What is EELISA?

EELISA is the acronym of “European Engineering Learning Innovation and Science Alliance”.

EELISA is one of the European Universities that the European Commission has created through the Erasmus Program, therefore EELISA is the first alliance of Higher Education Institutions (graduate engineering schools, technology universities and full-spectrum universities) from different countries in Europe meant to define and implement a common model of European engineer rooted in society.

“Where Knowledge, Technical Innovations and Social Commitment Meet” is the motif of this alliance, led by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, that brings together nine of the most prestigious universities of Europe. The partners are:
• Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem (Hungary)
• École des Ponts ParisTech (France)
• Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
• İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi (Turkey)
• Scuola Normale Superiore (Italy)
• Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy)
• Universitatea Politehnica din Bucureşti (Romania)
• Université Paris Sciences et Lettres (France)
• Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)

Mission: EELISA aims to transform European higher education while strengthening links between engineering and society by:
• Re-inventing the “European engineer”
• Democratizing engineering education
• Evolving interdisciplinary engineering learning
• Encouraging knowledge, skills and technology transfer
• Fostering inclusiveness and diversity
• Making a real impact on society following the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs

Vision: EELISA envision a higher education system that enable student citizenship participation and employability by:
• Evolving interdisciplinary engineering learning
• Fostering knowledge and technology transfer
• Stimulating inclusiveness and diversity
• Connecting academic excellence to social impact and commitment

EELISA Communities will be collaboration platforms that bring together students, teachers and researchers from all partner universities in collaboration with prestigious professionals, NGOs, citizens, private companies and public institutions to find innovative solutions to real-world challenges.

EELISA Recognition System related to EELISA Communities are the EELISA Credentials, a modern system of achievement recognition that will acknowledge the engagement of a student within a EELSA Community as well as his/her contribution to the process of solving social challenges.