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Unite! University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering

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Imagine a university that offers you all the schooling from seven European high-profile scientific universities.
Imagine how mobility between these seven campus can be simplified thanks to common procedures and services that will allow you to live the digital campus experience, whenever you want to.
Imagine innovative learning methods, and being able to learn a language as well as discovering different European cultures thanks to your study program!

European alliance Unite! makes all of the above possible. University Grenoble Alpes is part of this partnership, along with 6 other European universities.

In concrete terms, Unite! will achieve these objectives though the following activities:

For students

  • Mobility, both physical and virtual within the Unite! network is possible for all students of partner universities. Students can participate in joint programs, summer schools, online courses as well as short mobility programs.
    Discover student opportunities below.
  • Easy access to language and culture courses of all possible destinations.

Pour les étudiants

Pour les doctorants

For Doctoral Students

  • Doctoral students can participate in programs collectively elaborated among Unite! partners for which research is closely linked to learning process, innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Mobility in the Unite! network is also possible within the framework of scientific collaborations.


For Staff

  • All staff working in Unite! partner universities can carry out mobilities, especially during themed Staff Weeks.
  • Staff are encouraged to participate in Unite!work packages when relevant.
  • Staff have access to the Teaching and Learning Academy, which aims to guide teachers develop flexible and pedagogically innovative academic career.
    Discover staff opportunities below.

Unite! Personnels

Acteurs territoires

For regional stakeholders

  • Stakeholders on the territory (companies, authorities) benefit from an access to structures of innovation and entrepreneurship which allow them to constitute strong international partnerships.

What is more, Unite! develops models of collaborative management and governance, as well as support services, communication and quality assurance for Unite! inter-university campus.

Unite! has been granted an additional funding in July 2020 from European program Horizon 2020. Within this scope and thanks to its educational dimension, Unite! develops a strategy of research and innovation (R&I).

More information on the origins and the functioning of Unite!

Map Unite! Unite! is a network of universities extended from Finland to Portugal, connecting European regions of economic prospect, entrepreneurship and innovation. Together the seven partners have 167,000 students and annually 36,700 graduates.

They are already cooperating closely on more than 80 EU projects and have exchanged over 2,000 students in the past five years.

Unite! originates from CLUSTER network and builds on three decades of close and dedicated cooperation on different aspects of higher education, research, innovation and social responsibility.

The Unite! partners share a common view towards regional embeddedness, technology transfer, and engineering and science education, with complementary multidisciplinary approaches.

Structure of the Unite! Alliance

The Unite! alliance is coordinated by TU Darmstadt, Germany and is officially represented by the Unite! President. TU Darmstadt President Tanja Brühl was elected as Unite! president for a period of three years by the Unite! Governing Platform at the Kick-off event for Unite! in November 2019.

The Unite! Secretariat based at TU Darmstadt coordinates and leads unite! and is headed by Secretary General Andreas Winkler. The Secretariat is responsible for managing the alliance. All development objectives and challenges, whether short or long-term of Unite! are being handled by working groups.

The Unite! activities within each of the partner universities are managed by the Unite! Key Liaison Officers. Brigitte Plateau is the Key Liaison Officer at Grenoble INP - UGA.

Among all ten Work Packages, Grenoble INP – UGA is leading the work package Unite! MOBILITY4ALL – STAFF and leads subtasks within two other Work Packages as well: "LANGUAGE CENTER" and  "INTERNATIONALIZATION at HOME".  It is also leadingthe work package "SHARING INFRASTRUCTURES AND RESOURCES" in the field of research.

Altogether, more than 80 Grenoble INP - UGA staff and student members are actively involved in Unite!’s development.

News from Unite!

  • A bright and mostly sunny Stockholm welcomed more than 200 Unite! staff members and students for the Unite! Summer Community Event June 13-15. The event gathered members of the Erasmus+ Task Forces and the Horizon 2020 Work Packages and around 30 meetings were scheduled. In addition, a number of open seminars were arranged on different Unite!-related themes.
  • Unite! wants to pave the way for the excellence in research, innovation and education that is essential to meet the challenges of our time. Our Mission Statement 2030 embodies these commitments and is the result of a concerted effort by the entire Unite! community.
  • The 5th Unite! Dialogue, “New Horizons”, took place on 8-10 March, hosted by KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The two new future partner universities - Graz University of Technology and Wroclaw University of Science and Technology - presented themselves to the alliance community and the Dialogue was the first event at which the Horizon 2020 project was fully represented.

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Date of update March 3, 2022

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