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European partners create new model for the future

Senior representatives from universities across Europe have gathered in Edinburgh to shape a project that will create innovative learning and research opportunities.

UNA Europa – a group of eight universities including Edinburgh – aims?to create a European-wide environment that will?redesign the education sector.

Edinburgh is one of the founding members of UNA Europa, alongside Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita? di Bologna, Universite? Paris 1 Panthe?on – Sorbonne, KU Leuven, Freie Universita?t Berlin and Jagiellonian University, Krakow.

Interdisciplinary programmes

The initiative will focus on four interdisciplinary areas – European studies, sustainability, cultural heritage and data science and AI.

Academics will work together to create joint programmes, new student exchange options and online learning opportunities.

Edinburgh will lead on the area of Data Science and AI along with the University of Helsinki, who will be officially confirmed as an eighth partner of the alliance at the event.

The European Universities Initiative will deliver several European joint degree programmes and aims to benefit two million Europeans through educational and civic engagement programmes.

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Senior representatives from universities across Europe have gathered in Edinburgh to shape a project that will create innovative learning and research opportunities. UNA Europa – a group of eight universities including Edinburgh – aims to create a European-wide environment that will redesign the education sector. Edinburgh is one of the founding members of UNA Europa, alongside Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita? di Bologna, Universite? Paris 1 Panthe?on – Sorbonne, KU Leuven, Freie Universita?t Berlin, University of Helsinki, and Jagiellonian University, Krakow.

European partnerships

Edinburgh remains committed to playing a strong role in European research and innovation collaborations.

Thirty per cent of the University’s research outputs are authored with European partners.

In the last twelve months Edinburgh has signed Memorandums of Agreement (MoA) with the University of Amsterdam, University College Dublin and the University of Helsinki.

The agreements will see joint PhDs created in the areas of economics, biology and medical & health humanities.

Staff

The University continues to welcome staff from around the world.

In the last year alone more than 250 non-UK EU staff joined the University.

Research

Edinburgh has participated in more than 300 large European collaborative projects, contributing to areas such as health research, information and communications technology and high-performance computing.

The University of Edinburgh has been proudly international for 436 years. It will continue to be a beacon of excellence, with a determinedly international outlook, for generations to come. UNA Europa and the European Universities Initiative will help universities like Edinburgh go beyond traditional boundaries – both geographical and interdisciplinary – and better equip students and staff for the future.

Professor Peter MathiesonPrincipal, the University of Edinburgh

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UNA Europa

Edinburgh and Europe

The University and Brexit