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The first issue of the UCITYLAB E-Magazine is out!

We are delighted to introduce you the first e-zine issue of our Erasmus+ project UniverCity Action Lab (UCITYLAB), the joint initiative of a European consortium of higher education institutions – Porto Business School, University of Ljubljana, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Institut Mines-Télécom – and UIIN to foster university- city collaborations to tackle urban challenges. What […] Read more

UCITYLAB Project Envisions European Universities Better Engaged With Their Cities

As much as the cities are considered to be the engines of European economy with extensive job opportunities, and the educated population they attract, they are also places where the social and environmental challenges are concentrated, including mobility, sustainable land and energy use, inclusion of migrants, digital transformation and poverty.   Without doubt, universities hold […] Read more

The “CORE” on the Smart and Sustainable Development of Cities at Autonomous University of Barcelona generates new knowledge and initiatives in the region, for the region

In this blog article, Konstantinos Kourkoutas, Coordinator of the CORE Smart and Sustainable Cities of the UAB and Angela Serrano, Head of the Unit of Strategic Development at UAB discuss how the critical mass of research and innovation institutions at the Autonomous University of Barcelona facilitated the emergence of a number of Strategic Research Networks […] Read more

Addressing urban challenges through a new trans-disciplinary form of university-city collaboration

In today’s blog post, we asked Gregor Cerinsek (IRI UL) on his perspectives how University of Ljubljana aims to expand its role in the urban community through the UCITYLAB project.  We live in the age of turbulence. The world is changing and it changes faster and faster, especially due to the exponential growth of technology. The […] Read more

Porto Business School sets out to co-create solutions to urban challenges

In today’s post we asked Rui Coutinho and Catarina Reis about the involvement of the Porto Business School (PBS) in the UCITYLAB project, the vision of PBS in their engagement with urban stakeholders, and the potential impact of these collaborations on the city. Porto Business School (PBS) was founded 30 years ago to address a common challenge: […] Read more

The Erasmus+ Project University City Action Lab Kicks Off in Porto

Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Project University-City Action Lab (UCITYLAB) kick-off meeting has been held in Porto on 29-30 October, bringing together 5 consortium partners with representatives from Porto Business School, (Portugal); Institute for Innovation and Development of University of Ljubljana(Slovenia); Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain), Institut Mines-Télécom (France); and University Industry Innovation Network (Netherlands). To be coordinated by Porto Business School (PBS) over the […] Read more