Unite! – building a European university of the future

Unite! is one of the European University Alliances funded by the European Commission. Aalto University is a member of Unite! alliance together with 6 other high-level European technical universities.

Unite! will set a new model for a European virtual and physical inter-university campus. Unite! will connect engineering, science and technology with the grand challenges of society in co-creation by students, faculty and staff – providing skills for a new generation of European and global citizens.
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Unite! for you

Imagine a university where you are affiliated to, not one, but up to seven top technical universities in Europe. Imagine that moving among these universities is a seamless process where administrative procedures, support structures and a virtual campus experience are offered jointly. Imagine teaching methods on the forefront and that learning at least one new European language and getting deeper insight into different European cultures are part of the curriculum.

Unite! will implement its mission and vision through the following activities:

For students

  • Physical and virtual mobility within Unite! for all students, extending to joint education, summer schools, on-line courses as well as new joint courses comprising a short-term mobility programme.
  • Language and culture courses.

For doctoral students

  • Jointly developed European doctoral programmes where research connects with learning, innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Mobility within Unite!

For staff

  • Mobility within Unite! for all staff, including thematic staff weeks.
  • Teaching and Learning Academy to help professors and educators develop models for flexible study paths and innovative pedagogies.

For the region

  • Access to innovation and entrepreneurship structures in other Unite! university regions and the possibility for regional actors to form new powerful international partnerships.

In addition to this, Unite! is also developing joint models for governance and management, support services, communication and quality assurance of the Unite! inter-university campus.

Unite! - why and how?

UNITE! news

Cooperation, Studies, University Published:

Welcome to the 3rd online Unite! Dialogue event, hosted by INP Grenoble

Unite! is an European University Alliance of Aalto University and 6 other high-level European technical universities. Every six months, all staff and students from the seven universities gathered within Unite! meet for a dialogue and cooperate around the various themes and activities of Unite!. The 3rd Dialogue is organized, from March 8th to 10th, by Grenoble INP - UGA in a 100% online format and offers for the 1st time, a session open to the general public.
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Studies Published:

Virtual exchange studies provide international experience for European students

What if you could go on a study exchange virtually? This might be possible if the ideas and plans of two Aalto University students are realised.
Participants discussing on a break.
Cooperation, University Published:

One year of UNITE!: pioneering the European higher education of the future

Since the kick-off in November last year, decisive foundations have been laid and various initiatives and projects have been launched.
Workshop at the Unite University Network meeting at Aalto
Cooperation Published:

Core actions of the UNITE! network consolidated at online dialogue

UNITE! opened their virtual doors to its second dialogue in September to representatives of the seven European partner universities.

Contacts at Aalto

 Katrina Nordström

Katrina Nordström

 Johanna Kaila

Johanna Kaila

Unite! Planning Officer
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