UniverCity Action Lab

Linking European universities with their urban stakeholders to jointly address societal challenges

The University-City Action Lab (UCITYLAB) project aims to strengthen the links between HEIs and the city stakeholders to facilitate knowledge exchange and flow of resources, enhance societal relevance of HEI curriculum via civic engagement, help develop relevant skills among students, empower universities in increasing their knowledge and practice in establishing urban partnerships, and foster adoption of city engagement models in European HEIs by widely disseminating project results and good practices.

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During its lifetime, the project will map the status-quo of university-city cooperation at the national and international level, launch UCITYLAB networks in the partner countries to start conversations with regional stakeholders for collaborative societal innovation, and prepare the UCITYLAB challenge course program and implement it in two phases of teaching and real-life projects, during which the students tackle challenges in their urban environment. While UCITYLAB targets the development of university-city cooperation in four major European cities – Porto, Paris, Ljubljana, and Barcelona – the project puts great emphasis on highlighting good practice initiatives from both within Europe and across the globe to facilitate knowledge exchange among the stakeholders.

Are you involved in a university-city initiative to tackle urban challenges via student projects, or research? Join our UCITYLAB Network through our LinkedIn page to share experiences, and contact us if you like your initiative to be published in our project blog.


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