UNIC Conference:  Reinventing Education, Regenerating Post-Industrial Cities

The second UNIC Annual Conference takes place in Oulu, Finland on June 14 and 15, 2022 at the University of Oulu Linnanmaa campus.

Join the UNIC Conference:  Reinventing Education, Regenerating Post-Industrial Cities. This 2-day event brings together the entire UNIC community.


The second UNIC Annual Conference takes place in person in Oulu, Finland on June 14 and 15, 2022 at the University of Oulu Linnanmaa campus.


UNIC is an alliance of eight universities and cities, which aims to develop a new model of European inter-institutional teaching and research infrastructure built upon interrogating and addressing theissues facing post-industrial cities, particularly issues of inclusion and diversity. One of our goals is to co-create our European University from the bottom-up, by involving and engaging citizens, civil society, public & city authorities and academia in joint education, researchand innovation initiatives. `

We gather each year at our Annual Conference todiscuss the latest developments and best practices of our European University.


The conference kicks-off on June 14th with an Opening by Prof. dr. Ed Brinksma, President of Erasmus University and a video address by Tine Delva, Deputy Head of Higher Education Unit of the European Commission.  Then Amanda Crowfoot, Secretary General of the European Universities Association will give the plenary keynote. 

The conference continues the next day, June 15th , with a morning plenary session on OuluBot as the enabler of human-centered urban development.  

Following the plenary session, participants can join parallel sessions. The parallel sessions will include panel discussions on important themes: Contributing to Urban Resilience, Ensuring Social Inclusion, Fostering Innovative Mobility, and Creating a European Student Experience. 

Additional information on the parallel sessions can be found in the UNIC Conference - Programme

UNIC staff, students, researchers, and city representatives are invited to attend the conference and participate in co-creating the European University of Post-Industrial Cities. 

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