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EPFL joins the EuroTeQ Engineering University

18 March 2024 | École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has officially joined EuroTeQ, the education initiative funded by the European Commission and rooted in the EuroTech Universities Alliance. EPFL receives a grant funded by the Swiss Confederation in the European Universities programme. This funding runs in parallel to the call by the European Commission and allows EPFL to become an official associated partner to the EuroTeQ consortium.

The objectives of EuroTeQ are well aligned with EPFL’s strategic goals for the education of its more than 12,000 students. EPFL embraced the opportunities of massive open online courses (MOOCs) early on. Contributing to the virtual campus of EuroTeQ will allow to leverage EPFL’s experience with digital education. The EuroTeQ Collider will be an opportunity to share EPFL’s strong action on learning from making in complex and authentic projects with the partners and learn from the experiences in other universities.

EPFL is also excited to work on the EuroTeQ professional and lifelong learning portfolios. The EuroTeQ Academy will allow EPFL’s continuing education team to contribute to a common framework, share experiences from local implementation and learn from partners.

Text courtesy of EuroTeQ.

The Rolex Learning Center on the EPFL Campus. Photo: EPFL
The Rolex Learning Center on the EPFL Campus. Photo: EPFL

EuroTeQ – a prestige project of the European Commission

The European Universities Initiative is one of the European Commission’s most prestigious funding schemes. The objective of this instrument is to establish ambitious European university alliances over the next few years that will make the European university landscape even stronger. The EU has been funding EuroTeQ as part of its European Universities programme since 2020. EuroTeQ emerged from the EuroTech Universities Alliance.