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UNITA - Universitas Montium: climb your future!

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UNITA Universitas Montium is an alliance of twelve universities, supported by the European Universities Initiative. Launched in November 2020, it brings partners together around shared values and objectives, to promote a new form of cooperation on a European scale.

UNITA historically brings together 6 universities:

They will be joined in autumn 2023 by 4 new partners:

The University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO, Switzerland) and theYuriy Fedkovych National University of Chernivtsi (YHY, Ukraine) also join the consortium as associate partners.


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UNITA in practice

Discover UNITA's activities at USMB

Building for the future

With UNITA, the USMB is co-constructing and integrating a European university, supported by the European Union.

The USMB and the other partner universities aim to achieve an unprecedented level of cooperation at all levels of organisation and in all fields of activity: academics, research and innovation, service to society.

The alliance brings together over 250,000 students and 21,000 staff members.

This European university will be a federative structure in which each institution will retain its autonomy.

  1. Creating a shared governance structure
  2. To have an approach focused on innovation and on the needs of students
  3. Promoting multilingualism, especially with intercomprehension in Romance languages
  4. Structuring the research, particularly for the themes of renewable energy, the circular economy and cultural heritage
  5. Creating an interconnected campus
  6. Promoting mobility for all
  7. Contribute to the reflection on European citizenship
  8. Sustaining the UNITA alliance

The UNITA Universitas Montium alliance is based on common values, such as social responsibility, democratic participation, sustainable development, inclusiveness, and the promotion of personal development.

Thus, the six partners wish to create an open, inclusive and innovative European university to develop the notion of European identity and to bring the point of view of the inhabitants of mountain areas.

On this basis, UNITA aims to design a truly European inter-university campus in its own right, promoting the excellence and attractiveness of the alliance. Students and staff will benefit from a multilingual and needs-based environment, allowing for increased mobility and the development of innovative pedagogical approaches such as intercomprehension between Romance languages.

This approach is mainly based on a joint reflection involving students and staff of the partner universities, in order to respond to social challenges and to empower them to fully embrace their European citizenship.

UNITA is strongly rooted in its territories. With 32 associated partners, the alliance is part of a significant territorial network, and works in the development of European regions often considered as peripheral. These include rural areas, which are often faced with depopulation - with the exception of the Savoie Mont Blanc area

UNITA highlights these regions with common characteristics, through joint actions with associated partners, who are strongly involved in this European university project.

Six associate partners have joined UNITA through their links withuniversité Savoie Mont Blanc :

  • The International Association for the Promotion of Distance Intercomprehension (Apicad)
  • The Association Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)
  • USMB Business Club
  • The Savoie Mont Blanc Council (CSMB)
  • The Euromontana Association
  • The Tenerrdis competitiveness cluster

UNITA documentation and communication materials

UNITA website

Follow us on social networks

Read the UNITA magazine

Download the UNITA key data sheet

View and subscribe to the UNITA newsletter "News ans views

Consult the graphic charter and obtain the UNITA logos

Generate the new USMB signature including the UNITA logo

Consult the directory of the UNITA team at USMB

Contact us

General contact

Contact Mobility

Intercomprehension contact

Contact GEMINAE programme

Contacts of the partner universities
Universidade da Beira Interior : unita@ubi.pt
Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour : unita@univ-pau.fr
Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara : unita@e-uvt.ro
Università degli Studi di Torino : unita@unito.it
Universidad de Zaragoza : unitacontact@unizar.es

UNITA is a European university supported by the European Union and co-financed by the Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020 programmes of the European Commission, as well as by the Agence Nationale de la research (convention ANR-20-GURE-0015) and the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region.

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