The alliance intends to allocate a significant portion of the funding towards academic initiatives, emphasizing its commitment to supporting scholars.This collaboration strengthens the diversity and impact of the alliance, furthering its mission to develop a university of the future. 

Furthermore, ENLIGHT introduces some new elements as part of its strategic direction. This includes the launch of bottom-up calls for interdisciplinary thematic networks and starter grants to promote the development of future-proof education. Additionally, the alliance has expanded its focus areas and added "culture and creativity" to the existing areas of health and well-being, digitalization, climate change, energy and circular economy, and equity.”  

Anders Hagfeldt, Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University and chair of the ENLIGHT Governing Board: “The selection reaffirms our commitment to further deepen and intensify the cooperation. ENLIGHT’s success relies on the dedication of its community, including students, staff and academics. We look forward to taking the next steps with all our partners to develop an open and inclusive European University.”

“We are very pleased that ENLIGHT European University has won the renewed confidence of the European Commission to deepen the cooperation between partners in the network and to build new interdisciplinary courses and programmes for future students together with our societies. We look forward to scaling up the network’s activities over the next four years and reaching even more students, teaching and research staff, as well as partners outside academia”, says Mattias Martinsson who is the Deputy Vice Rector of Humanities and Social Sciences.