We will drive responsible societal transformation by enhancing a strong alliance of European Universities of Technology, empowering people to develop and use science and technology for the benefit of society and turn global challenges into opportunities.
ENHANCE is an alliance of seven leading European Universities with a focus on science and engineering. The ENHANCE alliance have applied for the pilot call by the European Commission under Erasmus+ funding programme for European Universities, which aims to create a new type of close European networks, enabling student and staff mobility, innovative forms of learning and close engagement with society on all levels.
The aim of ENHANCE is to create a new European academic space for the interaction between innovative technological progress, society and the natural environment. The alliance is committed to socially inclusive and sustainable research and education in science and technology by employing inter- and transdisciplinary approaches and co-creation methods (knowledge exchange) tackling the most pressing global challenges. As a consequence the boundaries between our member institutions and society will become permeable. ENHANCE will ensure that education and research have a social, economic and environmental impact, but it will also form a joint European sphere of knowledge, underpinning sustainable development, adhering to the highest standards of good practice in teaching and research, inclusivity and diversity.
ENHANCE represents a new alliance of research-intensive universities with a focus on science and technology, based on long- standing bilateral or network cooperation among two or more of the member institutions in other configurations. Our Alliance can thus draw on the experience, tested models and methods of collaboration at different academic levels in the various predecessor arrangements, scale these up to the level of the new confederation and enhance them by developing new structures and processes to make a quantum leap in cooperation.