The Competitive University for a Sustainable Society

Welcome to INVEST

The INVEST European University Alliance brings together Slovak University of Agriculture (SUA) in Nitra Slovakia, University of Agribusiness and Rural Development (UARD) in Plovdiv Bulgaria, University of Thessaly (UTH) in Volos Greece, Karelia University of Applied Sciences (Karelia) in Joensuu, Finland and Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences (VHL) in Leeuwarden and Velp Netherlands in a shared extensive experience and a common profile as internationalized institutions for the implementation of European Commission initiative for the formation and evaluation of European Universities.


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Designing the University of the Future!

Our vision is to create a modern European University fulfilling the needs and requirements of the new generation of Europeans willing to lead in the introduction of sustainable life in regions across Europe. By establishing this European university, we:
• INVEST in enhancing the sustainability and inclusiveness of our partner regions
• INVEST in the innovation of our education system and research methods
• INVEST in our students becoming active citizens and future shaping professionals for Europe.


Putting our vision into Practise!

INVEST will become a model of good practice in the achievement of the policies of the European Education Area.

Achievements will be visible in innovative teaching and research, international academic mobility and intercultural collaboration, development of a robust academic culture, provision of products and services to gain new skills and competences for the benefit of European regions and local communities.

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A European Alliance of 7 Universities



Are you a student in the 2nd or 3rd year of your bachelor's degree? We invite bright students motivated to work on pressing real-life problems to take a look at the ten INVEST Bachelor Specialization studies


We invite curious, ambitious, and intelligent students to our master's programs. Once you’ve obtained your Bachelor's degree, you may be ready for the next step.


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