Global partnerships

Una Europa

An alliance of eleven leading European research universities with global reputation and reach.

What is Una Europa?

Unique opportunities for students and staff to study, collaborate and research with some of the most impressive universities in Europe. Drawing on our collective strengths to create a genuinely European inter-university environment, a University of the Future. Una Europa has big ambitions - this alliance offers a testbed to trial new innovative pedagogies and differing templates for mobility, encouraging new practices with tried and tested partners from across Europe.

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Una Europa and Edinburgh

In 2019 the first European University Alliances were funded by the European Commission. The University of Edinburgh was one of only three UK Universities and the only Scottish University in a funded alliance. 

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Impact Report 2019-2022 

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Una Europa 2030 Strategy

Video: Una Europa Voyage Video
In 2019, Una Europa set sail for a University of the Future. Together, we mapped uncharted waters, scoping the unknown and shining a guiding light for others. Now we’re ready to take on the next leg of our voyage to a University of the Future.



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Helen McMillan

Regional Director Europe

  • Una Europa Senior Local Lead
  • Europe Regional Team
  • Edinburgh Global

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  • Based in Edinburgh, Helen is responsible for devising the University's regional plan for Europe. She works with colleagues across the University to co-ordinate European activities and engagement.