Circle U. Initiatives

Knowledge Hubs

The Knowledge Hubs are physical and virtual spaces for students and staff to co-create knowledge and solutions across disciplines with external stakeholders and find new ways of working together.

Academic Chair Programme

The Academic Chairs will be working together in networks, and will be the driving forces in the Knowledge Hubs, in the Open School of Public Governance, in the Student Led Sustainable Innovation and in the Think and Do Tank.

Meet our academic chairs:


The interdisciplinary Open School of Public Governance is a long-term framework for coupling societal problem solving to academic research in multiple fields with the development of research-based educational offers in public governance.
To contribute to a sustainable economy and a green transition, we will substantially increase our number of graduates with entrepreneurial and, more globally, innovation skills and experience. Europe is going to be the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
When we implement transformational changes in our teaching methods and programmes, we want to accompany these with critical reflection and evidence and become an active co-creator to the policy development within the European Education Area and linking it to the European Research Area.

InnovEd4Ts - Innovative Education For Transferable Skills

The InnovEd4TS Strategic Partnership focuses on the analysis and the development of initiatives that promote the acquisition of transferable skills among students.