In 2030, ECIU University of which the University of Twente is a member, will solve multi-disciplinary societal challenges in entrepreneurial, innovative ways. Last week, the Board adopted the vision for ECIU University 2030, confirming a long term strategy that the university will bring together learners, teachers, researchers, companies, public sector, NGOs and regional ecosystems throughout Europe. UT-president Victor van der Chijs is also the president of this Board.
The adopted vision describes how ECIU University will be a game-changer and pioneer as a challenge-based university at the European level. The university is based on the needs of society. It solves challenges and reskills the workforce to ensure significant societal impact.
Sander Lotze, Project Director ECIU University: “The vision underlines that the ambitions stretch much further than only the project. We committed ourselves on a joint process towards impactful innovative education and research at the European level.”
Upskilling and Reskilling the workforce
ECIU University is a European university without degrees. Research-based micro-credentials, offered throughout Europe, are the core of personalised skills and competence development of its learners. ECIU University flexibly upskills and reskills the European workforce, developing creative and resilient European citizens with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Digital transformation is key for ECIU University, operating in multiple realities and exploiting data-driven opportunities widely. Immersive virtual environments combined with gamification provide new standards for instant natural interaction within its community.
About the ECIU University
ECIU University is the largest European University alliance with 12 members in 12 different European countries. The kick-off was held in 2019 and the doors to the first micro-credentials are already open. Building ECIU University is a fundamental, systemic change of the European university landscape and a testing ground for bold experimentation. The Vision 2030 describes the next steps of this European university. The backbone of the ECIU University is the 20+ years standing collaboration within the foundation of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU). The University of Twente is a member of ECIU University.
About the European Universities Initiative
ECIU University is part of the European Universities Initiative, funded by the European Union. The European Universities Initiative is a historical opportunity to innovate the European university landscape.