The ECIU University is officially a three-year pilot, but it certainly doesn’t intend to stop there. To confirm its long-term strategy, there is now the ECIU University Vision 2030, highlighting the plan to create a brand-new European ecosystem. ‘We really believe that this is the way forward,’ say two of the Vision’s main authors, Sander Lotze (Director ECIU University) and Heli Harrikari (Director Continuous Learning at Tampere University).
The ECIU University was launched a year ago. The project, coordinated by the UT, is now taking its next steps. First students will ‘enter’ the brand-new European university in February and the ECIU partners are busy developing a virtual reality environment for learners. Sander Lotze, director of the ECIU University based at the UT, shares the latest developments.
De ECIU University is een jaar geleden gelanceerd. Het project, gecoördineerd door de UT, zet nu vervolgstappen. De eerste studenten komen in februari en de ECIU-partners zijn druk bezig een virtual reality-omgeving te ontwikkelen voor het onderwijs. Sander Lotze, projectleider ECIU University, vertelt over de nieuwste ontwikkelingen.
The UT Executive Board has decided to allocate in total 4.415 million euros to the ECIU University project. Their investment plan was approved by the University Council today.
The University Council has expressed their reservations regarding the plan for the ECIU University. They question how well will the pilot be embedded within faculties and how it will benefit the UT. This matter was discussed during the University Council meeting today.
With a letter of support, all ECIU regions recently professed their support for the establishment of a European university, including the region of Twente. However, Maarten van Steen, chairman of the ECIU Smart Regions working group, believes that this ambition can be taken a few steps further still.
The ECIU University is not shy in taking a novel approach to its board. Not only board members of all the member universities call the shots, seven so-called societal stakeholders also take up a pivotal role on the board. According to ECIU President, Victor van der Chijs, the new university wants ‘to be fully open to society’s questions and expectations.’
The ECIU University will be launched in 2020. The project, coordinated by the UT, just received the full funding of €5 million from the European Union. Thanks to that, learners from all over Europe can soon sign up for this new European university, which aims to offer brand-new type of education open to everyone and focused on solving challenges, not on getting a degree.
The European Parliamentary elections are coming up. In the Netherlands on May 23. ‘This could mean new parliamentarians and rebuilding a network’, says Olga Wessels about her work at the ECIU Office in Brussels.
The world is changing and universities should be changing with it. That is the basic idea behind the ECIU's ambitious project, the 'ECIU University'. It’s a joint university involving all ECIU members and offering a completely new type of education. Today, the ECIU Executive Board is at the University of Trento for further discussion about the ECIU University.
ECIU (European Consortium of Innovative Universities) has announced the launch of a new European University in 2019. As an ECIU member, the UT is heavily involved in establishing the joint university, which aims to offer a new type of education.
Yesterday for the first time the European Consortium of Innovative Universities organised a discussion with students on the future of the university. In Brussels they held a brainstorming session entitled Future Fit Universities 2040. UT students Erik Bösert and Thyne Scholte witnessed the proceedings.
In a challenge he calls ‘Mission unstoppable,’ Martin Lehman is making a 30-day biking journey from Denmark to Portugal to promote the European Consortium of Innovative Universities' (ECIU) work on sustainable development. Yesterday afternoon the professor from Aalborg University made a quick stop at the DesignLab to meet his Twente ECIU-colleagues and talk about his purpose.
The first ECIU Creathon will kick-off this Friday at the UT. It is organised by Novel-T and DesignLab for ECIU (European Consortium of Innovative Universities) members and will welcome over 80 participants. Coming from all over Europe, the teams will work on creative solutions to pressing issues faced by ECIU member regions.
We work next to each other almost every day, but how well do we really know our colleagues? U-Today is curious about the personal stories of the UT support and management staff and we bring you these stories in this series ‘On the spot’. In this episode we introduce Katrin Dircksen, ECIU Secretary General based at the UT’s Strategy & Policy department.