Ulysseus CitiesMD


Ulysseus CitiesMD follows an integrated approach involving the participation of partner universities, students and associated partners. The following page explain the role of all involved stakeholders.

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Partner Universities

Ulysseus CitiesMD is the first joint pilot master degree of Ulysseus European University and it is led and coordinated by the University of Seville (Spain).

A total of six universities of the Ulysseus alliance are involved in this Joint European Programme:

  • University of Seville (Spain) – Coordinating University
  • Université Côte d’Azur (France)
  • University of Genoa (Italy)
  • MCI The Entrepreneurial School (Austria)
  • Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

All partner universities jointly participate in the joint academic governance, admission and recognition, teaching and evaluation, master thesis supervision and assessment, mobility, traineeships (research), and internal QA procedures. They all provide students support, resources and promotion and dissemination of the joint programme.

Consortium members


USE is responsible for coordinating the accreditation of the joint programme, participated by the six partner universities. Due to regulatory constrains, the joint programme has been accredited in Spain (through ACCUA), Austria, and France (upon recognition by the EQAR-registered Austrian and French Evaluation Agencies).


Because of their programme accreditation status, University of Seville (Spain), MCI |The Entrepreneurial School ® (Austria) and Université Côte d’Azur (France) will be the three student-enrolling HEI, whereas Technical University of Košice (Slovakia), University of Genoa (Italy) and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (Finland) will receive UlysseusCitiesMD students only on a mobility basis. The consortium expects UlysseusCitiesMD to be recognized in Slovakia and Italy, so the joint programme could be also part of the academic offer of Technical University of Košice (Slovakia) and University of Genoa (Italy).


As coordinator, University of Seville (Spain) is also appointed for issuing of the physical joint degree (diploma), and its joint diploma supplement, awarded by University of Seville (Spain), MCI |The Entrepreneurial School ® (Austria) and Université Côte d’Azur (France). University of Seville will be also in charge of the administrative and financial management of UlysseusCitiesMD trough the master Secretariat that will be sited at the University of Seville International Graduate School.


The Ulysseus students have participated in the joint programme design and will participate in UlysseusCitiesMD academic governance and internal QA procedures. They could also participate in peer-teaching and assessment, on a voluntary basis.

Associated Partners

The Ulysseus associated partners have a decisive role in the design and implementation of the joint programme. Ulysseus has so far 114 associated partners comprising regional and local governments, specific companies, business confederations, student’s and citizen’s associations, NGOs, research centers and think-tanks.

All of them have committed to collaborate in Ulysseus activities. Among then, a reduced group (comprising representatives of our cities, technological centers, companies, business corporations and associations of students and citizens) was selected to participate in the joint programme co-creation process.

Ulysseus associated partners will participate in the academic governance and QA structure, admission and selection of students, teaching & training (with an important role in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship), and supervision and evaluation of the master thesis.

They will provide places for professional traineeships, and student’s support (i.e., by participating in the career guidance programme).