University of Warsaw 4EU+ Alliance

Members of the 4EU+ Alliance:

University of Warsaw (Poland)

Charles University (Czech Republic)

Heidelberg University (Germany)

Sorbonne University (France)

University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

University of Milan (Italy)

A European University

The 4EU+ Alliance is among the consortia selected for funding in the first pilot ‘European Universities’ call for proposals, launched as part of the 2019 Erasmus+ programme. Out of 54 proposals submitted in response to the call, the European Commission selected 17 European University alliances, which will obtain funding for their projects to become the ‘European Universities’ of the future. The EC press release >>


Important dates
  • 10th March 2018 – the Alliance was conceived by Charles University, Heidelberg University, Sorbonne University and University of Warsaw. The 4EU partnership was formally established with the signing of a joint declaration in Paris
  • October 2018 – the University of Milan and University of Copenhagen joined the consortium in the last quarter of 2018, the Alliance thus becoming 4EU+
  • 17th January 2019 – rectors of the six institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Heidelberg in January 2019
  • 28th February 2019 – the 4EU+ Alliance submitted an application in the Erasmus+ “European Universities” dedicated call
  • 26th June 2019 – the 4EU+ Alliance was selected as a pilot ‘European University’
  • 7th-8th November 2019 – 4EU+ participated in the kick-off event of the European Universities Initiative which took place in Brussels



The 4EU+ mission is to develop a barrier-free and continuously deepening cooperation in education, research and innovation within the Alliance. Through this collaboration and working in partnerships, the Alliance serves society to the highest level with our core values, e.g. academic and research freedom, collaboration in an interdisciplinary approach, integrity, creativity and openness, and internationalisation.


More than 100 joint research, education and staff competence development project proposals have been put forward, with the majority of them being rooted in the 4EU+ Flagship Programmes:

  • Urban health and demographic change;
  • Europeanness: multilingualism, pluralities, citizenship;
  • Data – Models – Transformations;
  • Environmental transitions.
4EU+ Flagship 1 introductory video

“Health and demographic change in an urban environment” is the title of Flagship 1 programme of the 4EU+ Alliance. In the video, representatives of the 4EU+ member universities present its thematic spectrum and the most important challenges faced by scientists, PhD candidates, and students cooperating within the Flagship. By conducting joint scientific and educational projects, F1 representatives want to contribute to the promotion of health and the development of smart cities. The UW representative, Dr. Grzegorz Kula from the UW Faculty of Economic Sciences, the 4EU+ F1 Coordinator, is among them. As the movie is multilingual, therefore turn on the subtitles, please.

4EU+ Flagship 2 introductory video

“Europe in a changing world: Understanding and engaging societies, economies, cultures and languages” is the title of Flagship 2 programme of the 4EU+ Alliance. In the video, academics and a PhD candidate from different 4EU+ member universities speak about its thematic spectrum, research and education goals. The UW representative, Prof. Anna Wojtyś from the UW Faculty of Modern Languages, the 4EU+ F2 Coordinator, is among them. As the movie is multilingual, therefore turn on the subtitles, please.

4EU+ Mission Statement
Newsletter of 4EU+ Alliance




The UNREAD project conference in Warsaw

Urban transformation processes, gentrification, environmental law, architecture and memory in cities. These are some of the topics discussed during the final conference of the “UNREAD” project that took place on 24th and 25th March 2022. „Urban Regulations and Political Memory: Towards understanding Spatio-Temporal aspects of Urban Development” (UNREAD) is one of the 4EU+ educational projects, an interdisciplinary course conducted by a team of historians, lawyers and geographers from 3 universities: the University of Warsaw, University of Milan and Charles University. During the 30-hour course, the students participated in online lectures conducted by academic teachers from the 4EU+ universities.


38 students and PhD candidates and 12 academics participated in the last part of the project, a conference organised at the University of Warsaw Library. Students prepared essays and presented them during two panels of the conference. The participants had an opportunity to enjoy guided tours around the University of Warsaw campus and library, listen to a concert, integrate with colleagues from other universities, and develop international contacts.

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19 mini-grants of Charles University for UW researchers

4EU+ Annual Meeting in Heidelberg: Coverage

4EU+ Annual Meeting 2021

4EU+ workshops on Open Science

Results of the 2nd call for 4EU+ educational projects

Additional information


Important links


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Office for International Research and Liaison – coordinates the UW contribution to the 4EU+

Press Office – responds to media enquiries

Flagship Coordinators at UW
  • Dr. Catherine Suski-Grabowski (Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling) / Dr Grzegorz Kula (Faculty of Economic Sciences) – Flagship 1 “Urban health and demographic change”
  • Prof. Anna Wojtyś (Faculty of Modern Languages) / Prof. Agata Bareja-Starzyńska (Faculty of Oriental Studies) – Flagship 2 “Europeanness: multilingualism, pluralities, citizenship”
  • Prof. Błażej Miasojedow (Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics) / Prof. Agnieszka Świerczewska-Gwiazda (Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics) – Flagship 3 “Data – Models – Transformations”
  • Dr. Julia Pawłowska (Faculty of Biology) / Dr. Mariola Zalewska (University Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development) – Flagship 4 “Environmental transitions”



4EU+ Summer School “Dimension francophone”

University of Milan organises a summer school on the iconography and representation of Europe in the literature and art of the French-speaking world (19th–21th centuries).


The classes (two 90-minute sessions per day + debates) will be held from 13th to 17th June (20 teaching hours, 3 ECTS) at the University of Milan. They are open to MA students, doctoral candidates, as well as their supervisors. There is a limit of five participants from each member university of the 4EU+ Alliance.


To apply for the event, a candidate should send a covering letter in French to marco.modenesi(at) The deadline for applications is 22nd May.


More information (in French) on the 4EU+ website >>


The cycle of seminars “Di-Segno Nero” will take place in Milan in collaboration with Fondazione Feltrinelli and start on 9th May. Four seminars have the aim to understand what and to whom the political proposals of the radical right in Europe are addressed and are open to anyone interested.


The four-seminars programs are available at the link

The seminars will be streamed on the Facebook page of Fondazione Feltrinelli.


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4EU+ Conference on Educational and Research Infrastructure Collaboration in European University Alliances

This online conference will bring together alliance representatives and practitioners from 4EU+, UNA-EUROPA, EUGLOH, EPICUR and CHARM-EU to share experiences and lessons learned on collaborations on and management of infrastructure.


The event will take place on 8th June.


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4EU+ student mini-grants 2022

Charles University will support up to 10 projects through so-called student mini-grants, seed funding for teams from the 4EU+ universities. This scheme aims to encourage students and young researchers from all around the 4EU+ Alliance to collaborate without the limitation of their fields, faculties, or universities.


The projects can focus on initiating international research collaboration, organizing joint educational activities (workshops, soft skill courses, etc.) and developing socio-cultural collaboration and strengthening the third role of the university (active involvement in the social discourse and search for solutions to global economic, social and environmental issues).



The deadline for submitting applications is 1st June.

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4EU+ Against Cancer Summer School

4EU+ students can apply for participation in the 4EU+ Against Cancer Summer School that will take place in Warsaw from 3rd to 9th July 2022.


Oncology with preclinical research (i.e. in silico, in vitro, in vivo) and clinical (early phase, late phases) becomes more and more complex with multiple and complementary fields of investigations. In addition, it becomes more and more cost- and time-consuming. This research program will give an overview of the different axis of research in oncology and different fundings of research.


International researchers, teachers and members from 4EU+ universities will give lectures and meet students.

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4EU+ joint course “Data Analytics for Students of Social Studies and Humanities”

This course is a gentle, programming-free combination of lectures and practical demonstrations of real-life data workflows in various SSH research areas. It aims at motivating the SSH students to improve their digital literacy in more advanced data analytics courses. The curriculum has arisen as a joint effort of Charles University, University of Warsaw, and Sorbonne University.


Registration is required for students interested in obtaining ECTS credits, however, anyone interested may take part in the classes.

Classes are held online.

Links to the meetings and recordings are published here >>

Free Online 4EU+ Course: Data Literacy

“Data Literacy – What is it and Why Does it Matter?” is the title of an open online course.

It will cover issues from three perspectives: data in personal life, data in society, and data in knowledge production. The aim is threefold:

  • to expand the skills and abilities to identify, understand, and interpret the many roles of digital technologies in daily life;
  • to enable the participants to discern when data-driven technologies add value to people’s lives, and when they exploit human vulnerabilities or deplete the commons;
  • to cultivate a deeper understanding of how data-driven technologies are shaping knowledge production and how they may be realigned with real human needs and values.


The course is funded by Erasmus+ and developed by the 4EU+ University Alliance including Charles University (Univerzita Karlova), Sorbonne Unviersity (Sorbonne Université), University of Copenhagen (Københavns Universitet), University of Milan (Università degli studi di Milano), and University of Warsaw (Uniwersytet Warszawski).


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