Knowledge Alliance for Urban Challenges
Start date: Jan 1, 2016,
End date: Dec 31, 2018
This Knowledge Alliance aims at creating an international educational programme, the Urban Challenge Programme (KAUC), as we have identified a need to create a foundational unit for students, teachers, municipalities and businesses across disciplinary backgrounds and national borders to cooperate on addressing urgent challenges and sustainability issues in different European urban settings. The full partners of the KAUC consist of higher education institutions and enterprises from six different European cities. The purpose of the Urban Challenges is to strengthen university faculty and students’ ability to work with real life urban challenges posed by public and/or private stakeholders. We will develop and drive the following Urban Challenges as outputs of our KAUC:• Edinburgh-Copenhagen Urban Challenge (ECUC) • Riga-Copenhagen Urban Challenge (RICUC) • The Rome-Copenhagen Urban Challenge (ROCUC) • The Hamburg-Copenhagen Urban Challenge (HACUC) • Helsinki-Copenhagen Urban Challenge (HECUC)We believe that the KAUC will:• Strengthen innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration in HEI's• Create stronger ties between businesses, HEI's, and students• Help combat youth unemployment by preparing graduate students for employment within sustainable urban development We engage with the Climate KIC as an associate partner. Climate KIC contributes with an onlinee-learning platform that will capture and openly share and disseminate all information, including course syllabus,literature lists, teaching cases, students’ presentations etc.After each annually UC a Handbook on Best Practices will be delivered and by the end of the project period a White Book will be published.
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