The University Network seeks to further social engagement of students and universities and serves as a platform for communication, exchange, and sharing of competencies and knowledge. In a political role the network also takes a position on the current developments of education policies.

The network works to develop cooperation among universities promoting social responsibility by systematically fostering social engagement of students and instructors and embedding it in their educational mandate. This leads to a direct impact on society and contributes to a mutual transfer of knowledge.

Service Learning is one of the many forms of engagement that supports the above mentioned goals, and makes social responsibility part of the educational mission/mandate.  At events, and in thematic working groups, experts work on quality assurance in Service Learning as well as various forms of knowledge transfer and social engagement.

Furthermore the network enables exchange of expertise and knowledge, joint research and development, further education, and presents a physical representation of common interests at conferences as well as online.