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‘More funding still needed’ for European Universities Initiative


Money from EU is still not enough, representatives of university alliances say

The funding available for the European Universities Initiative, the EU’s scheme for financing cross-border collaborations among higher education institutions, is still “too weak”, according to several of the funded alliances.

Forty-one EUI alliances involving more than 280 institutions have so far been allocated up to €7 million each from the EU’s Erasmus+ academic mobility and Horizon Europe R&D programmes, for collaborative work such as creating joint campuses, qualifications and posts. A further call that closed in March offered an additional €272m in total to new and existing alliances.

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