YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe)
The Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) alliance is a major strategic partnership established between ten young research-intensive universities from as many European countries, joining forces with four associated partners that have core competencies in employability and inclusiveness. The YUFE alliance aims at bringing a radical change in European higher education by establishing itself as the leading model of a young, student-centred, non-elitist, open and inclusive European University. A unique ecosystem linking universities to communities, YUFE will be based on cooperation between higher education institutions, the public and private sector, and citizens across Europe. Partner institutions include for example Maastrict University in the Netherlands, Carlos III University of Madrid in Spain, Nicolaus Copernicus University of Torún in Poland, and the University of Antwerpen in Belgium.
YUFE Student Journey
Students at the University of Eastern Finland can apply to become a YUFE student and join different network activities, including online studies at partner institutions and student mobility to partner institutions. For more information about different YUFE activities, please see the YUFE Alliance website.
After completing the YUFE Student Journey (studies at partner institutions, other network activities etc.), YUFE students may receive a certificate of participation in the YUFE network including all studies (virtual or exchange) and other activities the student has completed within the framework of the YUFE Alliance.
The network is available to students at all levels of study from bachelor to doctoral. Applicants should be at least in the 2nd year of Bachelor’s degree studies: Master’s and Doctoral degree students may apply regardless of when they started their studies.
The YUFE network will host its own application typically at the beginning of the autumn semester. Students at the University of Eastern Finland may apply to to YUFE Student Journey Programme during the application period at the network’s website.
Once a student has been accepted into the programme, students can apply for student mobility via the YUFE network during UEF’s regular internal application periods for exchange. Physical student mobility (i.e., exchanges) to the partner universities will be funded with the Erasmus+ exchange grant.
Network member institutions
Universities in the network:
Other network partners:
You can find more information about the network and its activities from YUFE’s website.