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European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU)

Opportunities for students

LiU is part of the  European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU), a network of 12 research intensive universities well known for being innovators in higher education and collaboration with wider society. ECIU is a European university where students, teachers and researchers collaborate with wider society and industry to solve relevant problems.

Are you a student interested in widening your education? With the ECIU, you get the opportunity to do just that, through Challenges and Micro-modules offered all around European ECIU universities, both digitally and physically.


  • Work in multidisciplinary and international teams
  • Work with industry and society across Europe
  • Solve local, national and global problems using problem-based learning 


  • Fill the gaps in your knowledge and experience in a special area – for example in energy and sustainability, or circular economies
  • Learn more about intercultural communication
  • Improve your language skills 

You also have the opportunity to participate in longer exchange programmes of 2-12 months at one of the higher education institutions in the ECIU network via Erasmus+ studies and Erasmus+ internships. You can read more about how to apply and information about grants under the heading “Funding”.

Application to challenges and micro-modules

Read more about challenges and micro-modules and how to apply.

Grants for travelling

If you travel to one of our ECIU partner universities, whether for a shorter or longer stay, you may be able to apply for funds or grants. You can apply for different funds and grants depending on the length of your journey – that is to say, the physical mobility – and what you will do.

  • Physical mobility shorter than five days

You can apply for funds for travelling and maintenance of up to 500€. In total, LiU has 5000€ to allocate as a member of ECIU during 2022. Applications are open for continuous submission, with a deadline on the 1st of every month (excluding July and August). In order to apply, you must have been admitted to a Challenger or Micro-module. You must also have an invitation or equivalent to an activity that takes place physically at the host higher education institution. A certificate should be submitted after the end of your trip.

Contact Konstantinos Mitropoulos for the application for funding.

  • Physical mobility of a minimum of five days and up to a maximum of 30 days, including a Challenge or an internship of at least three weeks, and in which a part of the course is online, without resulting ECTS but with a diploma supplement  (Erasmus+ short-term blended mobility – Internship)

Read more about the application process and applying for funding.

  • For longer study and internship exchanges of 2-12 months

There is even the opportunity to go on a regular exchange trip to our ECIU partners.
Read more about the application process, applying for a place and funding.

Page manager: international.office@liu.se
Last updated: 2022-03-31