On 23 of November, the Babes-Bolyai University was accepted officially in EUTOPIA.

EUTOPIA is an ambitious alliance of 10 prestigious universities ready to reinvent themselves: the University of Babeș-Bolyai in Cluj-Napoca (Romania), the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium), CY Cergy Paris Université (France), Ca’Foscari University-Venice (Italy), the Technische Universität Dresden (Germany), the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), NOVA University Lisbon (Portugal), the Pompeu Fabra University-Barcelona (Spain) and The University of Warwick (United Kingdom). Together, these ten pioneers join forces to redefine the role and positions of Humboldtian universities in the modern society.

After a first enlargement wave in mid-September 2021, that brought to the consortium the Ca’Foscari University of Venice, NOVA University Lisbon and the Technische University Dresden, EUTOPIA reinforces its scale of exchanges, collaborations, mobility and shared projects with the arrival of one of the oldest and most prestigious higher education institutions in Eastern Europe.

Concerning its integration in EUTOPIA, rector of BBU, Prof. Daniel David, declared: “As a global university, renowned for its performance, size, and tradition, BBU is an innovator within the national and international academic area. As such, BBU is already engaged in top international research and double/multiple degree educational programmes, working with major international consortia, establishing innovative ties with society (with national and international actors), and engaging in policy-making in international science (i.e. through renowned organisations, such as the GUILD etc.) The new statute as a member of the EUTOPIA European University Alliance comes to consolidate BBU’s role and mission to contribute to further redefining the European university area. I was pleased to receive the invitation to join EUTOPIA and we gladly accepted it; BBU had already been invited to join similar European alliances, but the strength of the members of EUTOPIA and their vision, strategy, and programmes convinced us that we want to be part of this alliance, and that we can bring an important academic value to it”.

The informations from the article was retrieved from eutopia-university.eu

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