Formed by leading European universities, the European Bioeconomy University, EBU, is a uniquely strong and diverse cluster of competence in the field of the bioeconomy, seeking to raise the level of European bioeconomy research, education and interaction through multidisciplinary and international collaboration. In addition to the University of Eastern Finland, the members of the European Bioeconomy University include the University of Hohenheim in Germany, Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands, AgroParisTech in France, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna, Austria, and the University of Bologna in Italy.
The EBU contract was signed in Brussels in 2019. The EBU member universities work together to develop education, interaction, research and innovations in the field of the bioeconomy. The EBU also issues statements on, e.g., how research and research funding should be targeted internationally, and the EBU makes its expertise available to support decision-making at the EU and global levels. The European Bioeconomy University provides its member universities’ researchers an excellent platform to find new partners and to establish joint consortia when, for example, applying for research funding from the EU.