ECIU is the leading international consortium of research intensive universities, with collective emphasis on innovation, creativity and societal impact, driving the development of a knowledge-based economy.
ECIU is determined to change the way of delivering education from degree based to challenge based. ECIU’s proposal to the EU suggests a ground-breaking and innovative educational model on a European scale.
Following up an initiative by French President Emmanuel Macron, the European Commission announced a call for European Universities, as part of the EU Erasmus+ programme. In the call, 60 million euros (max 5 million euro per project for 3 years) were made available for university alliances to strengthen their collaborations. The alliances had to work towards a European curriculum with innovative pedagogies, structured mobility, and a European campus.
On June 26, the Commission announced ECIU University as one of 17 successful applicants.