“Beyond UNIVERSEH” granted by EU Commission

The European Commission has accepted the proposal for “Beyond UNIVERSEH” under the Horizon 2020 “Science with and for Society (SwafS)“ programme. “Beyond UNIVERSEH” will complement and support the Research and Innovation dimension of the European University UNIVERSEH.

About “Beyond UNIVERSEH”

Beyond UNIVERSEH will develop the research and innovation dimension of the UNIVERSEH European University, an alliance of five partners: University of Toulouse (France), AGH University of Science and Technology (Poland), Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany) and University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg).

Beyond UNIVERSEH will expand the teaching and learning know-how of the alliance, into a UNIVERSEH European Research University focusing on “Space” in all its dimensions: Science and Engineering; Economy, Business and Finance; Medicine and Health; Social and Human Sciences; Art and Culture; Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It will bring in researchers and stakeholders from multiple backgrounds, promoting a highly multi-disciplinary and cross sectorial network to address the societal challenges of Space and New Space.

Beyond UNIVERSEH’s main ambition is to develop and propose a research policy roadmap for 2035 and a vision for 2050 within the space sector. This roadmap will implement a sustainable, integrated research and innovation network within the UNIVERSEH alliance and beyond. Also, Beyond UNIVERSEH will create a shared and collaborative virtual single lab and a research community, spearheading new collaborative and interdisciplinary methodologies, to further enhance Space research and innovation outputs.

Additionally, the alliance proposal will reinforce the links with:

(i) its Space economic ecosystem focusing on industry-academia collaborations,
(ii) the citizens; and
(iii) policy and decision makers.

The consortium has already established collaborations and gathered the support of key stakeholders such as national space agencies.

Beyond UNIVERSEH aims to notably transform the future Space and New Space research landscape, as well as to enhance the links between education and research. We believe the methodologies and practices co-created by this alliance will serve as a model for other collaborative initiatives in Europe and the world.