One Comprehensive Research-Intensive European University
As the 4EU+ Alliance, we aim to create an integrated European University that seamslessly connects its eight member institutions.
This is 1CORE – One Comprehensive Research-Intensive European University. On 27 July 2022, this 4-year project was selected under the 2022 European Universities call launched by the European Commission.
The 2019 European Universities Initiative call supported the 4EU+ Alliance vision to kick-start the building up of a truly integrated university system. In 2022, the Alliance committed to further deepening the collaboration established over the previous years in education, research and innovation among member universities.
In the new project, the 4EU+ Alliance will focus on consolidating a model of One Comprehensive European Research-Intensive University based on a common multi- and interdisciplinary educational offer, research-based, innovative pedagogies and enhanced physical and virtual mobility. Through 1CORE, we aim to deepen the multidimensional student-centred approach and develop new joint digital infrastructures and services, with the view of further improving our existing governance and management framework.
The 1CORE project is coordinated by the Association 4EU+ European University Alliance e.V., created in 2021 to foster coordination and efficiency among 4EU+ member universities. The project involves Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic), Heidelberg University (Germany), Sorbonne University (Paris, France), University of Copenhagen (Denmark), University of Milan (Italy) and the University of Warsaw (Poland). The University of Geneva (Switzerland) – a member of the 4EU+ Alliance since summer 2022 – will participates in the project-related activities with the financial support of the Swiss government agency Movetia.
The project encompasses five work packages:
T1.1: Setting up a management framework for the project
T1.2: Administrative and financial management of the project
T1.3: Quality management and assessment of the project
T2.1: Framing and structuring innovative curricula tailored to 4EU+ students
T2.2: 4EU+ Centre for Innovative and Digital Teaching and Learning
T2.3: Mobility scheme enlarging access for students
T3.1: Defining components for new flexible individual pathways
T3.2: Towards 4EU+ joint study programmes
T3.3: Creating 4EU+ environment for PhD candidates
T3.4: Challenge-based approaches to support flagships' development and excellence
T4.1: 4EU+ Professional learning Academy
T4.2: Mainstream Open Science in 4EU+ universities
T4.3: 4EU+ University Press
T4.4: Develop knowledge sharing approaches within the Alliance and for society
T4.5: Disseminating the values of a green, digital and resilient 4EU+ Alliance
T5.1: Enable 4EU+ communities to access digital infrastructures, solutions and services
T5.2: Student portal
T5.3: 4EU+ services
T5.4: Data Management Policy
T6.1: Continuously evolving the 4EU+ common management and governance structures
T6.2: Procedure of assessing sustainability
T6.3: Building the 4EU+ academic community
T6.4: Piloting and further developing of the QMS 4EU+ QUALITY for effective governance
T7.1: Communication and dissemination plan
T7.2: Communication activities
T7.3: Dissemination events
T7.4: For students and by students' communication
The joint work plan contains activities that are the most relevant to reach the Alliance’s strategic objectives and that will enable them to achieve the long-term vision of European Universities. According to the 4EU+ Alliance’s updated joint strategy, the joint work plan addresses the following six strategic dimensions: