ENLIGHT* is an organization of European universities established in 2020. It is formed by ten comprehensive, research-intensive universities from nine European countries: Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, and Sweden. The tenth (and associated) member is Switzerland as a landlocked country.
The ENLIGHT network has two projects:
*European university Network to promote equitable quality of Life, sustainability and Global engagement through Higher education Transformation
Project Enlight focuses on learning collaboration, increased learning mobility and supporting activities.
By the end of the project, the UT and other partner universities will have
The UT is responsible for the successful completion of two tasks. The first is an inter-connected digital campus that facilitates students’ access to study opportunities offered by different universities and contributes to the creation of the system of automatic recognition of study periods across the consortium. At the UT, Ivar Koppel leads the work package of the digital campus.
The second responsibility of the UT is the design of the ENLIGHT Competence Framework. In this work package, partner universities agree on which competences the students should obtain by completing different forms of study. At the UT, this work is led by Ülle Tensing.
All partner universities, including the UT, will create the so-called regional academies bringing together students, researchers, local governments, entrepreneurs and non-profit organisations. The role of regional academies is to identify local challenges for which solutions will be sought in annual living labs.
Members of the regional academy will also belong to the think tanks focusing on particular topics. The think tanks will define the learning opportunities and research projects of the flagship domains. Also, each think tank will organise a short programme and a European dialogue (a conference) involving experts outside the consortium.
The project encompasses several other actions in different domains the UT is involved in. Among other actions, the following will be created:
The objective is to become more competitive and innovative together, leveraging and synergizing our respective strengths and capitalizing on our innovation potential and partnerships with our surrounding ecosystems to jointly promote a greener, healthier, more equitable and sustainable Europe.
ENLIGHT RISE key activities:
ENLIGHT RISE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101035819.
ENLIGHT aims to boost student mobility and international study experience. UT students are welcome to participate in classical student exchange programmes, short term courses, and enrich their studies with virtual courses of interest.
Erasmus+ programme student mobility
ENLIGHT and Erasmus+ programme student mobility cooperation enables UT students to:
Apply for a semester study in a partner universities.
In addition to student mobility cooperation that involves the entire university and network, several UT institutes are doing speciality-based Erasmus+ cooperation with ENLIGHT partner universities. For student mobility destinations, search the SoleMove study system.
Application for semester studies and BIP courses is done as a public competition within the UT, and the final decision is up to the partner university. The requirements for the recognition of studies abroad will be agreed on before the study period, read more about the process. The UT will provide the participants with Erasmus+ funding.
Virtual courses and short-term visits
In addition to Erasmus+ student mobility, the ENLIGHT partners invite students (including doctoral students) to participate in:
Summer schools/winter schools (read more on the ENLIGHT courses page)
Registration is mostly open via the organizing university and the UT will not mediate funding. As with Erasmus+ student mobility, students should discuss the requirements for the recognition of studies abroad with their institute.
The ENLIGHT network has launched a digital Course Catalogue, which allows ENLIGHT students to search for all the courses available for application in the ENLIGHT European University. The catalogue includes courses meant for exchange students as well as virtual courses.