EU extends funding for European engineering education
The university alliance Euroteq, which DTU is a part of, has received 12.8 million euros for continued funding through 2027.
Monday 03 July 2023
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The European university alliance EuroTeQ can continue its joint training of engineers. The EU has extended funding for the successful program until 2027. EuroTeQ is dedicated to expand the cooperation between eight universities in the areas of study, teaching, research and lifelong learning.
“Our work in recent years has been based on the conviction that we need new approaches to engineering education of the future in order to prepare our students for the opportunities and challenges associated with current social and technological developments,” says DTU Senior Vice President, Dean for Graduate studies and International Affairs Philip John Binning.
“We have already achieved a lot here and the EuroTeQ family is growing, connections are deepening and joint activities and new teaching formats are emerging. We are very grateful that the European Commission recognizes this and continues to support our ambitions. Together, we can reshape learning at our universities and, above all, redefine the engineering profession in a European context.”
Over the next four years, 12.8 million euros from Erasmus+ will be invested in the partners' ambitious project entitled EuroTeQ 2030. EuroTeQ will focus on the following aspects:
The EuroTeQ Campus will be expanded with diverse study programs that will provide 50% of students with an international experience in their studies in the future. The program already offers students the opportunity to take academic courses at partner universities. The EuroTeQ course catalog lists 123 courses for which DTU students can register.
The EuroTeQ Collider enables unique challenge-based learning experiences in project teams with industry collaborations and teaches entrepreneurship skills. Vocational trainees and professionals are encouraged to participate.
The EuroTeQ Academy is developing a lifelong learning offering for employees and external professionals and is to launch agile training opportunities on the market. These include Micro-Credentials and an Executive Program for Senior Specialists.
The EuroTeQ Education Lab forms the interface between educational research and pedagogical practice, for innovative teaching formats and the internationalization of teaching staff.
EuroTeQ started in 2020 with six organizations, including Technical University of Munich (TUM), Denmark's Technical University (DTU), École Polytechnique (L'X), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) and the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU). In the new funding phase, two business schools, Spain's IESE and HEC Paris, will join. Associated partners from outside the EU are the Swiss EPFL, as well as a large number of European companies and engineering associations.