Europe-Brazil-Bolivia-Cuba Capacity Building Using Globally Available Digital Learning Modules (EUBBC-Digital)

EUBBC-Digital will create a new unique Open Challenge- and Digital-Based Educational Concept based upon a shareable “repository” global collaboration, with a high degree of student-centered and entrepreneurial learning towards 21st century digital skills.

Project manager at MDU

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A pilot concept will be implemented in the field of energy with emphasis toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

High-quality higher education is a substantial need for emerging economy countries to reach improved living conditions for its citizens. A more international/digitalized education is needed to reduce the societal injustices in the world. EUBBC-Digital will address these needs and enable the transformation to zero-carbon countries.

Overall aim

The project aims at establishing a true, fully integrated collaboration in "Common but Local" digital educational methodology, and demonstrate the feasibility through implementation in a pilot subject (in the field of energy).

Project objectives

  1. Individually, but through the use of the same/similar basic learning units complemented with the local aspects and requirements, create new courses and programs which gives the students the knowledge, skills, creativity, competences & business-perspective to solve future challenges in the respective countries in an environmental & financially sustainable manner.
  2. Create a new type of university-industry collaboration through “challenge-based real-life cases”
  3. Implement “student-centered education” with the teachers becoming coaches & mentors, instead of sole providers of knowledge.
  4. Create re-usability of the existing material to further develop their own courses and programs, with a local perspective while giving their students access to the latest educational material available on the topic.

Project activities

The main CHALLENGES that the project addresses are:

  1. EDUCATION: Consequences of Digital transformation of Higher education for “emerging economy” countries, Higher Education becoming a data-driven platform business
  2. SOCIETY: Access to high quality higher education in a global society, transforming “brain-drain” to “brain-gain”
  3. SCALABILITY: The partners have urgent need for educational models in the technology sector to reach out to many more young people, including towards less favored regions and citizens
  4. ENERGY: Transformation from weather-dependent resources on earth to useful energy services (to be used as a pilot for demonstration of the new educational concept), with a minimum of environmental impact.

The project is implemented in EU/Brazil/Bolivia/Cuba