UNIC'S PURPOSE

UNIC's aim

Is to unlock a truly European experience for a new generation of students who will advance the post-industrial transformations of our cities.

Highly-skilled graduates and new scientific disciplines that respond to the needs of the changing economy are in great demand, while deep technological and structural changes are affecting both how we teach and how we learn.

We believe that universities in post-industrial cities are ideally placed to rethink and redesign higher education, and we believe the only way to do that is by empowering our students to co-create the UNIC University together with staff and city stakeholders.

Our UNIC community

Is strategically positioned to ingrain key European values in some of Europe’s most rapidly changing areas and universities.

This includes contributing to equality by providing excellent higher education in post-industrial settings that are often marked by socio-economic inequalities and youth unemployment. This involves contributing to human dignity and freedom by preparing universities and cities for the superdiverse societies to which they belong. Moreover, this includes the setting-up of a model of good practice for all universities that are facing the diverse realities of Europe’s future.

UNIC University is paving the way and welcomes the future participation of universities from other post-industrial cities to join us in providing inclusive education for a new generation.