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General questions on T4EU

Trasform4Europe T4EU is an ‘Alliance of Universities’ – consisting of 7 partner and 3 associated partner universities located in 10 different EU Member States:

  • Saarland University, Germany (UdS)
  • University of Alicante, Spain (UA)
  • Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia (EKA)
  • University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland (USiL)
  • Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria (US)
  • University of Trieste, Italy (UniTS)
  • Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania (VMU)
  • Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal (UCP)
  • University of Primorska, Slovenia (UP)
  • Jean Monnet University, France (UJM)

Keep yourself up to date on our webpage and home university web page and apply to the events or initiatives that interest you the most. In each partner university, there are T4EU Project Managers that spread relevant information about T4EU activities and initiatives and provide additional information about the project.

There are events open to the public (Open Dual Lectures, International Visiting Lectureship) and activities in which appointed entrepreneurs collaborate. Other initiatives are only for students and academic and administrative staff from partner universities can participate.

The T4EU Alliance organises an annual Festival of European Culture in the city of one of the partner universities. The festival is open to the public and presents the diversity of European cultural heritage from the worlds of art, architecture, music, theatre and dance from contemporary and historical perspectives, with an alternating thematic focus on one of the T4EU core themes.

They are courses at a bachelor’s level offered by partner universities. Students integrate these programmes into their curriculum. More at: transform4europe.eu/course-offer-at-bachelor-level.

It is a competition open to students who participate in groups. Each group must be a mixed team of students coming from different partner universities. Teams submit their business idea. Up to seven best projects are then selected. Mentors (professionals and university professors) provide support for the development and improvement of the business plans for the selected groups. They also undertake entrepreneurial culture training on business management topics.  The winning team is proclaimed and awarded in the final round.

One of the partner universities hosts a selected entrepreneur who gives three lectures: one for the citizens, one for the students and one for the university community. The topics concern one of the T4EU focus areas (Digital transformation and smart regions, Environmental transformation and sustainability, Societal transformation, community building and inclusion).

The Conference is held by field professionals and covers the current groundbreaking topics on the development of innovative learning methods and teaching competencies, as well as the design and implementation of innovative teaching methods. It is open to all the academic community. 

It is a lecture open to everybody. An academic and an entrepreneur dialogue about a specific topic related to one of the three focus areas of Transform4Europe initiatives (Digital transformation and smart regions, Environmental transformation and sustainability, Societal transformation, community building and inclusion).

Students and academic staff are challenged by a company. They are asked to improve or optimize the implementation of a business model or functionality of the model.

Are travel and accommodation costs covered for short mobilities? Should I anticipate them or are they paid in advance? Yes, funding is available. Travel and accommodation expenses are covered by project funds. Depending on each university’s. internal procedures, costs may be anticipated or refunded at a later stage.

The objective of Transform4Europe is to train so-called ‘knowledge entrepreneurs’: academics, researchers and professionals who apply to their field of study the qualities of entrepreneurship, such as ambition, boldness, inventiveness and creativity.

I am a student (undergraduate, postgraduate, Phd)

  • T4EU Weeks
  • Bachelor tracks (only undergraduate students)
  • Stakeholder Challenges
  • International Visiting Lectureship
  • Innovative Teaching Conference
  • PhD Conference (only PhD students)
  • Language courses
  • Other workshops

At each partner university, the Student Council elects the university representatives to the Transform4Europe Student Council. The representatives are supported by “T4EU Engaged Students”, who participate in internal meetings, disseminate information, and act as intermediaries between representatives and other regular students.

Each partner university organises an internal selection. Depending on the host university, the role of participants and their number can vary. Some are only for bachelor students, some for masters, and some others for PhD students. The number of student participants can vary from 3 to 10 or more. All pieces of information about each T4EWeek are both available on the website of the alliance and the partner universities.

There is no standardised procedure. Usually, before applying for a Bachelor Track (BT) you should consult your degree programme coordinator. After completing a BT, you need to request a Transcript of records or a certificate at the host (organising) university and then convert the ECTS, at your home university.

Yes. Multilingualism is also at the core of the T4EU University Alliance, and promoting less taught languages of the partner and intercultural relations is encouraged and available to every (student?) of the alliance. Lists of language courses and language learning initiatives are available on the T4EU website and partners’ T4EU web pages.

If you cannot integrate a Bachelor’s track into your degree course, you can still attend them and obtain extra ECTS.  You should always agree with the course coordinator at your home university on the possibility of integrating T4EU bachelor tracks into the degree course.

Partner universities publish a list of the courses they intend to offer at the beginning of each semester, together with an application form for students who wish to attend one of these courses. More at: transform4europe.eu/course-offer-at-bachelor-level.

Yes, depending on the course, students may gain up to (6) ECTS.

It is an international multidisciplinary conference. Doctoral students and early-stage academics are invited to showcase their research projects and results. Besides, the conference hosts keynote speakers who give their talks on different topics.

Each partner university sends a limited number of participants, who are selected through a call.

I am a lecturer or a researcher

You can participate in:

  • Webinars organised by partner universities
  • T4EU Weeks (when applicable)
  • Language courses
  • Innovative Teaching Conferences
  • Events open to the public (Open Dual Lectures, Festival of European Culture)
  • Teaching staff mobility programmes (when applicable)
  • Phd Conference (early-stage academics)

or deliver an Open Dual Lecture

Contact your Project Manager at your home university.

I am an administrative staff member

  • Webinars organised by partner universities
  • Language courses
  • T4EU weeks (when applicable)
  • Innovative Teaching Conferences
  • Other events open to the public

Yes, there are professional development webinars dedicated to staff members.