European consortium

SINCE 1997

Our collaboration is firmly based on expertise in innovative education, research, and knowledge exchange. We pride ourselves on being entrepreneurial, and on maintaining an innovative culture in our institutions, as well as providing a catalytic role for innovation in society.

We are ECIU, the European Consortium of Innovative Universities, a network of 13 universities united since 1997 by a common profile of shared beliefs, interests, and mutual trust.


Together, we will create, test and evaluate a whole new educational pedagogy. This will help to focus all the university activities from education, research, administration and support through to innovation and valorisation.

The ECIU University is an EU-funded European University that will create a completely new educational model on a European scale. The ECIU University gathers together learners, teachers, and researchers to cooperate with cities and businesses and solve real-life challenges.

Based on the UN SDGs
The first three year phase of the ECIU University focuses on the UN Sustainable Development Goal 11 “Sustainable cities and communities”.

CHARM-EU is hosting an orientation week for its ’Global Challenges for Sustainability’ master’s

Between the 1st and 3rd of September 2021, CHARM-EU is going to be hosting a series of events as part of their orientation week for the ‘Global Challenges for Sustainability’ master’s programme. During these events students, […]

Linda Doyle new provost of Trinity College Dublin

The 31st of July marked the end of Dr Patrick Prendergast’s ten-year term as provost of Trinity College Dublin. Professor Linda Doyle takes over and is the first woman to ever host this role. Linda Doyle […]

Rethinking higher education for the digital age

CIVICA conference brings together educators, students and policymakers for post-pandemic takeaways. Just one year ago, integrating digital tools into research and teaching was thought of as a long-term process just beginning to take off. But […]

The Future of Europe at the heart of a multicampus experience

CIVICA master’s students can register for the new Europeanship multicampus course to focus on the Future of Europe together with peers from across the alliance. After crises like Brexit and the Covid pandemic, Europe faces […]

New ECIU presidium leading the way towards ECIU university 2030

Mari Walls elected by the ECIU Board as new ECIU Vice-President and Jan-Ingvar Jönsson (Vice-Chancellor Linköping University) as ECIU treasurer. Yesterday at the online Executive Board meeting, the ECIU Board confirmed the new ECIU Presidium […]

Teamcher lennart osterhus: ‘I never expected this of challenge-based learning’

At the invitation of colleague Andrea Brose, Lennart Osterhus embarked on the challenge-based learning adventure. Looking back, he is only too glad that he was the Teamcher of an international group of motivated students. As […]

European Higher Education Organization is a public organization carrying out academic, educational and information activities on higher education in Europe.

The EHEO general plan stresses that:

  • Higher education systems require adequate funding and, as an investment in economic growth, public spending in higher education should be protected.
  • The challenges faced by higher education require more flexible governance and funding systems, which balance greater autonomy for education institutions with accountability to stakeholders.

Thus, EHEO plans:

  • improve academic and scientific interaction of universities;
  • protect the interests of universities;
  • interact more closely with public authorities of European countries;
  • popularize European higher education in the world;
  • develop academic mobility;
  • seek funding for European universities.