European Network of Socially Responsible Universities

Incorporating Social Responsibility as transversal topic in University curricula

Building synergies among University communities and other societal stakeholders

Are you a ...

  • Socially Reponsible University or interested in becoming one?
  • Member of a University community?
  • Societal stakeholder interested in the USR concept?


The USR-NET project promotes the incorporation of University Social Responsibility (USR) in University curricula and the synergies among Universities community and other stakeholders. In this respect, the project is developing a learning guide of transversal contents for Socially Responsible Universities along with a set of awareness-raising actions targeting stakeholders inside and outside Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

The project is based on 4 main axes

Reflection on USR and its different dimensions
Inclusion of USR in University curricula and actions within University communities
Synergy between University communities and other stakeholders (enterprises, schools, NGOs, policy-makers, institutions, etc.)
Exchange of ideas and transfer of knowledge through practice among different actors.

Following a 3-layer approach

OPENING UP MINDS. Providing an open space for all interested and related stakeholders to engage in a process of discovery, discussion and exchange on the USR concept and role of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

UNLEASHING INNOVATIVE IDEAS. Promoting interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral cooperation to achieve the right conditions for innovative ideas to flourish and foster creativity and sustainability within and outside HEIs.

ADDING VALUE. Implementing and incorporating USR in University curricula as transversal action, focusing on regional and sectoral particularities, needs and weaknesses and addressing prevalent issues on an ad hoc basis (ie. environment, gender equality, employment, etc.).

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