YOUNG UNIVERSITIES EMPOWERING REGIONALLY ROOTED EUROPEAN TALENTS

Welcome to NEOLAiA

NEOLAiA (Youth in Greek) is a close-knit alliance of six young, dynamically developing higher education institutions based in small and mid-sized cities in the regions beyond metropolises: Bielefeld University (Germany), University of Crete (Greece), University of Jaén (Spain), University of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Stefan cel Mare University (Romania) and Siauliai State College (Lithuania).

Most members of the EU are living in small- and medium-sized cities or in the countryside. As young universities with the power and commitment for reform, we are the most important drivers of innovation and social change, in our regions, in the EU, and beyond. NEOLAiA partners have compatible profiles as research-intensive universities with common values, they have strong connections with their regions’ networks, and a complementarity of expertise and experiences.

Bielefeld University

University of Crete

University of Jaén

University of Ostrava

Siauliai State College

Stefan cel Mare University

Our Vision

NEOLAiA alliance is designed to achieve ambitious goals reaching to 2030 when we see ourselves:

What we will do

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