All Ulab partners are major actors in the European knowledge-based society with existing policies and success stories in these four areas. The partners are committed to systematically compare benchmark and refine their best practices to contribute towards better strategic choices. The proposed solutions will be overseen by the strategic management (formed by the Vice-Presidents for Research) of each University and National University Association, to support the EC in its efforts to bring about new University policies.
Ulab will work as a University Laboratory carrying out experimental best practices in order to demonstrate how networking and open innovation between universities can increase the quality of research and innovation in the quest for excellence. The new thinking emerging out of these exchanges will form a base for a white paper on “How to build the Technical Research University of Tomorrow” giving recommendations to tackle specific challenges such as:
Ulab partners will activate their existing University networks and include University Associations to ensure dissemination of results among 4000 higher education institutions, of which 1800 are Universities with over 19 million students and 1.5 million staff all over Europe.
Ulab is co-funded by the European Commission under the Science in Society program (SiS) of the 7th Framework Program (FP7).