University joins European Capitals network

The University has joined a leading network of universities across European capital cities as part of its deepening partnership with Europe.

The UNICA network, established in 1990, connects 49 leading European universities across 37 capital cities connecting over 160,000 staff and almost two million university students.

Edinburgh joins a prestigious group of leading European universities in major capital cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Dublin, Helsinki, Lisbon, Madrid, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Vienna and Warsaw.

We are delighted to be joining the UNICA network, connecting the City and University of Edinburgh with other leading European hubs for excellence across education and research. Our membership will serve to deepen and accelerate our partnership with Europe.

Professor James Smith Vice Principal International, the University of Edinburgh

Connecting European universities

UNICA seeks to facilitate international collaborations and promote academic leadership through understanding and sharing between its members throughout the European Higher Education Area.

It provides a forum in which the members can reflect on the needs of strategic change in university research, education, administration, and societal engagement.

We are delighted to welcome the University of Edinburgh to our network as a leading university in a European capital city. UNICA is a community of the universities of the European capitals, committed to democratic values, acting as a catalyst for the advancement and cooperation of member universities throughout Europe as a means of social understanding, global collaboration, and sustainable development.

Professor Luciano SasoPresident of UNICA and Vice-Rector for European University Networks at Sapienza University of Rome



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