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Mobility testimonials

Going on a Unite! mobility makes a great life and professional experience.

If you're looking for some inspiration or need to feel assured you will gain a lot from going abroad, read the testimonials of colleagues who have moved within the Unite! partner universities.

And thanks to them for sharing! 


Filip Rozborski

PhD @ TUGraz

Host university: UPC

Kind of mobility: individual mobility

What did you do?

During my stay at the Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, I participated in a matchmaking workshop focused on forming groups for the submission of proposals in response to Horizon calls. Additionally, I engaged in discussions about the future of Unite!, delving into potential collaboration opportunities related to PhD programs and research infrastructure.

What made you choose a Unite! partner?

I chose Unite! for my mobility because it provides an attractive institutional framework that fosters collaboration and the establishment of research consortia capable of successfully securing public funding. I am confident that goal is considerably smoother with Unite!. Furthermore, I am enthusiastic about actively contributing to the development of closer and deeper collaborations within European universities, aligning perfectly with Unite!'s mission.

Unite! & you

I was acquainted with Unite! prior to this experience, as I had previously participated in one of Unite!‘s workshops dedicated to establishing research collaborations between universities.

This experience solidified my connection to Unite! and increased my commitment to promoting the concept within my workplace. Observing the direct impact of our collaboration on specific projects strengthened my sense of working toward a common goal that unites us. The discussions on improving our growth as institutions and the informal exchanges contributed to a stronger sense of being part of a united university. 

What are your expectations for Unite?

I believe that Unite! offers an excellent exchange platform for European universities to collaborate in teaching and research domains. Close collaboration is crucial for the future of universities and the EU, involving aligning curricula, enhancing research collaboration, and leveraging each other's knowledge and experience. I hope that Unite! can provide increased organizational and financial support for activities, especially those benefiting the younger generation of researchers, fostering their growth and development as a united university. Furthermore, I also hope for more support for sustainable traveling for Unite! events.


Elzbieta Kruchlik

Specialist  in HR department @ Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

Host university: Grenoble INP-UGA

Kind of mobility: individual

What did you do?

I participated in the 7th Unite! Dialogue as a Wroclaw Tech Cm6 representant.

What made you choose a Unite! partner?

Grenoble INP-UGA was the organizer of the event.

What did you gain?

I received tremendous support as a new participant in the project. I got to know people working in similar positions at foreign partners and with shared professional interests, and I established relationships with them that I hope will help me in my work. I was able to practice conversations in English in real-life situations. All of this has boosted my self-esteem and sense of belonging to my university and the project.

What are your expectations for Unite?

I believe that the project will create new opportunities for sharing best practices in HR between Unite! partner universities and implementing joint initiatives in employee development (mobility, courses, training, team-building activities, career paths) that would not be possible or as easily implemented without the existence of the alliance. I hope it will also allow for the building of sustainable relationships between employees across borders and beyond boundaries.


Meinrad V.  Engelberg

Lecturer, Chair of Art and Architecture History @ TU Darmstadt

Host university:  TU Graz

Kind of mobility:  Individual mobility – guest lecture/workshop

What did you do?

I taught a workshop on design strategies of an early modern architect of the baroque epoch. 

What did you gain?

The goal of the workshop was experimental: Would it be possible for 21th century architectural students to design buildings in the style of another time and culture? It seemed to be both successful and entertaining for all participants.  

What made you choose a Unite! partner?

Since my own student days, I am very affiliated to Austria and the central European culture. As a scientist specialized in baroque architecture, which is not a common topic at TU Graz, I hoped to add something new and interesting aspects to the teaching program of the host faculty.  

What are your expectations for Unite?

To make such exchanges quite easy, affordable and common for staff members and provide some additional offers for students abroad.


Joan Giralt

ICT area @ UPC

Host university:  Universidade de Lisboa

Kind of mobility:  staff training week

What did you do?

During this week the communication representatives of the nine Unite! Partner universities worked together on the definition of the strategy for Unite!’s Social Media channels. The week included theorical and practical session, so that everyone achieves a common level of understanding of each social media channel (Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram). 

What did you gain from this experience?

I gained skills in facilitating and international team thorugh collaboration techniques, I learnt about social media strategy and about the history of the Lisboa University

What made you choose a Unite! partner?

Because the project is a Unite! Project and some people of the team invited us.

What are your expectations for Unite?

I expect Unite! To be a way for students and staff to normally internationalize



Carolina Ma ñ oso

Unite! communication officer @ UPC

Host university: U Lisboa

Kind of mobility: Staff training week

What did you do?

During this week the communication representatives of the nine Unite! Partner universities worked together on the definition of the strategy for Unite!’s Social Media channels.  The week included theorical and practical session, so that everyone achieves a common level of understanding of each social media channel (Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram). Overall, the week also allowed us to achieve a stronger sense of community within our SCT team.

What made you choose a Unite! partner?

Because it is essential to work together as a team in person in order to define a strategy that we can all understand, agree on and implement.  

Unite! & you

​ I already knew Unite! before but thanks to this experience   we achieved to create a concrete result with the whole team. We also had a few teambuilding activities and we shared great laughs together.


What are your expectations for Unite?

I expect it to become something different than our individual partner universities.