ENLIGHT brings together nine comprehensive, research-intensive universities, which share a deep committment to their social responsibility and a readiness to respond to the threats to our quality of life.
The ENLIGHT universities are based in nine European countries covering all 4 European geographical areas (EuroVoc): Northern Europe (Estonia and Sweden), Eastern Europe (Slovakia), Southern Europe (Spain), and Western Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands).
University of the Basque Country
Spain - founded 1980
The University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU) is the main higher education institution of the Basque Country. It is one of the most important in Spain in terms of the volume of academic results, research, innovation and technological development.
France - founded 1441
The University is one of France’s largest and best universities with a strong focus on multidisciplinarity, research-focused teaching and learning and internationalisation. Nearly 60 international study programs exist at Bachelor, Master and Doctorate levels including 18 EU-labelled programs.
Comenius University Bratislava
Slovakia - founded 1919
Comenius University is a modern European university. It is the greatest, oldest university of the country and the only Slovak university to be regularly ranked in the international rankings of the best universities in the world with several of its study programmes being the only ones of their kind offered in Slovakia.
National University Ireland Galway
Ireland - founded 1845
NUI Galway is world-renowned as an expert research-led University that emphasises inter-disciplinary research and teaching programmes, and collaborations with industry partners in areas of strategic importance.
Belgium - founded 1817
Ghent University is one of the leading higher education and research institutions in the Low Countries. It is a Dutch speaking university and part of a wide variety of national and international educational, scientific and industrial cooperation networks.
Germany - founded 1737
The University of Göttingen is an internationally renowned research university. Founded in 1737 in the Age of Enlightenment, the University is committed to the values of social responsibility of science, democracy, tolerance and justice.
The Netherlands - founded 1614
The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands as well as one of its largest. It is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent.
Estonia - founded 1632
The University of Tartu is the oldest and largest university in Estonia both in terms of staff and student numbers, as well as the volume of its teaching, research and development activities.
Sweden - founded 1477
Uppsala University, founded in 1477, was the first university in Sweden with the honourable missions to conduct research and education of the highest quality and to collaborate with the surrounding community so as to help make the world a better place.