Ovidius University of Constanta acquires European University status as part of Artemis Consortium

Ovidius University of Constanta (UOC), as a member of the European Artemis Consortium, obtained the status of “European University,” together with partner institutions from other countries, representatives of the academic institution informed on Monday.

 According to the source, the European Commission announced, at the end of last week, the results of this year’s call for proposals for the “European Universities Initiative,” funded by the European Union through the Erasmus+ programme.

 The UOC partner institutions are: Universite Clermont Auvergne (UCA), Clermont-Ferrand, France, (consortium coordinator), Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg (OTH), Regensburg, Germany, University of Applied Sciences (VIVES), Bruges, Belgium, Panepistimio Ioanninon (UoI), Ioannina, Greece, Tallinna Tehnikakorgkool (TTK), Tallinn, Estonia; Hogskulen pa Vestlandet (HVL), Bergen, Norway and Universita degli Studi di Perugia (Unipg), Italy.

 Through the ARTEMIS Consortium (Alliance for Regional Transition, Equality, Mobility, Inclusion and Sustainability) we want to build together a future in which higher education serves as a powerful catalyst for sustainable regional development and encourages international collaboration. Our mission is to create a dynamic and inclusive European Universities that harness the power of mobility to stimulate innovation, research, cultural exchange and economic growth between regions, says Professor Marie-Elisabeth Baudoin, ARTEMIS Project Coordinator, Vice-Rector of the University of Clermont Auvergne in charge of International and European Strategy, according to the new European university’s website

  The European Universities Initiative currently includes 64 alliances from 35 countries. These alliances have a well-proportioned geographical distribution within the European Union, promote the ideals and values of multidisciplinarity, multiculturalism and multilingualism, inclusion and responsibility, change by encouraging genuine innovation and social transformation, while preserving the specificity of territories, regions and local communities.