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Founded in 1985 and formally constituted by Charter in 1987, the Coimbra Group is an association of long-established European multidisciplinary universities of high international standard. The Coimbra Group is committed to creating special academic and cultural ties in order to promote, for the benefit of its members, internationalization, academic collaboration, excellence in learning and research, and service to society.
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The Europaeum is a doctoral training programme that is taken alongside an existing doctorate. It is designed for those exceptional students who have the capacity and the desire to shape the future of Europe for the better. This two-year project is multi-disciplinary, multi-university, and multi-locational and focused on contemporary European policy.
The Utrecht Network brings universities together from across Europe, with a common mission to share the best practice and enhance the internationalization process for both students and staff.
With 32 members in 27 countries, the Utrecht Network is particularly committed to areas of activity such as student and staff mobility, summer schools, the internationalization of curriculum, joint curricula and double/joint degrees.
Aarhus University was founded in 1928 and today, it is a globally-oriented, academically diverse and research-intensive institution with four faculties: Arts, Aarhus BSS, Health and Science and Technology.
Two researchers from the university have been awarded the Nobel Prize, while a large number of AU researchers have also received several highly-coveted research awards and grants. The university, which Times Higher Education ranked 1st in Denmark in 2018, strives to combine the high level of academic standards of its researchers with collaboration across disciplinary boundaries.Read More o
Located in the thriving cultural, economic and digital hub of Cluj-Napoca, Babeș-Bolyai University (UBB) is the most highly ranked university in South-Eastern Europe.
With origins going back to 1581, UBB emerged in 1959 from a merger of the existing Romanian and Hungarian universities in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) and was named after Romanian biologist Victor Babeș and the Hungarian mathematician János Bolyai.
Globally connected and regionally anchored, the University of Bern is a public institution with a strong focus on excellence in research and teaching.
With notable strengths in space science, dentistry, climate science and biomedical engineering, it also hosts several global research platforms in areas including apiology, paleoscience and sustainable development. Nationally, it is a highly regarded player in research as a leading house for five national competence centres in areas such as health and medicine and experimental physics. Against a backdrop of outstanding beauty, 17,500 students benefit from a full range of courses in most disciplines: from anthropology to mathematics, economics to world literature and archaeology to law. With roots in the 1500s, the institution is based in the heart of the Swiss capital, Bern, and counts Albert Einstein as a former lecturer.
Founded in 1088, The University of Bologna is widely considered to be the first university in the Western world.
It was the first place of study to use the term universitas for the corporations of students and masters which came to define the institution. As of 2013, the university’s crest carries the motto Alma mater studiorum and the date A.D. 1088. The university has close to 85,500 students in its 11 schools. It also has a school of excellence named Collegio Superiore di Bologna. In the 2017-18 World University Rankings the University of Bologna was ranked in the world’s top 250 universities.
Founded in 1817, Ghent University is currently ranked 61st in the World (and number one in Belgium) in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
The university has pioneered developments in material sciences such as smart textiles, high-performing composites, and cutting-edge concrete, and also scientific discoveries in plant biotechnology (e.g., pioneering researchers as Van Montagu, Fiers, and Schell) and in medicine (e.g,. first lung transplant, world-class research in immunology and cell death). Ghent University also provides policy advice based on excellent scholarship in areas such as ECTS, human rights, trans-Atlantic trade, EU institutional reform and immigration issues.Read More o
Founded in 1451, University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the UK, and in the top 1% of the world’s universities.
As a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities, Glasgow welcomes students from more than 140 countries worldwide. With an annual research income that exceeds £200 million, the university is recognized internationally for its wide-ranging and ground-breaking research, which not only pushes scientific boundaries, but also benefits industry, society and the environment. Glasgow has exceptional expertise in infectious diseases, clinical medicine, cancer studies, veterinary medicine, accounting and finance, future cities, urban studies, digital humanities, global security, human rights, engineering and sustainable development.Read More o
Founded in 1737, the University of Göttingen is a research university with a strong focus on research-oriented teaching. It is distinguished by the rich diversity of its subject spectrum in the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences, with research foci in neurosciences, biophysical methods, imaging, and religious sciences. In 2003, the University of Göttingen became the first German university with a comprehensive range of disciplines to assume the legal status of a foundation under public law. The University and the University Medical Center form a strong partnership on the Göttingen Campus with five Max Planck institutes, the German Primate Center, the German Aerospace Center as well as the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities.Read More o
In addition to excellent education and science, it actively promotes innovation and technology transfer. It was listed number one in Nature's 2016 Index of Rising Stars among 25 leading universities in Central-Eastern Europe. Jagiellonian also ranked amongst Europe’s most innovative universities in Reuters' Top 100 (the only university from Poland and from Eastern Europe to make the list). At the junction of fundamental and applied science, stands its unique National Center for Electromagnetic Radiation (SOLARIS), equipped with the world’s most advanced synchrotron facilityRead More o
King’s College London consistently ranks amongst the top universities in the world.
Its outstanding strengths include Health (with Dentistry and Pharmacology ranked in the top five globally), the Social Sciences, Law, and the Arts and Humanities. King’s College London is a founding member of the Francis Crick Institute in London. The King’s Policy Institute and the King’s Cultural Institute have been at the forefront of public engagement in London.Read More o
Founded in 1919, the University of Ljubljana is Slovenia’s foremost comprehensive university, comprising over 40,000 students.
The University of Ljubljana has been distinguished by outstanding funding successes in the sixth and seventh framework programmes. It is actively engaged in a number of flagship projects through the European Strategy Forum of Research Infrastructures, including the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) and the European Social Survey (ESS-ERIC). The University has pioneered ground-breaking research, including the first empirical verification that the Zika virus causes damage to foetal brains, and a prototype of a regenerative elastocaloric heat pump, which can replace vapour compression-based cooling systems (developed with the Danish Technical University).Read More o
Founded in 1425, the University of Louvain is one of Europe’s oldest universities. It is among the top 5 comprehensive French-speaking universities in the world.
With 1 Nobel Prize, 21 Francqui Prizes 30 ERC Grants and numerous international awards, teaching at the University of Louvain is based on outstanding research and innovation with numerous applications for society (62 active spin-offs and 343 enterprises in the scientific park, as well as 4 incubators). The University also received the ECTS label, an EU recognition of the quality of its management of international exchanges.Read More o
Founded in 1811, the University of Oslo (UiO) is Norway’s leading university and consistently ranks in the top 1% of the world’s universities.
UiO has a strong focus on interdisciplinary research, particularly in the university’s strategic initiatives on life sciences, energy and the Nordic model. UiO has approximately 200 research projects funded by EU framework programmes, more than half of all Norwegian ERC grants, and coordinates ten national Centers of Excellence. In 2015, UiO researchers contributed to research trials of a new Ebola vaccine, new cancer treatments and new understanding of coeliac disease. UiO has fostered five Nobel Prize Laureates and has a strong record of pioneering research and scientific discovery. Inven2, UiO’s technology transfer office, is the largest contributor to the commercialization of research in the Nordic region.Read More o
Consistently ranked as one of France’s best universities, Paris Diderot University was established in 1970, after the splitting of the Sorbonne. Located next to the French National Library, Paris Diderot is a multidisciplinary university comprising 28,000 students (20% international).
Its research strengths include Area Studies (Far Eastern Asia, Anglophone Worlds), Psychoanalysis, Mathematics (Artur Avila, 2014 Fields Medal), Astrophysics (it contributed to establishing the existence of gravitational waves in 2016), Biology (bioinformatics, genetics) and Medicine (Jean Dausset, Nobel Prize,1980). Paris Diderot has pledged itself to be a leader in public engagement; its community is frequently approached by the French government for its expertise in social and political issues.
Radboud University founded in 1923, is a broad, internationally oriented research university.
The Humanities, Natural Sciences, Behavioural and Social Sciences, and Medical Sciences all have their state-of-the-art facilities at the green campus in Nijmegen. Radboud University has proven to be very successful in acquiring research grants, both internationally with 69 ERC grants, and nationally, by taking a quarter of all Gravitation grants and 20% of all Spinoza grants, the most prestigious research grants in the Netherlands. The 2019 guide to Dutch universities, Keuzegids Universiteiten, named Radboud University the best traditional, general university in The Netherlands, offering excellent small-scale education to students from over 90 countries.Read More o
Originally founded as Scandinavia’s second university by the Swedish King Gustaph Adolphus in 1632, the University of Tartu (UT) is today Estonia’s national university.
It has recorded outstanding success in attracting national and international research funding, including in the Horizon 2020 programme. Research at UT focuses on subjects as diverse as medicine and philosophy, genetics and computer science, and it includes the world-class Estonian Genome Center, a biobank of the unique richness and representativeness of Estonia’s population. The university is also linked with a number of successful start-ups, including the global online and money exchange service TransferWise founded by Kristo Käärmann, a graduate in Computer Science.Read More o
Innovative. Interdisciplinary. International. Since 1477. These have been the University of Tübingen’s guiding principles in research and teaching ever since it was founded.
With this long tradition, the University of Tübingen is one of the most respected universities in Germany. In 2012, its Institutional Strategy was successfully selected for funding in the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments, making Tübingen one of Germany’s eleven universities distinguished with this title of excellence. Tübingen has also proven its status as a leading university in many national and international competitions – in key rankings Tübingen is listed among the best universities for the Humanities and Social Sciences as well as for Science and Medicine.Read More o
Uppsala University ranks among the top 100 universities in the world. The university's internationally prominent position is strengthened its ability to forge new paths. The mission is to gain and disseminate knowledge for a better world.
Founded in 1477, Uppsala University is the first university in Sweden, with a living cultural environment, extraordinary student life and 40,000 students. The university is characterized by diversity and breadth, with international front-line research, cross-disciplinary cooperation in nine faculties, and limitless educational offerings at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, including 50 international Masters programmes.Read More o
Open to new ideas since 1365. As a research university with high international visibility and a wide range of degree programmes, the University of Vienna is committed to basic research, as well as applied and research-led teaching.
It supports the career development of young researchers and engages in dialogue with society. Because of its scientific breadth, the University of Vienna provides excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research and teaching. The University of Vienna is one of the oldest and largest universities in Europe. About 9,600 employees, 6,800 of whom are academic employees, work across 19 faculties and centres. This makes the University of Vienna Austria’s largest research and education institution. The University of Vienna prioritises the European Research Area and has had important success in obtaining European funding, including ERC grants.Read More o
Founded in 1965, the University of Warwick is one of the UK’s most dynamic and innovative universities, ranking 9th in the UK and 79th in the world (Times Higher).
Warwick has an outstanding reputation for its links with industry, notably WMG’s (Warwick Manufacturing Group) relationship with the automotive sector, and the excellence of its teaching. The Economist ranked Warwick Business School’s full-time MBA best in the UK, while the Financial Times rated the Distance Learning MBA second in the world and first in the UK. Warwick is proud of its record of bringing researchers, business and policymakers together at regional, national and international levels, with the Warwick Brussels Office playing a key role.Read More o