Euskampus has been the driving force behind the participation of the UPV/EHU, Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Educational Innovation, in the European “Knowledge Alliances” programme.
Euskampus has been the main partner in this call and 20 organisations are involved, including: Cambridge University, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Porto University, University College London, the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship and the Institute Mines-Telecom.
Taking part in this call is important as, in the Europe 2020 context, this programme will foster excellence in education and the development of skills and competences. In the short-term, the European Commission will back the collaborations between “companies and educational institutions” by means of the setting up of “knowledge alliances”, to develop new educational curricula that will be use to cover the current gaps between both worlds, particularly regarding the innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial skills.
If the Euskampus project is selected, the UPV/EHU will be part of the pilot project and its deliverables will be used to configure the format of this European programme and to prepare the forthcoming implementation of the “Erasmus for All” programme.
Higher education plays a fundamental role in the submitted project to, on the one hand, develop in turn, an “Entrepreneurial Mentality for Innovation” and an “Intergenerational Mentality” that connects the knowledge and experience of the Seniors with the enthusiasm and capacity of young university students and, on the other hand, “to make” the private and public sectors “compatible”.

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