Welcome to UNIC!

The European University of Post-Industrial Cities (UNIC) is a unique alliance of eight universities in post-industrial cities that all face similar challenges and opportunities in terms of mobility, inclusion, and diversity. UNIC alliance is established within the scope the European Universities Initiative framework of European Commission.

The UNIC alliance reflects a strong European post-industrial identity by shaping a new generation of Europeans able to cooperate and work within different European and global cultures, in different languages, and across borders, sectors and academic disciplines.

UNIC Universities are:

  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) – Coordinator of the Project
  • Koç University (İstanbul, Türkiye)
  • Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB, Germany)
  • University College Cork (Cork, Ireland)
  • University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain)
  • University of Liège (Liege, Belgium)
  • University of Oulu (Oulu, Finland)
  • University of Zagreb (Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Malmö University (Malmö, Sweden)
  • University of Lodz (Lodz, Poland)

For more information on the UNIC-Universities visit https://www.unic.eu/en/universities

UNIC’s Mission to revolutionize education and respond to the needs of our diverse populations as we co-create a unique study experience by structurally involving our students, research, staff, cities, civil society and urban companies in our university.

UNIC’s Vision; ten years from now, UNIC students and staff will study, teach and work throughout Europe and act as change agents who will play a role in the transformation of our urban regions of the future.

Learn more about our vision and mission at https://www.unic.eu/full-mission

UNIC’s aim is to unlock a truly European experience for a new generation of students who will advance the post-industrial transformations of our cities.

UNIC community is strategically positioned to ingrain key European values in some of Europe’s most rapidly changing areas and universities.

Learn more about our purpose here: https://www.unic.eu/en/about/purpose


  • Co-creating a European collaborative structure for UNIC.
  • Enabling seamless mobility within UNIC to study, train, teach, do research, work or share services.

Ensuring social inclusion in university life as well as in the broader context of superdiverse post-industrial

  • cities.
  • Contributing to the urban resilience of post-industrial cities by providing excellent education and research with a clear ambition to achieve societal impact.

Learn more about our ambitions here: https://www.unic.eu/about/ambitions

UNIC Student Representatives

Representation and integration of the student perspective in the UNIC activities is ensured by UNIC Student Board.  The board formed by student representatives from each UNIC university is in charge of discussing, advising and consenting on university-wide plans.

UNIC student representatives act as a bridge which enables a smoother mobility experience by providing a basis for exchanging experience, information and knowledge between the students in different UNIC universities.

The UNIC Mobility Team

Office of International Programs Director Burcu Sarsılmaz Coşan
UNIC Mobility Hub UNIC Mobility Hub Specialist Tuğba Güven