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Una Europa Student Award

Student opportunity

Calling all changemakers! The Una Europa Student Award 2024 is ready to amplify your voice!

About the Una Europa Student Award

The Student Award 2024 offers a platform for students to voice their visions, dreams and innovative ideas for shaping the future of universities. It acknowledges the importance of student perspectives in driving meaningful change within academic institutions. 

The award encourages participants to critically examine the role of universities and propose alternative visions for a more inclusive, innovative, and sustainable future. 

The Challenge

This year’s Una Europa Student Award asks you to reimagine the University of the Future.

Universities have long histories and there are plenty of things we might learn from the past while also envisioning an even better future. How can we learn from the past and present when rethinking the University of the Future?

Participants are invited to focus their submissions on six key themes: Diversity and Inclusion, International Collaboration, Mobility, Research and Innovation, Teaching and Learning, and Sustainability. 

The award welcomes diverse forms of expression including written essays, videos and imagery, empowering students to communicate their visions in creative and impactful ways. 

The Prize

Six students will be awarded the Student Award 2024, one for each of the six themes listed above.

The Award includes:

  • Fully funded attendance at this year's Una Europa Student Congress, taking place at Freie Universität Berlin 24–27 September
    • You will receive a travel grant to cover travel and accommodation
  • Showcasing of the winning submissions to the Una Europa community
  • Hosting a joint session at the Student Congress together with the five other winners
    • This will be jointly developed with support from Una Europa staff

Application deadline

The application deadline is 3 June 2024.

Students building a tower using their hands

Una Europa Student Award

The Student Award is an annual call to award and showcase student visions, ideas, and creativity towards the aim of reinventing the university to create the University of the Future.