PRIME Networking stands for "Professional Inter-university Management for Educational Networking". We are an international non-profit association founded in Belgium in 2001. Our mission is to develop and promote cross-cultural and interdisciplinary training, academic programmes and research and to facilitate co-operation among universities and enterprises.

PRIME NETWORKING engages in membership cooperation and project partnership. Intercultural expertise and international collaboration in the global market define our focus for students, academics and staff members. Members include universities, state authorised institutions of higher education which offer a bachelor's degree or the equivalent as well as interface institutions, linking universities and enterprises.

What do we want to achieve?

  • develop advance cross-cultural and interdisciplinary training, academic programmes and research that add value to existing education, research and training, responsive to a changing global environment
  • facilitate co-operation between universities and enterprises and stimulate exchange of information and know-how
  • enable the exchange of experience and information regarding higher education regulations and policies among its members and establish contacts with higher education policy-making bodies.
  • support proposals for European-focused research, and education by facilitating members' joint applications for funding to secure funding both for such research, and for the development of the education provision in general.
  • generate activities aimed at harmonizing quality in higher education and effective monitoring among members.
  • motivate staff development by fostering staff mobility within the network educational staff development through staff mobility collaborate with policy makers to develop the academic culture of their institutions.
  • promote activities that will enhance student mobility by stimulating the implementation of a European Community Credit Transfer System, such as ECTS.