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In a future of unprecedented societal shifts, education is crucial to managing the challenges ahead. However, today's higher education systems are quickly becoming incompatible with a future characterised by increasingly automated, digitized and fluid job markets.

Europe's transition to the future-ready economy can happen only if we change educational models and re-shape research systems through collaboration, which is the driving force for the establishment of the future-oriented STARS European University (STARS EU). 

STARS EU partners

Besides University West there are eight other partners in the Alliance: 

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
Polytechnic Institute of Braganca, Portugal
Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
University of La Laguna, Spain 
Silesian University in Opava, Czechia
Cracow University of Technology, Poland
University of Franche-Comté, France
Aleksandër Moisiu University, Albania

The objectives of the alliance

The STARS EU general objective is to build an alliance of truly engaged universities and together become a future-oriented European University that will aim to achieve several goals. The partner Universities are linked in their desire to have a continued positive impact on the regional and local communities where they are situated, while at the same time building a strong transnational collaboration.   

We want to:

  • create a new generation of future-oriented students
  • deliver innovative, flexible, diverse and challenge-based educational and research systems
  • exploit the synergies of inter-regional collaboration
  • impact positively and substantially on sustainable regional and European development

Application to the European Union approved!

On July 3, 2023 the European Commission approved the application by the STARS EU Alliance to become a new European University. Starting in the autumn of 2023, activities surrounding STARS EU will increase at University West, with the goal of creating an impact for students, faculty and the surrounding society. 

Get the latest at this website or contact Gunnar Peterson or Carl-Fredrik Miles for more information. 

More information

You can find additional information by visiting the official website.  

What's on within STARS EU