Unite! European University: Main difficulties regarding Flexible Study Pathways identified by Partners with Impact on Joint Programmes – Results of a survey across Europe

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Conference article in proceedings
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2022
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Degree programme
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en
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5
1866-1871
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Proceedings of the 50th SEFI Conference (European Society for Engineering Education) 2022
Abstract
The European Universities Initiative (EUI) promotes European values and identity and aims to revolutionise the quality and competitiveness of European Higher Education. As part of this effort, the University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering (Unite!) is working on developing a Joint Program (JP) offer with embedded mobility and flexibility. To achieve this goal, we present in this paper the major challenges in implementing Flexible Study Pathways (FSP) at a transnational level identified in a survey conducted at the seven partner Universities of Unite!. The most desirable forms of flexibility regarding content of course/program were Elective Courses outside the domain and inside the degree of specialisation. Main difficulties identified by partners are related to academic calendars, time cost to organise FSP, legal matters, program agendas and ensuring the achievement of learning outcomes. The results of this analysis show possible directions for the development of a European degree, which will require effective communication and stakeholder coordination and engagement.
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Flexible Study Pathways, European Universities Initiative, European Degree, Survey Results, Joint Programmes
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Bossuyt, S, Brogueira, P, Castro, C, David, F, Dellabale, A, Freihöefer, J, Garcia, M V, Gonçalves, I, Hack, J, Nordström, K, Simões, F & Simões, P 2022, Unite! European University: Main difficulties regarding Flexible Study Pathways identified by Partners with Impact on Joint Programmes – Results of a survey across Europe . in H-M Jarvinen, S Silvestre, A Llorens & B V Nagy (eds), Proceedings of the 50th SEFI Conference (European Society for Engineering Education) 2022 . Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, pp. 1866-1871, Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education, Barcelona, Spain, 19/09/2022 .