REUNICE, research within the alliance

REUNICE (EUNICE Research) is a project funded by the European Union's H2020 research and innovation program to align research and innovation strategies within the EUNICE alliance.

As part of the EUNICE alliance of European universities, the REUNICE project, funded by the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, was launched in October 2021. REUNICE aims to promote cooperation between universities and non-academic sectors, in order to improve the quality and competitiveness of research and innovation activities. With this in mind, the project focuses on four topics :open science, diversity, links with industry, and sustainable science.

Action based on four pillars

Open Science

Open science presents a new approach to the scientific process, based on cooperative work and new ways of disseminating knowledge.


Many actions have been implemented to foster diversity, inclusion and gender equality within the alliance : data collection from partners and study of the current situation in terms of inclusion  definition of an action plan in each university to develop better inclusion policies  proposal of a roadmap to promote the development of an inclusion policy and implementation of a inclusive communication charter for the alliance; definition of a joint plan for the Human Resources Strategy for Research (HRS4R) to promote talent and improve recruitment practices.

Links with industry

One of REUNICE's key objectives is to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurial activity in the regions, by supporting both local student entrepreneurial movements and university-led commercialization activities. To this end, various actions have been carried out : identification of 69 best practices within the consortium ; creation of a virtual network of commercialization support resources, via the development of a platform (

Scientific dissemination events

The EUNICE European University is committed to disseminating research, innovation and science by participating in a wide range of scientific dissemination events. The aim of these events is to make visible the research and resources available within the EUNICE alliance, encouraging open science and inclusion.

Look back at the Workshop for Multi-Functional Materials, events organized at UPHF as part of REUNICE from June 27 to 29, 2023

Opportunities for doctoral students

PhD students at alliance universities can take advantage of the REUNICE international thesis platform, which lists over a hundred offers. 
Various opportunities are offered throughout the year to doctoral students registered at consortium institutions, in the " Opportunities " category of the EUNICE website

The consortium

The REUNICE project includes seven partner universities, all members of the EUNICE  alliance:
    - Poznan University of Technology, Poland
.     - University of Vaasa, Finland
    - University of Cantabria, Spain
    - University of Catania, Italy
    - University of Mons, Belgium
    - Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, France
    - Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany