Study Abroad

Study in Brussels


UNICA is a network of 42 universities from the capital cities of Europe, with a combined strength of over 120,000 staff and 1,500,000 students. Its role is to promote academic excellence, integration and co-operation between member universities throughout Europe. It seeks also to be a driving force in the development of the Bologna process and to facilitate the integration of universities from Central and Eastern Europe into the European higher education area.

To achieve its aims UNICA articulates the views of member universities to European institutions and to national, regional and municipal governments. It provides members with information on European initiatives and programmes, and supports them in co-operative projects. It also provides a forum in which universities can reflect on the demands of strategic change in university research, education and administration.

Mission Statement on Equal Opportunities

All UNICA universities, as Universities in the Capital Cities of Europe committed to democratic values, pledge themselves to the implementation of policies, procedures and practices which do not discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, age, disability, colour, ethnic origin, religious belief or sexual orientation. Consequently they will implement programmes to remove barriers to equality and to promote concepts of diversity and equality of opportunity in all their activities.

Signed on 15 December 2000 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of UNICA.