The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities

Twenty-two universities from sixteen different European countries form the university network The Guild. This network lobbies in Brussels for scientific research and education and to help discuss European research policy.

The Guild is committed to the pursuit of excellence, the importance of truth-seeking and trust-building as the foundation of public life, and the creation of new knowledge for the benefit of society, culture, and economic growth.

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Radboud University has been one of The Guild's participants from the beginning in 2016.

These European universities participate in The Guild:

  • Aarhus University (Denmark)
  • Babeș-Bolyai University (Romania)
  • University of Bern (Switzerland)
  • University of Bologna (Italy)
  • Universiteit Gent (Belgium)
  • University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
  • University of Göttingen (Germany)
  • Groningen University (The Netherlands)
  • Jagiellonian University (Poland)
  • King's College London (United Kingdom)
  • Leuven University (Belgium)
  • University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • University of Oslo (Norway)
  • Université de Paris (France)
  • Université Paris Sciences et Lettres (France)
  • Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) (Spain)
  • Radboud University (The Netherlands)
  • University of Tartu (Estonia)
  • University of Tübingen (Germany)
  • Uppsala University (Sweden)
  • University of Vienna (Austria)
  • University of Warwick (United Kingdom)

Website The Guild 

Collaboration with ARUA through the Guild

The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) and The Guild have launched 20 joint Clusters of Research Excellence (CoRE) in summer 2023 to address societal and scientific challenges based on both African and European Innovation Agendas. More information on the CoREs can be found on the website of The Guild. 


The Guild has an office in Brussels, in order to maintain close contact with European decision-makers on research policy and funding.

Do you want to know more or get in touch with The Guild? Then please contact Mechteld Bous, Research & Impact, Radboud University.