Mission and Vision


UNICA is a community of the Universities of the European Capitals, committed to democratic values, acting as a catalyst for the advancement, integration and cooperation of Member Universities throughout Europe as a means of social understanding, global collaboration, and sustainable development.



UNICA is a network bringing together 53 Member Universities from 37 capital cities of Europe, with a combined strength of over 175,000 staff and 1,950,000 students. It seeks to facilitate international collaborations and promote academic leadership through understanding and sharing between its Members throughout the European Higher Education Area. It also provides a forum in which the Members can reflect on the needs of strategic change in university research, education, administration, and societal engagement.


In order to achieve its aims, UNICA articulates the views of Member Universities to European institutions, to national, regional, and municipal governments, and internationally. It provides the Members with information on European initiatives and programmes, and supports them in developing co-operative projects.


Signed during the 25th UNICA General Assembly in Brussels, 15 October 2015


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