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Transforming the future of higher education

At UIIN, we drive change in the higher education sector through research, training, institutional development and knowledge-sharing events. Together with our global community of innovative organisations, we break down silos between academia and the world to create impactful solutions for local and global challenges.

Our services

Training

We design and deliver online and in-person training programs for leaders, academics and professional staff to enhance the skills needed for collaboration and impact.

Consulting

We use knowledge and insights from our research to provide tailored support, helping institutions achieve their external engagement goals.

Institutional Programs

We provide institutions with evidence-based recommendations to support them to become more entrepreneurial, engaged and innovative.

UIIN Conference

May 27-29 2024, Madrid

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Our annual UIIN conference is the largest global event dedicated to university-industry interaction, entrepreneurial and engaged universities and the future of higher education.

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Four panel participants sitting on stools speaking to a crowd.

Join a global community of professionals

As a member of UIIN, you’ll benefit from unlimited access to resources, free event access, discounts on training programs and consultancy services and more.

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Graphic which outlines statistics one the size of the UIIN community

Our research areas

Innovative and entrepreneurial universities

Innovative and entrepreneurial universities prioritise creativity, adaptability and forward-thinking in education, research and community involvement. By integrating technology, prioritising entrepreneurship, and embracing a global perspective, they lead in innovation and prepare students for a changing world.

External collaborations and partnerships

Long-term collaborations and strategic partnerships offer more value to universities, businesses, and policy-makers than transactional relationships. They go beyond traditional boundaries, fostering closer knowledge exchange, stronger research synergy, and mutually beneficial initiatives.

Research valorisation and technology transfer

Universities generate valuable knowledge, but it often doesn’t reach beyond academia for wider use. By considering non-academic needs and translating research outcomes, universities can help tackle local, regional and global challenges effectively.

Sustainability at universities

Modern universities emphasise environmental responsibility, inclusivity and global ethical practices. They collaborate across disciplines and promote research aligned with Sustainable Development Goals, inspiring a sustainable culture for a fairer future.

Entrepreneurship at universities

Universities foster entrepreneurship by empowering students, faculty and researchers to innovate, start businesses, and contribute to societal and economic advancement. They act as entrepreneurial hubs, offering education, support, and networks to nurture groundbreaking ideas.

Future of education and lifelong learning

The future-focused education vision includes technology integration, flexible learning and inclusive teaching, preparing all to thrive in uncertainty. Lifelong learning becomes vital, promoting adaptability, innovation and tackling future challenges.

Innovation ecosystems

Innovation ecosystems are collaborative networks blending academia, industry and public entities, creating hubs for innovation. Understanding these relationships can help boost economic growth, promote entrepreneurship, and address diverse challenges on a global scale.

Impact through engagement

Pooling diverse expertise, resources and perspectives creates greater and lasting impacts on society, economy and the environment. Evaluating these collaborative efforts is crucial to understand their value and make informed decisions for future initiatives.

Shaping the future through research and development

As curious and passionate researchers, we conduct large-scale national and international R&D projects and bring those insights to our community.

Discover our research projects
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Four people at table brainstorming something at a UIIN event

A connected global community of innovative organisations

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Royal Veterinary College logo
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Tampere University of Applied Sciences logo
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King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi logo
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Aalto University logo
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Universitatea Tehnică Din Cluj Napoca logo
Universidad del Desarrollo logo
Universidad De la Sabana logo
Universidad Camilo Jose Cela logo
University of Lisboa logo
Turkish Aerospace logo
Technological University Dublin logo
TU Delft logo
Trinity College Dublin logo
University of Twente logo
University of Wollongong logo
Riga Technical University logo
Jonkoping University School of Engineering logo
Swinburne University of Technology logo
Coventry University logo
Ca'Foscari University Venezia logo
Birmingham City University logo
Australian National University logo
Atlantic Technological University logo
Belgium Campus logo
Deakin University logo
University of South-Eastern Norway logo
University College London logo
University of Oslo logo
University of Exeter logo
University of Arizona logo
The University of Adelaide logo
South East Technological University logo
James Cook University logo
Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences, JAMK logo
KTH Royal Institute of Technology logo
European Commission logo
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid logo
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine logo
Royal Veterinary College logo
EIT Health logo
GIZ logo
Dalarna University logo
ASML logo
Aselsan logo
3M logo
Schlumberger logo
Sony Interactive Entertainment logo
Zeiss logo
Bayer logo
Boeing logo
Infineon logo
Raytheon Technologies logo
Siemens logo
Oxylabs logo
CSL logo
Birmingham City University logo
Viszeme University of Applied Sciences logo
University of Stuttgart logo
The University of Sydney Business School logo
The University of Utah logo
University of Turku logo
Universidad de Malaga logo
Nanyang Technological University Singapore logo
Polytechnic Institute of Setubal logo
Tampere University of Applied Sciences logo
University of Melbourne logo
University of California, Santa Cruz logo
UCLL logo
Universitat de Girona logo
Politehnica University of Timisoara logo
Munster Technological University logo
London South Bank University logo
Nottingham Trent University logo
University of Limerick logo
University of La Sabana logo
KTH Royal Institute of Technology logo
Kristiania University College logo
King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi logo
Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences logo
St. Polten University of Applied Sciences logo
Ecole Polytechnique Deferale de Lausanne logo
Pan Atlantic University logo
Oslo Met logo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology logo
Karelia University of Applied Sciences logo
Hungarian University of Fine Arts logo
Hochschule Flensburg University of Applied Sciences logo
Hogeschool van Amsterdam logo
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences logo
Ciências Lisboa logo
Euskampus logo
The Education University of Hong Kong logo
Central University of Technology, Free State logo
City University of Hong Kong logo
Chinese University of Hong Kong logo
Carleton University logo
Budapest Business School University of Applied Sciences logo
Breda University of Applied Sciences logo
Australian National University logo
Aspira University College logo
Aarhus University logo
Fachhochschule Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences logo
Podkarpackie Centrum Innowacji logo
Vytautus Didziojo University logo
Veltech Technology Incubator logo
University of Technology Sydney logo
Zayed University logo
University of Wollongong logo
University of Utah logo
Ulster University logo
University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest logo
University of Central Lancashire logo
Tufts University logo
University of Strathclyde Glasgow logo
Southern Cross University logo
University of South Australia logo
University of Queensland logo
University of Pretoria logo
Pontificia Universidad Cattolica de Chile logo
University of Oulu logo
University of Copenhagen logo
Malardalens University logo
Lund University logo
Linkoping University logo
University of Leeds logo
jamk University of Applied Sciences logo
Institute of Art, Design + Technology Dun Laoghaire Media Cube logo
University of Groningen logo
University of Calgary logo
University of Bucharest logo
University of Bristol logo
University of Boras logo
University of Bologna logo
University of Auckland logo
Aalto University logo
University Of Eastern Finland logo
University Of Southern Denmark logo
Universiti Malaya logo
Universite Ljubljana logo
Universitatea Tehnică Din Cluj Napoca logo
Universidad del Desarrollo logo
Universidad De la Sabana logo
Universidad Camilo Jose Cela logo
University of Lisboa logo
Turkish Aerospace logo
Technological University Dublin logo
TU Delft logo
Trinity College Dublin logo
University of Twente logo
University of Wollongong logo
Riga Technical University logo
Jonkoping University School of Engineering logo