The UNITA partners are strongly committed to sharing and implementing common values for an innovative, European and future-oriented university:
Foster collective awareness of commitment to social well-being in its different dimensions (social, environmental, cultural);
Creating a participative European university by promoting student and staff involvement;
Use technical knowledge and skills to have a positive impact on protecting and improving the environment around us;
Promote the interaction of diverse peoples with a view to making society more just, more balanced, more equal and inclusive;
Promote the search for knowledge as a way of improving social well-being and strengthening the individual's understanding, crossing geographical boundaries;
Creating a participative, open, inclusive and effective European university, contributing to strengthening a European Identity.
The UNITA Alliance intends to build a fully-fledged European inter-university campus based on excellent teaching and learning, research and innovation, and on civic engagement. Its goal is to drive excellence in the European Higher Education area and become attractive also for students from other continents, especially Africa and the Americas, with whom we share common languages.
UNITA students will experience a challenging multilingual and student-centred environment, closely linked to research and entrepreneurship. They will be able to build flexible personalized curricula across the universities of the Alliance based on increased mobility, physical, blended and virtual, thanks to new tools and new digital spaces, and to the development of micro-credentials on inter-comprehension methods, especially among Romance languages.
This European University, committed to being open, inclusive and effective, will be developed through a step-by-step approach, involving students and staff in the project via participative governance, with a long-term vision leading to closer integration based on sustainability and aiming to become a model.
The Alliance is firmly committed to supporting the development of the societies and territories in which it is established, and particularly of those somewhat peripheral areas such as rural and cross-border mountain regions.
UNITA aims to respond to societal challenges and empower its students and staff to act as European and global citizens strongly committed to the UN sustainable development goals and the European Green Deal, and aware of cultural and linguistic diversity, and of the challenges facing rural and mountain territories.
Our shared vision and values drive us to pursue these key objectives:
- Creating a participative, open, inclusive and effective European university.
- Developing excellent research-driven and student-centred education.
- Promoting multilingualism and the diversity of languages in Europe.
- Reducing inequalities between core and non-central regions through the sustainable development of rural and mountain areas.
- Creating an inspiring learning environment.
- Reaching Mobility 4 all.
- Contributing to strengthening a European Identity.
- Ensuring the continuity and uptake of the UNITA approach.