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Welcome to EC2U!

Willkommen! Tervetuloa! Bine ați venit! Bienvenue ! Benvenuti! Bienvenidos! Bem-vindo! Welcome!

We are an exciting and vibrant alliance bringing eight universities from across the European Union together. Imagine a place where cultures merge, languages interact, and innovation transcends borders. That's the EC2U!

Picture this: The University of Coimbra in Portugal, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi in Romania, the University of Jena in Germany, the University of Pavia in Italy, the University of Poitiers in France (our coordinator), the University of Salamanca in Spain, the University of Turku in Finland, and us, the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, all part of one dynamic community! We all share common values such as promoting diversity, democracy and advancing humanity

Why should you be impressed? Well, we're not just an alliance; we're a family of over 160,000 students, 20,000 employees, and we touch the lives of over 1.6 million citizens. Those are not just numbers; this is a network of opportunities, friendships, and new experiences waiting for you!

Our goal? We aim to create an innovative space in which you can move freely between our eight partner universities and the vibrant cities they call home. Forget about all of the stereotypes, and embrace a united Europe that is stronger together! At EC2U, we're not just breaking barriers; we're building bridges.

But here's the deal: We want the best, and that's where you come in. We're looking for passionate people interested in making a difference in the world. You are not just a student or an employee; you have a vision, are a leader, thinker, and change-maker . EC2U is an alliance competing on a global stage, and we are here to build the future and recruit the best: people like you!

So, are you ready to be a part of something bigger? Join the EC2U, a space where diversity meets opportunity, and innovation knows no bounds. Let's build the future together!

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University Linz
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Altenberger Straße 52, Ground Floor, 
4040 Linz

„Future generations will be inspired by the EU and its values - including freedom and democracy - and willing to become more actively involved in Europe's political and social processes.“
Univ. Prof. Dr. Stefan Koch
JKU Rector
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Koch
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News 06.11.2023

EC2U: The JKU Joins the Alliance to Support Research and European Values

As the world grows closer, working together to address global issues, such as climate change, and growing an international network, is becoming more important.

News 27.10.2023

A Delegation from the JKU and the Magistrate Linz Visits EC2U in Poitiers

Shortly before joining the alliance, a JKU delegation attended the EC2U forum in France.

Credit: JKU. Von links: Karl-Heinz Stadlbauer (Ärztlicher Direktor), Martina Binder-Radinger (KUK Stabsstelle Strategische Personalentwicklung), Stefan Koch, Georg Viehböck, Alberta Bonani, Christine Hinterleitner, Klaus Luger, Manfred Hublein, Valentin Bernauer, Ulrike Huemer (Magistratsdirektorin Stadt Linz), Mehmet Tasdemir, Wolfgang Högler, Adriana Estrada, Michelle Wolfgang, Layla Barakat
News 11.07.2023

The EC2U Coordination Team Visits the JKU

The JKU becomes a member of the European University Alliance EC2U.

von links: Manfred Heublein (JKU), Heather Hunt, Ludovic Thilly (beide EC2U)


Event 21.10.2024

CALL for: EC²U Forum in Linz

Join us at the EC²U Forum in Linz to collaborate with peers from across Europe in empowering minds for a peaceful society.

Seize the opportunity to make a difference and shape a sustainable future!

Event 23.09.2024

CALL for: EC²U Summer School B.SuRe 2024 in Pavia, Italy

EC2U Summer School B.SuRE - Building SUstainable REuse are now open! 

Apply now for an unforgettable learning experience!

Event 26.06.2024

EC²U Think Tanks

How can social innovation support peace-building measures?