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Flagship Domains

Health and Well-being

Key themes: Urban healh, aging population, brain and mental health, impact of environmental exposures, inequalities in healthcare access, and opportunities for future cities in precision medicine and digital public health.

Digital revolution and Impact of digitization

Key themes: Digital simulation to support decision-making, AI for good concept, AI and health, AI and sustainable society.

Climate Change

Key themes: Climate change and land use, climate change and urban development, climate-friendly materials, sustainable housing, relationships between cities and surrounding rural areas, impact of climate change on socio-ecosystems.

Energy and circular economy

Key themes: Energy conversion and transition, energy-sparing materials, technology for urban resource recovery, water and waste.

Culture and Creativity

Key themes: Culturally-informed sustainable development, cultural diversity, heritage, social cohesion, and cross-cultural understanding


Key themes: Urban development in marginalized areas, housing crisis, polarized societies, gender mainstreaming, access and equity in future cities for long-term sustainability and resilience, sustainable heritage, migration and refugees

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About the European Universities initiative


  • Comenius University Bratislava

    Logo ComeniusSlovakia - founded 1919

    Comenius University is a modern European university. It is the greatest, oldest university of the country and the only Slovak university to be regularly ranked in the international rankings of the best universities in the world with several of its study programmes being the only ones of their kind offered in Slovakia.

  • Ghent University 

    Logo GentBelgium - founded 1817

    Ghent University is one of the leading higher education and research institutions in the Low Countries. It is a Dutch speaking university and part of a wide variety of national and international educational, scientific and industrial cooperation networks.

  • Delegation from the University of Groningen in Bern

    Strengthening ENLIGHT cooperation: University of Groningen visits the University of Bern

    A delegation from the University of Groningen, led by Rector Jacquelien Scherpen, recently visited the University of Bern. The visit was characterised by lively discussions and showed a strong interest from both sides in strengthening existing collaborations and exploring new opportunities within ENLIGHT.

  • University of Bern

    UniBESwitzerland  - founded 1834

    The University of Bern is a comprehensive university, based in Switzerland’s capital city, offering excellent research and teaching at eight faculties. Approximately 20% of its 19,500 students and 50% of its academic staff have an international background. The university runs ten interdisciplinary research centres and seven graduate schools.

  • University of Bordeaux

    France - founded 1441

    The University is one of France’s largest and best universities with a strong focus on multidisciplinarity, research-focused teaching and learning and internationalisation. Nearly 60 international study programs exist at Bachelor, Master and Doctorate levels including 18 EU-labelled programs.

  • University of Galway

    Logo GalwayIreland - founded 1845

    The University of Galway is world-renowned as an expert research-led University that emphasises inter-disciplinary research and teaching programmes, and collaborations with industry partners in areas of strategic importance.

  • University of Göttingen

    Logo GttingenGermany - founded 1737

    The University of Göttingen is an internationally renowned research university. Founded in 1737 in the Age of Enlightenment, the University is committed to the values of social responsibility of science, democracy, tolerance and justice.

  • University of Groningen 

    Logo GroningenThe Netherlands - founded 1614

    The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands as well as one of its largest. It is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent.

  • University of Tartu 

    Logo TartuEstonia - founded 1632

    The University of Tartu is the oldest and largest university in Estonia both in terms of staff and student numbers, as well as the volume of its teaching, research and development activities.

  • University of the Basque Country 

    Spain - founded 1980Logo Basque

    The University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU) is the main higher education institution of the Basque Country. It is one of the most important in Spain in terms of the volume of academic results, research, innovation and technological development.

  • Uppsala University 

    Logo UppsalaSweden - founded 1477

    Uppsala University, founded in 1477, was the first university in Sweden with the honourable missions to conduct research and education of the highest quality and to collaborate with the surrounding community so as to help make the world a better place.