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The Hanseatic League of Universities is the university alliance named after the Hanseatic League which existed from the 12th century through the 17th century as a confederation of approximately 190 cities in Europe to protect the citizens’ safety in life and freedom in the economy.

The HLU is open to all universities, colleges, schools and any institutions of higher education which seek innovation in research and education. We would like to invite you to join the HLU now as a full and regular member.

We sincerely wish that your college/university join the 21st-century version of the Hanseatic League of Universities, and you share with us your insights and experiences on college/university’s real impact.


We look forward to seeing you at the Third HLU Conference at Florida Gulf Coast University, USA, in 2023.

Dong-sung Cho

Chairman, The Institute for Industrial Policy Studies

President, Hanseatic League of Universities



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