ECIU is a network of universities who are united by a common profile, by shared beliefs and interests, and mutual trust.


  • All ECIU universities have strengths in engineering and social sciences.

  • All are relatively young, either in age or spirit, and strongly committed to the encouragement of innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • All have very close ties to industry and to their regions.

  • All are committed to developing unconventional forms of teaching and learning.

  • All are research-intensive.

  • All wish to sustain and nurture internationally-minded staff.

  • All are determined to offer their students high quality education with international focus.

  • All experiment with new forms of management and administration.

  • All invest to play a significant role in European policy-making in the fields of research, innovation and education.

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