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Profile of registrant

European Consortium of Innovative Universities

Identification number in the register: 84640907750-09
Registration date: 17/01/12 16:59:02

The information on this organisation was last modified on 13/01/14 11:26:45
The date of the last annual update was 13/01/14 11:26:45

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: European Consortium of Innovative Universities
Acronym: ECIU
Legal status: foundation
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Academic institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Anne H. Flierman
Position: Speaker of ECIU

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Katrin Dircksen
Position: Secretary General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 5 Drienerlolaan 
P.O. box: 217
Enschede 7500AE
Telephone number: (+0031) 53 489 2684
Fax number: (+0031) 6 5338 0217
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The ECIU’s vision and mission is:

ECIU will be one of the global leaders in the higher education through its collective expertise and commitment to innovation in teaching and learning and members' shared history of fostering economic and social development in regions in transition.

- To contribute to the further development of a knowledge-based European economy, with due consideration to the increasingly global nature of the higher education market by inclusion of ECIU overseas members (Associate Partners).
- To build on existing innovation and enhance quality, in the member institutions, in the areas of: international collaboration; teaching and learning; regional development; technology transfer; and staff and student development.
- To develop high-quality collaborative educational programmes, by building on research and teaching strengths within individual ECIU member institutions.
- To act as an ‘agent of change’ by serving as an example of best practice and by influencing debate and policy on the future direction for European higher education within the context of the changing global realities.
- To take Europe to the World.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 11
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Education
  • Information Society
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks


Total number of members that are natural persons: 50,000
Number of member organisations: 14
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Aalborg University (2,452 members)
  • Universidade de Aveiro (870 members)
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (5,336 members)
  • Université de Technologie de Compiegne (630 members)
  • Dublin City University (887 members)
  • Technische Universitaet Hamburg Harburg (1,070 members)
  • Linkoepings Universitet (3,800 members)
  • Technical University of Lodz (3,001 members)
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey (8,567 members)
  • Southern Federal University (8,258 members)
  • University of Strathclyde (3,456 members)
  • Swinburne University of Technology (2,798 members)
  • University of Stavanger (1,066 members)
  • University of Twente (1,826 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 126,500
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 126,500
- donations:
- contributions from members: 126,500
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

plus budget for Joint Master Programms
The annual budget of all ECIU members totals approximately € 2.5 billion.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.