Cooperation4EU+ European University Alliance
The 4EU+ European University Alliance is a transnational strategic association of Charles University in Prague, Heidelberg University, Sorbonne University in Paris, the University of Copenhagen, the University of Geneva, the University of Milan, and the University of Warsaw.
The alliance aims to create a new quality of cooperation between the seven European research universities in education, teaching, research, transfer and administration. Building on existing collaborations, 4EU+ will establish the appropriate infrastructure to bring together students, teachers and researchers from the partner universities.
The cooperation, originally called 4EU, was founded in March 2018 by the universities of Prague, Heidelberg, the Sorbonne in Paris and Warsaw, and expanded in October 2018 under the name 4EU+ to include the universities of Copenhagen and Milan. The University of Geneva has been a member of the alliance since August 2022. The partnership grew out of the idea of a European university based on academic freedom and autonomy that wants to offer equal access to education.
Online consultation on higher education didactics for teaching staff at 4EU+ universities
With the aim of providing continuous advice on current issues and concepts in higher education didactics, and also to promote interdisciplinary exchange between lecturers in this field, the Teaching and Learning Department at the heiSKILLS Competencies and Language Centre is offering a regular online consultation hour open to teaching staff from all 4EU+ universities.
Open Science for Beginners
Online workshops of the 4EU+ European University Alliance with participation by Universität Heidelberg
4EU+ Drives forward Development of Innovative Teaching and Learning Formats
31 projects with mobility components and intercultural approaches selected for funding
Common Structures for Promoting Research and Innovation
4EU+ European University Alliance successfully acquires two million euros in additional funding
4EU+ Successful With “European Universities” Concept
Funding goes to strategic network of universities – Prague, Heidelberg, Sorbonne/Paris, Warsaw, Copenhagen and Milan
4EU+ Applies for Funding in the First Call for Proposals for “European Universities”
Prague, Heidelberg, Sorbonne/Paris, Warsaw, Copenhagen and Milan form strategic network
Calls for proposals
Mobility Grants for Heidelberg Doctoral Students
Within the 4EU+ Alliance, doctoral students at Heidelberg University can apply for mobility grants enabling them to pursue academic activities at the five partner universities. Besides attendance at conferences, or summer and winter schools, funding is also available, in particular, for travel to pursue individual research for a period of up to twelve weeks. The respective project must be completed by 31 December 2022. The closing date for applications is 3 July 2022.
Funding of joint short-term programmes for Master’s students and PhD candidates from 4EU+ universities
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides financial support for joint short-term programmes as part of its accompanying national programme, European University Networks (EUN). Funding is available for workshops, block seminars, or summer schools at Heidelberg University for (Master’s and doctoral) graduate students from 4EU+ universities.
Funding of study and research visits for students and doctoral candidates of Heidelberg University at 4EU+ partner universities
Within the scope of the accompanying national programme “European University Networks (EUN)” of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Heidelberg students and doctoral candidates can apply for funding of short-term stays at 4EU+ partner universities. In addition to participation in the normal study programme or intensive courses such as block seminars, summer schools and excursions, funding is also available for collaboration on a research project and numerous other short-term mobilities.