EU4DUAL – The European Dual Studies University
The European University Alliance EU4DUAL aims to use transnational dual education to address Europe’s Grand Challenges.
EU4DUAL’s vision is to form the world’s largest dual education institution where academia, the industry and the regions work together to ensure a top-quality educational offer for the students involved. Nine European higher education institutions (universities and universities of applied sciences) and 35 associated industry partners are currently participating the project.
By implementing new and flexible learning pathways for dual education, including two joint master programs and one joint dual doctorate program, EU4DUAL strives to equip its students with the necessary skills to tackle three of the Grand Challenges facing Europe in the future.
The three Grand Challenges that EU4DUAL focus on are:
- future of work
- green economy
- healthy living
EU4DUAL will establish a joint micro-credential portal offering courses to students and researchers from all partner institutions. Additionally, the partner institutions will collaborate on research projects related to the three Grand Challenges. A further key goal is to provide mobility experiences for at least 50% of our students and staff members.
The following higher education institutions are part of the European University Alliance EU4DUAL:
- Mondragon University (Spain), EU4DUAL consortium leader
- FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Scsiences (Austria)
- Ecole Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées – ESTIA (France)
- Koszalin Technological University (Poland)
- Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg – DHBW (Germany)
- PAR University College (Croatia)
- MCAST – Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (Malta)
- Savonia University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
- John von Neumann University (Hungary)
In February 2023, the official EU4DUAL kick-off will take place at Savonia University in Finland. After that, the focus will be on the nine project work packages: FH JOANNEUM leads the work package "Quality and Sustainability Management" and has the co-lead in the work packages "Academic Coordination of Grand Innovation Challenges" and "Promoting New Learning Pathways", which deals with the flexibilization of curricula and the topic "Micro Credentials".