Coimbra Group

The Coimbra Group (CG) is an international association of 41 universities in Europe. It was established in 1985.[2] It works for the benefit of its members by promoting "internationalization, academic collaboration, excellence in learning and research, and service to society" through "creating special academic and cultural ties", by lobbying at the European level, and by developing best-practice.[3]

Coimbra Group
AbbreviationCG
Location
Executive Board Chair
Ludovic Thilly
University of Poitiers
Office Director
Emmanuelle Gardan[1]
Websitewww.coimbra-group.eu

HistoryEdit

 
The group takes its name from the city of Coimbra, Portugal and the university located there.

The Coimbra Group was founded in 1985 and formally constituted in 1987 by a charter signed between its members, then numbering 19.[4] In 1994 it published Charters of Foundation and Early Documents of the Universities of the Coimbra Group.[5] A second edition was published in 2005, by which time Caen had left the group while Bergen, Geneva, Graz, Lyon, Padua, Tartu and Turku had joined.[6]

In 2013 the group consisted of 40 universities,[7][8] but by the following year this had fallen to 37 with the departures of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), the University of Cambridge (UK) and the University of Oxford (UK).[9] Since then, the Group has added Vilnius University (Lithuania) in June 2015[10] and Durham University (UK) in June 2016.[11] This brought the membership of the group to 39,[12] but it subsequently fell to 38 in October 2016, when the University of Lyon (France) decided to leave the Group.[13] At the General Assembly in June 2017, the University of Cologne was invited to join as the 39th member, while Utrecht University joined the group in December 2020.[14]

MembersEdit

As of July 2020, the Coimbra Group includes 41 universities in 23 countries:[15]

Institution Country Founding member
University of Graz   Austria
KU Leuven   Belgium
Catholic University of Louvain   Belgium Yes
Charles University, Prague   Czechia
Aarhus University   Denmark Yes
University of Tartu   Estonia
Åbo Akademi University, Turku   Finland
University of Turku   Finland
University of Montpellier   France
Paul Valéry University Montpellier 3   France
University of Poitiers   France Yes
University of Göttingen   Germany Yes
Heidelberg University   Germany Yes
University of Jena   Germany
University of Cologne   Germany
University of Würzburg   Germany Yes
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest   Hungary
NUI Galway   Ireland Yes
University of Dublin   Ireland Yes
University of Bologna   Italy Yes
University of Padua   Italy
University of Pavia   Italy Yes
University of Siena   Italy Yes
Vilnius University   Lithuania
University of Groningen   Netherlands
Leiden University   Netherlands Yes
Utrecht University   Netherlands
University of Bergen   Norway
Jagiellonian University, Kraków   Poland
University of Coimbra   Portugal Yes
Saint Petersburg State University   Russia
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iași   Romania
University of Barcelona   Spain
University of Granada   Spain Yes
University of Salamanca   Spain Yes
Uppsala University   Sweden
University of Geneva    Switzerland
Istanbul University   Turkey
Durham University   United Kingdom
University of Bristol   United Kingdom
University of Edinburgh   United Kingdom Yes

Former membersEdit

(* denotes founding member)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Office Director of the Coimbra Group | Coimbra". www.coimbra-group.eu.
  2. ^ "Coimbra Group Universities". www.coimbra-group.eu. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  3. ^ "Mission statement". Coimbra Group. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Foundation Charter" (PDF). Coimbra Group. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 February 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  5. ^ Jos. M. M. Hermans; Marc Nelissen (1994). Charters of Foundation and Early Documents of the Universities of the Coimbra Group. Coimbra Group. ISBN 9789036704359.
  6. ^ Jos. M. M. Hermans; Marc Nelissen (2005). Charters of Foundation and Early Documents of the Universities of the Coimbra Group. Leuven University Press. p. 8. ISBN 9789058674746.
  7. ^ "NUI Galway hosts Coimbra Group Annual Conference, 2013℅". NUI Galway. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Members". Coimbra Group. Archived from the original on 2 May 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  9. ^ "CG Member Universities" (PDF). Coimbra Group. October 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-21. Retrieved 2014-04-20.
  10. ^ "The CG welcomes Vilnius University". 30 June 2015. Archived from the original on 2 March 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Durham forges new links with European universities". Durham University. 13 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Coimbra Group at a glance" (PDF). Coimbra Group. June 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-10-13. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  13. ^ "CG Member Universities" (PDF). Coimbra Group. October 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 March 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  14. ^ "Utrecht University now officially a full member of the Coimbra Group | Coimbra". www.coimbra-group.eu. Retrieved 2021-07-17.
  15. ^ "List of Members". Coimbra Group. Retrieved 18 July 2020.

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