on February 1, 2024
Published on February 2, 2024 Updated on May 2, 2024

Arizona State University and Universidad de los Andes, The New Global Partners

EUTOPIA is pleased to welcome two new partners to its global network in service of the Alliance’s collective mission to develop a new model for collaboration encompassing Education, Research, Innovation and service to society.

As a consortium of Higher Education institutions open to the world, EUTOPIA benefits from coworking with universities beyond Europe: Monash University (Australia), Université Internationale de Rabat (Morocco), Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and Kyungpook National University (South Korea). We are delighted to announce that this group is now reinforced by two prominent institutions: Arizona State University (United States) and Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia).

EUTOPIA recognises that European universities’ ambitions to confront the global challenges of an integrated world cannot cease at our frontiers. Our work to develop the European Higher Education Area and a model for cross-border integration between universities is relevant to all continents. With the participation of Arizona State and Universidad de los Andes, EUTOPIA gains valuable like-minded partners in North and South America.

Arizona State University (ASU)

Founded on a bold vision two decades ago, Arizona State University has successfully embarked on a trajectory to become a comprehensive knowledge enterprise dedicated to excellence, broad access to quality education, and meaningful societal impact. ASU exemplifies a new prototype for the American public research university, fostering a culture of innovation and inclusion that draws pioneering researchers to its faculty and attracts highly qualified students from across the globe. Today, ASU continues to expand academic and entrepreneurial opportunities, catering to learners at all stages of life. ASU is number one in the US for Innovation and number one in the US and top 10 in the world for global impact in research, outreach, and stewardship.

Universidad de los Andes (UNIANDES)

Founded in 1948, Universidad de Los Andes is an autonomous, independent, and innovative institution dedicated to pluralism, tolerance, and the respect of ideas. It is Colombia’s first private, secular, and politically independent higher education institution. The university aims to provide students with a critical and ethical education, instilling a strong sense of social and civic responsibility. Universidad de Los Andes has been a trailblazer in Colombian higher education, aiming to educate and contribute to developing a new nation. The institution’s commitment to excellence, interdisciplinary education, and flexible learning environments has made it a model for other Colombian universities.

As new global partners, ASU and Universidad de los Andes will join the existing cohort of global partners within the EUTOPIA alliance, contributing their unique perspectives and expertise to enhance further the Alliance’s mission of collaborative advancement in education and research. With this broader and more diverse network of partnerships, EUTOPIA is a more robust alliance with a greater impact on society, opening the prospect of a more attractive inter-university campus.

For more information, click EUTOPIA Global Partners.

Media Contact:

Armando Uribe-Echeverria
Chief Communications Officer
E comms@eutopia-university.eu
T +33 7 7233 5678

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EUTOPIA is a strategic partnership of ten leading European universities, and six Global Partners committed to creating a unique and inclusive environment for collaborative education, research, and innovation to address global challenges through interdisciplinary approaches and international collaborations.

EUTOPIA is one of the 17 university alliances acknowledged by the European Commission in the first call for proposals of the European Universities Initiative in 2019. The European Commission intends to reach the target of 60 alliances in 2024.

The Alliance develops its own programmes, such as numerous Co-Tutelle PhD or the Researchers Mobility Programme, and manages several European-funded projects: EUTOPIA SIF, EUTOPIA MORE, EUTOPIA_HEALTH, or FLECSLAB, and participates with other alliances to joint projects such as EDLab.


The ten European universities in the Alliance are:

  • The Babeș-Bolyai University (Romania)
  • The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
  • The Ca’Foscari University of Venice (Italy)
  • CY Cergy Paris Université (France)
  • The Technische Universität Dresden (Germany)
  • The University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
  • The University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • The NOVA University Lisbon (Portugal)
  • The Pompeu Fabra University-Barcelona (Spain)
  • The University of Warwick (United Kingdom)

The six Global Partners of the Alliance are:

  • Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
  • Arizona State University (United States)
  • Kyungpook National University (South Korea)
  • Monash University (Australia)
  • The International University of Rabat (Morocco)
  • Stellenbosch University (South Africa)