Mission, aims and values

We are the European association of leading specialised and comprehensive universities of science and technology that: champion excellence in higher education, training, research and innovation; influence debate; contribute to the realisation of open knowledge societies; and, deliver significant scientific, economic, social and societal impact.

Our mission is structured around five aims:

  1. to learn from each other: share information and best practice in the areas of higher education, research, innovation and university governance;
  2. to influence key bodies: aid policy-makers and funders to shape European strategies, policies and funding programmes;
  3. to boost participation in (European) funding programmes;
  4. to promote our strengths globally: support our Members in displaying their excellence and distinctiveness at European level and beyond;
  5. to advance debate on key issues: promote reflection and understanding of the role of science and technology in open knowledge societies.

We adhere to the following values:

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