Ideation and call – Master School

Based in the drafted scope and the input in the Issues and Need dialogue, the below areas are considered to be included in the call. We may however decrease the number of areas due to budget constraints, if the area fits better to be included in the Academy fall 2022 call (for activity start July 2023), and if we think there will not be proposals addressing the area. Related to the last concern, we want you to either as a comment to this post or through other channels let us know if you want a specific area to be prioritised as you plan to send in a proposal.

  • Summer Schools 
    • We aim to run 2 to 3 summer schools in 2023. These will be primarily for our own Master School students, but will also be open for any paying students within urban mobility related studies as well as young professionals. Refined summer school call item, addressing practical issues such as scheduling and outputs for examination.
  • Marketing and Awareness-raising 
    • In general we need to increase the awareness of the EIT Urban Mobility Master school among Bachelor level students. There is also a general need for marketing activities increasing the number of students applying. Awareness-raising events and initiatives, rather open-ended to encourage creative approaches.
  • Teaching methodology development across universities
    • Driven by the EIT Label ambitions we look for new effective and efficient teaching methodologies fitting the need within the Master School with a strong focus on innovation and entrepreneurship and knowledge triangle integration. This may include or be limited to one or both of the following:
      • A comprehensive methodology for learner-based programme assessment and follow-up development needs to be developed and implemented
      • Development of a common repository of cases, methods, data, tolls, etc. for use across the partner universities’ courses
  • New programme and format pilots
    • Pilot a new scheme that would lead to the upcoming EIT Fellowship Label, enabling shorter, more individualised pathways to fulfilling the Label requirements
    • Development of new programme concepts in areas not yet addressed: landscape architecture/urban design; mobility product design and engineering; city logistics
  • Student startup activities
    • We see a need to further strengthen encouragement and the support given to students interested in creating new ventures.

  • Cross-Cutting Issues to Permeate all Call Items
    • The gender balance in master programme participation is still not meeting our objective. A key component in all our funded activities, not least around recruitment, needs to be how gender mainstreaming is integrated. Likewise geographic diversity (e.g. EU, RIS, non-EU).
    • The integration of Innovation and Entrepreneurship skills specifically into Urban Mobility needs to be both better articulated to applicants and more explicitly addressed in the master programmes as implemented, building on the ongoing work to contextualise the EIT’s Overarching Learning Outcomes.
    • Knowledge-Triangle Integration should permeate not only the implementation of the programmes but also the design, planning, and strategic direction of the master school – not least in helping shape the above point on integrating I&E into Urban Mobility.