European University of Technology (EUt+) is the result of the alliance of eight European partners which underpinned the European Universities Initiative. The European Universities initiative responds to a long-term vision that has the potential to transform the institutional cooperation between higher education institutions and bring it to the next level. The aim of this initiative is to bring together a new generation of technologically responsible European Citizens able to cooperate across languages, borders and disciplines to address societal challenges and skills shortages faced in Europe. Moreover, European Universities are transnational alliances that will become the universities of the future, promoting European values and identity, and revolutionizing the quality and competitiveness of European higher education. EUt+ is not a project with a defined life cycle, but an ongoing initiative, that is built around a common vision – a central pillar “Think human first” from which the following principles are derived:
Technology is first and foremost human. Technology is more than a set of techniques or applied sciences. It is our essential human ability to express, think and understand the world through artefacts. In this sense it is an engine of human progress where arts and science meet. The human sciences are at the heart of the EUt+ curriculum in order to shape engineers and technicians who are aware of global issues but also technologically responsible citizens.
Diversity and multilingualism as an opportunity. EUt+ aims to ensure that every student feels at home on all the alliance’s campuses and can move freely from one country to another. Immersive technologies allow a first exposure to the multicultural environment in order to overcome psychological, economic and physical barriers.
An inclusive university. Founded on the principles of fairness, respect for human rights and European citizenship, EUt+ is committed to providing every student with the resources to achieve the necessary requirements and realise their potential across European campuses.
Through EUt+, the partners are committed to creating a sustainable future for students and learners in European countries, for the staff of each of the institutions and for the territories and regions where each campus is anchored.