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Welcome to the ECIU University Challenge platform!
The ECIU University is the first European university where learners, teachers and researchers cooperate with society and businesses to solve real-life challenges. Together, we create, test and evaluate a whole new educational pedagogy.
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Real-life challenges are worth solving because of economic or societal leverage, they also provide a stimulating environment for in depth learning, experimenting with problem-solving skills and innovative competences to develop practical solutions.
ECIU University provides the opportunity for challenge-based learning in a multidisciplinary international setting, imagine the possibilities!
Choose a project that intrigues you
Civil Rights Defenders is an international human rights organisation that defends people’s civil and political rights. Our guiding principle is the importance of strong local human rights actors and we partner with and support thousands human rights defenders in some of the world’s most repressive regions.
A project at Linköping University
Träullit, founded in 1946, manufactures wood wool panels and slabs, and now also exterior walls. Wood wool spruce is a fantastic material sprung from our nature, joined with pure cement. Träullit is a fantastic product with many excellent properties and with great development potential. The company wants to think more circularly. Today the company got lots of waste material when cutting the wood wool blocks. What can we use the waste for?
The County Administrative Board (CAB) is the national government representative office in the county of Östergötland. CAB has a broad area of responsibility concerning environment, nature, competence sourcing, the business community, social development, animal protection, infrastructure, and housing. CAB is leading a collaborative project called REHAZE to address the unsustainable handling of waste and the continuous leakage of hazardous substances from landfills into the Baltic Sea.
About 70 years ago, humans created plastics, which radically transformed how we live and consume. Today, plastic waste is one of the biggest challenges we face.
The company uses mycelium, together with waste from agriculture, to grow materials that replace plastic. By using mycelium, the company can grow better materials with fantastic properties such as low weight, 100% compostable, fireproof and insulating. The company now wants help to find new applications of this material and technique.
Solar energy plays a key role in the transition towards a fully sustainable energy society. One of the options is to develop fields with solar panels.
Sofidel Sweden AB is a successful company in the process industry, and it manufactures tissues, which then converts into a finished consumer product on-site or at other converters in Sweden and on the international market. Sofidel wants to reduce sharply - or exclude entirely - its use of plastic regarding its secondary packaging.
A project at Linköping University.
Data streams are increasing tremendously. This is also valid in Care. Think of data from the regular ICT systems (financial, use of care, personal care files, analysis of care results), but also location and sensor data of employees and patients, external websites and numerous open data sources.
During festivals and events, visitors enjoy drinking beverages. Most of the time, plastic cups are used. These one-way cups are hygienic, lightweight and safe. But it also causes a huge amount of plastic waste.
Using today's waste to prevent global waste forever: that is our mission.
Develop & learn
Where traditional approaches are based on first learn and then apply, ECIU University offers starts from the challenge and helps you to understand the needs, to analyse what knowledge the team is missing to come to a solution and supports the team to acquire the nescessary know-how and competences to come to their solution and a pathway to implement.
It’s normal to have questions.
Any questions regarding participation in the challenges? Please write to us: firstname.lastname@example.org