EUTOPIA and its Educational Model

The educational model of EUTOPIA is based on a challenge-driven approach to learning, which promotes the practical application of knowledge and theory to real-world problems. EUTOPIA students participate in a shared learning experience, where they work together to identify and implement effective solutions to complex issues within a European context. This approach highlights the significance of pedagogical excellence in shaping the European university of the 21st century.

In order to realize this ambitious new model for higher education in Europe, EUTOPIA developed and employs the CoLeCo methodology: “From Learning Units to Connected Learning Communities”.

The EUTOPIA education methodology promotes bottom-up educational leadership through the academic staff involved in Connected Learning Communities. Educators are offered opportunities for professional development; they engage in peer mentoring activities and are prepared to take transnational leadership roles of Learning Community leaders. Connected Learning Communities have the potential to bring together staff, students, and stakeholders outside academia engaged in cross-campus learning and teaching activities in close interaction with research agendas of the EUTOPIA partner universities. They are addressing global issues and are in line with priorities indicated by global organizations such as the UN and EU/EC.

Find out more about the EUTOPIA educational model through our strategic notes and booklet (check the two tabs below):
Strategic notes

Coming soon:

  • European Universities Transforming to an Open Inclusive Academy for 2050 (EUTOPIA 2050) Vision for an External Quality Assurance System for the European Universities (UL)
  • European Universities Transforming to an Open Inclusive Academy for 2050 (EUTOPIA 2050) Guiding Principles for an internal quality assurance system (UL)
  • Policy Brief

Connected Learning Communities

The EUTOPIA learning communities span several different focus areas. Each community is led or co-led by a EUTOPIA partner university and consists of members from some or all of the other partners.
Discover more about them by clicking on the community of interest below: