Manifesto

Because
Higher education cannot simply be a process that ends with the official certificate.

Higher education cannot simply be a process that ends with the official certificate.

Knowledge is created both inside and outside of the university.

Knowledge is created both inside and outside of the university.

Innovating means breaking out and bringing different people, experiences and skills together.

Innovating means breaking out and bringing different people, experiences and skills together.

People should be given opportunities to learn throughout their lives, and not just until they get a bachelor's degree or postgraduate qualification.

People should be given opportunities to learn throughout their lives, and not just until they get a bachelor's degree or postgraduate qualification.

Education must prepare professionals and citizens to deal with the global challenges our society faces.

Education must prepare professionals and citizens to deal with the global challenges our society faces.

We believe
There is a need to reinvent the university, broaden its scope of action and reconnect it with society.

There is a need to reinvent the university, broaden its scope of action and reconnect it with society.

This process implies changing the ways in which students learn, the meaning of what has been learnt.

This process implies changing the ways in which students learn, the meaning of what has been learnt and the impact of individual and collective learning.

The university must be an asset to the world of business, a partner for companies and start-ups.

The university must be an asset to the world of business, a partner for companies and start-ups.

The university must make an ongoing contribution to the development of individuals, businesses, institutions and society in general.

The university must make an ongoing contribution to the development of individuals, businesses, institutions and society in general.

The achievements of the university must be measured by its social return - the social impact of its teaching and research.

The achievements of the university must be measured by its social return - the social impact of its teaching and research.