I'm very happy and proud to have been appointed alliance coordinator of the newly established European University of Post-Industrial Cities (UNIC). UNIC will bring together Erasmus University Rotterdam with Koc University Istanbul, the University of Zagreb, the University of Deusto, University College Cork, the Ruhr University Bochum, the University of Liege and the the University of Oulu in a very ambitious alliance. We aim to bring a truly European collaborative structure of universities embedded in post-industrial cities, united by a clear ambition to promote social inclusion with a common commitment to create societal impact. We will foster a new generation of students who have the knowledge and the skills to create societal impact not just within their own university and city but on a European level. Read more here.