4EU+ Alliance

The 4EU+ European University Alliance has one vision: to create a new quality of cooperation in teaching, education, research and administration. The cooperation is based on a common understanding of the idea of the European university that builds on academic freedom and autonomy and ensures fair access and participation in education.

To build this new kind of integrated European university system, the 4EU+ Alliance will focus on three challenges:

  • Boost Meaningful Mobility – Better integrating our curricula and making mobility seamless for students in terms of education and employment prospects, while accommodating diverse needs and preferences.

  • Increase inclusiveness and balance at a European level - Redressing inequalities in university capabilities to attract funding, gain international visibility and fully develop their potential in education, research, innovation and employment opportunities.

  • Develop a common challenge-based framework for education – Designing flexible learning paths and ensuring graduates have 21st-century skills that combine research-based education, diverse language skills and a strong global and European outlook.

The Rectors of six partner universities—Charles, Heidelberg and Sorbonne Universities, and the Universities of Copenhagen, Milan and Warsaw—have come together to establish a shared, seamless infrastructure, which will bring together professors, researchers, students and staff from six institutions.


Capella Carolina and Collegium Paedagogicum perform Mozart's Requiem together

The University of Heidelberg’s Capella Carolina and Charles University‘s Collegium Paedagogicum performed together on 14 July in Heidelberg and on 21 July in Prague to commemorate the victims of the Thirty Years’ War.

30 July 2019

Sorbonne University opens an artificial intelligence centre

On 19 June 2019, Sorbonne University, together with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Natural History Museum and several other partners, officially launched the Sorbonne University Centre for Artificial Intelligence (SCAI).

29 July 2019

Joint Projects

Joint projects supported by Charles University mini-grants

Charles University has selected twenty joint projects focused on research-based education to support in the form of seed funding. Often multidisciplinary projects within the 4EU+ Flagships were submitted by teams composed of partners from at least three 4EU+ universities.

Flagship 1) Health and demographic change in an urban environment

Changing environments and demographics have direct impact on the health of our citizens. To take on the interconnected issues of an ageing population, urban density and its environmental impacts and healthcare demands, this flagship focuses on the development of new multidisciplinary approaches to research techniques, teaching and learning methods.

Flagship 2) Europe in a changing world: Understanding and engaging societies, economies, cultures and languages

There is a pressing need to address crucial questions such as what challenges lie ahead for a united Europe, which areas could be sources of potential European division and which areas can contribute to stronger European unity across the board.

Flagship 3) Transforming science and society: Advancing information, computation and communication

The proposed flagship is a novel combination of approaches to attack questions about big data and computational sciences. Researchers from the network bring expertise and tools developed in their independent research programs to bear on this problem. We have formed a unique interdisciplinary team of researchers from our network with the computational expertise.

Flagship 4) Biodiversity and sustainable development

An ever-increasing demand on resources and serious disruptions from climate change are topics that must be efficiently addressed by contemporary science, and which must be based on deep understanding of the underlying processes and principles. Adequate education of future specialists in the field must be based on high-quality research, while long-term maintenance of the research community cannot exist without top quality education of new generations of researchers.

Academic Partnership for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (API)

Project sponsored by the Polish National for Academic Exchange NAWA which aims to develop durable solutions in the area of scientific cooperation.