Université Paris-Saclay and four of its partners create the European University EUGLOH - European University Alliance for Global Health
Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich (Germany), Lund University (Sweden), University of Porto (Portugal), University of Szeged (Hungary) and Université Paris-Saclay have joined forces to create a pilot European University, driven by European values and committed to higher education and training on challenges related to global health and well-being.
EUGLOH will concern academic and non-academic staff of the five universities as well as around 200,000 students, from Bachelor to PhD. By 2025, 50% of the alliance’s students will have enjoyed mobility (be it physical or virtual) at least once during their studies.
Within EUGLOH, the five universities share the ambition to combine their expertise and resources to offer the best education and training to their students and thereby become a world-class higher education alliance, based on the excellence of their teaching and cutting-edge research and equipment.
Train students on European values and citizenship, as well as on emerging research fields linked to interdisciplinary societal challenges and on transversal skills related to professional needs;
Create a multicultural integrated campus towards increased employability, mobility and adaptability of students;
Build the European University of the future: innovative, interdisciplinary, inclusive and integrated into local research and innovation ecosystems.
EUGLOH addresses a federative topic covering numerous fields and major societal challenges : global health.
Some examples of challenges requiring new forms of teaching:
- The future of medicine (predictive, preventive, participative and personalised) and emerging diseases
- Climate change, environmental health and biodiversity
- Digital and technologies for health and well-being (big data, AI, robotics, …)
- Increasing importance of social and human sciences for health (management and economics of health, health public policy, environmental law, ethics and responsible research)
- Large-scale infrastructure and platforms for global health
- Healthy life and well-being (plants for health, physical activity, …)
Concerned disciplines (non exhaustive list) :
Announcement of the creation of the alliance as of 6 December 2018 presenting the global vision of the project.
EUGLOH is based on a balanced consortium with complementary universities, the originality and richness of which is underpinned by:
- The excellence and complementarity of the partners in interdisciplinary fields related to global challenges in health and well-being, such as the future of medicine and emerging diseases, digital health and technologies, climate change, its impact and the health of ecosystems, health law, health public policy, economics of well-being, …
- Unique technological and research infrastructures supporting higher education and research training (of which two synchrotrons, cutting-edge lasers, exceptional MRI platforms, …)
- The integration of the alliance’s campuses in dynamic and diversified socio-economic areas, which bring about considerable geographical and cultural diversity and strong support by local authorities, companies and innovative clusters in the fields of health and life sciences.
The governance structure
The project has established a flexible and effective governing structure, which should evolve as the project develops.
- The Presidents’/Rectors’ assembly (Governing Board) which constitutes the decision-making body
- An Executive Board comprising Vice-Presidents/ Directors mandated to develop and supervise the alliance’s strategy
- A dedicated management team (Project Management Team) in charge of daily follow-up, connecting the different boards and the academic and non-academic teams from the five campuses
- A Student Board to represent the students’ vision and organise their participation
- An Advisory Committee comprising representatives of our associated partners stemming from the local ecosystems, which will monitor quality and utility of the project’s activities
- 6 Work Packages managed with shared responsibilities between the partners.