Two YUFE universities, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and University of Rijeka (UNIRI) received awards in the category of the Engaged University of the Year at the Triple E Awards ceremony held in Florence on June 28, 2022. This year’s winner in the category is UC3M, and UNIRI was declared runner-up.

The Triple E Awards are a global recognition of efforts toward the quest for entrepreneurship and engagement in higher education. It is the first award to focus specifically on different dimensions of the universities’ third mission. Implemented regionally, the Triple E Awards aim to foster change in universities and to emphasize their role in their communities and ecosystems.

The Engaged University of the Year is a category that recognizes institutions that develop and implement their own engagement to create added value for the community. Special emphasis is placed on the cooperation established with various stakeholders through which the university shows its broad approach to social engagement and important social influences.

This is just another confirmation that  YUFE is a true leader in social engagement in higher education and that YUFE partners are already building strong quadruple-helix models, together with their local communities, students and university staff.