€ 14.5 million allocated to the Space European University Universeh 2.0 within the European Universities initiative.
UNIVERSEH 2.0 is the Project created under the European Universities Alliance for Space (European Space University of Earth and Humanity) in which Tor Vergata University has been taking part since January 2023.
Under the Erasmus+ European Universities call, closed last January 2023, UNIVERSEH Alliance has been selected as one of the 20 out of 65 submitted proposals, receiving funding for 14.2 million euros for the period 2023-2027. Tor Vergata University of Rome participates to UNIVERSEH 2.0 as a beneficiary member.
Thanks to this European funding, UNIVERSEH 2.0 will be able to foster its mission as the leading European University in the Space sector and offer future European UNIVERSEH students an innovative, interdisciplinary, multilingual, multicultural, inclusive, research-based and sustainable learning environment.
The long-term vision is to create a European Space University, where the students of the 7 universities from 7 different European countries can benefit from an extensive and geographically distributed educational offer, while obtaining a joint degree (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate) automatically recognized in Europe.
“Tor Vergata is a leading International University in the Space research area. In the field of Education, the already started internationalization process will continue. Thanks to the incredible joint work of all the members of the Alliance, the high-level international educational offer will be extended and the exchanges of students, teachers, researchers, and administrative staff among all the universities of the Alliance will be facilitated. The added value of this project lies in its multidisciplinarity, which strongly expresses one of the pillars of our strategic actions: the fruitful collaboration between scholars of different disciplines, Departments, in addition to the contamination of knowledge in the framework of a University that strongly promotes intercultural dialogue, integration, transnational and interdisciplinary projects.”
Rector of Tor Vergata University of Rome Prof. Nathan Levialdi
“The training and mentoring of UNIVERSEH 2.0 students will be developed and organized with a specific focus on innovation and will have a multidisciplinary character. The project involves all the macro-areas of the University with a focus on innovative and transversal training offer.”
Prof. Myrka Zago, Director of the Tor Vergata Space Biomedicine Center and Tor Vergata scientific coordinator for Universeh 2.0.
UNIVERSEH 2.0 partnership is composed by: University of Toulouse (France), Coordinator of the project, Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf (Germany), University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg), University of Luleå (Sweden), AGH University of Krakow (Poland), the University of Namur (Belgium) and University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy).
Universeh 2.0 is a continuation of the educational activities already carried out throughout the first phase of the UNIVERSEH project. It has also received funding by the European Commission for three years: https://universeh.eu/.
“This is an extraordinary success achieved through the essential and precious work of Prof. Myrka Zago, project coordinator for the University of Tor Vergata, and to the team of the International Research Division of our University, coordinated by Dr. Francesca Dominici. As Vito Borrelli from the European Commission underlined a few days ago during a visit to our University, European Alliances are a priority tool for launching structural internationalization processes. UNIVERSEH represents, therefore, a valuable opportunity to achieve one of the main objectives of the European Commission: a truly European dimension in the higher education sector, based on shared values, with excellence and inclusion, as distinctive features.”
Prof. Bianca Sulpasso, delegate of the Rector for Internationalization
“UNIVERSEH's goal of creating a European University, characterized by a high level of European integration, will undoubtedly represent a valid opportunity also for the professional growth of the administrative staff, who is called upon to deal with European colleagues, committed together to responding to this challenge through a strong, dynamic and equally integrated organizational structure.”
Dr. Francesca Dominici, Director of the International Research and Visiting Division of Tor Vergata. University Internationalization Offices and Tor Vergata for Universeh.
Universeh Website - https://universeh.eu