The Arqus European University Alliance

brings together the universities of Granada, Graz, Leipzig, Lyon 1, Minho, Padua, Vilnius and Wroclaw, eight comprehensive research universities with deep regional engagement in medium-sized cities.

Who we are
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“Responding
to the grand societal challenges”

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“Advancing towards deeper European integration”

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“Building bridges
towards a shared future”

The multilateral alliance

Arqus is a multilateral alliance of internationalized institutions who share academic, scientific and cultural objectives, a common vision of the role of higher education and research and mutual fields of interest.

Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

A university at the forefront of innovation founded in 1970

Lyon 1 combines quality education and excellent research within an attractive environment. It also benefits from an international reputation in the fields of science, technology, health and sport.

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University of Granada

A public comprehensive research university founded in 1531

Its 27 Faculties and Schools and 124 Departments ofer 92 undergraduate degrees, 112 Master’s degrees and 28 doctoral programmes organized in three overarching doctoral schools, covering all fields of knowledge.

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University of Bergen

An internationally recognised research university founded in1943

UiB’s objective is to seek, develop and cultivate knowledge that shapes society through excellent research, education, dissemination and innovation.

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Leipzig University

An outward-looking and modern comprehensive university founded in 1409

With more than 150 degree programmes, the university offers a unique variety of subjects, from the humanities and social sciences to the natural sciences, life sciences and medicine.

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University of Graz

Founded in 1585, one of the largest and most innovative universities in Austria

As a comprehensive university, the University of Graz regards itself as an international institution for education and research committed to research and teaching for the benefit of society.

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Vilnius University

Lithuania’s leading academic institution founded in 1578

Ranked among the top 400 universities worldwide (QS), the university offers an academic environment focused on excellence in research and teaching.

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University of Padua

Founded in 1222, one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious universities

The University of Padua is a leading international university for research and boasts a broad and comprehensive academic portfolio. On top of 150+ Italian-taught degree programmes, it offers over 40 English-taught degree programmes.

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University of Minho

A Portuguese young, thriving, comprehensive university founded in 1973

Offering more than 200 degrees every year, of which more than 140 at postgraduate level (Master and PhD), UMinho is a successful research university.

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University of Wroclaw

A top-quality research university founded in 1702

With 150 fields of study, it is the most important classical university in Poland.

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The multilateral alliance

Arqus is a multilateral alliance of internationalized institutions who share academic, scientific and cultural objectives, a common vision of the role of higher education and research and mutual fields of interest.

University of Granada

A public comprehensive research university founded in 1531

The University of Granada has five urban campuses in the city of Granada, including the state-of-the-art Health Sciences Technology Park which...

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University of Wrocław

A top-quality research university founded in 1702

The University of Wrocław focuses on mobility – we want our students and graduates to be open to the world We want their studies to be a...

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University of Minho

A Portuguese young, thriving, comprehensive university founded in 1973

Offering more than 200 degrees every year – from Architecture and Design to Humanities and Performative Arts, from Economics and Management to...

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University of Padua

Founded in 1222, one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious universities

The University of Padua is a leading international university for research and boasts a broad and comprehensive academic portfolio On top of...

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Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

A university at the forefront of innovation founded in 1970

As a university at the forefront of innovation, Lyon 1 combines quality education and excellent research within an attractive environment It also...

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Vilnius University

Lithuania’s leading academic institution founded in 1578

Academics at Vilnius University are making important contributions to global research in a wide range of fields, from laser physics to linguistics...

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Leipzig University

An outward-looking and modern comprehensive university founded in 1409

Many world-renowned figures taught or studied here and it has also been the source of major scientific developments As an outward-looking and...

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University of Graz

Founded in 1585, one of the largest and most innovative universities in Austria

The core purpose of the university is to explore key issues that are central to our society, to identify solutions to problems, and to provide...

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Open Calls

Graz International Summer School Seggau 2023

From 24th November 2022 to 31st January 2023

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Submit your abstract
31/01/2023

Arqus Seed Funding 2022-2023

Deadline: 31st October 2023

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Submit your abstract
31/10/2023

Work Abroad

Arqus is a multilateral alliance of internationalized institutions
who share academic, scientific and cultural objectives.

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Universities

330000+

Students

24000+

Academics

17000+

Technical Staff

Last News

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09/Dec/2022

Arqus participates in the EQAR Annual Members’ Dialogue

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07/Dec/2022

Arqus participates in a roundtable discussion on equal opportunities organised by Vilnius University

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30/Nov/2022

Discussing the role of languages in European University Alliances

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