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The future of the universities of the Upper Rhine is resolutely European. For both students and researchers, cross-border mobility must become an everyday experience. To this end, member universities pool their potentials. Research infrastructures must be open. Service centres must work in a network. That is how, in terms of research and training, the region must become a magnet for the best young scientists and international students.

In February 2019, the universities adopted 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.

Strengthening cooperation in the field of research

In the priority themes of quantum sciences and technology, personalised health – precision medicine, sustainability and european identities, scientists are forming networks, for example in joint workshops or through joint grant applications. Universities are intensifying existing cooperation and initiating new ways of working together.

Access to specialised skills

Cooperation between universities provides access to highly specialised skills, develops them in a complementary way and makes them accessible within the European Campus.

Development of a common research infrastructure

To start with, the research institutions attached to the group of universities will be the subject of a comprehensive census. In a second phase, the institutions will jointly draw up a programme of use. This will enable resources to be used efficiently and to create synergies.

Reconciliation of calendars

Mobility between universities must become logical. The differences between our institutions that complicate this mobility must therefore be suppressed. This is the case of discrepancies between academic calendars.

A unique travel ticket

The journey from one university to another should be simplified for everyone in the future thanks to a valid trinational travel ticket in the Upper Rhine. Eucor – The European Campus is committed to this at a policy level in each of the three countries concerned.

Networking of administrative entities

Different departments within university administrations learn to know each other better and exchange their experiences at a trinational level. In the long term, it is planned to create services that all members of the universities of Eucor – The European Campus can use jointly.