Vision and Mission


The Arqus European University Alliance aspires to build on the member universities’ sound prior experience in cooperation in order to achieve a high level of integration in its members’ policies and action plans in order to:

  • Enhance the education of critically engaged European and global citizens who are able and willing to contribute to a multicultural, multilingual and inclusive Europe which is open to the world.
  • Increase and improve the joint research capacity of the partner universities;
  • Better respond to the grand societal challenges of the 21st century in Europe and beyond.


Through enhanced sustained cooperation, the Arqus European University Alliance will work together as a laboratory for institutional learning in an innovative and open way to:

  • Attain a substantially higher level of quality in education and research, and deeper societal, cultural and civic engagement.
  • Educate engaged critical European citizens to become competent decision-makers.
  • Become a model for European university integration.
  • Disseminate its experience, challenges and successes at European and global level.