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The Guild

The Guild

Uniwersytecka sieć współpracy The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities (Gildia Europejskich Uniwersytetów Badawczych) jest międzynarodową organizacją non-profit działającą w obrębie Unii Europejskiej, w ramach Europejskiego Obszaru Gospodarczego oraz Szwajcarii. 

 
UNA Europa

UNA Europa

The European University Alliance is an innovative consortium including six leading universities from six countries Spain, Italy, France, Belgium, Poland and Germany. 

 

https://una-europa.ic.uj.edu.pl/web/una-europa/start
AUCSO

AUCSO

The Association of University Chief Security Officers is the leading organization for security professionals working in higher and further education in the UK and Europe.



https://www.aucso.org/
BALTIC UNIVERSITIES PROGRAM

BALTIC UNIVERSITIES PROGRAM

The Baltic University Programme (BUP) strives to find novel ways of interaction and cooperation among universities by promoting openness, internationalization and mobility.  

http://www.balticuniv.uu.se/
Coimbra Group

Coimbra Group

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.

 
EUA

EUA

The European University Association (EUA) represents more than 800 universities and national rectors’ conferences in 48 European countries. EUA plays a crucial role in the Bologna Process and in influencing EU policies on higher education, research and innovation. Through continuous interaction with a range of other European and international organizations, EUA ensures that the independent voice of European universities is heard.

https://eua.eu/
EUNIS

EUNIS

We are the European University Information Systems organisation. Our mission is to help member institutions develop their IT landscape by sharing experiences and working together.



http://www.eunis.org/
EUROPAEUM

EUROPAEUM

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.



https://europaeum.org/
SAR

SAR

Scholars at Risk protects scholars suffering grave threats to their lives, liberty and well-being by arranging temporary research and teaching positions at institutions in our network as well as by providing advisory and referral services.
UNITOWN

UNITOWN

Unitown is an international network of excellence bringing together university cities willing to share experiences and develop good practices in town-gown relations.

http://www.unife.it/international/networks/unitown
UTRECHT NETWORK

UTRECHT NETWORK

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.



https://utrecht-net.dwm.uj.edu.pl/

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The Guild

Founded in 2016, the Guild comprises nineteen of Europe’s most distinguished research-intensive universities in fourteen countries, and is dedicated to enhancing the voice of academic institutions, their researchers and their students. The Guild is committed to the pursuit of excellence, the importance of truth-seeking and trust-building as the foundation of public life, and the creation of new knowledge for the benefit of society, culture, and economic growth.

The Guild Vision

Our scientific and societal challenges require a concerted and ambitious response from Europe's leading research institutions to develop and showcase real and sustained solutions of global significance, in conjunction with not-for-profit organizations, industry and business. We will establish the Guild as a distinct voice, focusing activity on core areas of engagement with clearly defined outcomes and instruments of measurement. The Guild will be an effective voice to further research, create innovation for public benefit, and enrich public debate at European and national levels.

The Guild is a transformative network of European research-led universities that is committed to optimizing the opportunities afforded by its members' world- leading research. Through the knowledge they produce, the Guild will engage with policy- makers, enhance public debate, promote excellence in higher education, and collaborate with private and public institutions to solve global problems. Through the commitment of its members for collaborative exchange in research, innovation and public engagement, the Guild will set new standards for the effectiveness of a university network externally, and for each member's access to policy and research funding opportunities.

The Guild Core Principles

Members of the Guild share a commitment to research quality as the key driver for knowledge creation, to better inform policy-making and the targeting of research funding in the EU, and to develop close partnerships with cultural organizations, think tanks, industry and businesses. The Core Principles which underpin the Guild embody a vision of how common and shared activity strengthens the best practice and builds capacity within each member institution. Through its core activities, the Guild will further serve to amplify each member's voice in a national context.

  1. Promote the pursuit of knowledge, and be a strong voice in defence of free research, academic freedom and the integrity of the researcher.
  2. Position research-intensive universities as the principal drivers of the European knowledge economy, indispensable for further innovation and the creation of high-quality jobs, improvements to medicine and the quality of life, the understanding of culture and what it is to be human, and the success of European countries as close neighbours and advocates of human rights.
  3. Collectively effect change through frank and open dialogue, and drive policy by establishing an agenda-setting voice, exchanging knowledge broadly, and leading on democratic debate within European and national contexts.
  4. Create opportunities and provide support for innovation and entrepreneurship through sustained collaboration with leading industry and business partners, including SMEs, NGOs as well as other private and public bodies both nationally and within Europe.
  5. Support inclusivity and equal opportunities through its academic engagement, including in relation to social mobility, minorities, sustainability, and gender.
  6. Promote the sustainability of European funding to enhance research, teaching and innovation across all parts of Europe according to the principles of excellence.
  7. Foster a commitment to the breadth of human knowledge, including SSAH (the social sciences, arts and humanities), STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine), as well as new and emerging fields across disciplines.
  8. Share best practice and benchmarking data for the continued advancement of Guild members - individually and collectively - to develop deeper understandings and build collaboration on areas of synergy and research strength.
  9. Play a leading role in global discussions on the importance of research and education for the benefit of society, culture and the economy.