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The European University Engaged in Societal Change.

With the goal of reflecting the diversity of Europe, ENGAGE.EU is composed by: Luiss Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli-Luiss University (Italy), the NHH Norwegian School of Economics (Norway), Tilburg University (The Netherlands), the University of Mannheim (Germany), the University of National and World Economy (Bulgaria), the Université Toulouse Capitole (France), WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria), Hanken School of Economics (Finland) and Ramon Llull University (Spain). The alliance is currently the academic home to over 100,000 students, academics and staff who cooperate, co-create and share their interdisciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge.

ENGAGE.EU aims to empower a new generation of European citizens in business, economics, and social sciences, with a research-based approach to frame and solve future challenges.

Through collaborative efforts and interdisciplinary approaches, drawing on business, economics and social sciences as well as other disciplines such as the humanities, law, public health and STEAM, they aim to drive innovation, promote sustainability and ultimately make a positive impact on the world.

Their mission is to:

  • Radically scale-up the European education experience of learners by innovative learner-centred, research-based learning settings and new pedagogical concept
  • Advance research and innovation in business, economics, and social sciences by fostering interdisciplinarity and promoting co-creation with diverse stakeholders
  • Strengthen European ecosystems through research-based outreach initiatives and projects with high impact on both research and practice.

To do so, they count on three assets:

  • Their historical identity and our specific role within their societies and regional ecosystems as strong partners
  • Their commitment to research and innovation and education related to societal challenges
  • Their growth as a joint European alliance

Their approach is challenge-based, implying

  • Strong interdisciplinary collaboration across the entire scope of the social sciences and beyond
  • Extensive trans-sectorial collaboration with diverse actors in academia, the private economy, policy and civil society
  • Multi-level “think locally, act globally”-approach building on regional ecosystems and linking them to the national, European and global levels.

This transformation impacts on the full breadth of their activities (Engaged in Sustainable Cooperation) and all three core academic missions:

  • Engaged Learning
  • Engaged Research & Innovation
  • Engaged in Society