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CIVIS hubs

CIVIS hubs are cross and interdisciplinary thematic research and education areas which will structure our European University. Our goal is to create innovative study and research programmes focus on global societal challenges.

5 CIVIS themes

Our hubs will focus on five themes which have been identified based on CIVIS’s missions and values, and are closely connected to major societal challenges and linked with the UN Sustainable development goals: 

  • Health
  • Cities, territories and mobilities
  • Digital and Technological transformation
  • Climate, environment and energy
  • Society, culture, heritage

Each of these thematic hubs will offer joint study programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and Phd levels at the CIVIS member universities and will foster multidisciplinary research projects through innovative pedagogies.

Towards challenge-driven study programmes

We will pool the expertise, infrastructures, resources and innovative pedagogies of our universities to build new kind of study programmes at BA, MA and Phd level. 
Each joint educational pathways will involve three or more CIVIS member universities and include physical, virtual and blended mobility.
Developing challenge-driven study programmes around the UN sustainable development goals will provide our students with new skills and knowledge, and support their entrepreneurial mind-set to better tackle society’s biggest challenges locally and globally.

 

And cutting-edge collaborative societal research projects

Through the collaboration of our research teams, associated partners, shared infrastructure and digital platforms, our hubs will underpin high-level multidisciplinary and multinational joint research and innovation opportunities.

 

Launch of first hub in 2020

Climate, environment and energy is the first CIVIS hub being developed among the CIVIS European University alliance.

Educational activities such as virtual mobility courses, independent projects (thesis work at BA, MA and Phd levels) and student short-term mobilities (Erasmus-style semester) will be implemented for the academic year 2020-2021.

In the long term, we will develop joint study degrees at BA, MA and Phd level.