Enlight (European university Network to promote equitable quality of Life, sustainability and Global engagement through Higher education Transformation) an organisation of European universities established in 2020. ENLIGHT is a European University formed by nine comprehensive, research-intensive universities from nine European countries (Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden).
The ENLIGHT network has two projects:
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.