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Welcome to a new European University

Meet ULYSSEUS,
the European University
for the citizens
of the Future

An international, open-to-the-world, person-centered, and entrepreneurial University that will shape Europe’s future. Come meet our goals, community and partners.

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KEY GOALS

A thrilling endeavor
to shape the
Future of Europe

We have a vision: to develop an excellency-recognized European University built upon the European values of social cohesion and respect for human rights. We strongly believe that European Universities should be open-to-the-world, solidary institutions beyond European borders. This is what our journey will lead us to:

01. To modernize our universities

We want to contribute to the modernization of our educational institutions by developing a long-lasting Ulysseus territorial and digital Innovation Ecosystem. To that end, we will rely on:

  1. The Ulysseus community, representing the helix: partner universities and associated partners.
  2. The Ulysseus campus: Central Management Office, Digital Platform and Innovation Hubs.

02. To contribute to the development of our regions and cities

We aim to implement a series of student-centered, flexible, and work-based European Joint Programmes, interlinked with research and knowledge transfer activities. This is what we are working on:

  1. European Degrees
  2. Ulysseus internship programme
  3. Short-format courses
  4. Erasmus+ & Horizon Europe new projects
  5. Joint Research Centers
  6. Joint Incubators
  7. Living labs
  8. Matching4cooperation App
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03. To reduce the competence gap

Our goal is to prepare highly-skilled digital, multilingual, and entrepreneurial European citizens through a combination of innovative learning and teaching activities. These are some of the top-notch skills that will be promoted:

  1. +2 Language programme
  2. Career development
  3. Lifelong learning
  4. Entrepreneurship and design-thinking
  5. Innovative learning solutions for teachers
  6. Competences for non-academic staff

04. To enhance the knowledge and practice of the European values

We want to help shape the European citizen of the future. A citizen characterized by their respect to human rights, equality, and inclusiveness. Boosting the representation of women in STEAM is another of our main ambitions. These are some of our key programmes:

  1. European citizenship promotion
  2. Citizen engagement
  3. Special needs
  4. Gender equality
  5. Scholarship for disadvantaged groups
  6. Elderlies’ internationalization
  7. Open Classes sites
  8. Science shop
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05. To promote an open-to-the-world model of University

A combination of in-person and virtual mobility is no longer a wish. It is part of what we understand by a European University of the future. Moreover, we want to enhance the recognition and massive use of the European Student Card. This is what we are investing in programmes for:

  1. Mobility of students, academic and non-academic staff
  2. Green Deal mobility scheme for climate protection
  3. High Schools mobility 
  4. International cooperation
  5. Welcoming international visitors
  6. Talent Magnet 
  7. International promotion
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COMMUNITY

A strong community
is what pushes us forward

THE ULYSSEUS ALLIANCE: DIVERSE AND COMPLEMENTARY

Ulysseus thrives on a strong sense of community. From the oldest to the youngest educational institutions, from comprehensive to specialized business and technical Universities, from established, research-based centers to experts in entrepreneurship and academic innovation, our motto is to combine efforts, connect Europe, and gather the best of each region. This is the crew for our travel:

PARTNER UNIVERSITIES

* Coordinating University

HAAGA-HELIA UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (Finland)

Haaga-Helia is a strongly business-orientated University of Applied Sciences that focuses on co-operation, entrepreneurship, innovation and internationality. Haaga-Helia’s strategic core areas corresponding to the needs of business life are: Business Development, Entrepreneurship, Experiential Service Innovation, Value through Sales, New Emerging Technology and Transformative Pedagogy.

UNIVERSITY OF GENOA (Italy)

UniGe is one of the largest universities in Italy. It is defined by its high-level multidisciplinary, multinational educational pathways, its research projects and innovation activities, and its active technological transfer. UniGe provides long-standing expertise in social cohesion and public engagement empowerment.

UNIVERSITÉ CÔTE D`AZUR (France)

UCA is a research-intensive university relying on a strong cluster of Higher Education and research institutions. In 2016, Côte d’Azur won a prestigious “IDEX” award, placing it among the top 10 world-class, comprehensive universities in France. UCA provides its own experience of transforming a campus.

MCI | THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SCHOOL®️ (Austria)

MCI follows the concept of an Entrepreneurial School covering Higher Education, research and transfer into practice for management, society, technology and life sciences. MCI empowers motivated people to achieve outstanding performance, provides profound academic competence and creates innovative know-how transfer within a strong international network.

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KOŠICE (Slovakia)

TUKE closely co-operates with private sector and industrial organizations throughout the region and it is a leading institution in the field of regional development. Its strong background with multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to global problems solving are key contributions of TUKE to the consortium.

University of Seville (Spain, Coordinator)

USE is a historic university, the second largest in Spain in number of students, with a relevant and robust comprehensive formation, internationally recognized for its academic excellence, research and technology transfer background. USE ranks 8th in scientific production and 1st in international patents in Spain. USE provides strong expertise in coordinating European consortia.

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United, we are stronger. These are Ulysseus partner universities in figures:

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ASSOCIATED PARTNERS

95 associated partners are joining Ulysseus in its adventure, and the Alliance keeps its arms open to collaborate with new allies that could contribute to Ulysseus’ goals.

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Regional Governments

6

CITY HALLS

8

NGOs & City Associations

7

Student Associations

14

Business Confederations

6

Research Centers

48

COMPANIES

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INNOVATION HUBS

Six innovation hubs
six R&I challenges
one innovation ecosystem

Innovation Hubs are the innovative joint structures for collaboration within the Ulysseus community. They will be at the centre of the co-creation process for transdisciplinary and challenge-driven education, intertwined with research and knowledge transfer programmes, and the promotion of citizen engagement and European values.

Our six Innovation Hubs, one at each university, are aligned with six R&D regional and local challenges, in turn responding to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the European Green Deal, and the Horizon Europe clusters and missions.

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ULYSSEUS CAMPUS

An essential support
for a territorial and
digital interconnected entity

Along with our six Innovation Hubs, two joint structures participate in the achievement of our five Goals: the Central Management Office, and the Digital Platform. Together, these three structures define the center of gravity of our partners’ collaboration. This Innovation Ecosystem is Ulysseus’ unique and distinguishing feature.

The Central Management Office, sited at USE, will give centralized support for management and governance of Ulysseus. It will have branches at UCA (Digitalization Unit) and MCI (International Center). The Digital Platform, located at UCA, will be a one stop shop for accessing scientific facilities, R&I services and brokerage, career boosting programmes, virtual courses and mobility. The Ulysseus Student Association (TUKE) will be the six universities student’s voice at all academic levels.

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CONTACT

Are you up for this amazing journey?

Whether you are a university, a company, an NGO, or a student or citizen association, we want to hear from you. Ulysseus’ open-to-the-world model keeps its arms open to new institutions that may collaborate with the Alliance. Let us know your thoughts, ideas and proposals by any of these means.

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

Haaga-Helia is a strongly business-orientated University of Applied Sciences that focuses on co-operation, entrepreneurship, innovation and internationality. Haaga-Helia’s strategic core areas corresponding to the needs of business life are: Business Development, Entrepreneurship, Experiential Service Innovation, Value through Sales, New Emerging Technology and Transformative Pedagogy.

University of Genoa (Italy)

UniGe is one of the largest universities in Italy. It is defined by its high-level multidisciplinary, multinational educational pathways, its research projects and innovation activities, and its active technological transfer. UniGe provides long-standing expertise in social cohesion and public engagement empowerment.

Université Côte d'Azur (France)

UCA is a research-intensive university relying on a strong cluster of Higher Education and research institutions. In 2016, Côte d’Azur won a prestigious “IDEX” award, placing it among the top 10 world-class, comprehensive universities in France. UCA provides its own experience of transforming a campus.

MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®️ (Austria)

MCI follows the concept of an Entrepreneurial School covering Higher Education, research and transfer into practice for management, society, technology and life sciences. MCI empowers motivated people to achieve outstanding performance, provides profound academic competence and creates innovative know-how transfer within a strong international network.

Technical University of Košice (Slovakia)

TUKE closely co-operates with private sector and industrial organizations throughout the region and it is a leading institution in the field of regional development. Its strong background with multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to global problems solving are key contributions of TUKE to the consortium.

University of Seville (Spain, Coordinator)

USE is a historic university, the second largest in Spain in number of students, with a relevant and robust comprehensive formation, internationally recognized for its academic excellence, research and technology transfer background. USE ranks 8th in scientific production and 1st in international patents in Spain. USE provides strong expertise in coordinating European consortia.