Mission, aims and values

Our mission

Rooted in advanced engineering education and research, CESAER is an international association of leading specialised and comprehensive universities with a strong science and technology profile that advocate, learn from each other and inspire debates. Our Members champion excellence in higher education, training, research and innovation, contribute to knowledge societies for a sustainable future and deliver significant scientific, economic, social and societal impact.

Aims of the association

  • Advocate Members ́ interests by aiding policymakers and funders shaping European strategies, policies and programmes for research, education, innovation and university leadership;
  • Learn from each other by sharing and spreading intelligence, knowledge and best practice in research, education, innovation and university leadership;
  • Safeguard sustainable funding by advocating and shaping sustainable competitive and non-competitive funding streams to our Members from different sources at various levels;
  • Lead debate on key issues by advancing reflection and understanding of the roles of science and technology in knowledge societies for a sustainable future;
  • Amplify the Members ́ and Association’s strengths by supporting Members in displaying their excellence and distinctiveness in Europe and beyond.

We adhere to the following values:

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