Mikael Ejdebäck (HIS) and Eric Dargent (URN) have participated as Ingenium members in a trilateral conference (17-18 NOV 2022, Stockholm) for alliances with members from France, Germany, Sweden called: European Universities, What’s next?
During the first day, three round table discussion had take place on Curricula and the degrees, on Research within the alliances and on Student participation. Old and new alliances as well as alliances not yet funded participated in the round tables. The second day, four workshops took place on SDG, lifelong learning, applied research and links to ecosystems. The exchanges were interesting, the oldest alliances were able to show the diversity of the university alliances in Europe, and their efforts,success as well as the challenges they have experienced so far. The need to bring the academic community and even more so the students into the operative alliance work appeared to be an absolute priority.
Within the framework of the European higher education alliance INGENIUM and in the spirit of cooperation, representatives of two of the 10 alliance partners – Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, or XAMK for short – met for a workshop in Karlsruhe on November 2 and 3, 2022. The workshop sessions focussed on how to expand cross-national teaching and student exchange programs. In addition, there were preliminary discussions of a possible summer school on educational gaming and talks on how to overcome obstacles.
On Wednesday, October 19, our first ever INGENIUM Staff Day was held virtually. Staff from the alliance’s various international departments exchanged thoughts on challenges and procedures students face when seeking to study abroad. In many exciting discussions we embraced our commitment to lower the boundaries for our students to study abroad and encourage mobility. Offering more internship options for visiting students and extending the English-speaking courses represent important bricks in achieving these goals.
The University G. d’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara will award 60 scholarships for international students in the next year. We deliver, among others, a Master course in Psychology of Well-Being and Performance, delivered fully in English. If you are interested in Psychology of Well-being and Performance do not hesitate to contact Marcello Costantini.
We are proud to announce that INGENIUM’s application for EU funding in the framework of the ‘European Universities’ initiative has been approved. Chosen from a large pool of applicants, under a strict set of criteria, the alliance will receive a total of EUR 14.4 million to further expand its collaboration across all action fields. This funding shows that the shared effort to create a European inter-university ‘campus’ with physical academic mobility, virtual mobility and blended learning has been acknowledged. We are absolutely thrilled about the academic opportunities the grant will open up for thousands of students within our network. This success motivates us to work even harder in the future to implement further ideas and initiatives of INGENIUM. A big thank you goes out to the ‘European Universities’ commission for honouring our work and supporting our vision of tomorrow’s study landscape in Europe.
INGENIUM’s all-new YouTube account gives you glimpses into our network’s activities. For instance, you will find visuals of our campuses, impressions from our student body as well as links to our members’ social media accounts there. Stay updated, follow us, and get in touch with the alliance! We are looking forward to providing you with a channel full of rich information and entertainment! Don’t hesitate and follow the link below to find out more
The INGENIUM network is strongly committed to European and global issues, which are materialised around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the European Commission’s European Green Deal (EGD) growth strategy. In order to reflect on this subject collectively, the partners will meet in Rouen on October 5 and 6, 2022 for the second edition of the INGENIUM Symposium.
The first face-to-face meeting between international relations staff of South Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK) – partner of the INGENIUM network since February 2022 – and University of Rouen Normandy (URN), took place in the URN’s Mont-Saint-Aignan campus on June 9.
The members of the two universities discussed their international strategies and shared good practices on course digitalisation, student mobility and inter-institutional agreements.
The INGENIUM partner universities continue to build their cooperation within the network and aim to achieve their goal of becoming a European University alliance.