Coimbra Group

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

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]

History[edit]

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]

Members[edit]

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 members[edit]

(* denotes founding member)

References[edit]

  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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