CREATING FUTURE UNIVERSITIES, SHAPING SMART & SUSTAINABLE REGIONS
The higher education institutions working together in E³UDRES² aim to co-create outstanding ideas and concepts for future universities, set up formats and events introducing challenge-based education, bring together researchers for mission-oriented research, and serve as a platform for human-centered innovation. All these concepts are contributing to the vision of E³UDRES² creating a multi-university campus across Europe.
With the full name of E³UDRES² being "Engaged and Entrepreneurial European University for European Smart and Sustainable Regions", the main focus topics are already mentioned: Through its collective power, knowledge, experience and expertise, E³UDRES² aims to help small and medium-sized European cities turn into what we call "Smart & Sustainable Regions". These are regions that are future-proof, offer the best possible quality of life for its citizens, and stand for a progressive European society. Deeply embedded into those smart & sustainable regions, there's higher education institutions that also need to re-think the way they operate, how they educate their students, and what they stand for to be ready for the challenges the future holds - the Future Universities.
Further Focus Areas
With the overarching themes of "Smart and Sustainable Regions" as well as "Future Universities", the E³UDRES² alliance aims to support European regions in making them innovative, future-proof places for all. In connection to these themes, E³UDRES² is focusing on four further topics:
the "E³UDRES² Universe"
The collaboration of higher education institutions in the E³UDRES² Alliance has already led to the creation of many further projects, focusing on topics such as innovation and entrepreneurship or capacity building. Through these projects, E³UDRES² can further focus on specific challenges of its regions and support meaningful development.
How E³UDRES² is organized: Our Teams and Work Packages
Individuals from all E³UDRES² partner universities work together across all disciplines to achieve its missions and fulfill its visions. In line with its core principles, E³UDRES² attaches great importance to co-design and co-create the proposed desired multi-university together with all members, associated partners and other relevant stakeholders. Therefore, all members are involved in all research and administrative actions to a comparable extent. Every institution in E³UDRES² takes responsibility for specific tasks and goals the alliance wants to achieve together.
At the moment, the work within E³UDRES² is shared among ten teams (internally called "Work Packages"), handling various tasks and working on different topics: