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Up University

UP University is an alliance of 10 universities and universities of applied sciences strategically positioned in mid-sized, non-capital cities across the four corners of Europe and deeply embedded in their regional ecosystems. We are united by a shared mission to foster Responsible Living for the Next Generations.

  • Artevelde University of Applied Sciences – Belgium
  • FH Münster University of Applied Sciences – Germany
  • HAN University of Applied Sciences – The Netherlands
  • IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems – Austria
  • Oulu University of Applied Sciences – Finland
  • University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia – Spain
  • Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau – Romania
  • University Del Piemonte Orientale – Italy
  • DOBA Faculty of Applied Business and Social Studies – Slovenia
  • UNIKO University of Korçé – Albania
  • KROK University – Ukraine (Associated Partner)

In terms of scale and population, the ten UP consortium partners support over 125.000 learners per year, with numbers ranging from 3.000 to 30.000 across individual institutions. Together, we offer a full range of programmes from EQF level 5 up to 8 ensuring a complete academic trajectory for students but also for junior academic staff wishing to obtain a PhD. Despite our extensive offer in exact sciences, the majority of our students are enrolled in programmes relating to societal and behavioural sciences. The UP consortium’s wide range of study programmes is offered in 13 different languages in addition to English. This diversity is an asset for incorporating multilingualism and language bridging skills in the learning competences.

It is UP University’s mission to foster Responsible Living for the Next Generations

Within 3 SDG domains (3, 11 and 12), our consortium will educate and empower citizens, including our students and staff as well as regional stakeholders, to take social responsibility in addressing present and future challenges. Through this empowerment, we will equip citizens to contribute to better outcomes for their regions and society and leave a positive legacy for future generations. The promising combination of geographical balance, varied expertise, skills, and resources within our consortium will collectively drive our shared mission.

Up University's thematic focus: Responsible Living for the Next Generations

Incorporating European Values: UP University Shapes Socially Aware and Responsible Citizens

By incorporating common European values and guiding principles, UP University plays a pivotal role in shaping a generation of citizens who are not only academically proficient but also socially aware and responsible. At UP University, we are guided by:

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We strive to create equal opportunities for participation and growth for every UP member, regardless of their identity and possibilities. Our geographical spread and the integration of a Western Balkan and Ukrainian (associated) HEI demonstrate our intent to involve students, staff and Quintuple Helix stakeholders from EU border countries in our virtual, blended, and physical activities and to promote excellence in higher education across the European continent.

Sustainability and Responsibility

UP University commits to diligently assessing the environmental, social, and economic impacts of all of its actions, ensuring that they contribute positively to current and future generations’ well-being.

Human-centred and Holistic Approach

UP University places the needs, experiences, and well-being of our students, staff, and Quintuple Helix stakeholders at the forefront of our decision-making processes. Recognising the interconnectedness of education, research, regional collaboration, and societal impact, we promote comprehensive solutions to regional challenges.

Forward-Thinking and Entrepreneurial Mindset

Committed to continuous improvement based on data-driven insights and comprehensive 360° feedback, UP University’s forward-thinking mindset empowers students, staff, and Quintuple Helix stakeholders. Together, we embrace a relentless drive to address challenges and create value through resilience, versatility, and continuous innovation.