We believe that teaching in higher education really matters. Therefore,
our members share a commitment to the development of high quality
educational practices which promote innovation and the pursuit of
excellence in teaching and learning. As ECIU partners, we value a strong
nexus between research and teaching in order to fulfill such a vision. We
strive to provide a modern, engaging and research-intensive learning
environment, which builds on the diversity and collective strength of our
respective institutional cultures, our approaches to teaching, and our
The ECIU has a specific interest in seeking out creative, learning-centred and future-focused teaching approaches that foster social entrepreneurship and smart use of technology. We aspire to create the conditions for developing critical responsible citizenship for inclusive and diverse societies. Our members foster real world competencies and make this possible by engaging our students with industry, professional bodies and community partners.
In summary, the ECIU represents a leading international cluster of technological and comprehensive universities who are committed to a bold mission of “Challenging Conventional Thinking” for tomorrow’s world, today.
The ECIU Team Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning aims to recognise the role that teams of people play within and/or across universities in successfully developing and implementing educational innovations. In this respect the Award differs from many existing awards, which recognise the efforts of individual teachers. The Award is open to all staff in member institutions but only one application per institution can be submitted each year. The intention of the Award is to promote, celebrate and showcase how the ECIU supports sustainable and transformative innovations in teaching and learning, especially in terms of challenging conventional thinking.Learn more and apply now
The team created an interactive application with augmented reality that includes four educational games, three of which are dedicated to teaching levels from primary school teaching to higher education plus one for tourists (in Portuguese and English). As well as using games, there is the possibility to use the application freely, simply using the content in augmented reality.learn more
Dr. Ir Léon olde Scholtenhuis, Dr. Farid Vahdatikhaki, Prof. Dr. Mark van der Meijde, Dr. Ir. Robin de Graaf, Dr. Lissy La Paix Puello, Dr. Ir Edwin Dertien, Dr. Robert Hack, Dr. Maurice van Keulen
Dr James Brunton, Prof Mark Brown, Dr Eamon Costello, Dr Lorraine Delaney, Orna Farrell
A Masterclass can take a number of forms. However, typically it will be a minimum of a full day event focused around a clearly defined topic. The topic should explore an innovation or contemporary issue related to teaching and learning that will be of wide interest to ECIU member institutions. While the Masterclass is likely to include a major contribution from a recognised expert in the field the event needs to be designed and facilitated to engage participants in active forms of learning.Learn more and apply now