2022 is off to a good start for Una Europa, as the alliance of leading research universities welcomes a new member from the Netherlands. Leiden University and other Una Europa partners will draw on their collective strengths to shape the future of Europe through innovative education, research, and international exchange.
Established in 2018, the Una Europa alliance goes beyond traditional geographical and disciplinary boundaries to work towards a virtual ‘multi-campus’ European university of the future. The alliance’s flagship project 1Europe aims to establish a Europe-wide living lab with over twenty joint innovative formats for education and mobility at its core, including the Una Europa Joint Bachelor in European Studies and Joint PhD in Cultural Heritage as well as the Joint Micro Module in Sustainability and the Continuous Education Certificate in Data Science and AI. In the Una.Resin project, the alliance is taking the first steps towards developing a Una Europa ecosystem for research and innovation by building a common research and innovation agenda, developing joint strategies for sharing infrastructures, and strengthening human capital.
As a new member of the Una Europa alliance, Leiden University joins Freie Universität Berlin, KU Leuven, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, as well as the universities of Bologna, Edinburgh, Helsinki, and the Jagiellonian University in Kraków.
Leiden University encompasses seven faculties in two major Dutch cities: Leiden and the Hague. The campus in Leiden is home to the Leiden Law School, archaeology, and humanities. For natural sciences, medicine and social and behavioural sciences, the Leiden Bio Science Park is the place to be, and it’s where Leiden University joins forces with the business community and the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC). The focus in The Hague is on engaging with international organisations and the public sector, and the city is also home to Leiden University College. The Campus in The Hague is home to the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs.
With over 33,800 students and 7,100 staff members, Leiden University is a large, research-intensive institution with global reach that will make a strong contribution to the Una Europa community and further enhance the future strategy of the alliance.
Source: Una Europa website: https://www.una-europa.eu/stories/una-europa-welcome-leiden-university