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Fostering Institutional Transformation of R&I Policies in European Universities

Objective

Since its inception, the European University Network FORTHEM has boosted cooperation between its participating institutions. With this proposal, FORTHEM plans to intensify common R&I activities, promote joint concepts and strategies, foster the co-creation of science, and reduce inequalities between members by sharing good practices and resources, both technological and human. FIT FORTHEM will build up knowledge and structures, including a virtual joint support centre, leading to an efficient pooling of resources and providing a home for FORTHEM’s activities in R&I and social, cultural and entrepreneurial interaction. A dedicated WP will nurture a deep mutual understanding between all actors, and another WP will ensure mutual exchange both internally and with external stakeholders. We will develop common agendas for R&I activities including a joint open science policy, plan the efficient use of common or shared resources, and reinforce a lively intersectoral exchange. In doing so, the specificities of each member will be taken into account to receive tailored support. Activities will be supported by seven FORTHEM Labs, designed to advance collaborative research and establish new forms of cooperation. These co-creation labs will formulate needs and test new models and be the incubators of transformation in FIT FORTHEM. As a result, FIT FORTHEM will significantly contribute to making FORTHEM a united entity with strong higher education and R&I strategies and tight links to its socio-economic environment. It will promote well-functioning living FORTHEM Labs that excel in research and breed a solid innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. FIT FORTHEM will join forces with local, regional, and European networks, and current and future alliances in order to maximize this effect. Since FORTHEM is potentially representative of around 90% of universities in Europe, FIT FORTHEM can provide reproducible models in the upcoming transformation processes faced by all universities.

Call for proposal

H2020-IBA-SwafS-Support-1-2020
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Funding Scheme

CSA-LSP - Coordination and support action Lump sum

Coordinator

JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ
Address
Saarstrasse 21
55122 Mainz
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 482 750

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITE DIJON BOURGOGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 286 250
Address
Esplanade Erasme Maison De L Universite
21078 Dijon Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 305 550
Address
Seminaarinkatu 15
40100 Jyvaskyla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET OPOLSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 227 500
Address
Pl Mikolaja Kopernika 11A
45 040 Opole
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 750
Address
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 169 187,50
Address
Rainis Boulevard 19
1586 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 277 213,56
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments