new quality of European exchange
- Become models for networking, digitalization, sustainability & social participation
- Educate a new generation of European graduates who study and live in different countries and languages
Following the EUI 2018, 2019 and 2022 calls, 44 European University Alliances were created and funded. The final goal of the EU is to reach 60 European Universities by 2024, involving around 500 High Education Institutions.