Eucor – The European Campus
The Eucor – The European Campus European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) accommodates nearly 120,000 students, 14,000 PhD candidates and more than 15,000 lecturers and researchers at 5 universities in the Upper Rhine region:
- Joint Courses leading to double or triple degrees,
- Range of courses at all 5 universities: simplified administrative procedures, no additional fees,
- Greater Mobility for students and staff between the five universities,
- Joint research within the scope of various cross-border projects, particularly in the group’s priority fields,
- Cross-disciplinary “Interculturality” focus that facilitates inter-university cooperation.
Cooperation between the universities provides access to highly specialised skills that can be developed to complement coursework and made accessible throughout the European Campus.
NovaTris and Eucor – The European Campus
As a Centre for cross-border skills, NovaTris supports UHA students and staff in choosing and organising their mobility within Eucor – The European Campus.
Eucor – The European Campus enables Université de Haute-Alsace students to take classes and use the facilities (libraries, university restaurants, IT departments) at the partner universities without having to pay additional enrolment fees.
They can take bi- or tri-national classes, customise their course by supplementing it with classes available at partner universities or going on an introductory visit. They may be entitled to a mobility grant.
NovaTris can also introduce students to other students from German and Swiss universities that are affiliated to EUCOR – The European Campus in order to improve their level of German through the tandem exchange method.
The Eucor – The European Campus universities encourage interdepartmental dialogue and cooperation.
The course “Communicating in Another’s Language” is aimed at the staff of the partner universities and offers intercultural and/or language modules.
With the Vis-ma-Vie mobility scheme, UHA staff can spend a few days exploring how a department similar to their own works in another Eucor – The European Campus university. Staff can link up with nearby partners and, in return, host their cross-border counterparts.
Through Eucor groups and the organisation of interdepartmental meetings, staff from the partner universities can meet each other and work together.
Eucor – The European Campus Tour
Since 1997, the Eucor Tour has been one of the highlights of the Eucor – The European Campus universities’ cross-border activities. On this tri-national circuit, linking the cities of the European Campus, more than 100 participants cover nearly 900 kilometres by bicycle.
On the Eucor Tour, which takes place every year in June, students, staff and alumni from the 5 universities can explore the places where their Eucor partners study, work and live, in a friendly atmosphere, while enjoying an opportunity for intercultural exchange. It is fully in line with the UHA’s key focus on cross-border cooperation, executed particularly by its NovaTris Cross-border Skills Centre.
Eucor – The European Campus Seed Money
The Seed Money scheme aims to provide start-up funding for innovative cross-border projects within the framework of EUCOR – The European Campus. Set up by the universities to encourage dialogue and networking between teachers and researchers from the member universities, this funding may be awarded to projects in the field of education or in the field of research and development (which covers PhD course projects).
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The European Union supports cooperation within the group. Between 2016 and 2019, the “Eucor – The European Campus: cross-border structures” project was co-financed by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)’s Interreg VA Upper Rhine programme with a total sum of 2 million euros.
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