From October 2019 to February 20220, city2science supported the European university alliance “ENHANCE” coordinated by TU Berlin in the application process within the framework of the “European Universities” call. The application was successful and the alliance, consisting of seven technical universities in Europe could celebrate its launch on March 12, 2022, moderated by city2science.
With ENHANCE seven major research-intensive universities with a focus on science and technology form an innovative European University of Technology: Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
(Germany), Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain), Warsaw University of Technology (Poland) and Allaince coordinator Technische Universität Berlin (Germany).
One major goal of the ENHANCE Alliance is to empower students, researchers and society to responsibly address the challenges of tomorrow, challenges laid out in the Green Deal and Digital Transformation. By creatinge European Education Pathways, ENHANCE empowers talents from diverse backgrounds to benefit from a truly European education, based on European values as well as new approaches to using technology and co-creation. Learners of tomorrow will work with society and industry to understand the complex links between science, technology, society and the environment at a European level. Together, they will contribute to solutions for challenges such as digitalisation and AI, climate action and sustainable cities and communities, creating impact through a sustainable entrepreneurship ecosystem.
As a learning organisation, ENHANCE will foster bottom-up innovation in new educational methods and modern university administration while enabling student co-creation at all levels. ENHANCE will provide inter- and transdisciplinary learning experience as standard through their joint expertise in science and technology, humanities and social science. The ENHANCE Alliance will be an integral part of European society, enhancing co-creation with societal stakeholders and the societal engagement of students. ENHANCE increases mobility as well as the quality and attractiveness of ENHANCE to students and academics from around the world.