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17/08/2020

Radboud University joins ‘European Universities Initiative’


The European Commission recognised an alliance of Radboud University and seven other universities to join ‘European Universities Initiative’. The programme will receive 5 million euros for the next three years. The programme will focus on neurosciences and technology – to begin with.

Partner universities are Oxford University, University of Bonn, Karolinska Institutet, Miguel Hernández University, Boğaziçi University, UMF Cluj-Napoca and University of Debrecen. In addition to the eight universities involved, more than 250 European research institutes, (non-)governmental organizations and companies stepped in. Brain scientists from the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (Radboud University) took the initiative for the far-reaching international cooperation. That’s why the new European university will focus on neurosciences and technology development as its first goal.

Exchange of education, research and employment

This improves Europe’s position in brain research and engineering, and provides well-educated people to tackle future problems in society.

In this picture (made in January 2020) from left to right:
Prof. Chas Bountra, Pro-VC for Innovation, University of Oxford; Daniël Wigboldus, president of the executive board Radboud University; Prof. Juan José Ruiz Martínez, Recto, Miguel Hernández University; Prof. Dr. László Csernoch Vice Rector, University of Debrecén; Tansu Celikel, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (Radboud University); Prof. Anca Buzoianu, Rector UMF Cluj Napoca; Prof. Dr. Mehmed Ozkan, Rector, Boğaziçi University; Prof. Dr. Dr. H.C. Michael Hoch, Rector University of Bonn; Prof. Anders Gustafsson, Acting Vice President, Karolinska Institutet

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Photo & source: Radboud University

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