- 16. Oct 2023
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New academic year with the European University ATHENA
At the University of Maribor, we are starting the academic year with eight ATHENA partner universities across Europe.
ATHENA European University offers a range of different mobility opportunities tailored to both students and staff. For students, ATHENA orchestrates Blended Intensive Programmes (BIPs) designed around diverse themes, dedicated to enhancing their skill sets. Conversely, for staff members, ATHENA offers a comprehensive array of training and collaborative platforms, fostering connections with researchers throughout the Alliance. Important to note is the ATHENA’s shared infrastructure, including open-access Fab Labs, accessible to every member of the ATHENA community
The ATHENA European University offers ongoing mobility and development opportunities for all members of the community – from students, staff to industry partners. The opportunities offered by ATHENA are regularly announced in the news and on social media. So subscribe to the newsletter, follow ATHENA on social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter) and visit the ATHENA website.
What is ATHENA European University?
The European Universities Initiative is a flagship project of the European Union in the field of higher education and research, aimed at making European universities more internationally open, more efficient and inclusive.
The Advanced Technology Higher Education Network Alliance (ATHENA) is one of the pilot projects of European Universities selected by the European Commission in 2020, bringing together the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (Portugal, coordinator), the Universities of Maribor (Slovenia), Orleans (France), Siegen (Germany), Hellenic Mediterranean University (Greece) Niccolò Cusano University (Italy), Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania), Maria Curie Skłodowska University (Poland) and University of Vigo (Spain).
In 2022, ATHENA welcomed three new associated partners: Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Austria), Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (Ukraine) and Lviv Polytechnic National University (Ukraine).
Focused on the theme of the digital transformation of societies, ATHENA’s ambition is to create resolutely internationalised training courses, to offer international mobility to the greatest number of students, including those with disabilities, to promote the emergence of collaborative projects in research and development and to foster new European perspectives not only to more than 150,000 students and 13,000 staff of the alliance but also to local communities and partners.