ENLIGHT Universities

University of the Basque Country (Spain)

Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibersitatea

In a prosperous region stretching along the Atlantic coast of northern Spain, the people of the Basque Country are the custodians of one of Europe's most ancient languages and cultures. Yet, they not only have a high esteem for tradition, but are also remarkably forward-looking and have established a highly regarded industrial sector.

Basic facts

Established: 1980

Number of students: 45 000

Study programmes: 67 Bachelor’s programmes, 103 Master´s programmes, 71 PhD programmes


Official website: https://www.ehu.eus/en/en-home

Bern University (Switzerland)


The University of Bern is a comprehensive university, based in Switzerland’s capital city, offering excellent research and teaching at eight faculties. Approximately 20% of its 19,500 students and 50% of its academic staff have an international background. The university runs ten interdisciplinary research centres and seven graduate schools. The University of Bern is ranked among the top 100 in the 2023 THE World Universities ranking.

Basic facts

Established: 1834

Number of students: 19 500

Study programmes: bachelor, master, doctoral

Official website: https://www.unibe.ch/index_eng.html 

University of Bordeaux (France)

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Université de Bordeaux

The University of Bordeaux is ranked among the top French universities for the quality of its education and research. A multidisciplinary, research-focused, international institution, it leads an ambitious development program with its partners to further promote Bordeaux as a “Campus of Excellence”.


Basic facts

Established: 1441

Number of students: 56 000

Study programmes: 150 Bachelor’s programmes, 250 Master´s programmes, PhD studies


Official website: https://www.u-bordeaux.fr/en

University of Galway (Ireland)

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Founded in 1845, we've been inspiring students for 175 years. University of Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching. University of Galway support education in Irish nation language, university is a global MedTech hub and celebrates creativity through a range of arts. 

Basic facts

Established: 1895

Number of students: 18 000

Study programmes: Bachelor’s programmes, Master´s programmes, PhD´s programmes, Research PhD´s programmes 


Official website: https://www.universityofgalway.ie/

Ghent University (Belgium)

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Universiteit Gent 

Ghent University is a pluralistic university open to all, regardless of ideological, political, cultural or social background. Their credo is ‘Dare to Think’.

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. 11 faculties offer more than 200 courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains.

Basic facts

Established: 1817

Number of students: 49 000

Study programmes: Bachelor’s programmes, Master´s programmes, PhD´s programmes

Official website: https://www.ugent.be/en

University of Göttingen (Germany)

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

The University of Göttingen is an internationally renowned research university. Founded in 1737 in the Age of Enlightenment, the University is committed to the values of social responsibility of science, democracy, tolerance and justice. The University is one of the largest in Germany.

Göttingen past and present is characterised by the quest for excellence in science, scholarship and education. Its success is reflected by the long list of Nobel Prize laureates associated with Göttingen, including the Max Planck researchers Manfred Eigen (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1967, deceased 2019), Erwin Neher (Nobel Prize in Medicine 1991) and Stefan W. Hell (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014). Göttingen stands for exceptional progress in science and scholarship and for an exchange of ideas, impulses constantly sent out from this city into society at large.


Basic facts

Established: 1737

Number of students: 30 000

Study programmes: University in Göttingen offers more than 210 study programmes


Official website: https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/the+university/50217.html

University of Groningen (The Netherlands)

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Rijksuniversiteit Groningen 

The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists. Kickstart a meaningful and successful career and engage in useful and societally relevant research. Study and live in our lively and friendly city where you’ll feel right at home.


Basic facts

Established: 1614

Number of students: 35 000

Study programmes: 45 Bachelor’s programmes, 160 Master´s programmes, PhD´s programmes


Official website: https://www.rug.nl/education/why-ug/

University of Tartu (Estonia)

Tartu Ülikool

The University of Tartu is Estonia's leading centre of research and training. It preserves the culture of the Estonian people and spearheads the country's reputation in research and provision of higher education. The university belongs to the top 1.2% of the world's best universities.


Basic facts

Established: 1632

Number of students: 14 000

Study programmes: Bachelor’s programmes, Master´s programmes, PhD studies


Official website: https://ut.ee/en

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Uppsala University (Sweden)

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Uppsala Universitet

University´s ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. At the heart of this mission is the endeavour to advance sustainable development, engage with the wider community, and promote openness and respect. University´s most important asset are all the individuals whose curiosity and commitment make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces.


Basic facts

Established: 1477

Number of students: 50 000

Study programmes: Bachelor’s programmes, Master´s programmes, PhD studies


Official website: https://www.uu.se/en