University of Warsaw 4EU+ Alliance

Members of the 4EU+ Alliance:

University of Warsaw (Poland)

Charles University (Czech Republic)

Heidelberg University (Germany)

Paris-Panthéon-Assas University (France)

Sorbonne University (France)

University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

University of Geneva (Switzerland)

University of Milan (Italy)

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
  • July 2020 – 4EU+ has been awarded additional funding in the Horizon 2020 “Science with and for Society” call to support the research and innovation dimension of European University Alliances
  • 27th July 2022 –  4EU+ project 1CORE awarded funding in the Erasmus+ call for European University Alliances
  • 1st August 2022 –  the University of Geneva joined the consortium
  • 1st July 2023 –  Paris-Panthéon-Assas University joined the consortium



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+ Flagship 3 introductory video

“Data, Models, Transformations” is one of the 4EU+ Flagships. It is a novel combination of approaches to questions about Big Data and computational sciences. In the video, the representatives of the 4EU+ member universities present the Flagship’s thematic spectrum and its main goals and achievements.  The UW representative, Marta Kopeć from the UW nterdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, is among them. As the movie is multilingual, therefore turn on the subtitles, please.

4EU+ Flagship 4 introductory video

“Environmental transitions” is one of the 4EU+ Flagships. It is dedicated to both education and research that will ensure solutions to our sustainable development needs. The Flagship 4 includes specific strengths in various areas of life, earth, chemical and environmental sciences. In the video, representatives of the 4EU+ member universities present the Flagship thematic spectrum and their own experiences, gained during activities and courses organised within the thematic scope of Flagship 4. The UW representative, Michał Kochanowski, student at the UW Faculty of Biology, is among them. As the movie is multilingual, therefore turn on the subtitles, please.


4EU+ Mission Statement


In July 2020 the 4EU+ Alliance has been awarded additional funding in the Horizon 2020 ‘Science with and for Society’ call to support the research and innovation dimension of European University Alliances.


Thanks to the H2020 supplementary grant for the project TRAIN4EU+ (Transforming ReseArch & INnovation agendas and support in 4EU)+, it will be possible to develop long-term joint strategies on research and innovation, in line with the alliances’ overall visions and strategies. It will support coordinated institutional transformation efforts at the research and innovation (R&I) level, including:

  • multiplying and mainstreaming open science practices,
  • strengthening human capital,
  • embedding a strong equal opportunities culture,
  • reinforcing co-creation with the non-academic sectors or digitalisation of research support processes.

Newsletter of 4EU+ Alliance




Building bridges at the European University

MERGED – Joint Master’s Degree at 4EU+ universities

Results of the 4EU+ calls for academic teachers

4EU+ Alliance welcomes Paris-Panthéon-Assas University as its new member

4EU+ mini-grants competition

UW in a project on a European status for European Universities

“Solidarity with Ukraine” under the NAWA funding

4EU+ Annual Meeting in Copenhagen

4EU+ conference at the UW

Erasmus+ Days with 4EU+

During the live online event, students and doctoral candidates from all 4EU+ universities had a chance to learn about the Erasmus+ mobility opportunities.

University of Geneva in the 4EU+ Alliance

“Collegio Futuro” workshop

Collegio Futuro is a joint interdisciplinary doctoral college of the 4EU+ member universities. It seeks to foster the essential skills that future leaders need in order to tackle our urgent environmental, economic and social challenges.


During the hybrid workshops, doctoral students work together on projects dealing with a practical approach to environmental problems, acquiring new skills in interdisciplinary communication, project development or system and project thinking.

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“4EU+ Against Cancer” Summer School

4EU+ Cancer Against Cancer was a summer school that took place between 3rd and 9th July 2022 at the University of Warsaw. The event, organised in the framework of a 4EU+ educational project, brought together international students, doctoral candidates and researchers, specialising in oncology, biology, biotechnology, etc.

4EU+ project 1CORE awarded funding in the Erasmus+ call for European University Alliances

Project “One Comprehensive Research European University” (1CORE) has been selected under the 2022 European Universities call launched by the European Commission.


The 1CORE project involves Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic), Sorbonne University (Paris, France), University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Heidelberg University (Germany), University of Milan (Italy) and the University of Warsaw (Poland). University of Geneva (Switzerland) – a new member of the 4EU+ Alliance – will participate in the project-related activities with the financial support of the Swiss government agency Movetia.


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

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

Additional information


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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. Kamila Miłkowska-Samul (Faculty of Applied Linguistics) / Prof. Agata Bareja-Starzyńska (Faculty of Oriental Studies) – Flagship 2 “Europeanness: multilingualism, pluralities, citizenship”
  • Prof. Błażej Miasojedow (Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics) / Prof. Anna Zatorska-Goldstein (Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics) – Flagship 3 “Data – Models – Transformations”
  • Dr Katarzyna Roguz (Faculty of Biology) / Dr Mariola Zalewska (University Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development) – Flagship 4 “Environmental transitions”



Digital Innovation in Teaching & Learning: 4EU+ workshops

Researchers and doctoral candidates of the 4EU+ Alliance can take part in a series of online workshops focusing on the use of new technology in teaching and learning. First meeting will take place on 10th April.

  • 10th April: Regression analyses and agent based modeling in humanities and social science;
  • 11th April: Developing Green Matter;
  • 12th April: Games in Education – practical aspects;
  • 18th April: Exploration of 3D printing technology and focusing on its applications and implications in educational contexts;
  • 22nd April: Teaching sensitive topics in sensitive times – SensiClass Platform.

Registration is mandatory, the applications can be submitted up to the day before each workshop.

More information and registration forms can be found on the 4EU+ website.

2024 International Geneva Study Trip: Environmental Governance

UW academics can apply for a special edition of the study trip, which aims to build the bridge between the Flagship 4 community and Geneva’s ecosystem of global environmental governance. The event will take place on 8th-10th October in Geneva. Registration is open until 15th May.


During the study trip, participants will gain insights into international decision-making, expand their networks for potential partnerships, engage with diverse disciplines, and develop policy engagement competences throughout the programme. 


An application form and other detailed information are available on the 4EU+ website.

Charles University pedagogical courses

This summer semester, Charles University organises a series of courses focusing on developing pedagogical competences.


The courses are designed to foster a rich learning environment and are offered free of charge. They are envisioned as a unique opportunity to establish a multinational forum for sharing and exchanging experiences, thereby enriching collective pedagogical practices in the 4EU+ Alliance.


More information is available on the 4EU+ website

Flagship 3 summer school: AI in Medicine Workshop

4EU+ doctoral candidates representing the fields of medicine, biology, and computer science can take part in a three-day workshop held from 11th to 13th September 2024 at Sorbonne Univeristy. The workshop will bring together researchers in the field of machine learning for an information exchange in the field of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. 


“Optimised Trials with Machine Learning” is the topic of the first workshop. It involves the use of machine learning methods in randomised clinical studies to obtain better statistical information about interventions or diagnostic procedures. 


More information is availiable on the 4EU+ website.

4EU+ shared courses

Call for proposals for 4EU+ shared courses initiative

The 4EU+ Open Science seminars

The 4EU+ Open Science seminars are back, and just like Open Science – they are free from paywalls and borders. Whether you are a doctoral candidate, senior researcher, staff member working in research support or you are simply curious – you are welcome to join the seminars. As they are held online, you can do it from practically anywhere. All you need to do is to secure your spot by filling in the registration form for each seminar you are interested in.


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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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European Citizenship – Free online 4EU+ course

This course examines the development, the scope and the challenges of European Citizenship.


The course is developed by the 4EU+ University Alliance (Univerzita Karlova, Universität Heidelberg, Sorbonne Université, Københavns Universitet, Università degli studi di Milano, Uniwersytet Warszawski). The creation of the course was supported by the Erasmus+ Programme.


The course is free and open to everyone interested. It is structured in three modules, consisting of video lectures, readings, discussion fora, quizzes and/or assignments. The estimated learner workload is 2–3 hours per week in three weeks.

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