Who are we?


Unite! is a network of universities extended from Finland to Portugal, a distance of more than 3.300 km, connecting European regions of economic prospect, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Together the seven partners have 167,000 students and annually 36,700 graduates. They are already cooperating closely on more than 80 EU projects and have exchanged over 2,000 students in the past five years.

The Unite! partners share a common view towards regional embeddedness, technology transfer, and engineering and science education, with complementary multidisciplinary approaches.

Strong European geographical regions are covered by Unite!:

  • Northern Europe: Two major cities or regions, strong in entrepreneurship and innovation: KTH Stockholm/Sweden, and Aalto in Espoo-Helsinki/Finland
  • Western Europe: Two partners from the two largest economies and drivers of the European Union, TU Darmstadt in Germany (Hesse, Rhein-Main Region) and Grenoble INP in France (Rhone Alpes)
  • Southern Europe: Three major economic and industrial centres ranging from Portugal to Northern Italy: University of Lisbon in Portugal, UPC Barcelona in Spain/Catalonia and Politecnico di Torino in Italy/Piedmont.

Unite Map with all university locations
Unite! originates from the CLUSTER network – Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research – and builds on three decades of close and dedicated cooperation on different aspects of higher education, research, innovation and social responsibility.

Based on their long-standing successful cooperation within the CLUSTER network, Unite! partners share a strong commitment to implement a paradigm shift for excellence in learning, teaching and research in accordance with the European core values of human dignity, liberal democracy, the rule of law, and social inclusion.

Unite! is committed to an ethical, safe and sustainable use of technology, in line with fair and open science to generate innovative, feasible and effective solutions to global challenges.

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Technical University of Darmstadt

TU Darmstadt is a research university in the city of Darmstadt, Germany. TU Darmstadt incorporates diverse science cultures to create its characteristic profile. The focus is set on engineering and natural sciences, which cooperate closely with outstanding humanities and social sciences.

Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
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Aalto University

Is a university primarily located in Greater Helsinki, Finland. The close collaboration between the scientific, business and arts communities is intended to foster multi-disciplinary education and research.

Espoo and Helsinki, Finland


Grenoble INP graduate school of engineering and management, University Grenoble Alpes

Grenoble INP is the Graduate school of engineering and management, division of UGA, one of the biggest universities in France. With 7 schools of engineering and 1 of management, 40 labs, and 10 training platforms, Grenoble INP gathers 9000 specialised students among the campus of 60 000 students. Grenoble INP is operating Unite! for the whole University Grenoble Alpes.

Grenoble, Isère, France
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KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH is Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. KTH is a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation situated in Stockholm, consistently ranked as one of world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative cities.

Stockholm, Sweden
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Politecnico Di Torino

The Politecnico di Torino is a public university based in Torino, Italy. Established in 1859, it is Italy’s oldest technical university. It offers several courses in the fields of Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Design and Urban Planning.

Turin, Italy
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Universidade de Lisboa

Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa) is the largest and most prestigious university in Portugal and is one of Europe’s leading universities. Heir to a university tradition that spans over seven centuries, ULisboa acquired its current status in July 2013, following the merger of the former Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and Universidade de Lisboa.

Lisbon, Portugal
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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC)

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution devoted to higher education and research in the fields of engineering, architecture and science. Each year, more than 6.000 students graduate, and more than 500 doctors. With a high employability index of 93%, 76% of them find a job in less than 3 months. The UPC is well positioned in the main international rankings.

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain