Una Europa

Una Europa is a unique alliance of 11 leading European research universities working together to create a truly inter-university environment - creating new opportunities for students and staff through research, joint programmes, and collaborative projects.

In 2019, in response to the European Commission’s European University Initiative, eleven leading European research universities came together to create a unique alliance – Una Europa:

a map showing the locations of Una Europa universities
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna
  • University College Dublin/An Coláiste Ollscoile Baile Átha Cliath
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Helsingin yliopisto/Helsingfors universitet
  • Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie
  • Universiteit Leiden
  • KU Leuven
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Universität Zürich

Collectively we educate over 500,000 students and count almost 100,000 university staff, with digital learners numbering in the millions. Una Europa aims to draw on our collective strengths to create a truly inter-university environment, University of the Future.

Our membership in the Una Europa alliance creates unique opportunities for students and staff to study, collaborate and research with some of the most impressive universities in Europe. 

Read more about Edinburgh and Una Europa's key achievements:

Impact Report  2019-2022 - Edinburgh and Una Europa 

Una Europa for Academic Staff

Una Europa Seed Funding, visiting professorships, networking, training opportunities and more give you the tools to catalyse innovation.

Una Europa for Professional Services Staff

Offering professional service staff the opportunity to network with other professionals across the alliance, build new skills and enjoy mobility opportunities to partner universities.

Una Europa for Students

Learn leadership skills, apply for summer schools abroad and connect with fellow students across the alliance with Una Europa student opportunities.

Una Europa Student Network

Take on a leadership role or simple be part of the Una Europa student community.

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