The Irish Universities Association (IUA) has welcomed the announcement of the results of the 2022 call for the European Universities Initiative (EUI).
Six IUA Universities are members of the European Universities alliances – Dublin City University, NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, TU Dublin, University College Cork and University College Dublin, each with a range of long-term strategic university partners across a range of other European countries. Each alliance will receive up to Ä14.4 million fund from Erasmus+, over a four-year period.
Munster Technological University and the South East Technological University are also partners in two successful new alliances. Along with IADT and the Technological University of the Shannon who are part of existing alliances, this brings the total number of Irish participants to ten.
These European Universities alliances aim to enhance the quality, attractiveness and competitiveness of European higher education institutions and contribute significantly to education, research and innovation across Europe.
Jennifer Cleary, IUA Head of International added: “The EUI alliances initiative offers Irish universities the chance to cooperate closely with other leading European institutions on the biggest issues of the day, transcending traditional geographical and disciplinary boundaries in order to develop exciting new joint programmes, enhanced student and staff mobility, joint research programmes, and a new EU-wide model of education, research and innovation.”