The European grouping of territorial cooperation (EGTC) Eucor – The European Campus is the result of long cooperation between the universities of the Upper Rhine. As early as 1989, they formed the European Confederation of Upper Rhine universities (EUCOR), whose assignments were later taken over by the EGTC.
Innovation Region Fessenheim: The results of the feasibility study have been released
The feasibility study "Innovation Region Fessenheim" has been successfully completed. The results of the study are available. The study proposes ten pilot projects.
Eucor Strategy 2030
The rectors and presidents adopt the Eucor Strategy 2024-2030 in the Eucor Assembly. With the new strategy, the member universities confirm their vision of a cross-border region with a clear scientific profile and international visibility. In the new strategy period, further cross-border professorships are to be created, a Biocampus - a hub for Life Sciences and Personalised Health - is to be established and student life with a cross-border dimension is to be made possible.
Associated partnership with EPICUR
After the three-year pilot phase, the European University Alliance EPICUR will receive Erasmus+ funding for another four years. Eucor will join EPICUR as an associated partner in this second funding period.
Prof. Dr. Anja Metelmann is the first holder of a cross-border professorship at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. She conducts research and teaches at KIT on the Eucor priority area Quantum Sciences and Technology. She also leads a research team at the University of Strasbourg and teaches there. The cross-border character of this professorship is the first of its kind in Europe and a pioneering project of Eucor.
With EURIdoc, Eucor is expanding its offer for international doctoral students. The European Commission selects the new doctoral programme in immunology and co-funds it with 3 million euros. Participating partners of the interdisciplinary programme are the universities of Basel, Freiburg, Strasbourg, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Medical Center – University of Freiburg.
Innovation region Fessenheim
Start of the feasibility study for the development of an innovation region in the Fessenheim area, which, with the help of Franco-German funding, identifies concrete pilot projects and investment options with sustainable outlook for the site.
Four of the five member universities of Eucor – The European Campus join four other partners to create the EPICUR alliance (“European Partnership for an Innovative Campus Unifying Regions”), selected by the European Union as part of the European Universities Initiative.
The member universities of Eucor – The European Campus adopt a joint strategic plan for the years 2019 to 2023. Within the plan they give concrete form to their vision and the further development of the network with projects, goals and measures in the areas of research and innovation, teaching and doctoral qualification.
The joint international and interdisciplinary doctoral programme in quantum sciences and technologies QUSTEC is selected by the European Commission, which will provide a cofinancing of 4.2 million euros. Led by Eucor – The European Campus, it will bring together the universities of Basel, Freiburg and Strasbourg, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, IBM Research – Zurich and the Walther-Meißner-Institute for Low Temperature Research.
Signature of the joint declaration of intention for the development of ‘Eucor – The European Campus’ into a ‘European University’ by Winfried Kretschmann, Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg, Sophie Béjean, Rectrice of the Académie de Strasbourg, and Jean Rottner, President of the Grand Est region.
First call for projects for the financial backing “Seed Money”, which aims to provide initial financial support for innovative cross-border projects within Eucor – The European Campus. The funding can be granted to projects in the field of teaching as well as in the field of research and innovation.
Inauguration of the European Campus
The European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) Eucor – The European Campus is inaugurated in front of a large audience at the Palais Universitaire de Strasbourg. The opening speech is made by Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.
The project “Eucor – The European Campus: cross-border structures” begins, cofinanced for three years by the European Union under the Interreg VA Upper Rhine programme of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Creation of the EGTC
The rectors and presidents of the member universities sign the founding documents of the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) Eucor – The European Campus and thus give themselves the opportunity to act together via a dedicated legal entity. It is the first EGTC to be carried exclusively by universities.
In the ‘Metz Declaration on Franco-German cross-border cooperation’, german and french State Secretaries for European Affairs Michael Roth and Harlem Désir declare their full support for the creation of the EGTC Eucor – The European Campus.
09.12.2013, Freiburg im Breisgau
Eucor research strategy
The rectors and presidents of the member universities adopt a joint research strategy and vote for the creation of a ‘European Campus’.
On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Eucor, the member universities sign a joint declaration for cooperation in the field of doctoral training.
Creation of the European Confederation of Upper Rhine universities ‘EUCOR’ by the presidents of the universities of Basel, Freiburg im Breisgau, Haute-Alsace and Karlsruhe (today KIT) as well as the Louis Pasteur, Marc Bloch and Robert Schuman Strasbourg universities, which grouped together in 2009 to give birth to the University of Strasbourg.
You can download here the list of presidents of the alliance since its creation in 1989: