Challenge-based learning and innovation

ECIU University is the first European university where learners and researchers cooperate with cities and businesses to solve real-life challenges. The innovative university model was launched in November 2019 by the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) of which the University of Trento is a proud member.

The objective is to establish a new concept of international university, going beyond what is Erasmus mobility programmes and international relations, with new academic, research and transfer methods which are more flexible, international and based on the resolution of real-life problems. 

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Make a real impact: solve ECIU University challenges

For the upcoming spring semester, we invite students to join multidisciplinary and international teams at the ECIU University and solve challenges, provided by business and societal partners across Europe. You will have an opportunity to tackle local, national and global problems with a challenge-based approach. Read more on the dedicated news


Join us for the ECIU University micro-modules 

Would you like to gain deeper knowledge and competence to better solve the challenges? Choose from a variety of micro-modules which will support you.


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The ECIU University project is funded by the European Commission

ECIU University is an initiative selected and funded by the European Commission, after it announced a call for European Universities as part of the EU Erasmus+ programme. European Universities are transnational alliances promoting European values, and working to revolutionise the quality and competitiveness of European higher education.

The ECIU University project started in November, 2019 and will be implemented in 3 years.