UNICA at a glance

UNICA - Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe was founded in 1990. It is currently made up of 49 universities from 37 capital cities of Europe, combining over 160,000 university staff and 1.900,000 students. The activities of the Network are guided by the principles expressed in its Mission & Vision.


UNICA provides a forum for its Members to reflect on the latest developments and demands of strategic change in university research, education and administration. To achieve its aims, UNICA carries out member-driven activities, the content, format, and frequency of which depend substantially on UNICA Member Universities’ engagement and interest.


UNICA is also active in the field of European projects, both as coordinator and partner.


The main bodies of the Network are the General Assembly and the Steering Committee. The current President of the UNICA Network is Prof. Luciano Saso, Vice-Rector of European University Networks (Sapienza University of Rome).


UNICA General Secretariat is based in Brussels, Belgium.



UNICA in a nutshell:


Take a look at the UNICA leaflet (version as of 1 March 2018)
Download the calendar of UNICA meetings in PDF 
(last update: 21 November 2018)



On the occasion of its 25th birthday, UNICA released an anniversary video which, through a series of animations and short interviews, shows the Network's 25-year journey from the very beginning to present-day. You can watch the UNICA anniversary video here.