60 scholarships for international students interested in Psychology of Well-being and Performance

The University G. d’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara will award 60 scholarships for international students in the next year. We deliver, among others, a Master course in Psychology of Well-Being and Performance, delivered fully in English. If you are interested in Psychology of Well-being and Performance do not hesitate to contact Marcello Costantini.

 

 

 

INGENIUM will be funded by EU’s ‘European Universities’ initiative over the next four years!

We are proud to announce that INGENIUM’s application for EU funding in the framework of the ‘European Universities’ initiative has been approved. Chosen from a large pool of applicants, under a strict set of criteria, the alliance will receive a total of EUR 14.4 million to further expand its collaboration across all action fields. This funding shows that the shared effort to create a European inter-university ‘campus’ with physical academic mobility, virtual mobility and blended learning has been acknowledged. We are absolutely thrilled about the academic opportunities the grant will open up for thousands of students within our network. This success motivates us to work even harder in the future to implement further ideas and initiatives of INGENIUM. A big thank you goes out to the ‘European Universities’ commission for honouring our work and supporting our vision of tomorrow’s study landscape in Europe.

Check out the all-new official YouTube account of INGENIUM

INGENIUM’s all-new YouTube account gives you glimpses into our network’s activities. For instance, you will find visuals of our campuses, impressions from our student body as well as links to our members’ social media accounts there. Stay updated, follow us, and get in touch with the alliance! We are looking forward to providing you with a channel full of rich information and entertainment! Don’t hesitate and follow the link below to find out more

INGENIUM on YouTube

2nd INGENIUM Symposium: Sustainable Development Goals of European Universities

The INGENIUM network is strongly committed to European and global issues, which are materialised around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the European Commission’s European Green Deal (EGD) growth strategy. In order to reflect on this subject collectively, the partners will meet in Rouen on October 5 and 6, 2022 for the second edition of the INGENIUM Symposium.

First face-to-face meeting between XAMK and URN partners

First face-to-face meeting between XAMK and URN partners

The first face-to-face meeting between international relations staff of South Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK) – partner of the INGENIUM network since February 2022 – and University of Rouen Normandy (URN), took place in the URN’s Mont-Saint-Aignan campus on June 9.

The members of the two universities discussed their international strategies and shared good practices on course digitalisation, student mobility and inter-institutional agreements.

The INGENIUM partner universities continue to build their cooperation within the network and aim to achieve their goal of becoming a European University alliance.    

MTU students in Finland

MTU Students come together to create and Innovate in Lahti, Finland

A group of MTU students returned from Lahti, Finland this week after taking part in an innovative programme aimed at encouraging a culture of entrepreneurship among students from a range of disciplines.

Entitled ‘European Creative Futures’, now in its 13th year, this Erasmus Intensive Programme was hosted by LAB University of Applied Sciences, Lahti, Finland to bring together students from European countries with the aim of promoting business acumen and entrepreneurial know how among students intending to pursue careers in the creative industries.

This week long programme of intensive study and practical learning allowed 40 students to share experiences, points of view and learn together about entrepreneurship.

The fourteen MTU students came from a wide range of programmes of study including Public Relations, Fine Art, Multimedia, Music, Journalism, Business Information Systems and Business. They were joined by 26 students from similar backgrounds from Finland, Norway and the Netherlands for the programme.
>From the outset, the students worked in small multi-disciplinary groups generating business ideas and carried out market research to identify target markets and pitched their ideas to industry mentors. Students learned by doing through a series of interactive lectures, group discussions and workshops.

Some of the business ideas established in the limited time frame included:

  • E-Ware – an energy saving product that provides awareness and the opportunity for users to analyse what individual product usage cost is in their homes
  • Foobia – a table-top game where players match obscure phobias with professions in order to create a series of unfortunate (but hilarious) combinations
  • Noozle – an educational tool that promotes digital literacy amongst young students through gamified tasks that identify fake news, disinformation and the implicit biases held by all of us
  • Planeat –  a wayfinding mobile app used to help you navigate a grocery store in the most time efficient and hassle free-way
  • Wardrobe-It – a mobile app which will consist of two main features, a wardrobe organiser and an online platform to buy and sell pre-loved and vintage clothing
  • Rest with Easea website to relieve the pressure and stress on grieving family members arranging funerals as well as helping to reduce funeral costs

Ensuring it wasn’t all work, the Finnish hosts organised a full schedule of social and cultural activities for the students which included a “Trip to a Local Brewery ‘, ‘Gala – Dinner’ and a trip to go  ‘Ice -Swimming’ an experience enjoyed by all.My thanks to Margaret Mulderrig, Erasmus Officer for supporting this Erasmus Intensive Programme and Louise Byrne, Faculty Administrator for organising the trip and huge thanks to the core ECF Team: Dr Breda Kenny, Emmett Coffey and Frank O’Donovan who travelled with the students and taught on the programme and ensured that all participants including our own MTU students had a great learning experience and a memorable week.

INGENIUM strives to be part of the European Universities Initiative

Currently, INGENIUM is preparing a proposal for the 2022 call for alliances under the European Universities Initiative. This is organised by the European Commission, which is part of the Erasmus+ action programme ‘Partnerships of Excellence’.

A successful application of the project BOOSTING INGENIUM FOR EXCELLENCE – BI4E

The emerging INGENIUM Alliance of European Universities is proud to communicate that the evaluation of our project successfully met the required criteria in the competition for Horizon Europe, call HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ACCESS-05-01 – Capacity building to strengthen networks of higher education institutions and cooperation with surrounding ecosystems.

The BI4E project reflects our ambition of enhancing the existing inter-university cooperation between the partner universities, as well as with other entities (both international and local), and to strengthen the Higher Education Institutions’ (HEIs) capacity to meet the diverse challenges faced by the Higher Education System and Institutions: the twin green and digital transition, the fight against climate change, the achievement of the Agenda 2030 SDGs, all of them profound societal challenges we must be ready to address, while they are under increased pressures to improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness, often with diminished resources.

As its name declares, the project intends to give a boost to the alliance, making it an effective instrument to promote excellence in the partner HEIs: Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi (TUIASI), University of Oviedo (UNIOVI), Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HKA), University ‘G. d’Annunzio’ – Chieti – Pescara (Ud’A), Medical University – Sofia (MUS), University of Rouen-Normandy (URN), Munster Technological University (MTU) and University of Skövde (HIS).

This project is particularly focused on the research and innovation missions where BI4E activities will directly touch six out of the seven ‘transformation modules’ proposed by the Policy Report ‘Towards a 2030 Vision on the Future of Universities in Europe’ through the implementation of strategic planning adapted to our needs, institutional transformation, cooperation in terms of research, fostering entrepreneurship and the promotion of international scientific careers. The project will help to build closer cooperation links between the partners that will facilitate the exchange of information, knowledge and experience. At the end of the project, the alliance will be much more prepared to become a fully operational European University Alliance, in which cooperation in education and research will be carried out seamlessly.

INGENIUM goes real world: the network’s first face-to-face meeting in November 2021

On 18 – 19 November 2021, the first physical meeting of the INGENIUM university network took place in Karlsruhe. Representatives of two of our ten partner institutions, the University of Rouen, Normandy as well as Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HKA), engaged in discussions about international cooperation and blended training programmes. Many thanks to HKA for providing their infrastructure and hosting the meeting!

INGENIUM Networking Symposium 2021: Collaborative Digital Teaching Practice across Europe

As part of the INGENIUM project, the first international event took place on 25 November 2021, with HKA hosting the ‘INGENIUM Networking Symposium: Collaborative Digital Teaching Practice across Europe’.

This online event enjoyed a large number of participants, highlighting the interest in internationalisation strategies and European Universities. Participants from eight European countries took the opportunity to learn and exchange information on topics related to international collaboration in teaching. They also had the opportunity to network with each other for international, collaborative and digital teaching concepts. The INGENIUM project team accompanied the networking and will continue to be available to support interested teachers in the future.