Karte von ENGAGE.EU mit neun eingezeichneten Partner-Universitäten in Bergen, Helsinki, Tilburg, Wien, Sofia, Barcelona, Rom, Toulouse und Mannheim.


The European University: Committed to bringing about social change

What is ENGAGE.EU?

ENGAGE.EU is an alliance of leading European higher education institutions from the fields of Economics and Business Administration as well as Social Sciences, dedicated to addressing the societal challenges of our time.

As a European University, we are committed to international exchange. The Online Exchange Initiative and the ENGAGE.EU Labs, for example, provide students with a wide range of virtual courses. Researchers can join our Think Tank to conduct research on socially relevant topics or, through ERASMUS+ funding, teach abroad and gain valuable experience.

The goals of ENGAGE.EU

ENGAGE.EU is committed to fostering societal change by addressing existing and emerging challenges such as digitalization, climate change, migration, energy crisis, and security in Europe. In doing so, we aim to develop solutions for a sustainable and positive future. We strive to empower our students to show social responsibility, act as European citizens engaged in social issues, and make an impact on society at large. All this is based on dedicated and effective research, teaching, and innovation ecosystems.

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The ENGAGE.EU newsletter of the University of Mannheim is published three times a year and informs you about important news and events concerning the alliance and the Mannheim ENGAGE.EU community.

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Our Core Areas

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Students: ENGAGED Learning

The partner universities are building a joint ENGAGE.EU campus, which includes setting up a joint course catalog and offering a number of in-person and virtual programs to foster mobility.

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Academics and Researchers: ENGAGED Research and Innovation

A university Think Tank will work to identify the causes and consequences of societal change and provide analyses on which to base the alliance's subsequent approaches and activities.

Knowledge Transfer: ENGAGED in Society

Several ENGAGE.EU Labs allow students, lifelong learners, researchers, innovators, businesses, citizen initiatives, and political decision-makers to work in cooperation in order to find science-based solutions to real problems.

The alliance

The alliance comprises higher education institutions spread across the continent and thus reflects Europe’s diversity. In addition to the University of Mannheim, it includes the universities Luiss Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (Italy), NHH Norwegian School of Economics (Norway), Tilburg University (Netherlands), University of National and World Economy (Bulgaria), Université Toulouse 1 Capitole (France), and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria). In October 2023, the Hanken School of Economics (Finland) and the Universitat Ramon Llull (Spain) joined the alliance as partner institutions.

As a joint European University, ENGAGE.EU is the academic home of more than 100,000 students, researchers, and employees, working and innovating together with great passion and enthusiasm, sharing their interdisciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge.

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The alliance is financed by the EU and the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts Baden-Württemberg.