Jutta Günther Elected YUFE Vice-President

Professor Jutta Günther, President of the University of Bremen, has been elected Vice-President of the YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe) European university alliance. She will chair the Strategic Council, which is made up of the leaders of all universities.

The Strategic Council is the highest decision-making body of the alliance and regularly meets to deliberate on YUFE’s strategic orientation and plan milestones. These include, for example, the development of a joint bachelor's degree in Urban Sustainability Studies as a joint European degree pilot project and the further development of YUFE into a permanent institution. The members of the Strategic Council elect each President and Vice-President for a period of two years. Professor Daniel Mouchard, President of Sorbonne Nouvelle University (France), was elected President of the Strategic Council. Jutta Günther and Daniel Mouchard’s term in office will commence on September 1, 2024.

"YUFE stands for diversity, sustainability, and inclusivity," says Jutta Günther. "During our term in office, we want to further strengthen these values and support new ideas in order to enable students to study throughout Europe and experience internationality." Daniel Mouchard and Jutta Günther's goals include expanding partnerships with business and industry, public institutions, and civil society, supporting student initiatives, and promoting projects for greater sustainability and democracy.

About YUFE

YUFE stands for Young Universities for the Future of Europe and is an alliance of ten European universities and two non-university partners. Their common goal is to build an open and inclusive European university. This offers students and university staff Europe-wide opportunities for further development in education, research, and their professional careers. In addition to the University of Bremen, the following universities are members of YUFE: Maastricht University (Netherlands), Nicolaus Copernicus University Toruń (Poland), University Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), University of Antwerp (Belgium), University of Cyprus, University of Eastern Finland, University of Essex (UK), University of Rijeka (Croatia), and University Sorbonne Nouvelle (France).

YUFE is an alliance selected and funded by the European Commission. The University of Bremen also receives support from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the Bremen Senator for the Environment, Climate, and Science.

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Jutta Günther's term in office will commence on September 1, 2024.