Eurolife is a network of nine prestigious academic institutions across Europe that facilitates collaborative research, joint postgraduate training and education, the exchange of researchers and students and the building of joint research projects.
Eurolife originates in 1999 with the initial objectives to develop a collaborative network among leading academic centers in the field of Life Sciences and to facilitate each party‘s interest in research and teaching in these fields.
The first Eurolife Collaboration Agreement, signed by the founding Eurolife partners, entered into force on January 1st, 2002.
The founding partners were:
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Dublin – Trinity College
- Leiden University Medical Center
- Karolinska Institutet
- University Medical Center Göttingen
- Medical University of Innsbruck
- University European Pole of Montpellier
With effect from 1 January 2005 the University European Pole of Montpellier withdrew from the network. Universitat de Barcelona and Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg joined the network in 2005. Eurolife is expanded in 2017 with the inclusion of Semmelweis University.