Based on a shared vision to deeply intensify our transnational collaborations in a sustainable, co-creative community of practice, we – nine universities with strong regional connections and partnerships – have joined forces to form the European University Alliance COLOURS (COLlaborative innOvative sUstainable Regional univerSities). We are united by a willingness to transform our existing partnerships into a dynamic European inter-university ecosystem, which is open and responsive to the needs and challenges of our times. Each individual institution will use the power of this strong Alliance to generate multiple benefits for European societies.

COLOURS unites nine universities with around 126,000 students and 12,300 staff members in Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, North Macedonia and Latvia. These academic institutions are joined by 55 Associated Partners – regionally based institutions and organisations representing all elements of the Quadruple Helix, who will act as collaborators, multipliers and implementation partners in the COLOURS regions. The COLOURS approach, linking Open Innovation and challenge-based research to regional Smart Specialisation Goals, will initiate social and technological innovation affecting over 21 million citizens in the COLOURS regions.

Coordination office – University of Paderborn, Germany

Prof. Dr. Torsten Meier
Vice-President for International Relations

Dr. Annette Klinkert
Managing Director COLOURS Alliance

Office: O2.161
Phone: +49 5251 60-4664

Davina Stiller
Assistant to the vice president for international relations

Office: N3.313
Phone: +49 5251 60-2328

Nicola Weinert
International Projects and Alumni Relations Coordinator

Office: O4.110
Phone: +49 5251 60-5084

Basel Myhub, M.A.
COLOURS Financial Officer

Office: O2.161
Phone: +49 5251 60-4663