Unite! supports the manifesto for the future of universities in Europe

The Manifesto presents students’ ideas on the future of Higher Education in Europe, as well as recommendations to make European universities more in line with their expectations.
The image shows EU flag and text European Universities Community - the voice of European students.

In the perspective of the Conference on the Future of Europe which took place this past January, students from Bachelor’s to PhD from all European universities were invited to design a manifesto. This Conference was designed to be an incubator for new proposals for shaping the university of tomorrow,  involving national authorities, the European Commission and drawing in particular on the feedback from the 41 alliances set up under the “European Universities” initiative.  

Because universities are at the forefront of innovation and host an increasing number of students and European citizens, they should be the leaders of global change in our common future. European students were the actors and writers of this manifesto, which is a public statement setting up an agenda for action. It compiles their interests for challenges ahead and their awareness that Europe and European alliances are the appropriate level to answer the key issues of our time.

Unite! has already expressed its support at the institutional level:

Within Unite!’s student community, the members of Sure!, the student forum within Unite!, also wish to express their support for the Manifesto for the future of universities in Europe: 

“We believe that a common goal shared by all students within the European University Alliances is the first step towards true cooperation and collaboration between universities, something that Unite! strives to promote.”

“Unity and understanding between European students is needed to progress towards an equal yet diverse, and sustainable yet technologically advanced Europe. A European common degree would be of great help towards this goal. Thus, we support this manifesto’s proposal for a joint degree, as it also ensures the cultural and linguistic identity of each country.”

More information

 Read and sign the Manifesto on the Future of Universities in Europe here.

Unite! University Alliance

Aalto University is a member of Unite! alliance together with eight other European universities. Unite! will create a new model for European university education by strengthening the mobility of students and staff, and fostering the quality, inclusiveness and competitiveness of European higher education. Unite! is one of the European University Alliances funded by the European Commission.

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