Eucor English


In 1989, seven universities of the upper Rhine region, between the Black Forest, the Jura and the Vosges, joined together to form a cross-border federation under the name European Confederation of Upper Rhine Universities (EUCOR):

  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg,
  • Universität Basel,
  • Université de Strasbourg;
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT),
  • Université de Haute-Alsace, Mulhouse – Colmar.

The aims of the Confederation are to promote co-operation in all fields of education and research by fostering teacher and student exchanges, by launching research programmes in common and by favouring cross-frontier study courses, together with reciprocal recognition of study achievements. Since 2016, the confederation has been transformed into a joint legal entity called the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC).

The EUCOR secretarial office has been in Strasbourg since June 2000 : The secretariat of the EGTC is now based both in Freiburg (seat) and in Strasbourg,

Eucor Français


Sept universités du Rhin supérieur, situées entre la Forêt Noire, le Jura et les Vosges :

  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg,
  • Universität Basel,
  • Université de Strasbourg;
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT),
  • Université de Haute-Alsace, Mulhouse – Colmar,

se sont réunies en 1989 en une association transfrontalière sous le nom de Confédération Européenne des Universités du Rhin Supérieur (EUCOR). Depuis juin 2000, EUCOR dispose d’un secrétariat permanent installé à Strasbourg : Depuis 2016, le siège du secrétariat du GECT est basé à Strasbourg et à Freiburg :

Le but de la Confédération est de promouvoir la coopération dans tous les domaines de l’enseignement et de la recherche en encourageant l’échange d’enseignants et d’étudiants, en lançant des programmes de recherche communs, en favorisant les enseignements transfrontaliers communs ainsi que la reconnaissance mutuelle des acquis. Depuis 2016, la confédération a été transformée en une entité juridique commune intitulée Groupement européen de coopération territoriale (GECT).

Eucor Deutsch


Die Universitäten am Oberrhein zwischen Schwarzwald, Jura und Vogesen :

  • die Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau,
  • die Universität Basel,
  • die Université de Strasbourg (UdS),
  • die Universität (KIT) Karlsruher Institut für Technologie,
  • die Université de Haute-Alsace de Mulhouse – Colmar,

haben sich im Jahre 1989 zu einem grenzüberschreitenden Zweckverband unter dem Namen Europäische Konföderation der Oberrheinischen Universitäten (EUCOR) zusammengeschlossen. Seit Juni 2000 verfügt EUCOR über ein ständiges Sekretariat in Straßburg : Das Sekretariat des EGTC ist in Freiburg (Hauptsitz) und Strasbourg,

Der Zweck der Konföderation ist die Zusammenarbeit in allen Bereichen von Lehre und Forschung durch den Austausch von Dozierenden und Studierenden, durch gemeinsame Forschungsprogramme, durch grenzüberschreitendes Studieren in gemeinsamen Studiengängen und Kursen sowie durch die gegenseitige Anerkennung von Studienleistungen.

Cooperative Workshops


The « Circle of Upper Rhine Linguists, » is an informal association of the linguists in the English Departments of the EUCOR universities. CURL was called into being by Basle’s David Allerton in cooperation with colleagues from Freiburg and Strasbourg in 1994 and has prospered ever since, offering between two and three meetings a year in which both established and junior academics, including advanced students, from the participating universities have presented their research. In addition to helping participants keep abreast with each other’s research activities, meetings have served to promote short-term teaching exchanges and collaborative research projects between individuals. UHA Mulhouse and Karlsruhe PH joined shortly afterwards. Organisation of CURL activities is currently in the hands of Christian Mair (Freiburg).


The « English and American Rhenish Scholars » is an association of the university teachers of English and American literature at the universities of Freiburg (Germany), Strasbourg and Mulhouse (France) and Basle (Switzerland). There is usually one meeting per semester on a Friday afternoon with coffee and tea followed by three hours’ papers and discussions and a concluding dinner at a restaurant. The topics of the papers and discussions vary. So far they have included pedagogical issues, curriculum discussions, specific approaches and research questions, work in
progress, research projects by individual departments or members, etc. EARS is seen as a forum for intercultural communication and as a forum for PhD students and other junior faculty to discuss and exchange their ideas. Monika Fludernik (Freiburg)

EARS Meeting (every december, since 1996)

EARS Prize

The EARS prize for the best PhD in the EUCOR region was first awarded in 2015 in order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the EARS organization (English and Americanist Rhenish Scholars) to Laurie Béreau from the UdS, for her thesis ”Crisis in Education: Le debat sur l’éducation aux Etats-Unis après 1945.” The prize is awarded every five years.

Stephen Crane Prize


UHA : 

Universität Basel – Englisches Seminar :

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg – Englisches Seminar :

Université de Strasbourg :


Master and PhD Conferences

Since 2005, the English Departments of the Universities of Basel, Freiburg, Mulhouse and Strasbourg have run annual conferences of Master and PhD students, giving them a unique opportunity to work across borders and communicate research findings in literature, linguistics and cultural studies.

Programme EUCOR English « Annual Trinational MA & PHD Conference » – April 8, 2022 Abstracts and bios

See here the programs of our previous EUCOR conferences since 2005—and some lovely photos!

  • EUCOR English « 2nd Annual Trinational MA Conference » 2006
EUCOR English delegation (Basel, Freiburg, Mulhouse) at the conference of the European Association for American Studies (EAAS) in Lanka, Cyprus, 2006
  • EUCOR English « 1st Annual Trinational MA Conference » 2005

EUCOR Lecture Cycle (Fall semester, online since 2021)

  • 2021-2022 – Stephen Crane’s Times
  • 2022-2023 – Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing
    – Program

News in brief

Lecture series Winter-Spring 2017
Full program

Next (and final!) lectures – 6th April, Mulhouse FLSH, room 001, 11am-1pm :

  • 11am | Ibrahim WANE (Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Sénégal) : La représentation de l’Occident à travers le répertoire des rappeurs ouest-africains
  • 12pm | Prof. Lara Delage-Toriel (Strasbourg): Making Sense (out) of Senses in Nabokov’s Fiction