Call for applications for UlysseusCitiesMD, the first joint Ulysseus master’s degree, now open

The master’s degree addresses the main challenges of energy transition and decarbonized systems, priority issues in European policy.

Call for applications for UlysseusCitiesMD, the first joint Ulysseus master’s degree, now open

UlysseusCitiesMD, the first master’s degree designed by the European University Ulysseus, has opened the registration phase for students. This first degree has been designed by the six member universities that are taking part in the first phase of Ulysseus: the University of Seville (Spain), the University of Genoa (Italy), Université of Côte D’Azur (France), Technical University of Košice (Slovakia), MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® (Austria), Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (Finland).

This first Ulysseus master’s degree aims to offer a joint and fully transnational challenge-based programme that bridges the areas of Energy, Transport, Mobility and Smart Cities in an interdisciplinary way, to address the key challenges in energy transition and decarbonized systems, which are the key priorities in European politics. The curriculum is also designed to attract high-skilled students within and outside the EU, and it is aligned with the latest labour market and research & innovation needs, including a just transition towards renewable energies and the development of smart cities and urban areas.

Study Programme

UlysseusCitiesMD is a 120 ECTS study programme, divided into two years (4 semesters, 30 ETCS each), with three main parts (the “Core”, the “flexible semester, and the “getting into the sector semester”). From the structural point of view, UlysseusCitiesMD offers flexible and modular pathways, with embedded mobility (physical, virtual or blended) and traineeships, which will be tailored to the students’ preferences for research, innovation or professional activity. The academic year will begin on the 23rd of October.

After the end of their studies, students will identify multiple career pathways, aligning learning outcomes to industry, business, academia, and civil society stakeholder needs, and fostering of a broad industry- and research-ready skillset.


During the first year of the programme, students will enrol at the University of Seville with the option to spend the second semester at TUKE on a mobility basis, allowing them to complete the first year at two different universities. During the second year the mobility options increase: for the third semester students must choose to go to the Université Côte d’Azur (UCA), the MCI, the University of Genoa (UniGe) or the University of Applied Sciences of Haaga-Helia (HH), depending on the electives they select. Finally, students can choose to go to any of the six partner universities for the Internship and Master’s Thesis module.

All information about the study programme, application procedures, recognition of qualifications and periods of study, including recognition of prior learning, costs and other useful information is available on the UlysseusCitiesMD website.

About Ulysseus

Ulysseus Alliance vision for 2030 is to develop an excellency-recognized and internationally attractive open to the world, persons-centred and entrepreneurial European University for the citizens of the future. By doing so, our ambition is to contribute to shape the European Higher Education and Research Areas, and hence the future of Europe.

Ulysseus is one of the 50 European Universities selected by the European Commission to become the universities of the future. Led by the University of Seville together with seven other universities in Europe (the University of Genoa, Italy; Université Côte d’Azur, France; the Technical University of Košice, Slovakia; MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®, Austria; Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland; the University of Münster, Germany; and the University of Montenegro, Montenegro), the project will allow students, researchers and graduates to move freely between universities, carry out internships in companies and start high-impact research projects.

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