UiT – The Arctic University of Norway has joined forces with 8 other European Universities, in the European University Alliance for Global Health (EUGLOH). The alliance is a European association of universities and higher education institutions co-funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ programme. It also forms an integral part of the aim, by the European Commission and European Union members states, to establish a “European Education Area”.
Increase Mobility & Strengthen Cooperation
The aim of the European University Alliance initiative is to establish strategic partnerships that will strengthen the quality of higher education and increase cooperation between European universities. Through the EUGLOH alliance, students and staff are given a greater opportunity to collaborate across universities. Mobility within bachelor’s, master’s, PhD and post-doctoral programmes as well as among staff (both academic and administrative) is a central tenet of the initiative. Accompanying this is the vision of having an integrated European campus on which to welcome these students and staff.
Influence the Future of Global Health
The concept of global health extends far beyond the traditional area of healthcare, and includes factors such as the future of medicine, climate change, environmental hazards, biodiversity and digital health/technologies for health and well-being. The continuation of EUGLOH will allow the Alliance to continue its joint efforts to have an impact in these areas particularly in relation with the knowledge square: Education, Research, Innovation and Service to Society.
Facts about EUGLOH:
- The alliance originally consisted of five universities: Université Paris-Saclay, Lund University, Ludwig Maximillians-Universität Munchen, Universidade do Porto and University of Szeged.
- The new expansion consists of four new partners: University of Alcalá, University of Hamburg, University of Novi Sad and UiT – The Arctic University of Norway.
- The first Erasmus+ call for the establishment of alliances took place in 2019, when 17 alliances were established including EUGLOH. In this year’s call EUGLOH is among the 16 existing alliances receiving the green light from the European Commission for an additional four years of co-funded support.