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EUniWell – The European University for Well-Being

EUniWell (The European University for Well-Being) consists of a number of European universities that have entered into a strategic university-wide collaboration. Through collaboration within high-quality education and research, we want to contribute to an environment for the people of Europe and their global neighbours that creates opportunities for good education, social responsibility, health, inclusion, and diversity – all important factors to create well-being.

The universities that are part of EUniWell are: 

  • Inalco (Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales) in Paris, France
  • Linnaeus University in Kalmar and Växjö, Sweden
  • Nantes University, France
  • Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary
  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
  • University of Birmingham, Great Britain
  • University of Cologne, Germany
  • University of Florence, Italy
  • University of Konstanz, Germany
  • University of Murcia, Spain
  • University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

In addition, there is a network consisting of associated partners, including the municipalities of the cities in question, and a number of academic institutions and organisations within education, culture and health, as well as companies, that support EUniWell’s vision.

Ongoing work

Here we present the different areas we work with in EUniWell, including working grous and contact persons within Linnaeus University.  

Common vision

The higher education institutions are linked together through a common vision in which EUniWell will improve, measure, and rebalance the well-being of individuals, our own community, our environment and society as a whole on a regional, European and global level, based on our joint values där vi är democratic, inclusive, diverse, research and challenge-based, inter- and transdisciplinary, entrepreneurial and co-creational. 

Focus areas

EUniWell’s focus areas are linked to the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDG):

  • Well-being and health (SDG3 Good health and well-being)
  • Individual and social well-being (SDG16 Peaceful and inclusive societies)
  • Environment, urbanity and well-being (SDG11 Sustainable cities and societies)
  • Teacher education (SDG4 Good education for all)

As well as two transversal SDGs to reinforce all focus areas:

  • Gender equality (SDG5 Equality)
  • Reduced inequalities (SDG10 Reduced inequalities)

EU funding

EUniWell is one of 41 university alliances that have been granted project support through Erasmus+ European Universities Initiative. The pilot project covers the period 1 November 2020–31 October 2023.

EUniWell has also received funds within Horizon2020. The Horizon project runs from 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2024.

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