About compass

Leading Ulysseus to become a European University excellence model through Research and Innovation


COMPASS is the flagship for the Ulysseus R&I agenda. Its aim is to build upon this vision by establishing Ulysseus as a model of excellence for research and innovation transformation in line with the shared, integrated, long-term joint strategy of the alliance, boosting synergies between the European Research Area and the European Education Area. It will support the development of strategies and concrete action plans in order to position Ulysseus as an institutional transformation model at research and innovation level.

COMPASS is a coordination and support project that will provide good practices to institutions inside and outside the alliance, leading the European University Ulysseus in a transforming process to boost interlinked Research, Innovation and Education with high impact in local and regional development, thus, contributing to the economic, social and cultural growth of Europe.

Through COMPASS, the alliance will reinforce their joint long-term vision for research and innovation to drive systemic, structural and sustainable impact at all levels of the institutions involved.

What is coming?

COMPASS Research Workshop in Innsbruck

Innsbruck, 12-15 September 2022

Ulysseus' Innovation Hub of Food, Biotechnology & Circular Economy, hosted by MCI | The Entrepreneurial School in Austria, is inviting researchers from the alliance working in the fields of food technology, agricultural sciences, biosciences, biotechnology, and circular economy to foster exchanges and get-together activities in order to build and strengthen future collaborations and research activities within and beyond the alliance.

This workshop is one of the activities of the summer school and will bring together researchers and lecturers from all Ulysseus partner universities. The aim of this event is to get in touch with the relevant players in the fields of food, biotechnology & circular economy; explore collaborations in forthcoming Horizon Europe and Erasmus + project proposals in the areas of food systems, biotechnology & circular economy; building consortia for Horizon and Erasmus + proposals and explore the development of joint study programs on this very same field.

Latest news

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Webinar | Human-Centric AI and its applications

On 21 April at 1 pm CET, Ulysseus Artificial Intelligence Innovation Hub, based at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, will host the webinar titled “Human-Centric Artificial Intelligence and its applications”. At this webinar Stephan Schögl, Tuomas Varanka, Himanshu Sahni and Heli Kortesalmi will discuss about different topics on the interaction of users and artificial intelligence (AI) such as social machines, human emotion recognition and machine learning for digitalisation in education and research, among others.

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Webinar | Digitalization in life: a multidisciplinary approach

On 29 March at 3pm CET, Ulysseus Digital Innovation Hub, based at Technical University of Košice, will host the webinar titled “Digitalization in life: a multidisciplinary approach”. At this webinar Radoslav Delina, Radovan Hudak and Richard Kitta will explain how digitization or the use of data is affecting our daily lives.

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Webinar | New ideas for the age-old problem of aging

On 22 February at 2pm CET, Ulysseus Ageing and Well-being Innovation Hub, based at University Côte d’Azur, will host the webinar titled “New ideas for the age-old problem of aging”. This webinar will be led by Eric Gilson, Director of the IRCAN (Institute for research on Cancer and Aging) who will give an overview on the latest developments in the field of Aging Biology.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No 101035809