The ECIU Universities joined forces 20 years ago, based on a common track record. Each member University is a globally connected centre of research and education, and plays a significant role in (re)creating a regional knowledge economy. Within the network, the ECIU members not only share expertise and intelligence, but also seek for joint action towards the European institutions in order to jointly gather intelligence and possibly even influence the debate on the European funding programmes. Here, ECIU with its specific profile can offer a unique and modern view in addition to the traditional views often voiced by established universities. ECIU is eager to working together with European stakeholders on the nature of a modern, innovative university.
innovative teaching and learning (giving
evidence to teaching development, making strong use of problem-based learning,
industry learning, technology enhanced learning, design thinking concept) Read more in our Position Paper
In a new position paper, the ECIU shares its ideas for the future Erasmus programme. A much stronger outreach component will ensure the impact and relevance of exchange programmes, according to the paper.
To realise an European Innovation Powerhouse, the ECIU would like to see that Horizon Europe pays particular emphasis on fostering excellent local European innovation ecosystems, in which innovative universities play a very important role.