Arqus Research & Innovation

The Arqus R&I project aims to enhance the research and innovation dimension of the Alliance’s activities and to address current global societal challenges through intensified joint research, characterised by the pursuit of excellence, openness, transparency and effective engagement with society.

This project, awarded with €2 million in the H2020 call for support for the Research and Innovation Dimension of European Universities, integrates 3 new challenges into the Alliance, all intended to foster a context to nurture sustainable strengthened collaboration.

Joint Science and Innovation, New perspectives on Research, Open to society

The first of these challenges will address Joint Science and Innovation, through building an Arqus research community and designing a roadmap for transformation(al) excellence. The second one will centre on New Perspectives on Research, seeking to strengthen human capital through alternative approaches to assessment and recognition, and to re-thinking transfer, with special reference to the Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts. The third challenge, Open to Society, will focus on the culture change brought by Open and Citizen Science.

These new activities are focused on the fields of Artificial Intelligence/Digital Transformation and Green Deal/Climate Change as transversal priority areas for enhanced research collaboration, characterised by their interdisciplinarity.

Arqus R&I in numbers

This funding complements the €5 million that the Arqus Alliance obtained as one of the first 17 Alliances of the European Universities Initiative funded by the Erasmus+ programme, and will contribute to the R&I transformation of the European Universities in synergy with their education dimension.

The Arqus Research & Innovation project will foster scientific cooperation within the Alliance, seeking synergies between the education, research and innovation dimensions of Arqus.





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