See The Autumn Challenge Experience

About the programme

Programme activities

  • Group work in Virtual Teams on a pre-defined real-life challenge powered by ECIU University on the topic of resilient communities and healthy living
  • A combination of online lectures, masterclasses, podcasts, workshops and webinars on topics related to technology and society, resilient communities and healthy living, smart and resilient communities and cities
  • Skills development workshops and labs
  • The Programme also offers the students various intriguing Thematic Weekends, visit Thematic Weekends overview to view the most updated list.
  • Variety of extracurricular activities to stimulate intercultural skills and knowledge of other cultures.

Programme details 

Duration and schedule 

  • 1 October - 20 December 2020 (a total of 12 weeks) 
  • The final assessment will take place between the 12th and 14th of January 2021
  • Scheduled activities take place during afternoons during regular weekdays as well as a few hours during weekends to avoid coinciding with regular study curricula;
  • The exact schedule with all the activities will be provided soon on our website and upon registration.
  • All activities will take place online

 Certification & credits 

  • 5 ECTS  
  • Certification of participation with details on workload, modules followed, and skills and competences acquired will be provided upon completion;
  • This programme is offered primarily as an extracurricular activity. However, the credits acquired are subject for recognition and approval by the respective home universities.

Autumn Challenge timeline

The very first edition of the Autumn Challenge Experience programme will be taking place between 1 October - 20 December 2020 and we look forward to welcoming you and empowering you to become agents of change in your own way! Curious to see what the Autumn Challenge holds in stock? Checkout the programme timeline!

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2020
Oct 20
Opening Ceremony - 01/10/2020

On the first of October, the Autumn Challenge will formally kickoff with an online opening ceremony involving all participants of the various universities involved!

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Oct 20
Oct 20
Thematic Weekend 1 - 03/10/2020 & 04/10/2020

This weekend will be all about Ethics and Technology. Andreas Weber will guide you through the most recent ins and outs on this topic. More information will be uploaded soon.

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Oct 20
Oct 20
CBL Workshop: 06/10/2020

The quickest way to learn is through extensively applying theory in practise. Hence, the Autumn Challenge will walk you through various workshops enabling you to discover the latest insights. The topic of this evening: Challenged Based Learning

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Oct 20
Oct 20
Cultural Activity: Language Cafe - 08/10/2020

The Language Cafe is one of the many cultural activities that will be included in the Autumn Challenge programme. In the Language Cafe, one can learn about all the different cultures, languages and students that participate in this programme.

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Oct 20
Oct 20
Design Thinking Workshop 21/10/2020

The quickest way to learn is through extensively applying theory in practise. Hence, the Autumn Challenge will walk you through various workshops enabling you to discover the latest insights. The topic of today, Design Thinking

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Oct 20
Oct 20
Thematic Weekend 2 - 24/10/2020 & 25/10/2020

This weekend will be all about Technology & Society and will offer a Constructive technology assessment (CTA) workshop. Andreas Weber will guide you through the most recent ins and outs on this topic. More information will be uploaded soon.

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Oct 20
Oct 20
Social Leadership & Stakeholder management - 27/10/2020

When working with real clients, it is an incredibly important skill to have a team that is led well and to have close contact with stakeholders. This skills lab will teach you the skills to become better in team & stakeholder management.

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Oct 20
Oct 20
Cultural Activity: Märchenstunde 29/10/2020

One of the many cultural activities organised by the Honours association H.V. Ockham.

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Oct 20
Oct 20
Intercultural Competences - 30/10/2020

Collaboration in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams can sometimes be challenging. Hence the Autumn Challenge will include special attention to intercultural competences.

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Oct 20
Nov 20
Thematic Weekend 3 - 7/11/2020 & 8/11/2020

This weekend will be all about Smart Community and Health. Giandomenico Nollo will guide you through the most recent ins and outs on this topic. 

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Nov 20
Nov 20
Cultural Activity: Cooking Workshop 10/11/2020

One of the best possible to gain internationalisation experience might just be through cooking dishes from different origins. Join the Honours Association H.V. Ockham in their multicultural cooking workshop.

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Nov 20
Nov 20
Intercultural Competences

Collaboration in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams can sometimes be challenging. Hence the Autumn Challenge will include special attention to intercultural competences.

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Nov 20
Nov 20
Thematic Weekend 4 - 21/11/2020 & 22/11/2020
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Nov 20
Nov 20
Thematic Weekend 5 - 28/11/2020

This weekend will be all about Resilient communities, the connection issue and online services. Fabrizio Granelli will guide you through the most recent ins and outs on this topic. More information will be uploaded soon.

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Nov 20
Dec 20
Intercultural Competences - 04/12/2020

Collaboration in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams can sometimes be challenging. Hence the Autumn Challenge will include special attention to intercultural competences.

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Dec 20
Dec 20
Cultural Activity: Intercultural Pubquiz 10/12/2020

A large part of culture is the exchange of knowledge. What better way to exchange "useful" knowledge than through an intercultural pubquiz hosted by Honours Association H.V. Ockham?

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Dec 20
Dec 20
Thematic Weekend 6 - 12/12/2020

This weekend will be all about Smart Cities and network science. Robert Marinescu will guide you through the most recent ins and outs on this topic. More information will be uploaded soon.

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Dec 20
Dec 20
Peer Review - 15/12/2020

Nearing the end of a 3 month journey, all of the groups will have developed their unique solution to the provided case. All of the groups will present their solution to their peers to gain some additional feedback before the final presentation.

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Dec 20
Dec 20
Cultural Activity: Secret Santa 18/12/2020

When the days grow colder and the programme end grows nearer, it is time to start celebrating a little bit. In December, Honours Association Ockham will setup secret Santa for those who want to feel a little Christmas spirit!

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Dec 20
2021
Jan 21
Autumn Challenge: Closing Ceremony 12/01/2021

After completion of the Autumn Challenge programme, it is time to once more come together and celebrate the achievements of the past couple of months.

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Jan 21