The ENHANCE Alliance was founded in November 2019 as an association of ten European Universities of Technology. Its aim is to create a European and interdisciplinary space for the interaction of innovative technological progress, society and our environment.

PARTNERS OF THE ALLIANCE

Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)

Warsaw University of Technology (Poland)

Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)

Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)

Chalmers University of Science and Technology (Sweden)

DELFT University of Technology (Netherlands)

ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

Gdańsk University of Technology (Poland)

MISSION

ENHANCE is committed to inclusive and sustainable research and education. It applies inter- and transdisciplinary approaches of co-creation and knowledge exchange, to tackle the world’s most pressing problems. To unlock our biggest potential, we allow the boundaries within our seven member universities and with society to become permeable. ENHANCE will ensure that education and research will have a positive social, economic, and environmental impact. Our Alliance will help to build a joint European sphere of knowledge, adhering to the highest standards of good practice in teaching and research, inclusivity and diversity.

VISION

The vision of ENHANCE is to drive responsible societal transformation. Our Alliance will inspire and push for the development and utilisation of science and technology, for the benefit of society – turning global challenges into opportunities.

VALUES

The European values referred to in the Treaty of Lisbon form the basis for all activities within the ENHANCE Alliance
to create common European education and research
Equality and human rights for all citizens are the basis for European integration, underpinning all policy and encompassing all areas. Educational opportunities and exchange within the European University should be accessible to all, independent of economic background, special needs or family circumstances. Our ombudsperson for diversity will ensure that these factors are taken into account in all our activities.
Freedom of thought, autonomy in and ability for critical thinking is crucial to the development of technology and science in the service of humanity. A student-centered, challenge-based approach to learning will enhance critical thinking and enable progress and innovation. Enhanced freedom of movement between our institutions will foster a common European identity among all members of the Alliance.

In order to ensure democratic procedures, ENHANCE endorses a participatory governance structure and decision-making process, characterised by openness, mutual respect and broad participation of relevant groups, which include all members of university as well as organisations representing societal interests. Students as main stakeholders of the ENHANCE Alliance have a powerful voice in the governance structure and are co-creators of the educational offers.

The value and dignity of the human being needs to be central. Our ENHANCE Education Strategy will ensure that respect for the individual forms the basis for all our teaching, learning, research and administration.
ENHANCE builds on the concept of the rule of law as a cornerstone of our society. Our cooperation is based on a clear set of rules, focusing on the creation of a transparent system that provides students with information and certainty regarding the academic recognition process.
To achieve the ENHANCE vision, we will focus on three pilot topics that reflect our common and complementary research strengths, regional priorities and contribute to the European Commission’s priorities and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence, Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action. Based on these pilot topics, we will develop new models of European cross-disciplinary and co-creative education and research as well as sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation.