NeurotechEU - European University of Brain and Technology
Radboud University collaborates with several other European universities in the European Universities Initiative. NeurotechEU will train the future generation of researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs that will implement the potential of neurotechnology into a reality for European society and beyond.
NeurotechEU’s partner universities are:
- Radboud University
- Universidad Miguel Hernández (Spain)
- Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)
- Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Germany)
- Boğaziçi Üniversitesi (Turkey)
- Oxford University (England)
- Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie din Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
- Debreceni Egyetem (Hungary)
- Université de Lille (France)
- Háskólinn í Reykjavík (Iceland)
In addition, numerous European research institutes and organisations are involved within NeurotechEU.
Exchange of education, research and employment
The European Universities Initiative facilitates the exchange of education, research and employment. This means that students can take lessons at all the institutions involved, not constrained by institutional capabilities and borders. They can thus gain international experience and benefit from the specific expertise of the various universities. For scientists, it will lead to the improvement of education they provide and to smoother cooperation in research.
In this way, the initiative trains new researchers and engineers at the highest possible level, with a background and network in several institutes. This improves Europe's position in brain research and engineering, and provides well-educated people to tackle future societal problems.
NeurotechEU, The European University of Brain and Technology
The economic and health burden of neurological disease is a global public health challenge, and neurological disorders are the leading cause of Disability Adjusted Life Years and the second leading cause of death. Beyond the health domain, there is an increasing need observed for new brain-based technologies in control, computer architecture and microprocessor domains, among others.
NeurotechEU delivers education and training for all segments of society and in all regions of Europe, educating students across all levels (bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and lifelong learners) and shaping the next generation of multidisciplinary scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs that will address Europe’s challenges in technology and health.
The first funding period for NeurotechEU will end in late 2023. At the beginning of 2023, NeurotechEU applied for the 2023 Erasmus+ European Universities call with a total budget of €387,2 million.
NeurotechEU, the European University of Brain and Technology, brings together more than 180.000 students, and more than 30.000 personnel.
European cooperation, with an eye to the future
The concept of European Universities was developed under the guidance of the European Commission, in close cooperation with the Member States, higher education institutions and student organisations. The European Commission approved the first batch of alliances of European Universities in 2019. After the 2022 Erasmus+ call for proposals, there are now 44 European Universities involving around 340 higher education institutions in capital cities and remote regions of 31 countries, including all EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Serbia and Turkey.
The idea is to make education in Europe competitive and future-proof. International cooperation between universities, research institutes and companies within a specific field of science guarantees high-quality education and research.