Strategic Partners

Our international networks

The "European University" initiative, launched by the European Commission in 2019, is an EU-wide alliance of higher education institutions. Its aim is to create a trans-European campus for students and researchers. Non-university, regional partners are also involved in the development of innovative research and teaching. In addition, scientific expertise and resources are to be bundled and the possibility of a European degree jointly developed.

Among numerous other "European Universities" the following technical universities form the so-called “EUt+” alliance together with h_da:

Riga Technical University (Lativa)
Technological University Dublin (Ireland)
Technical University of Sofia (Bulgaria)
Cyprus University of Technology (Cyprus)
Technical University of Cartagena (Spain)
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
University of Technology of Troyes (France)
Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

More information on the European University of Technology

The non-profit organization EUA unites over 800 European universities and national rectors' conferences in 48 European countries. It thus makes it the biggest representation of European universities’ interests. The EUA sees itself as a forum for the exchange between directors, teachers as well as administration and cooperates with other European and international organisations. Above that, it makes an impact on EU politics regarding higher education and research. H_da has been a member of the network since 2019.

The network was created in 2017 from bilateral cooperation in order to pursue common interests in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and strive for comparable courses of study and research fields. In addition, the network will exchange guest researchers, develop long- and short-term mobility programmes for students, and develop joint double degrees. GPEA came together to pursue a strategic, holistic and sustainable concept of internationalisation.

The network connects the following universities:
Coventry University, UK
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute, Indiana, USA
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin, USA
Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Video on our 2022 Global Polytechnic Summit in Darmstadt

Information on the summit 2023

International cooperation: HAWTech and TAItech

The German university association HAWtech (HochschulAllianz für Angewandte Wissenschaften) has been cooperating with the Taiwanese university association TAItech since 2017, and last year the cooperation was again consolidated. The main aim of this cooperation is to offer students of both alliances the opportunity of study or practical stays, study trips and summer schools as well as exchange opportunities for teachers in research and teaching.
Like their German counterparts, the 6 TAItech universities are particularly strong in the engineering sciences, and so both alliances are intended to promote the exchange of know-how. Prof. Dr. Ralph Stengler, president of h_da, is the new spokesman of HAWtech since January 2020.
The following universities form the Taiwanese alliance: 

  • National Taipei University of Technology,
  • National Taiwan University of Science and Technology,
  • National Chinyi University,
  • National Yunlin University of Technology,
  • National Formosa University
  • National Kaohsiung University of Technology.

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