The University of Warsaw, together with three other European universities, signed a declaration regarding the formation of a European University Alliance which will bring together academics, researchers and students.
Four important research-intensive universities in Europe: the University of Warsaw, Charles University, Sorbonne University and Heidelberg University signed a declaration on the establishment of a European University Alliance. The alliance aims at strengthening cooperation in research, education, the mobility of researchers and students as well as developing activities in innovation and entrepreneurship.
The cooperation is based on a common understanding of the idea of the European university that builds on academic freedom and autonomy and ensures fair access to education. The four universities see the alliance as their responsibility for making a common effective contribution to solving important societal challenges for Europe and beyond.
The aim of the alliance is to:
- create a unique academic environment for students, researchers and staff,
- remove obstacles to the free circulation of individuals, ideas and best practices between their universities,
- enable shared platforms and expanded access to the resources of our universities to address large, complex challenges,
- integrate teaching and research to provide a world-leading experience for students from over the world where new ideas will thrive,
- create a common infrastructure that provides added value for the individuals as well as for each particular university.
The agreement was signed by Prof. Marcin Pałys, Rector of the University of Warsaw, Prof. MUDr. Tomáš Zima, DrSc.,MBA, Rector of the Charles University, Prof. Dr. Jean Chambaz, President of the Sorbonne Université, and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Eitel, President of the Heidelberg University. The declaration was signed on 10th March in Paris.
The alliance will create a simple, flexible and reactive governing and management structure.The overall goals will be set by the joint rectors’ conference.