Ulysseus - the European university

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Since December 2022, the University of Münster has been a member of Ulysseus, an international, open-minded, people-oriented and entrepreneurial university network that will shape the future of Europe.

Ulysseus is one of currently 50 European university networks funded by the European Commission and the EU within the framework of Erasmus+.

The Ulysseus community consists of 8 Alliance Partners and currently 158 Associated Partners. Our 8 Innovation Hubs address key societal challenges: Ageing & Wellbeing, AI, Cybersecurity, Digitalisation, Robotics, Socio-ecological Sustainability, Sustainable Energy and Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Together, they form the digital and (inter)regional Ulysseus innovation ecosystem.

With inclusive governance and a strong shared vision, Ulysseus designs activities and programmes in research, education and innovation that involve the public from the outset. Our development goals include the internationalisation of university structures, the strengthening of European values and regional development, and the promotion of seamless mobility.    

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EUN Ulysseus

Ulysseus is one of currently 50 European university networks funded by the European Commission and the EU under the Erasmus+ programme. The aim of the European Universities initiative is to create transnational alliances that will develop into universities of the future, promoting European values and identity and thus strengthening the quality and competitiveness of European higher education.


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Innovation Hub Socio-Ecological Sustainability

With its focus on sustainable development, the Innovation Hub Socio-Ecological Sustainability at the University of Münster addresses one of the key challenges of our time and is part of the Alliance's innovation ecosystem. Within the network, eight Innovation Hubs are the driving forces for education, research and innovation, as well as for supporting the integration of civic engagement.


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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The REACH - EUREGIO Start-up Centre connects the transfer and innovation offices of each partner university to form a sustainable, international, interdisciplinary and multi-professional innovation and knowledge transfer network within the alliance. The aim is to strengthen Ulysseus as a driver of innovation (technological and social) and to promote knowledge and technology transfer in the innovation ecosystem.

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Joint teaching, learning, training, research and innovation programmes with our partner universities open up new opportunities for exchange and networking for students, researchers, teachers, technical and administrative staff.