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Across Retreat Chemnitz 2023

Advancing Collaboration and Celebrating Successes – Across Get-together
October 2023

Across met in Chemnitz in mid-October 2023 – The Across Executive Board presented its vision for the development of joint structures in research, teaching, transfer, and mobility to staff and students of Chemnitz University of Technology.

In order to take further steps together and to reflect on past activities and successes, such as the awarding of the “Seal of Excellence” by the European Commission, 18 representatives of all Across universities gathered at Chemnitz University of Technology from October 16-19 2023 for the “Across Retreat Chemnitz”.

“In three days of intensive discussions, we were able to significantly advance our common strategy in the core areas of teaching, research and transfer. In particular, the participation and presentation of our nine partner universities at the enrollment and kick-off event for our new students made the European dimension of Chemnitz University of Technology tangible for everyone,” said Prof. Maximilian Eibl, Vice President for Academic and International Affairs at TUC and member of the Across Alliance Executive Board, summarizing the successes of the retreat.

Further plans and developments regarding Across were presented by representatives of the international Across Alliance Executive Board at the TUC on October 18 2023. About 40 people attended the event in the main lecture and seminar building on the main campus at Reichenhainer Straße. About half of them were representatives of Chemnitz University of Technology, who are involved in various projects of the alliance and who had the opportunity to exchange ideas with members of the Across Executive Board after the information event.

“The numerous discussions between the involved actors of Chemnitz University of Technology and Across after the information event showed the potential of Across. The exchange of best practices between the ten universities with their individual strengths and the joint development of these strategies is ultimately the core idea of a European university alliance,” says Dr. Benny Liebold, Alliance Coordinator of Across, summarizing the value of the event.