Who We Are

The IDEA League is a strategic alliance between five leading European universities of technology. Each member is an internationally renowned, research-oriented university and is the largest producer of science and engineering graduates in its own country.

The term IDEA comes from the first letter of each of the founding institutions. On October 6, 1999, the IDEA league was formed by the signing of a memorandum of understanding between four leading European universities of technology: Imperial College London (United Kingdom), Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), ETH Zürich (Switzerland), and RWTH Aachen University (Germany). In 2006, ParisTech (France) joined the collaboration.

Imperial College London withdrew from the IDEA League with effect from December 2012. At the end of 2013, ParisTech left the IDEA League because the university was restructuring in connection with the newly created Paris-Saclay campus.

As of 2014, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) became a member of the IDEA League network. In 2016 University Politecnico di Milano (Italy) joined the IDEA League.

IDEA League’s current members are listed below.


Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 5, 2628 CD Delft
The Netherlands

ethLogoETH Zürich
Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich

rwth_whiteRWTH Aachen
Templergraben 55, 52062 Aachen

ChalmersU_blackChalmers University of Technology
Maskingränd 2, 412 58 Göteborg

Logo_mil_polUniversity Politecnico di Milano
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano

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