Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education Project 586297/2017
Project ALIEN aims to establish Active Learning (AL) and Problem-Based Learning (PBL) as strategic educational approaches in engineering higher education. The advantages of AL in engineering are many. It facilitates the development of foundational knowledge as well as soft skills such as analytical and critical thinking, entrepreneurial mindsets, collaboration capacity in multidisciplinary groups, and more. It prepares students for their transition from the academic environment to the world of work through scenarios inspired by real-life. It promotes the transferability of knowledge from the academic environment to the world of work. It is in-line with ET2020 goals of modernizing higher education through emerging pedagogical design and supporting ICT technologies.
The project is funded by the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education Programme of the European Commission. It is being implemented in 5 European and 5 Asian countries with the participation of 17 universities from Greece, Portugal, the UK, Estonia, Bulgaria, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal, and Pakistan.