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IBU Rector Prof. Dr. Mersid Poturak Participates in Meeting for *CrossEUNIverse Initiative, Contributing to Advancements in European Education and Research

IBU Rector Prof. Dr. Mersid Poturak Participates in Meeting for *CrossEUNIverse Initiative, Contributing to Advancements in European Education and Research

*CrossEUniverse is a forthcoming initiative which will be submitted for evaluation to the European Universities Initiative, a flagship EU program for the higher education.                                                                        

In a significant development for the academic and research community, Prof. Dr. Mersid Poturak, the Rector of the International Burch University (IBU), participated a meeting today with the rectors of various prestigious institutions and their representatives. This meeting was centered around the groundbreaking CrossEUNIverse initiative, a project that promises to redefine the role of universities in education, research, and innovation across Europe.

The CrossEUNIverse initiative, known for its ambitious vision, aims to foster systemic innovation among universities, incubators, industry partners, cities, and regional ecosystems throughout the European Union. As an active participant in this visionary project, IBU is set to play a crucial role in shaping the future of education and research in the region. Prof. Dr. Poturak, along with other leaders, discussed ways to align their respective institutions' missions and visions with the initiative’s objectives, focusing on creating a holistic, democratic, and inclusive entrepreneurial model.

The meeting highlighted several key areas of collaboration under the CrossEUNIverse framework. These include the development of a Systemic Deep Tech Education Hub, which aligns with IBU's commitment to preparing future leaders and innovators. This hub will focus on developing new educational content and programs in deep technology, as well as providing mentoring and practical learning opportunities for aspiring talents.

Another critical area of discussion was the Impact Creation and Co-Creation Hub, aimed at establishing an international entrepreneurial campus that bridges academia and business creation. This hub resonates with IBU's goals of nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship, offering a platform for co-creation within various business units and addressing core challenges faced by companies today and in the future.

Furthermore, the meeting delved into the Cross-Ecosystem Hub, underscoring the importance of collaboration between academia, industry, and government across regions. This initiative aligns with IBU's belief in the power of collaboration to drive innovation and address societal challenges, offering an opportunity to expand work across regional borders and forge new partnerships with aspiring European innovation actors.

In conclusion, the meeting marked a significant step towards building a more innovative, sustainable, and interconnected future for Europe. IBU’s active participation and support for the CrossEUNIverse initiative reflect its enduring commitment to promoting innovation, collaboration, and sustainability, positioning it as a notable player in shaping the future of European education and research​​.