Join forces and create real impact

Welcome to the ECIU University Challenge platform!

The ECIU University is a 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 – challenge based learning.

Learn more about the ECIU University

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!

Engage in solving challenges

  • Work in multidisciplinary and international teams.
  • Engage with business companies and societal partners across Europe. 
  • Tackle local, national and global problems with a help of a novel, challenge-based learning model.

Explore and apply to the challenges 

Join micro-modules

  • Fill in the skill and knowledge gab in a particular area, for example, energy and sustainability, circular economy.
  • Develop transversal skills, for example, intercultural communication.
  • Learn foreign languages.

Explore and apply to the micro-modules 

Choose your path

ECIU University for you

I am a learner

Choose a challenge that intrigues you and you get paired up with others that also thrive for the challenge.

All challenges

I am an interested partner

With an interest to develop a challenge and get to work on that challenge with a special team of students

Let's connect

If you're an interested visitor keen to learn more about the results of our ECIU approach, please register and feel free to peep.


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.

Have a look at some of our previous projects or contact one of our teamchers at your nearest ECIU partner University.

Develop & learn
ECIU universities

Participating universities

Linköping University
University of Trento
Hamburg University of Technology
University of Aveiro
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
University of Stavanger
Aalborg University
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Dublin City University
University of Twente
Kaunas University of Technology
Tampere University
Lodz University of Technology

Common questions

It’s normal to have questions.

Any questions regarding participation in the challenges? Please write to us:

For your convenience we have listed all frequently asked questions here!

To participate in the ECIU University community, please register

To contribute to a specific challenge, you have to 'apply for a position'  in a project team. Each challenge will have a specific period in which it is open for application.