The EUTOPIA European University Alliance at UBB. Stay Connected. Be Innovative!

March 22th, 2022

Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca (UBB) will host, during 24th-25th March 2022, the reunion of the EUTOPIA university alliance (

Ten rectors of some of the most important universities in ten European countries (including UBB/Romania) will be present at UBB, in Cluj-Napoca, together with their teams (vice-rectors/project managers).

The topic of the reunion is Be Connected. Be Innovative, reflecting both academic and social connections (i.e., UBB a new member of EUTOPIA, joint efforts of EUTOPIA members and the relationship EUTOPIA has with other academic and social stakeholders), as well as local/regional and global innovative efforts resulting from such connections.

„UBB is part of the EUTOPIA university alliance and I am glad to host the colleagues of the alliance in Cluj-Napoca. We hold periodic meetings in member universities, and now it is UBB’s turn. Within the meeting held at UBB, there will be discussions on EUTOPIA projects, visits to UBB and the city’s infrastructures, there will be meetings with stakeholders from the Cluj ecosystem (i.e., the academic community/ companies/ authorities etc.), and we will draw pragmatic analyses of the way EUTOPIA (through UBB and globally) can assist the crisis of Ukrainian refugees. EUTOPIA is one of the important mechanisms through which UBB acts internationally as a global actor”, said the UBB rector, Prof. Daniel David.

The EUTOPIA reunion at UBB will birng together:

  • Jan Danckaert, Rector of Vrije Universiteit Brussel,
  • Tiziana Lippiello, Rector of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice,
  • François Germinet, Rector of Cergy Paris University,
  • Eva Wiberg, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gothenburg,
  • Gregor Majdič, Rector of the University of Ljubljana,
  • João Sàágua, Rector of NOVA University Lisbon,
  • Oriol Amat, Rector of Pompeu Fabra University,
  • Ursula M. Staudinger, Rector of Dresden Technical University,
  • Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Warwick.

EUTOPIA is currently coordinated by Vice-Chancellor Eva Wiberg from the University of Gothenburg, assisted by the Secretary General Nikki Muckle.

The EUTOPIA alliance includes approx. 255.951 students, 45.498 staff, 875 research groups and 139 faculties, and is dedicated to joint academic programmes (including those of joint certification), some collaborative research and innovative partnerships for development, aiming to face the complex challenges in our respective regions and around the world, in general. The vision of EUTOPIA in these efforts is defined by Excellence, Inclusion, Sustainability, Cooperation/Openness and Academic Freedom.