UTAutumn Challenge

About the Autumn Challenge


What is the programme about?

The ''smart, resilient and happy communities'' Autumn Challenge Experience Programme is a unique, alternative international experience organised by the University of Twente and powered by ECIU University. The Autumn Challenge is a flexible, international programme aimed at engaged learners with a vision to make a change in their communities and regions. This programme can be followed aside from your regular curriculum and will take place fully online. It offers the opportunity to learners to come together in an international, collaborative and digital environment to work on a real-life challenge and co-develop solutions, while at the same time access various lectures, workshops, masterclasses and other fun activities.

Project information

Purpose project
The Autumn Challenge
12/10/2021 - 13/01/2022
Necessary funds
Free for University of Twente, ECIU and UT partner universities students

Are you looking for a different international experience? Do you want to participate in a life-changing experience to participate in besides your regular studies? Are you curious about how you can make a change that matters? Then the Autumn Challenge programme is the right place for you!   

Ready for the challenge?
Come together in an international, collaborative and digital environment with students from different not only European universities. The Autumn Challenge will take place between 12 October 2021 – 13 January 2022

When will it take place?

The second edition of the Autumn Challenge programme will be taking place between 12 October 2021 - 13 January 2021 and we look forward to welcoming you and empowering you to become agents of change with a team of your fellow, international students!

Want to participate in this new experience?
This is an experience you cannot miss out of 
With this programme, we aim to engage learners and take them “outside” of their regular classroom and “inside” the real world. Here we present them with real challenges and projects offered by public and private stakeholders. At the same time, we want to address the needs of students to interact with peers and other learners despite the physical mobility restrictions. For this purpose, we have created an unconventional learning environment that is not bound by physical location and other constraints, with flexible education formats, extracurricular virtual activities and other informal formats of education.  

In this way, we want to support students, sustain their wellbeing and allow them to become agents of change by bringing them together to discuss and dive into important topics that have an impact on our communities, both locally and globally!

What should you expect from the programme?