It is a transnational European higher education and research institution that covers the smart urban sustainable coastal development from a global point of view.

EU-CONEXUS partner institutions are located in France, Greece, Romania, Lithuania, Spain and Croatia:

  • La Rochelle Université
  • Agricultural University of Athens
  • Klaipeda University
  • La Universidad Catolica de Valencia
  • University of Zadar
  • Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest

These partners are united around common values: sustainability, expertise, bravery and novelty.


  • 41 223 students
  • 5 421 employees including 3 952 academic staff / researchers
  • 34 faculties
  • 65 research groups


EU-CONEXUS RESEARCH FOR SOCIETY (RFS) brings together almost 4 000 academic staff and researchers to develop innovative solutions for smart urban coastal sustainability.

Within a three year period, RESEARCH FOR SOCIETY will strengthen the EU-CONEXUS research approach into a fully fledged university service, equally covering research, education, and societal needs.

RFS researchers actively invite partnerships with coastal industries, businesses, and society actors to ensure the transfer of knowledge and the improvement of quality of life in and around coastal areas.

Across the nine EU-CONEXUS partner institutions, our researchers will be developing science and innovation into a hub of excellence on smart urban coastal sustainability, and in the process, creating an attractive career environment for our students.