The European Commission has published a list of 17 higher education institutions from all over Europe that will form the new “European Universities” alliance. The purpose of this initiative is to increase the international attractiveness of the European high education institutions and to boost cooperation between institutions (e.g., by increasing the mobility of students and staff). Out of all the applications received, only 114 higher education institutions from 24 Member States were selected as European Universities by a panel of experts. These now have an available budget of €85 million for the coming three years. When implemented, these universities will become inter-university campuses in which staff and students can move seamlessly. This will also create an opportunity for institutions to deliver joint-curricula or multidisciplinary modules.

This presents an opportunity for those nursing researchers and nursing students whose high education institutions are part “European Universities” alliance.

On this initiative, Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, said: “I am pleased to see the ambition of the first 17 European Universities, which will act as role models for others across the EU. They will enable the next generations of students to experience Europe by studying in different countries.”