ECIU University is a novel European university that unites twelve innovative and entrepreneurial EU universities. For the students, it offers an opportunity to gain relevant skills for the future, work in international teams, and get in contact with business companies and public organisations.
Challenges and micro-modules are the main ways to experience ECIU University. Challenges enable students to work on creative solutions to real-life problems that cities, companies and communities face at this very moment. During a challenge, teams practise a practical method of challenge-based learning (CBL). Moreover, business and public organisations are involved in the learning process.
More than 300 students have already participated in ECIU challenges. Their lessons learned? A new set of skills, an international network, and a new way of working and learning.
For the ECIU University Autumn semester, students can choose from variety of challenges, ranging from:
Next to challenges, micro-modules help learners fill the knowledge gaps. For the Autumn semester, ECIU university offers more than 40 different micro-modules, ranging from:
Explore all ECIU challenges and micro-modules offered in the Autumn semester 2022.
The practical side of learning. Working in the ECIU challenge is similar to the experience in a real job: working in teams, using innovative models and tackling real-life problems. During the process, participants exchange practices and ideas, develop problem-solving, team-work, communication skills, and, practice English language.
Connections for the future. Students work with other learners, teachers, experts, representatives from business and public companies. All participants come from different backgrounds and areas of expertise; it gives a unique opportunity to grow a network of connections.
Freedom to develop ideas. Challenge-based learning (CBL) is unconventional: there is no pre-fix solution to a problem. Teams engage in the problem, investigate the situation and develop their own solution with a help of a team facilitator or a teacher.
International experience, for example, the problem comes from city of Tampere in Finland but students and experts gather from all over the EU to work together.
Europe online and onsite. Challenges are held online or in a blended format, providing the students the possibility to go abroad. For information on funding possibilities for travel, please contact home university, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or see ECIU University Practical information.
Recognition and innovation. After successfully completing the challenge, learners receive a Certificate of Participation. In some cases, there will be an opportunity to develop solutions further, resulting in new services, products, research questions or start-ups.
A real impact. Working on a challenge means a tangible contribution to a societal change. ECIU University challenges are provided by business companies and public partners and include problems that communities and organisations face now.
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