The PIONEER Alliance joins the European University Initiative
PIONEER Alliance members met at planning workshop in Bern in May 2024

Alliance members


The PIONEER Alliance aims to shape the future of inclusive, sustainable and resilient cities providing students and lifelong learners dedicated skills in a European environment.

  • Université Gustave Eiffel (FR),
  • Avans University of Applied Sciences (NL),
  • ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon (PT),
  • Laurea University of Applied Sciences (FI),
  • TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences (GE),
  • Huelva University (ES),
  • IUAV – Università Iuav di Venezia (IT),
  • UTB – Tomas Bata University in Zlín (CZ),
  • University of Zilina (SK),
  • Bern University of Applied Sciences (CH) as associated partner.

The PIONEER Alliance universities train altogether over 130.000 students with more than 17.500 faculty and staff members on 33 campuses, 32 cities and 16 regions. All PIONEER partners are interested in the development of education and RDI activities focused on the future cities to serve societal issues and needs. The PIONEER Alliance will orchestrate pan-European learning co-creation that link Education and Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) in a Knowledge Hub in constant interactions with its Ecosystems in a Forum in order to provide high quality education that will meet the needs of the European labour market and future inclusive, sustainable and resilient cities.







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