Within the framework of the Erasmus+ KA203 Programme, the NICE project is implemented by a consortium of 8 European Universities (including the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi), coordinated by the University of Edinburgh.

The goal of the project is to give the students the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial abilities in a stimulating environment. This involves:

  • getting in contact with colleagues from different countries (and different cultures) and learning to work together in a team
    coming up with innovative solutions for one of the global challenges that the world is facing today
  • The project is open to students from all study levels and specializations, who are interested in improving their skills.

Activities and application

The students are invited to apply for a 7-week distance learning course, hosted by the University of Edinburgh, starting in February 2020. The course will cover both entrepreneurship and intercultural aspects; in parallel, the students will work in teams for solving a Global Challenge – see the list of Global Challenges and details about each challenge. During the application process, each student will indicate his/her favourite challenges from the list, and the participants will subsequently be grouped according to these options.

Application for the course is now open and will remain so until January 13, 2020!

After completing the course, the students who worked best will have the opportunity to participate in a week-long summer school in July 2020, in Salamanca (Spain).

Your outcomes

If you choose to apply for the NICE project:

  • You will live a fascinating experience, working together with students from the other partner institutions (University College Dublin, University of Amsterdam, University of Edinburgh, University of Göttingen, Lund University, University of Padova, University of Salamanca) and improving your entrepreneurial skills.
  • The students coming with the best projects can participate in the July summer school.
  • The results achieved for the course itself can be recognized by your faculty, in a manner that is similar to stages carried out within the well-known Erasmus+ Programme, including credit recognition.

Eligibility and selection

In order to be eligible for participating in the project, in our University, a level of English proficiency of at least B1 is required. This level can be proved either by language certificates or by a test that will be organized within the University.

The number of participants from each partner University is limited, so, if more applications are made, a selection process will be carried out.

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Information and contacts for our University

If you have any questions regarding the project, you can contact the implementation team in the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University:

For those who are interested in finding out more about the project, an information meeting will be held on November 28, with the participation of members of the implementation teams from both our University and the University of Edinburgh (the project coordinator).

Other meetings may also be organized with the students, if requested.