European Multiversity for Synergy, Inclusion and Innovation
In July 2019 the European Commission selected the first "European Universities". The aim of the European Universities is to enhance the quality, attractiveness and competitiveness of European higher education institutions and contribute to a united and strong Europe. To support universities that are building European-wide university networks, the Federal Republic of Germany is granting around €23 million to 25 German universities until 2023.
The six universities Universität Hamburg, University of Pisa, Tallinn University, Nova University Lisbon, University of Novi Sad, and Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg decided to join forces in the EU-SYNC consortium. EU-SYNC will receive funding from an accompanying national program from the DAAD for the project Research in EU-SYNC.
The project will run from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023 and has a total budget of €431,750. The focus lies on strengthening the research collaboration within the network, particularly concentrating on establishing interdisciplinary research groups. It will also help early career researchers to sharpen their international profiles.
- establishing interdisciplinary research groups that, among other things, will create a new culture of research cooperation focusing on the integration and internationalization of early career researchers
- fostering mobility that equally supports joint research through formats such as matchmaking workshops, research stays by early career researchers, joint student projects
- offering joint courses to implement research-oriented teaching, deepen intercultural skills, and an increase in mobility
- publishing joint publications as a contribution to a sustainable European university network in the areas of teaching and research and to support external-funding applications
- strengthening governance and administration by building up joint processes and infrastructure and consolidating expertise
- digitalizing by developing and piloting, among other things, digital infrastructure and processes and expanding virtual mobility