ARQUS Alliance
Arqus alliance

Arqus European University Alliance

Arqus brings together students and staff for cooperation across languages, borders and disciplines.

Participants at a UiB Arqus seminar
More than 60 staff members are engaged in Arqus activities at the University of Bergen, academic and administrative staff, as well as students.
Eivind Senneset

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Arqus is a European University Alliance under the European Universities Initiative. The aim is to bring together a new generation of creative Europeans to cooperate across languages, borders, and disciplines.

The University of Bergen has been a member of Arqus since it was formally established in Brussels on 27 November 2018. The name stems from the Latin term arcus/arquus, for arch, representing the strong foundations the consortium is laying for building bridges toward a shared future, to respond to the grand global societal challenges and to advance towards deeper European integration. UiB has decided to not participate beyond the initial pilot phase, and will fulfill our obligations throughout the current programme, ending October 2022.

Arqus Member Universities

The Arqus European University Alliance brings together the universities of Bergen, Granada, Graz, Leipzig, Lyon, Minho, Padua, Vilnius and Wroclaw.

The mission and vision of Arqus

The principal ambition of the Arqus Alliance is to act jointly as a laboratory for institutional learning for the design, testing and implementation of an innovative model for deep inter-university cooperation.

What is Arqus about?

The work we do in Arqus is structured into different thematic action lines, and each university coordinates an action line. UiB is in charge of the action line called Engaged European Citizens.

How Arqus is organised

Arqus aims for a participatory and innovative structure with a bottom-up approach to engage and include all levels. Granada is the coordinating institution.