Celebrating past achievements

E³UDRES² Forum 2023
brought the community together

More than 120 researchers, students, entrepreneurs, policy makers and higher education professionals travelled to the city of St. Pölten, Austria, to participate in thought-provoking talks, panel discussions and networking opportunities.

Open to all E³UDRES² students

Join the Intensive I Living Labs this Fall

The Intensive I Living Labs are coming to Austria! Tackle real-life challenges together with your international team. Registration opens on 15 September 2023.

Proposal approved

Get Ready
For E³UDRES² 2.0!

The European Commission has approved the proposal for E³UDRES² 2.0 - a further deepened and ambitious collaboration between the existing E³UDRES² partnering institutions.

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Meet the E³UDRES² European University Alliance

Discover E³UDRES² in our new animated video available in English with subtitles in all native languages of the E³UDRES² countries.

Engaged and Entrepreneurial European University as Driver for European Smart and Sustainable Regions

E³UDRES² is a European University Alliance - a network of higher education institutions that collaborate closely in order to have a substantial impact in higher education.

Stronger Together

The E³UDRES² Alliance is one of only 44 European University Alliances in Europe - an initiative launched by the European Commission, indicating excellence in the field of higher education.

Together as E³UDRES², the institutions are able to pool knowledge, core competences and skills of all their staff and students. With the power of all the individual institutions united, E³UDRES² is able to actively shape and further develop not only its individual institutions, but also the regions they are located in.

Upcoming Event Highlights in the E³UDRES² Universe

Nov 2023

Intensive I Living Labs

Various institutions, business owners and local authorities from all over Europe have once again submitted their challenges for you to solve! Open to all students of E³UDRES² institutions.

27 Nov - 01 Dec 2023

St. Pölten UAS (AT)

Nov 2023

St. Pölten UAS International Week: Meet European Universities

Join St. Pölten UAS for an intensive and inspiring International Week to co-create ideas and exchange best practices and experiences in the context of the European University Initiative.

27 Nov - 01 Dec 2023

St. Pölten UAS (AT)

➝ Find more upcoming E³UDRES² events here

The E³UDRES² Institutions

The E³UDRES² European University Alliance is comprised of nine institutions - a combination of unique, scientific universities and universities of applied sciences (UAS). In addition, E³UDRES² members are ambitious, flexible, small or medium-sized universities (<30,000 students), located in a small or medium-sized European cities (<250,000 inhabitants) of one of the smaller European countries (<20 million Inhabitants) and anchored in their surrounding environments but internationally connected and active within the European Higher Education Area.

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences


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Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal


Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences


UC Leuven-Limburg University of Applied Sciences


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Politehnica University Timișoara


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Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences


NEW: Saxion University of Applied Sciences

The Netherlands

NEW: Fulda University of Applied Sciences


NEW: Jamk University of Applied Sciences


What we focus on

Future Universities

What will universities look like in the year 2030 and beyond? E³UDRES² aims to find answers to this question and strives to support the transition to future-proof universities.

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Smart & Sustainable Regions

By engaging students, university staff, citizens and many other players, E³UDRES² aims to transform the non-urban regions it is located in into areas that are defined by innovation, flexibility and sustainability - true Smart & Sustainable Regions.

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Latest news

21 Sep 2023

Connecting European Universities and Regions: E³UDRES² Forum 2023 Celebrated the Alliance's Achievements

More than 120 researchers, students, entrepreneurs, policy makers and higher education professionals travelled to the city of St. Pölten to attend the E³UDRES² Forum 2023 under the motto "Connecting European Universities & Regions".

25 Jul 2023

E³UDRES² Goes New York: Sharing the E³UDRES² Experience In America

Gabriele Permoser and Michal Karpišek of St. Pölten UAS, and Roger Heijmans of UC Leuven-Limburg UAS represented E³UDRES² at various international events hosted by the OECD in collaboration with other institutions in New York.

12 Jul 2023

FUTURE FOOD: Student Teams Explored Food-Related Challenges in This Year's E³UDRES² Bootcamp

The E³UDRES² Bootcamp 2023 brought together 30 students at Lake Balaton, enabling them to use their diverse backgrounds in solving real-life challenges revolving around the topic of future food.

➝ Find more E³UDRES² News here

What we aim to achieve



Co-Innovate Smart and Sustainable European regions.



Co-Ideate a Future University for future-skilled learners.



Co-Create a European Multi-University Campus across the E³UDRES² institutions.

Ideas & Concepts

E³UDRES² not only co-creates outstanding ideas for its core topics "Future Universities" and "Smart and Sustainable Regions", it also encourages everyone to submit their own ideas. Find out more about the interesting concepts we have received!

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Shared values

The members of the alliance were carefully selected and invited due to the following aspects.


Strategic commitment

Due to their existing strategic commitment and their acknowledged expertise for the further development of smart and sustainable regions.



Due to their expertise and good practices for challenge based education with innovative methods.



Due to their full commitment and their outstanding knowhow in mission-oriented research and human-centred Innovation.



Due to their experience as engaged and entrepreneurial university and their activities and efforts towards future universities.

Any questions?

Don’t hesitate to contact us! We are happy to get in touch with you and answer your questions. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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