Since the approval of the new proposal by the European Commission the latest meetings Unite! Steering Committee have been in the locations of the
universities of the new partners of the alliance: Wrocław Tech hosted the Unite! Steering Committee on 6-7 September and now in TU Graz.
"A tight agenda", says TU Graz host and KLO Sabine Prem and adds: "As one of two new full members of the Unite! alliance we are very honoured to host this memorable committee meeting that marks the beginning of a new Unite! era. At TU Graz we look forward to be inspired and to inspire our partners when we work together on a bright future of European higher education."
Plans for the next four years
In the now granted proposal, Unite! makes explicit its will to be a model European university of innovation, technology and engineering that addresses the Sustainable Development Goals through a digital and green transition. To achieve it, the alliance will foster bottom-up community development and strengthen student participation and engagement in all its working groups.
Among the various projects that the alliance is working on, a more concrete output is to advance in the implementation of the European Degree and the development of a European Doctoral School around its focus areas: Sustainable Energy, Artificial Intelligence, Industry 4.0 or Entrepreneurship.
Work package leaders presented in TU Graz their programmes for the months ahead and a common understanding of deliverables and tasks was achieved among committee members. Furthermore, steering committee members discussed student involvement through SURE! and were updated on future funding for R&I for European Universities as well as possible associated partners.
Dates for the student festival in Lisbon in the summer 2023 (29.6.-1.7.2023) were set as were those for the upcoming three Dialogues in Grenoble (28.2.-2.3.2023), Wroclaw (19.-21.9.2023) and Graz (27.-29.2.2024).
In the new proposal the nine working groups, each led by one of the partner universities, will continue to build the umbrella for all these projects covering the areas of Management, Governance and Quality Assurance (TUDa); Digital Campus (TU Graz); Inclusion, Diversity and Well-being (ULisboa); Innovative Teaching and Learning (Aalto); Flexible Educational Offerings (KTH); Professional Development and Training (Grenoble INP-UGA); PhD for Research, Innovation and Society (PoliTO); Open Innovation Community for Green Transition (Wroclaw Tech) and Strategic Outreach, Impact and Dissemination (UPC).