University Collaboration in Regional Development Spaces

UNICREDS (University Collaborations in Regional Development Spaces) was a three year project looking at how different models of higher education can benefit regional economic development. Read our final report: University Partnerships for Prosperity which contains the project's findings.

The project aimed to transform regions with underperforming economies into centres of research and innovation, through the creation of a new toolkit for economic development based on the triple helix model. At the heart of the model is the interaction between universities, government organisations and the private sector.

The project involved partners from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Sweden and the UK and was majority funded by the EU via the ERDF and the INTERREG IVC programme, in addition to co-financing from each of the 15 partner institutions.


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The final report from the UNICREDS project has been published today. The report is the culmination of three years of… more
The UNICREDS project partners warmly invite you to join us for a reception on Wednesday 10th October from 5.30 –… more
The report on the work of the UNICREDS partners on the theme of "Achieving Excellence - building research and innovation… more


The Bulgarian journey towards a multi-institutional campus for Pleven, inspired by UNICREDS. 


UNICREDS_final_report_webUNICREDS final report

University Partnerships for Prosperity - How Higher Education Can Help Build Regional Knowledge Based Economies in Europe (pdf)




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More than 50 representatives from across Europe met in Cornwall, UK, last week for the closing… more
- Final conference for UNICREDS project - Delegates from seven European regions will be meeting in… more


There are no forthcoming events involving all the UNICREDS partners, but the project partners continue to share the key findings and policy recommendations from UNICREDS in their own regions and in Brussels.  Please check with the project partners in the UK, Sweden, Hungary, Finland, Czech Republic and Bulgaria for more information about forthcoming events within regions and in Brussels. Visit our events page to read about our previous events. more

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