Researchers join forces in Thematic Interest Groups of European ENGAGED University

Over sixty researchers and other participants joint the first successful Thematic Interest Group Workshop organised by the European ENGAGED University.

​Research plays one of the most important roles in the development of our regions, industry, business and society. And now researchers from five higher education institutions are working together on the themes of digitalisation, sustainability, arts and creative industry, energy transition, entrepreneurship and innovation and healthy ageing. The Thematic Interest Groups are established by European ENGAGED University based on many similarities and complementarities among the universities.

This workshop was a very fruitful meeting where researchers got to know each other better an started to share knowledge. They made plans on working together in the future on many interesting research projects, joint research and publications. The workshop promises that many multi-disciplinary, cross sectoral research will come out of the collaboration reacting on the society needs. Likeminded colleagues will continue in various aspects and levels connecting students, regional stakeholders, industry, clusters, networks and society as well. In this way we will make an impact to our institutions, to our regions and also at European level.

Are you interested to join the Thematic Interest Groups? Please contact Päivi Puutio ( from Tampere University of Applied Sciences or send an email to