ECIU is taking student mobility to the next level by creating a student minor ambassadorship. Part of this Ambassadorship will be visiting each of the partners in the ECIU ME minor programme, in order to share the experiences of the student with the ECIU partners. Requirement for the ambassadorship will be winning a competition during which the student explains why ECIU matters to him or her. The Alumni of the ECIU Minor Programme Mechanical Engineering are asked to submit an elevator pitch on the benefits of the ECIU minor programme for students until 15 August 2018. https://www.eciu.org/for-students/eciu-minor-ambassadorship
On the 7th and 8th of June the ECIU minor committee for Mechanical engineering met at the ECIU member University of Aveiro. This first ECIU minor programme, a pioneer in modernization of student mobility in Europe started in 2016 with 6 ECIU partners. Now, after having the first generation of alumni return home, the network reviewed and updated the course offerings. The minor allows for up to 120 students per year un-restricted access to specified course offerings of 30 ECTS at 6 of the ECIU partners. Upon successful completion of a full minor, the student will receive an ECIU Minor Certificate and, of course, all students get all credits transferred to the home university.
A unicorns in teaching programme
An action point from the Aveiro meeting was the development of a unicorns in teaching programme, stimulating staff member with exciting research and teaching to visit ECIU partners with their most transformative teaching innovations. And the ECIU minor in Mechanical Engineering, which currently facilitates 120 students at the bachelor level will expand into the Master domain, allowing even more students to take advantage of the ECIU network.
The full ECIU ME Minor network consists of Aveiro, Kaunas, Linköping, Stavanger, Twente, Tec de Monterrey. For further information about ECIU contact Katrin Dircksen, ECIU Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) and for the ME Minor programme, contact Jelle Ferwerda (Coordinator International Twente, email@example.com).