CZU submitted a proposal for the European University Initiative

Working together for a sustainable future: Let's be the change agents our planet needs!

Our planet is facing some big problems like climate change, loss of plants and animals, and too many people living in cities and using up resources like water and land. This affects things like our food, our health, and the environment around us.

That's why it's really important for us to start making changes now, to create systems that can continue to provide food, keep us healthy, and take care of the environment for the future. This is called sustainable, resilient, and inclusive food systems.

CZU aims to be part of a group of universities called LIFE that will work to make this happen by bringing together people from different places and fields to find new solutions. They will aim to teach the next generation of students and professionals how to make these changes happen and work with others to create a better world.

Therefore, based on 20 years of cooperation and a joint long-term strategy in the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS), the leading life sciences and agriculture universities in Europe now joined to become a true European University“ called: "LIFE: Euroleague for Life Sciences”.



CZU - Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic
UR - Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Netherlands
SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
UHOH - University of Hohenheim, Germany
NMBU - Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
EMÜ - Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
AGRO - L’institut Agro, France
BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria
SGGW - Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland

According to information from the European Commission, 39 applications for new alliances were submitted in the 2023 call in topic 2 (Development of new international cooperation between institutions). Currently, there are already 44 alliances and the plan is to reach the final number of 60 European University Alliances by mid-2024.

The publication of the results is expected in the summer of 2023.

Find more information about the European University Initiative here:

What is a European university?


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