- A new kind of University that provides European degrees and diplomas
The European University for Smart Urban Coastal Sustainability (EU‐CONEXUS) is a transnational European higher education and research consortium that covers the smart urban sustainable coastal development from a global point of view.
European project risen from the necessity to improve the quality of higher education in the European Community, as an initiative of the European University within the Erasmus + mobility programme of the European Union. The transnational nature of the project indicates that all partner universities share a vision regarding a new form of university that issues common European degrees and common European diplomas.
Integrated Bachelor´s, Master´s and PhD programmes will combine the strengths in education, research and innovation of the partners. Students will be able to customise their personal study programme across disciplines and following their personal time schedule by using digital means of education. The mobility integrated in each study programme will improve the language skills and intercultural competences of the students and also reinforce their sense of European identity and citizenship.
EU-CONEXUS will operate in close relationship with the socio‐economic environment. It will respond to actual needs of relative industries, support the regional innovation and development and foster an entrepreneurial mindset of their students.
EU-CONEXUS understands itself as a service‐oriented institution that aims at the inclusion of a diversity of students through personalisation and individualisation of its study programme. ´Smart´ and innovative pedagogies (e‐learning, flexible course programme (major/minor approach), virtual/physical mobility, project‐based learning, work‐based experiences, etc.) will create a new form of university open for students from different backgrounds and with divergent interests and needs for education and training.
The final goal is to become the global leader in higher education and research in the area of smart urban coastal sustainability, with a perspective of expansion beyond the size of its founding consortium.