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Virtual Campus Hub

Project reference: 283746
Funded under

Virtual Campus Hub

From 2011-10-01 to 2013-09-30

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 1 279 832

EU contribution:

EUR 620 000

Coordinated in:

Denmark

Virtual Campus Hub (VCH)

Higher education and industrial innovation are challenged by today's fast development in the natural sciences, engineering, technology, and economy, underpinned by the dramatic advances in information technology. Education in universities and their effort in innovation haven’t really adjusted to this trend, in the last few decades. An ever increasing gap is evolving between the new 'digital' abilities of our young citizens and the exploding knowledge on one hand, and today's teaching and learning methods and tools on the other hand.

Future students might want to find their individual way and create their own learning experience along their personal learning curve. Similarly, innovation projects could benefit enormously if able to engage the right experts at the right time to advance technology and the business case. What is missing are the tools to unlock and present vast amounts of scientific knowledge to them, in an exciting and user-friendly way, as well as tools to take didactic advantage of the availability of multiple representations and views of the selected scientific content. New presentation tools and Grid Computing techniques, and new ways of creating, federating and maintaining digital repositories would be of essence.

Objective

The Virtual Campus Hub network will use the European e-Infrastructure network including GÉANT as the communication backbone. The project will formulate end-user demands for high-quality services in support of a global virtual campus network based on a Virtual Campus Hub concept.<br/>The Virtual Campus Hub will be developed through pilot use of the hub elements, with special emphasis on the integration of research, innovation and education in sustainable energy. The Virtual Campus Hub will consist of the following components:<br/>(1) \tA technical platform which can deliver virtual meeting spaces for lectures, conferences, laboratory and numerical exercises, as well as innovation tools, executive learning modules, self-study, etc.<br/>(2) \tA set of documented best practices for the use of the platform for courses, teaching & learning methods, innovation processes, networking and joint programs, developed through continued complementary on-site activities.<br/>(3) \tA growing inventory of staff competence and experience gained from using the Virtual Campus Hub for enhancing quality and scaling-up innovation, education, and training activities primarily related to sustainable energy, combined with dissemination and communication of the resulting best practices.

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Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark

EU contribution: EUR 261 987


Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde
Denmark
Administrative contact: Karen Hyllested Thielsen
Tel.: +45 4677 5018
Fax: +45 45 93 40 28
E-mail

Participants

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 112 749


CORSO DUCA DEGLI ABRUZZI
10129 TORINO
Italy
Administrative contact: Francesca Maccario
Tel.: +39 011 090 7015
Fax: +39 011 090 7099
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 121 959


DEN DOLECH
5612 AZ EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Alfons Bruekers
Tel.: +31 40 247 3262
Fax: +31 40 243 9475
E-mail
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 123 305


Valhallavaegen
10044 STOCKHOLM
Sweden
Administrative contact: Linda Månsson
Tel.: +46 8 790 91 83
E-mail
Record Number: 100729 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01