Members of U4, which includes the University of Ghent, the University of Göttingen, the University of Groningen and the University of Uppsala, met in the German city of Göttingen on Thursday and agreed to expand the network, deciding that The University of Tartu will be included as the fifth full member of the network, said spokesmen for the University of Tartu.
Negotiations on the network agreement and the new name are ongoing.
Tartu University Rector Toomas Asser said that participation in this cooperation platform will be very important for the university.
"We have ambitious goals with the partners to jointly develop the main activities of both universities, as well as the practice of management," said Asser. "It will also be interesting for the University of Tartu to learn from the experiences of the network until now, how to involve students in management roles and guarantee the quality of general management."
Vice Chancellor of the University of Tartu for Development Erik Puura, who coordinated the union of U4 to the University of Estonia, said the association confirms the excellence of the university.
"You could say that we are among the best in the world, in any case among the best" In Europe, where at least all universities in Central and Eastern Europe are classified after the University of Tartu, "said Puura. a feeling of pride. "
Founded in 2008, the U4 network supports the search for solutions to social problems with expert knowledge and resources, as well as the initiation of innovative processes in education and research. these universities to the support initiatives that come from below, the participation of students in all processes is very important.
In addition, the U4 helps to find partners to participate in the educational cooperation of the Erasmus + program and the Horizon 2020 research consortia.
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