The European university network EPICUR (European Partnership for an Innovative Campus Unifying Regions) will receive funding of five million euros from the European Commission until 2022.
The aim is to create an attractive, innovative European university for a new generation of students in Europe. In the long term, this will include the establishment of the European Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree program, which several EPICUR universities will offer in English.
The eight university partners in the EPICUR Alliance are Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland), the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), Aristotle University in Thessaloniki (Greece), Albert Ludwig University Freiburg (Germany), the University of Upper Alsace (France), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT (Germany), the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (Austria) and the University of Strasbourg (France).
Also funded by the European Commission is the "EPICUR-Research" project, which focuses on the knowledge quadrilateral of teaching, innovation, research, and interaction with society.
Interaction with society
The involvement of civil society in EPICUR and the exchange with different representatives of society should provide new impulses for the work of the European university partners. By communicating research results and engaging in dialogue with the regions, researchers can take up the needs of civil society, companies, authorities, associations or NGOs in advance and incorporate them into their research design.
Furthermore, students should have the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience already during their studies. EPICUR supports students in completing internships at social and cultural institutions as well as companies.
The Center for Applied Cultural Studies and General Studies (ZAK) at KIT, as coordinator of the German network of the Anna Lindh Foundation, provides access to networks of civil society organizations in Europe and the southern and eastern neighboring countries.
From 16 May to 13 June, all EPICUR students will be able to register for the courses offered for the next winter semester.
Discover courses that will allow you to add value to your curriculum while interacting with students from 9 universities in Europe.
To find out about the courses and how to register, we invite you to two information meetings on Zoom on 16 May 2022 at 5:00 pm (CET) and on 24 May 2022 at 10:00 am (CET).
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