The alliance

EUTOPIA is an ambitious alliance of 10 like-minded universities ready to reinvent themselves. Together, these 10 pioneers join forces to build the university of the future, aiming to become, by 2030, an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.

EUTOPIA will produce challenge-driven research and teaching, prepare empowered European graduates, champion regional and international involvement, and support diversity, inclusivity and widening citizenship.

Members of the alliance take the responsibility to respect, protect and realize these values in the building of the European University, with the surrounding territory and at a global scale.

These values are encapsulated in EUTOPIA’s collective vision: to take the opportunity and responsibility to assume a leading role in the expansion of knowledge society, with coordinated scientific efforts and societal efforts.

EUTOPIA Principles

EUTOPIA aims to create a collaborative and connected network of universities where they work together as one entity made up of multiple universities that are interconnected. The universities will work together in a coordinated manner to achieve common goals, such as producing challenge-driven research, promoting diversity and inclusivity, and preparing empowered graduates. The commitment to collaboration, innovation, and excellence in higher education will work under these principles:

  • Geared towards the challenges of the future: The alliance will be challenge-drive to prepare students and staff as European citizens and lifelong learners who care and act for the future of the planet and humanity.
  • Student-centred and student-empowering: The alliance will provide transformative and open learning opportunities, and extended horizons of expectation and ability, both across Europe and throughout the world.
  • Attentive to the plurality, potentiality and international pre-eminence of Europe’s regions: The alliance will build on its place-making strengths, connecting cultures and contexts in order to enhance European capability and creativity, and support the international pre-eminence of European innovation and influence.
  • Committed to the principles of openness and inclusion: The alliance will foster and support knowledge co-creation, by building open resources and collaborative platforms, endorsing open science agendas, and sponsoring the access, mobility and inclusivity mechanisms that liberate our intellectual and social potential.