Unite! A network of universities focused on innovation, technology and engineering

Selected and funded by the European Commission since June 2019, Unite! (University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering) is an innovative project in the field of engineering education and the development of European citizenship, which aims to create a large European campus from Finland to Portugal.
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Unite! brings together 7 partners, recognized for the quality of their education and research:
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
  • Aalto University (Finland)
  • Kunglia Tekniska Hoegskolan (Sweden)
  • Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
  • Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal) and
  • Grenoble INP, Graduate Schools of Engineering and Management, Université Grenoble Alpes, on behalf of the entire Université Grenoble Alpes, which is involved in this project in all its dimensions.
Together the seven partners have 167,000 students and annually 36,700 graduates.

Unite! originates from CLUSTER network and builds on three decades of close and dedicated cooperation on different aspects of higher education, research, innovation and social responsibility.


  • EMPOWER students, staff and faculty to become the owners of a new European University concept by encouraging an active participation at all levels in the development of flexible study paths and joint curricula with embedded mobility across Europe and the world.
  • DEVELOP a European University by sharing resources and services in education, research and management, by removing structural barriers and by generating new frameworks for a European degree.
  • PIONEER new concepts of education and research in science, technology and engineering by drawing on innovative transdisciplinary approaches stemming from art, design, architecture, business, social sciences and the humanities.
  • EDUCATE a new generation of European students in science, technology and engineering who actively contribute to the advancement of knowledge, European competitiveness and the development of solutions for societal challenges.
  • EXEMPLIFIE the role of a (virtual and physical) European inter-university campus that connects the regional innovation ecosystems of its member universities, makes their boundaries fluid and functions as a platform of open interaction and the free circulation of ideas.


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Published on  July 29, 2020
Updated on October 4, 2021