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EIT Label

EIT-labelled educational programmes at Master and PhD levels foster students to become more creative, innovative and entrepreneurs. This is why EIT-specific quality criteria and EIT overarching learning outcomes are applied.

Criterion 1: Robust entrepreneurship education

EIT-labelled Master and PhD programmes

  • apply an open concept to innovation and entrepreneurship, encompassing but not confined to setting up a business or running an SME.
  • deeply embed entrepreneurship in the curricula to provide relevant training for future entrepreneurs.
  • facilitate the acquisition of transferable skills, in particular entrepreneurial, personal and business skills to enhance the employability of graduates across sectors.
  • offer students a range of technical, financial and human services and means to test out the commercial potential and viability of their ideas/research outcomes through/in the entrepreneurial environment at the KIC co-location centres.
  • engage students in entrepreneurship activities and expose them to the reality of professional life in industry and business through structured opportunities for on-the-job learning

Criterion 2: Highly integrated, innovative "learning-by-doing" curricula

EIT-labelled Master and PhD programmes

  • are based on a strong trans-disciplinary approach - going beyond the borders of science and technology - to address broad societal challenges and to link up with new business and innovation processes.

  • actively engagebusiness partners in the development of curricula, teaching activities and the joint supervision of Master and Ph.D. projects.
  • focus on active and student-centred learning methods and use innovative tools and delivery mechanisms.
  • enable students to put their ideas into practice through a support structure for knowledge transfer and valorisation of research results at the co-location centres/KIC level
  • are developed jointly between the universities, while actively engaging research and business partners
  • promote joint or multiple degrees and qualifications

Criterion 3: International and cross-organisational mobility, the European dimension and openness to the world

EIT-labelled Master and PhD programmes

  • include international and cross-organisational mobility windows" in each study programme based on ECTS or equivalent
  • provide mobility for teaching staff and professionals from business
  • are based on a "learning outcomes-oriented" approach in accordance with the European Qualifications Framework and the common European transparency instruments (ECTS, Diploma supplement, ..etc) in order to facilitate recognition
  • promote a high quality culture, including internal and external evaluations, in alignment with the latest developments on European cooperation in quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (Bologna Process)
  • are based on a strategy for global cooperation: recruiting international students and staff, actively cooperating with global innovation hotspots .and promoting EIT-labelled degrees worldwide.

Criterion 4: Access policy and joint outreach strategy

EIT-labelled Master and PhD programmes

  • are based on an equitable, merit-based access policy jointly defined by the HEIs in the KIC, including entry requirements for attracting entrepreneurial talent
  • foster structured links with future "EIT" students and alumni
  • are based on a KIC strategy for knowledge sharing with society at large
  • promote the provision of open educational resources

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