Developing innovative pedagogies

Within the EuroTeQ Learning Lab, we want to connect our teaching community with experts of innovative pedagogy. We aim to implement tools for a regular exchange of best practices and concepts of teaching methods. Together, we will create strategies how to train the trainers and best equip our teachers with new techniques to produce digital content and principles to experiment with new ways of teaching, tailor-made for a new generation of digitally native learners.

“A modern engineering education must provide students not only with in-depth technical knowledge but also with an extended educational horizon, an entrepreneurial mindset and sociopolitical sensitivity.”
Thomas F. Hofmann
President Technical University of Munich

EuroTeQ Teaching Fund

The Teaching Fund aims to promote an open educational approach, providing innovative formats for and together with European partners. We are primarily looking for blended learning approaches or virtual teaching formats that act as a catalyst for interaction between disciplines as well as contribute to the understanding of value creation processes. These can be existing course offerings that take up the EuroTeQ idea or new formats to be developed, such as a micro-credential – a new form of qualification for specific competencies.

See the details of the Call 2021 (aall at TUM and CTU is now closed, over 20 projects received funding). A joint call across partners will open in mid-February/mid-March 2022.

Teaching Events

All EuroTeQ partners invite teachers to participate in a various events specially for university teachers to learn, exchange experience, to get new ideas to improve teaching and to innovate. Have a look at upcoming events, such as workshops, seminars, conferences, meetings and best practice exchanges in the field of teaching and learning.

Rendering of a prosthesis foot design © TUM
"I was very impressed by the students' commitment and creative ideas in approaching the task. It was a great pleasure to see how much fun the students had working together in international teams."
Professor Peter Mayr
TUM Chair of Materials Engineering

Pilot student challenge: Additive manufacturing of a lower limb prosthesis

In the winter term 2020/2021, EuroTech Universities Alliance piloted an inter-university course catalogue that included also three virtual challenges for student teams.

The goal of a challenge in additive manufacturing was for the students to develop an innovative, resource-saving prototype that would primarily benefit prosthesis wearers in countries of the global south. The teams designed a concept for a simple model that could be developed quickly and inexpensively while meeting high quality standards. The selection of suitable materials played a decisive role, as these must guarantee the unrestricted functionality of the various prosthesis components.

The students successfully investigated how plastic and metallic materials are created with the help of a 3D printer, in order to develop and produce a demonstration model for a prosthetic leg under the conditions that prevail in a developing and emerging country.

Exchange Forum

To exchange best practices of concepts and methods, the EuroTeQ Learning Lab is established to aid the teaching staff at the partner universities in developing, testing and implementing innovative formats and content. The lessons learnt from the EuroTeQ Learning Lab will be made available throughout and beyond the pilot phase and published widely. We will establish a forum to exchange best practices. Come back soon for more information.

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Contact

Kersti Matiisen

Lead
Tallinn University of Technology

Latifa Berkous

Support
École Polytechnique

Andreas Fleischmann

Support
Technical University of Munich

Wilma Groenendaal

Support
Eindhoven University of Technology

Pavel Ripka

Support
Czech Technical University in Prague

Ditte Strunge Sass 

Support
Technical University of Denmark

EuroTeQ – a prestige project of the European Commission

The European Universities Initiative is one of the European Commission’s most prestigious funding schemes. The objective of this instrument is to establish ambitious European university alliances over the next few years that will make the European university landscape even stronger. The EU is funding EuroTeQ as part of its European Universities programme over three years with around five million euros through Erasmus+ and two million euros from Horizon 2020.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Union

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