The European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) is determined to change the way of delivering education from degree based to challenge based. ECIU’s proposal to the EU suggests a ground-breaking and innovative educational model on a European scale.
On February 28, the consortium submitted its proposal for the EU's European Universities call. The 13 member universities and associated partners jointly introduce a concept which focusses primarily on solving challenges provided by industry and society.
The initiative is dubbed the ECIU University. Victor van der Chijs (the University of Twente and President of ECIU) says: ‘With this proposal ECIU shows that it is ready to truly innovate Europe’s higher education landscape, being entrepreneurial and challenging conventional thinking.’