ENLIGHT brings together nine comprehensive, research-intensive universities, which share a deep commitment to their social responsibility and a readiness to respond to the threats to our quality of life. The network focuses on tackling five global challenges: climate change, health and well-being, social inequality, the digital revolution and energy and circularity.
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The mission of ENLIGHT is to contribute to the fundamental transformation of European Higher Education by empowering learners as globally engaged citizens with state-of-the-art knowledge, skills, and innovation potential to tackle major societal transitions and to promote equitable quality of life and sustainability. To this end, ENLIGHT will establish the foundations of an integrated European University System with free movement of students and staff and sharing of resources that gradually links the structures of quality assurance, international outreach and global engagement, talent recruitment and investment in large research infrastructure.
The members:University of the Basque Country (Spain)
The University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU) is the main higher education institution of the Basque Country. It is one of the most important institutions in Spain in terms of the volume of academic results, research, innovation and technological development.
The University is one of France’s largest and best universities with a strong focus on multidisciplinarity, research-focused teaching and learning and internationalisation. Nearly 60 international study programmes exist at Bachelor, Master and Doctorate levels including 18 EU-labelled programs.
Comenius University is a modern European university. It is the greatest, oldest university of the country and the only Slovak university to be regularly ranked in the international rankings of the best universities in the world with several of its study programmes being the only ones of their kind offered in Slovakia.
NUI Galway is world-renowned as an expert research-led University that emphasises inter-disciplinary research and teaching programmes, and collaborations with industry partners in areas of strategic importance.
Ghent University is one of the leading higher education and research institutions in the Low Countries. It is a Dutch speaking university and part of a wide variety of national and international educational, scientific and industrial cooperation networks.
The University of Göttingen is an internationally renowned research university. Founded in 1737 in the Age of Enlightenment, the University is committed to the values of social responsibility of science, democracy, tolerance and justice.
The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands as well as one of its largest. It is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent.
The University of Tartu is the oldest and largest university in Estonia in terms of staff and student numbers, as well as the volume of its teaching, research and development activities.
Uppsala University, founded in 1477, was the first university in Sweden with the honourable mission to conduct research and education of the highest quality, to collaborate with the surrounding community as well as to help make the world a better place.
Dr. Esther von Richthofen
Tel.: +49 551/39 21322
Dr. Markus Auditor
Coordination WP4 ENLIGHT-Network
Tel.: +49 551/39 26264
Dr. Aleksandra Bovt
Coordination "ENLIGHT Communication“
Tel.: +49 551/39 21355
Administration and Finances
Tel.: +49 551/39 21381