2020 Sep/07

EU-CONEXUS, an added-value for local communities

Why does EU-CONEXUS, the European University for Smart Urban Coastal Sustainability represent the university of the future? 

Altogether, the 6 EU-CONEXUS partner universities, promote European values and identity, and revolutionise the quality and competitiveness of European higher education. It is a new kind of alliance and university, innovative, forward thinking that brings added value at different scales.  

The benefits brought by the project will concern a large range of populations: students, researchers, socio-economic actors, as well as the general public and local and national governments. EU-CONEXUS opens up opportunities to develop your hometown. The alliance will support regional economic development and policy making, in order to create a coherent approach to coastal zone management by respecting and putting forward regional and cultural similarities and differences. It will emphasize cooperation and interaction between partner universities through multi-disciplinary and transnational study programmes and courses based on industry needs. The main focus of EU-CONEXUS university-industry cooperation is to offer an integrative, holistic and widespread approach to regional sustainable economic development of coastal areas.  Moreover, EU-CONEXUS puts forward experts’ intervention to solve challenges of urbanised coasts.

By training tomorrow’s professionals, allowing research to focus on coastal areas’ sustainability and creating a synergy between the university community and the industry, the project aims to create a better quality of life on the coasts and a sustainable coastal development and maritime tourism. 

Being part of EU-CONEXUS is the best opportunity to integrate a transnational community characterized by flexibility, openness and academic competitiveness.

EU-CONEXUS brings added value to the regional development of the 6 European cities and countries by engaging the general public, future students and graduates, teachers, researchers, stakeholders and regional and national governmental actors into sharing good practices and promoting lifelong learning. EU-CONEXUS aims at launching new research and innovation projects through the development of a new Research and Innovation Area, to make expertise and better know-how available to businesses. Relying on its high-tech resources and infrastructures, EU-CONEXUS offers new innovative and sustainable solutions for coastal areas and enables the regional economic environment as well as sustainable business development. EU-CONEXUS is worthwhile! EU-CONEXUS opens up opportunities to sustainable development of urban coasts, to create blue economy in your city and in Europe, to act globally, to 6 coasts and to local experts to solve global challenges!