The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities

‌‌The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities officially launched at an opening symposium in November 2016 in the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels. The University of Glasgow is a founding member of this group of 22 of Europe’s leading universities from across sixteen countries. 

Purpose of The Guild

The Guild is founded on four core pillars of engagement and activity:

  • Advocacy and Influencing
  • Policy Engagement
  • Innovation
  • Institutional Enhancement

Capacity building across Europe

The Guild works closely with the European Commission, European and national parliamentarians, officials and others to secure outstanding strategic and practical outcomes that will benefit the myriad communities of Europe. The network provides a platform for

  • engaging with EU policy-makers,
  • promoting research collaboration and access to EU funding,
  • engaging with universities, and private and public institutions to continue the free flow of students, staff and ideas at the European level. 

Funding for University of Glasgow staff

University of Glasgow staff can apply for the following funding opportunities if they are interesting in working with Guild members.

For both, members of the the Guild are classed as strategic partners.

Upcoming Guild Policy Labs and events

Composed of some of Europe’s most distinguished research-intensive universities, The Guild is dedicated to enhancing the voice of universities in Europe for the benefit of research and teaching. It will engage politicians, officials, public and private companies through debate based on cutting-edge scholarship. The Guild’s members are committed to sharing their knowledge, experience and good practice, for the benefit of all members.

Throughout the year, The Guild organise a range of policy labs, workshops and events designed to engage leading researchers and policy-makers, discuss key challenges for European research policy, and explore how university research can help Europe’s economic, political and cultural challenges.

For more details of all recent and upcoming Guild events, please check:

Guild members

The Guild aims to be genuinely pan-European by extending membership to include a broader range of universities from across Europe. Member universities include:

  1. Aarhus University
  2. Babeș-Bolyai University
  3. The University of Bern
  4. The University of Bologna
  5. Ghent University
  6. The University of Glasgow
  7. The University of Göttingen
  8. The University of Groningen
  9. Jagiellonian University (Krakow)
  10. King's College London
  11. University of Ljubljana
  12. University of Louvain
  13. The University of Oslo
  14. Université Paris Cité
  15. Université PSL
  16. Pompeu Fabra University
  17. Radboud University
  18. University of Tartu
  19. The University of Tübingen
  20. Uppsala University
  21. The University of Vienna
  22. The University of Warwick.