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CLUSTER (Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research) is a network of twelve European universities committed to enhancing the quality of science and engineering education and research. The networks ambition is to educate a new generation of engineers with leadership and entrepreneurial skills that can tackle the big societal issues of our time.

The mission of CLUSTER

  • Enhance cooperation among members to promote exchange, cooperation and interaction between students, faculty and administrative staff
  • Provide a strategic platform for joint programs within education, research and innovation for its members
  • Develop interaction, cooperation and joint programs with associate members
  • Promote exchange of ideas to support best practice in all aspects of university management and leadership
  • Provide a forum for strategic policy discussions among the leadership of CLUSTER universities
  • Benefit from EU programs within education, research and innovation
  • Become a strategic partner with the European Commission
  • Take a lead in pedagogical development to strengthen the education at the MSc and PhD level for CLUSTER members
  • Build partnerships with major European enterprises
  • Become the first choice for MSc engineering students in and outside Europe


  • Aalto University
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
  • Grenoble Institute of Technology
  • Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Polytechnic University of Turin
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Darmstadt University of Technology
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Université catholique de Louvain
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunuya BarcelonaTECH


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CLUSTER's website