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UNeECC is pleased to announce the addition of new members to its network in recent years. Following the joining of Politechnica University Timisoara, Lithuania's Vytauas Magnus University has also joined the membership in 2021. The latter was organising the UNeECC Annual Conference in 2022. The Archiepiscopal College (Veszprém, Hungary), the International Hellenic University (Thessaloniki, Greece) and the Nord University (Bodø, Norway) became our new members in 2022.

Latvia is also actively involved in ECoC preparations. Three organisations have indicated their intention to join our network: the Daugavpils City Municipality, the Daugavpils University and the Latvian Academy of Culture. 

The network currently has 56 members from 27 countries, including one non-university member.

Here you can read the short introduction of the new members:

Nord University (Norway)

Through research, education and social engagement, Nord University contributes to the creation of a sustainable future.

In cooperation with society, business and industry in Northern and Central Norway, our 11,500 students and 1,350 staff promote innovative solutions and knowledge-based practice, both locally and internationally.

Nord University has four strategic focus areas: blue and green growth, sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship, societal security, and health, welfare and education.

Nord University is conducting the evaluation of the European Capital of Culture „Bodø2024”.

Read more: www.nord.no 

International Hellenic University - University Center of International Programmes of Studies (UCIPS) (Greece)

Brief description of the university The International Hellenic University (IHU) was initially established by Law (No 3391/2005) and was based in Thessaloniki, Greece. The IHU was Greece’s first public university where programmes were taught exclusively in English comprised three (3) Schools which offered twenty-four (24) master programmes.

The International Hellenic University was re-established by Law (No 4610/2019), is based in Thessaloniki, comprises nine (9) Schools and thirty-three (33) Departments and is located in Thessaloniki, Kavala, Serres, Drama, Katerini, Kilkis, Didymoteicho. The two Schools (School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics and the School of Science and Technology) of the IHU belong to the University Center of International Programmes of Studies (UCIPS) of the International Hellenic University offering programmes that are taught exclusively in English.

The UCIPS, developed to facilitate modern learning methods, is situated on a 16,000m² campus outside Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece with an uninterrupted history of 2,300 years. Our state-of-the-art facilities, such as virtual classrooms, electronic library, IT labs, Digital Manufacturing and Materials Characterization Laboratory, Molecular Ecology/Molecular Biology Lab, as well as the storage room of the finds of the University's archaeological excavation at Neo Rysio, create an environment conducive for higher learning and research for our students.

Read more: https://www.ihu.gr/ucips/

Archiepiscopal College of Veszprém (Hungary)

The Archiepiscopal College of Veszprém is a tertiary education institution maintained by the Hungarian Catholic Church. The faith, mission and social responsibility of the College spring from the knowledge, experience and samples accumulated in the Scriptures and Holy Traditions, in the teachings of the Church over the millenia.

The top priority of the Archiepiscopal College of Veszprém - az an institution offering teacher of religious education, social worker programme, and further trainings in pedagogy - is to bevome a dominant intellectual and spiritual centre in Veszprém and in its region, to evolve into a knowledge sharing and value preserving space that is characterised by moral order built on Christian culture, social responsibility, social sensitivity and innovative capacity useful for the national economy.

The Archiepiscopal College of Veszprém participates not just in missionary and evangelistic activities, but is strongly engaged in transmitting values, this implementing and conveying cultual values.

Read more: https://www.ersekifoiskola.hu/ 

Politechnica University Timisoara (Romania)

Politehnica University Timisoara, a university of advanced research and education, is today one of the traditional Romanian schools, recognized nationally and internationally both through the work of generations of teachers and the outstanding work of prestigious academics. The mission of Politehnica University Timisoara resides in meeting the competence requirements of the societal environment by providing superior training at undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels and by creating new knowledge and technological solutions through empirical and applied research.

Read more: https://www.upt.ro/Universitatea-Politehnica-Timisoara_en.html  

Vytauas Magnus University (Lithuania)

VMU is a comprehensive university devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, research, arts and innovation, and fostering critical thinking, imaginative response as well as the desire and capacity for lifelong learning of our students who will have an impact on the world, locally and globally.

VMU has a reputation as a university with a globally oriented, free-spirited, liberal mindset. The time spent at VMU is a formative step in the lives of our students, facilitating not only career opportunities but also personal growth, strength of character and a sense of self-fulfilment.

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The Latvian Academy of Culture (Latvia)

The Latvian Academy of Culture (LAC) is an interdisciplinary culture and arts university, focusing on culture and art research, artistic creativity; it is also a centre for creative industries. The Latvian Academy of Culture has been a space for greetings, conversations, celebrations and daily life since 1990. LAC administers accredited academic Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral study programmes. Main five departments are: Department of Theory and History of Culture, Department of Sociology and Management of Culture, Department of Cross-cultural Communication and Foreign Languages, Department of Performing Arts and Department of Audiovisual Art.

Read more: https://lka.edu.lv/en/

Daugavpils University (Latvia)

Daugavpils University is the largest regional university located in Latgale – one of the most multilingual, multi-ethnic, and multi-religious regions in Latvia. It has five faculties (the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Faculty of Music and Art, and the Faculty of Education and Management) and two research institutes – the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Institute of Life Sciences and Technologies with multiple research centres and departments. It offers 50 bachelor, master, and doctoral study programmes and has extensive experience of international collaboration in the past and on-going EU Programme for Research and Innovation (FP7, Horizon 2020) projects.

Read more: https://du.lv/

Daugavpils City Municipality (Latvia)

Daugavpils City Municipality is the city's highest self-regulatory institution. Daugavpils is the second largest development centre of national significance in Latvia, an important centre of socio economic development in the Baltic States near the EU Eastern border. Daugavpils is an industrial and educational centre, as well as an important cultural, sports and recreation centre. The State city of Daugavpils and Augšdaugava municipality - the largest in terms of population and the most economically significant State city with a functional territory in the Eastern Baltic, unique in its diversity, with creative, educated, and spiritually rich people, strong identity of Latgale and Sēlija and equally attractive environment for local people, entrepreneurs and tourists. Daugavpils moto is driving force for economic development in the Eastern Baltic.

Read more: www.daugavpils.lv

UNeECC is waiting dor the applications of universities and non-university institutions. You can apply here:  https://uneecc.org/members/how-to-join