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Connecting with our European partners

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Strengthening links through research and teaching

We've established partnerships with key European universities crossing disciplines to enrich our research and enhance learning opportunities for our students.

YUFE: creating a new European University

We're part of ground-breaking plans to develop a new ‘European University’ as part of the pioneering Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE).

YUFE is one of just 17 alliances of European universities selected by the European Commission to take part in its programme to create European universities by bringing together institutions from across the continent.

The YUFE alliance, which includes ten, leading, research-intensive young universities, presented its ambitious vision to the European Commission earlier this year and has now been given the go ahead to put it into action.

"Establishing one of the first truly European universities will offer students and staff so much more than conventional exchange placements. They will be fully integrated into our institution, can make use of all the services and take advantage of the strong connections between YUFE institutions."
Professor Anthony Forster Vice-Chancellor UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

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YERUN: building links across Europe

We are collaborating with the Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN) to develop joint research and teaching initiatives and to maximise mobility, research capacities and the employability of our graduates.