European Consortium of Innovative Universities

We are ECIU, the European Consortium of Innovative Universities, a network of universities united by a common profile of shared beliefs, interests, and mutual trust.

The ECIU was founded in 1997, and the name underlines the European dimension of a selected group of entrepreneurial universities. We remain dedicated to ensuring a culture of innovation in all of our institutions, and to providing a catalytic role for innovation in business and society at large.

As of 2020 The ECIU has 12 members including one oversea associate partner.



  • Work in multidisciplinary and international teams.
  • Engage with business companies and societal partners across Europe.
  • Tackle local, national and global problems with a help of a novel, challenge-based learning model.


  • Fill in the skill and knowledge gap in a particular area, for example, energy and sustainability, circular economy.
  • Develop transversal skills, for example, intercultural communication.
  • Learn foreign languages.


  • Be a student in one of the 12 ECIU University member institutions.
  • Enrolment in a master’s, or a final year of a bachelor’s degree programme.
  • Completed 120 ECTS of higher education studies at the undergraduate level.
  • English language proficiency: B2 (Self-assessment, CEFR of languages).
  • Some challenges may have some special requirements, so make sure to look in the challenge description for any special extra criteria.


Written by Aktivistas Team

20 October 2021

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