One of the core missions of E³UDRES² is to promote the development of small and medium-sized cities and their rural environments into smart and sustainable regions. E³UDRES² also co-creates outstanding ideas and concepts for future universities, integrates challenge-based education, mission-oriented research and human-centered innovation. E³UDRES² is a unique European university that is recognized for innovative approaches, as well as engaged knowledge exchange. It provides a platform for collaborative innovation for multidirectional, cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral, cross-actor knowledge exchange.
The alliance is exemplary as an engaged and entrepreneurial European university that responds to the social, environmental, and economic challenges of the 21st century and is committed to sustainable development goals. It acts as a living laboratory for the society of the future in progressive European regions and connects research, innovation, education and service to the community. E³UDRES² is committed to excellence and strives for the highest quality in all areas of activity in order to promote, support and challenge motivated learners, employees and various partners in regional, European, and global contexts. Ultimately, it brings together smart individuals with different social, economic and cultural backgrounds to act at a regional level and adopts a European perspective at the same time.
How E³UDRES² is organized
Individuals from all E³UDRES² partner universities work together across all disciplines to achieve its missions and fulfill its visions. In line with its core principles, E³UDRES² attaches great importance to co-design and co-create the proposed desired multi-university together with all members, associated partners and other relevant stakeholders. Therefore, all members are involved in all research and administrative actions to a comparable extent. The coordination of the various responsibilities is also equally distributed to almost all members.
GENERAL MANAGEMENT & COORDINATION
The team working on General Management and Coordination ensures efficient overall coordination in accordance with the defined project plan, is responsible for the project budget and takes into account all objectives and the proposed long-term mission. It is also responsible for quality assurance.
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This team prepares, from the regional context, a possible scenario for a future university. It also helps to create local ownership of both the project and the future of the alliance. It is also responsible for offering training on and testing of future-casting, new management approaches and interaction methods and exchange of experience with different stakeholders for E³UDRES members as well as regional stakeholders.
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LEARNERS & EDUCATORS
The group working on Learners & Educators is responsible for organizing so-called I Living Labs as well as deep-diving into new ways and methods of teaching. In order to do that, they team up with T-shaped innovators as well as educational entrepreneurs.
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The researchers collaborating in E³UDRES² are organized in three research networks - Circular Economy, Wellbeing & Active Ageing and Human Contribution to Artificial Intelligence. They are responsible for writing proposals, carrying out Citizen Science projects as well as hosting annual Living Labs (not to be confused with I Living Labs).
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INNOVATORS & ENTREPRENEURS
This team is responsible for organizing and hosting events like Bootcamps and Hackathons.
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DISSEMINATION & SUSTAINABILITY
The task of everyone working on dissemination and sustainability is to make sure E³UDRES² has a wide reach and is sustainably anchored as a long-term commitment. This team also works on everything marketing-related, manages our E³UDRES² social media channels, collaborates with campus media and hosts events like annual E³UDRES² conferences.
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Research at E³UDRES²
E³UDRES² has established three research topics, each specializing in a different topic. These research topics are based on cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral collaboration towards relevant challenges, such as well-being and active ageing, circular economy, and human contribution to Artificial Intelligence (AI). These research subject matters connect experience in diverse scientific core disciplines, which are already well-established on several member-campuses with recognized scientific staff. The research topics include not only researchers, but learners, innovators, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders and (regional) communities that interact with the international scientific communities and innovation ecosystems and provide widely acknowledged scientific results.