Euskampus Fundazioa, an organisation consisting of the UPV/EHU, DIPC (Donostia International Physics Centre), Tecnalia and the University of Bordeaux, is working to consolidate the Cross-Border Campus of International Excellence as a shared cooperative space
Euskampus Fundazioa, an organisation that includes the University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU), the Donostia International Physics Centre (DIPC), TECNALIA Technology Research Centre and the University of Bordeaux will be 10 years old just as it takes on a strategic plan for the upcoming decade, with the aim of consolidating what it has achieved and increasing its international dimension. The aspiration of the new Strategic Plan is for Euskampus Fundazioa to become a benchmark institution in Europe that will promote interdisciplinary cooperation in higher education, research and innovation, strengthening its sphere of international influence.
The objective, in short, is to contribute to the common good through cooperation between the UPV/EPU, the University of Bordeaux, DIPC and TECNALIA, along with other local and international authorities, over and above the private interests of each institution. The Strategic Plan is mainly aimed at consolidating the Cross-Border Campus of International Excellence as a shared cooperative space that will bring value to the region, and to promote tools and structural changes that will favour the development of the Basque Country and New Aquitaine into areas of international excellence.
Some of the key findings set out in the Strategic Plan for 2025 are as follows:
- To create four new Joint Research Laboratories (JRL).
- To create five new Cross-Border Cooperation Laboratories (LTC).
- To increase the number of European projects involving TECNALIA and UPV/EHU five-fold, bringing the total to a dozen.
- To double the number of UPV/EHU groups taking part in the different dynamics promoted by Euskampus, reaching 40% of the total number of groups in all knowledge areas.
- To reach the figure of 100 co-tutored theses between the UPV/EHU and the University of Bordeaux, doubling the current figure.
- To double the number of joint degrees of the two universities from the current seven to fourteen.
- To create and manage six knowledge communities, involving more than 1,000 researchers from the UPV/EHU, University of Bordeaux, TECNALIA and DIPC.
- To launch five missions that will make a key contribution to the implementation of the Science, Technology and Innovation Plan 2030. These missions will allow the participation of more than 500 researchers from the UPV/EHU, University of Bordeaux, TECNALIA and DIPC, with the participation of over 200 people from other institutions.
- To encourage the participation of 1,000 students from the UPV/EPU and the University of Bordeaux in the Euskampus communities and missions.
- To hold more than 100 cross-border cooperation meetings, involving more than 2,000 researchers and 1,000 students from both universities.