Eurotech Universities

Eurotech Universities

Eurotech Universities is a strategic alliance between four leading technical universities in Europe.
Aim
Eurotech Universities has as a purpose to collaborate on developing technological solutions for grand societal challenges. This is achieved by strengthening the collaboration on research, innovation and education within fields where the partners are especially strong together.

The alliance has the ambition to hold a visible role as spokesperson for strong technical universities in Europe. The message to get across is the importance of the technical sciences in the fields of development, sustainability and growth. 

For this purpose, Eurotech Universities has established a joint office in Brussels.

Initiatives
Eurotech Universities has launched several joint research and education programmes. 

For example the “European Graduate School on Sustainable Energy Technology”, where there is collaboration on PhD projects, summer schools within the theme of sustainable energy and two research programmes in Green Tech; ”Energy Efficient Buildings and Communities” and ”Interface Science Photovoltaics”.

Furthermore, there has been established a number of Joint Master Programmes between different partners in the Eurotech Universities alliance. You can read more about the Joint Master Programmes in the box on the right. 

Read more about the different projects and education programmes on the Eurotech Universities website.

Organisation
Eurotech Universities has been established over the course of several years. It began with Technische Universität München (TUM) and DTU in 2006. In 2008 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) joined the alliance. The newest member is École Polytecnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) which entered the alliance in May 2011.

The overall strategy for the alliance is outlined at the annual principals meetings, and is managed through the Governing Board, supported by the Operations Board. 

Support for grant writing

Researchers from the four EuroTech universities who need assistance in preparing a joint proposal to international funding schemes such as the Horizon 2020 programme can apply for support.

Read more at the EuroTech universities website