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EELISA – European University: About us

The European network to educate a next generation of European 'Renaissance' engineers


EELISA, European Engineering Learning Innovation and Science Alliance, brings together nine Higher Education Institutions (graduate engineering schools, technology universities and full-spectrum universities) from seven different countries in Europe with the aim of defining and implementing a shared model of European engineer rooted in society. According to its Governing Board declaration, approved on April 19, 2021, the vision of EELISA European University is to “develop European degrees heralding the next generation of European “Renaissance” engineers capable of pursuing their career and leading sustainable change in a multidisciplinary, diverse, multilingual, and global environment, leveraging the European values”.
The new European engineers will be professionals and committed citizens ready to work within interdisciplinary, multilingual, diverse, and pan-European environments, facilitating the transformation of Europe into a fair and prosperous society with a modern resource-efficient economy.

The acronym “EELISA” commemorates women engineers and it was inspired by Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu (1887 – 1973), among the first engineering graduated women worldwide. By embodying the core elements of the EELISA Alliance thank to her multi-cultural and cross-border background, she had a determined social commitment and contributed to engineering with innovative methods for the analysis of minerals.

We are EELISA!

The EELISA partners of the alliance that will transform engineering education and society.

EELISA  promotional video

When tech, art & storytelling merge. An 11-year old writes a letter to her future self as she envisions a society that is transformed by a Green Path.
Watch EELISA’s video and let your inspiration flow with a piece of art made in collaboration with the computer scientist and multi-awarded animation artist Carmen Córdoba, composer Mauri Corretjé and DP Miguel Ezequiel.


Acknowledgement: EELISA is an  ERASMUS + project funded by the European Commission under Grant Agreement N° 101004081 - EELISA
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