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ENGAGE.EU

The European University Engaged in Societal Change

What ENGAGE.EU aims for
ENGAGE.EU is an alliance of leading European universities in business, economics, and social sciences with rich experience in analyzing societal change. The alliance's ambition is to enable its learners to act as socially engaged European citizens and to have impact on society at large.

For this purpose, seven universities from seven different countries have decided to transform themselves into the ENGAGE.EU European University and change the way they educate, investigate, innovate and reach out. The partner universities want to become an incubator for driving societal change based on academic excellence and working with society.

Starting points are the big challenges that drive societal change: digitalization and artificial intelligence, climate change, aging societies, migration, and all those challenges related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as new challenges that may emerge in the decades to come. Building on the partners' background in social sciences, ENGAGE.EU strives for a comprehensive approach, following three interconnected paths: ENGAGED Learning, ENGAGED Research and Innovation and ENGAGED in Society.

The Partners
The ENGAGE.EU European University is composed of the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli in Rome (Luiss), the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen, Tilburg University, the University of Mannheim, the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, the University of Toulouse 1 Capitole and Vienna University of Economics and Business, reflecting the diversity of Europe. The alliance is currently the academic home to over 100,000 students, academics and staff who cooperate enthusiastically, co-create and share their interdisciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge.

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What ENGAGE.EU Does

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ENGAGED Learning

The partner universities will build a joint ENGAGE.EU University Campus with a common course catalogue and a range of real and virtual mobility opportunities embedded into their programs, challenge-specific signatory courses and a large offering of micro-credentials.

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ENGAGED Research and Innovation

An ENGAGE.EU University Think Tank involving Communities for Societal Change (CSC) will map the causes and consequences of societal changes and provide analyses supporting the actions of the Alliance.

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ENGAGED in Society

Bridging research and innovation and society, a series of ENGAGE.EU Labs will be set up in which students, lifelong learners, researchers, innovators, companies, citizens’ initiatives and policy-makers will be working together to find knowledge-based solutions for real-life problems.

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Engage now!

On 1 November 2020, the official kick-off for ENGAGE.EU took place. Here we keep you up to date on current events and projects.

Contact

ENGAGE.EU Co-Ordinator

Prof. Dr. Dirk Simons

Prof. Dr. Dirk Simons

Vice President for Strategic Planning, Infrastructure and International Affairs
University of Mannheim
Rektorat
Schloss Ostflügel
68161 Mannheim

ENGAGE.EU Management Office

Dr. Ursula Schlichter

Dr. Ursula Schlichter

Management Office ENGAGE.EU
Network Coordinator
University of Mannheim
Division I – Research Services, Controlling and Quality Management
L 1, 1 – Room 354
68161 Mannheim
Dr. Silvia Luber

Dr. Silvia Luber

Management Office ENGAGE.EU
Network Coordinator
University of Mannheim
Division I – Research Services, Controlling and Quality Management
L 1, 1 – Room 353
68161 Mannheim
Antje Wechsler, M.A.

Antje Wechsler, M.A.

Management Office ENGAGE.EU
Project Manager
University of Mannheim
Division I – Research Services, Controlling and Quality Management
L 1, 1 – Room 353
68161 Mannheim
Afroditi Arvanitou

Afroditi Arvanitou

Management Office ENGAGE.EU
Secretary
University of Mannheim
Division I – Research Services, Controlling and Quality Management
L 1, 1 – Room 354
68161 Mannheim