News

UNITE! network's first dialogue event at Aalto starts to pilot joint activities

The European university alliance explores new avenues for joint actions for mobility, support services and learning.
EU-lippuja ison rakennuksen edessä.

On 12-14 February, some 150 individuals representing faculty, staff, students and top management of seven European universities gather at Aalto University for the first ever UNITE! Dialogue event. The alliance of these universities was recently selected by the EU as a pilot project and it aims to create a European inter-university campus for students, faculty,  staff, regional and European partners  and society.

Mobility and online learning on the agenda

At this Dialogue event, participants plan the core actions that this new network will undertake, and they hear ideas of nine task force groups whose themes range from quality management and development of joint student services to flexible paths of mobility for students and faculty. On the agenda are for example processes by which joint initiatives in education development can support teachers in their daily work in all partner universities. Virtual and online learning experts meet to share their views and vision of socially inclusive virtual learning and teaching environments across Europe.

Unite-verkoston logo

Seven universities as members

The UNITE! (University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering) alliance was selected last summer as one of the 17 European pilots to be funded by the European Commission for 2019–2022. The kick-off was held at the coordinating university, TU Darmstadt in Germany last November, where the UNITE! Charter was signed by presidents of the 7 partners. Other partners in the network are KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), the Grenoble Institute of Technology (France), the Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona Tech (Spain) and the University of Lisbon (Portugal). 

See video from the kick-off event
 

Contact:
Professor Katrina Nordström, [email protected], +358 50 560 8370

  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!

Related news

Krister Ahlström istumassa puutarhassa.
Cooperation Published:

Greetings from Ikiteekkari: 'This is a huge test'

Krister Ahlström, honorary doctor and business influencer, urges the Aalto community members to preserve their social networks.
Mentorointi on ennen kaikkea yhteistyösuhde.
Cooperation, Studies, University Published:

Future skills briefcase

Eeva Korhonen shares insights on portable future work-life skills.
Mikael Lauharanta is a School of Business, Mikkeli Campus alumnus and co-founder and COO of Smarp
Cooperation, Studies Published:

School of Business alumni story: Mikael Lauharanta

School of Business, Mikkeli Campus alumnus Mikael Lauharanta appreciates the nature of studies in the BScBA Program: "It’s a fast paced program that prepares you well for the working life and all the challenges it might throw at you."
Julia Österlund, School of Business alumna in School of Business alumni story
Cooperation, Studies Published:

School of Business alumni story: Julia Österlund

School of Business alumna Julia Österlund studied two different majors at school and thinks that the diverse studies benefit her in her current job: ‘It is also great that I can combine everything I have studied at school - marketing, communications, information technology and calculus.’