Published on 28 June 2019

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany), Lund University (Sweden), University of Porto (Portugal), University of Szeged (Hungary) and Université Paris-Saclay have created a pilot European University called “European University Alliance for Global Health”, inspired by European values and committed to education on the global challenges linked to health and well-being.

Coordinated by Université Paris-Saclay with the strong involvement of all its member institutions, the project has been selected for the first European Universities call for proposals launched by the European Commission as part of the Erasmus+ programme.



The European alliance EUGLOH focuses on a unifying and interdisciplinary topic, global health, in order to face major societal challenges. With EUGLOH, the five universities will thus combine their expertise and resources to offer the best education to their students thanks to the excellence of their programmes and cutting-edge research and equipment.

The European University aims to:

  • Train students on European values and citizenship, as well as on the emerging research areas linked to interdisciplinary societal challenges, and on transverse skills required for professional activities;
  • Create an integrated multicultural campus to increase students employability, mobility and adaptability to future challenges;
  • Build the European University of the future: innovative, interdisciplinary, inclusive and integrated in local research and innovation ecosystems.

EUGLOH will involve about 200,000 students, from the undergraduate to doctoral level, as well as academic and non-academic staff from the five universities. By 2025, 50% of the Alliance graduates will have had at least one mobility experience (physical and/or virtual) in the course of their studies.

“We answered this call with great enthusiasm with our German, Hungarian, Portuguese and Swedish partners. We are aware that we stand among the pioneers of a paradigm shift which is very inspiring for the European higher education and research,” says Sylvie Retailleau, President of Université Paris-Saclay.



EUGLOH is based on a balanced consortium of complementary universities, whose uniqueness and richness rely on:

  • The excellence and complementarity of the partners in interdisciplinary fields linked to global challenges of health and well-being, such as the medicine of the future (predictive, preventive, participatory and personalised), emerging diseases, digital health and technologies (big data, AI, robotics…), climate change, its impact and the health of ecosystems, health law, public health policies, welfare economics…
  • Unique technological and research infrastructures for teaching and research training (including two synchrotrons, high-performance lasers, and exceptional MRI platforms…)
  • The establishment of the Alliances’ campuses in dynamic and varied socio-economic areas, which offer considerable geographical and cultural diversity and a strong support from local authorities, companies, and innovative clusters in the fields of health and life sciences.

The project will be managed based on a shared governance model involving students, staff and associated partners.

The President of Université Paris-Saclay, Sylvie Retailleau, concludes: “We are delighted to be part of the pilot European Universities with our partners. Thanks to this experience, we will be able to test innovative education and disciplinary crossovers. It will become one of the major projects of Université Paris-Saclay, a university at the heart of the transformation of the French higher education, research and innovation. »

To learn more, visit the EUGLOH website.