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ECIU UNIVERSITY FOR PROFESSIONALS AND LIFE LONG LEARNERS

Do you want to work on relevant societal problems, while acquiring new knowledge and skills at the same time? We opened several exciting challenges for professionals and lifelong learners. 

We invite you to join multidisciplinary and international teams. ECIU University challenges are provided by business and public organizations across Europe and to tackle very important problems in the local, national and global levels.

WHY PARTICIPATE

MAKE A REAL IMPACT  

  • work on the solution of socially significant issues.
  • gain experience of open community culture and agile ways of working.

INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING

  • gain insight and perspectives from experts and learners from different European countries.
  • join a network of people with the diverse backgrounds and expertise.

VERSATILE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

  • acquire or deepen the knowledge in the area you are interested in. 
  • practice critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and entrepreneurship skills. 
  • experience work with different cultures at the international environment.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

If you are a professional resident in one of the ECIU member’s countries with a Bachelor Degree and you have a curious personality, you are the perfect fit for our ECIU challenges.  All lifelong learners that are eager to create value in an area of interest and want to have an innovative experience can join our challenges. 

A good command of English is necessary as all challenges are held in English due to the international environment.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Our challenges are provided by a city, region, business or public stakeholder and are presented on the ECIU University Challenge platform. Challenges can vary in length, from a one or two-day challenge, for example, a hackathon, a challenge that lasts four to eight weeks. Any participation is free of charge.

  1. You can register to the Challenge platform and then apply to those challenges open to professionals and lifelong learners. 
  2. After the approval of your application, international or/and multidisciplinary teams are formed and include other professionals, learners and a team facilitator.
  3. The team works with the challenge provider, engages and investigates the challenge, and proposes solutions using the challenge-based learning methodology.
  4. Finally, teams deliver their proposed solutions further – which may include services, products, research questions, start-ups and spin-offs.
  5. After successful completion of the challenge, the learner receives a Certificate of Participation.

CHALLENGES

Open for professionals and life long learners

Closed for application
Green mobility @ UT

Sustainability is the buzzword in international education in 2021. In the aftermath of the abrupt halt in mobilities due to the pandemic the earth has benefitted from significantly reduced pollution. The hope is that these improvements are structural. The challenge is to find ideas that contribute to lessening the carbon footprint of the ECIU/UT community in mobility, regardless of the participant, the duration of the mobility or form of the mobility.
This is a flexible extracurricular challenge

Quality Education, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Responsible Consumption and Production
Closed for application
Alpine Smart Working

In recent years, peripheral territories have often been considered as a dormitory, from which people commute daily to city centers. In the worst cases, people have to leave home in order to stay near their place of work. Small coworking spaces offer an alternative: people spend less time driving, thereby also contributing to reducing traffic and pollution, and don’t need to relocate to city centers, thereby improving their work-life balance.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Good Health and Well-being
Closed for application
Business Analytics for a Sustainable Telecommunication Market

The telecommunication market is reaching saturation in terms of offered bandwidth, with new entrants who increase the sector’s competitiveness, thereby lowering prices and increasing players’ efficiency. Players hence need to find new opportunities and innovative lines of business.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
In progress
Changing the game in household waste sorting

Households produce a variety of waste which require different disposal methods. However, in Lithuania, municipal solid waste that ends up at mechanical biological treatment plants consists of ~20% of reusable material. Despite the fact that food waste is the main cause of contamination in other recycling streams, the skills of Kaunas region population in segregation of kitchen and food waste are almost non-existing.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Clean Water and Sanitation, Responsible Consumption and Production
In progress
Increasing energy sustainability among consumers

Lithuania is striving to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to become carbon neutral by 2050, therefore, the engagement of public and private actors is crucial. The energy sector is transforming by applying new regulations and modern technologies, it is becoming greener, more decentralized, and empowers consumers more than ever.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
In progress
Climate neutral Campus in Europe

ECIU University wants to contribute to making our cities sustainable and therefore, seeks for learners who take responsibility and shape a sustainable future with new mindsets, behaviours, ways of learning, thinking and working in support of new solutions, technologies and innovations. The big idea is to develop a climate neutral campus with innovative ideas and bold solutions and thereby, advance climate protection and reduce CO2 production.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action


ANY QUESTIONS? 

Please write to us: challenges@eciu.org

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