Ulysseus is boosting its training activities with more than a dozen Blended Intensive Programmes (BIPs) in the coming months

From 6 May to 30 August, students and staff from the 8 member universities will participate in these training activities which include new, more flexible mobility formats combining physical mobility with a virtual part.

Ulysseus is boosting its training activities with more than a dozen Blended Intensive Programmes (BIPs) in the coming months

Ulysseus European University is thrilled to announce its lineup of 13 Blended Intensive Programmes (BIPs) scheduled to take place over the next few months. These programs promise to attract participants from diverse backgrounds including staff, academics, and students, offering unique learning opportunities and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration.

The BIPs will cover a wide range of topics, providing participants with valuable insights and practical skills. From exploring ethics and energy management to enhancing intercultural competencies and digital innovation, the programmes are designed to cater to various interests and professional development needs.

Mobility BIP at the University of Seville

University of Seville

The first of the BIPs starts this week in Seville, where Ulysseus is organising three BIPs throughout the month of May. The series kicks off with the Ulysseus Mobility Meeting, from 6 to 10 May, focusing on managing new Inter-Institutional Agreements (IIAs) and other ways of increasing the physical mobilitites in the Alliance. Then, from 13 to 17 May, the BIP Navigating on Ethics will delve into ethical considerations in various fields such as biomedicine, robotics and sustainability. To conclude the Seville leg, the BIP Energy: Generation, Storage and Management, from 20-24 May, will explore topics such as power generation, microgrids and the impact of sustainability.

Université Côte d’Azur

In the scenic city of Nice, Ulysseus European University presents a trio of transformative BIPs. Entre Camp Nice for students, scheduled from June 10th to 14th, offers a collaborative space for students to tackle challenges related to Ageing and Well-Being. From June 17th to 21st, educators can enhance their digital competencies at the Digital Soft Skills for Educators BIP, while also exploring the Highrises and Pitfalls of Digital Transformation in Organizations. Concurrently, European Project Management for staffs equips professionals with essential skills for navigating the complex landscape of EU funding opportunities.

University of Genoa

In Genoa, culture and tourism will take the lead with two enriching BIPs. From 17 to 21 June, the BIP Digital Innovation for Cultural Heritage trains participants to effectively manage digital innovation processes. In addition, from 15 to 19 July, the BIP Accessible Tourism in Protected Areas addresses the challenges of accessibility in tourism, promoting inclusive solutions for stakeholders.

Technical University of Košice

In Košice, Ulysseus European University invites PhD students and young scientists to explore urban dynamics and innovative methods at the PIF Exploring the X-factor of a city, from 8 to 12 July. This programme offers a unique opportunity to delve into the factors that drive the well-being of cities, with keynote lectures by renowned academics.

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

And finally, travelling north, in Helsinki, Ulysseus European University offers two attractive BIPs. From 20-24 May, the BIP Explore Cultures and Enhance Skills in Business Relocation will immerse students in intercultural communication and problem solving, culminating in real relocation case studies. Next, the Multilingualism and Intercultural Competencies summer camp, from 3-7 June, promises deep cultural connections through tandem language learning sessions and intensive workshops.

Participants in the Mobility BIP at the University of Seville

About Ulysseus

These transformative Blended Intensive Programmes (BIPs) are just the beginning of an ongoing commitment to enrich the educational experiences at Ulysseus European University’s partner institutions. As the 2024-2025 academic year approaches, students, academics and staff can anticipate a diverse range of similar activities and programmes offered at partner universities. From Seville to Kosice, Helsinki to Genoa, Nice to Innsbruck, and recent additions Münster and Montenegro, these collaborative initiatives will continue to foster interdisciplinary learning, cultural exchange and innovative thinking throughout the academic year and beyond.

Ulysseus Alliance vision for 2030 is to develop an excellency-recognized and internationally attractive open to the world, persons-centred and entrepreneurial European University for the citizens of the future. By doing so, our ambition is to contribute to shape the European Higher Education and Research Areas, and hence the future of Europe.

Ulysseus is one of the 50 European Universities selected by the European Commission to become the universities of the future. Led by the University of Seville together with seven other universities in Europe (the University of Genoa, Italy; Université Côte d’Azur, France; the Technical University of Košice, Slovakia; MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®, Austria; Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland; the University of Münster, Germany; and the University of Montenegro, Montenegro), the project will allow students, researchers and graduates to move freely between universities, carry out internships in companies and start high-impact research projects.

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