Wittenborg’s Erasmus+ Project, INFURI, is picking up speed with the completion of its second Living Labs session last Wednesday, 23rd June. The event was a physical session held in Apeldoorn, in the office of one of the project’s participating companies, Brummel, an interior design company which produces custom-made furniture.
Erasmus Plus project
On Thursday, 29th April, 2021, Wittenborg hosted its very first in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The event “Living-Labs”, user-centered co-creation session, was organised on behalf of Wittenborg’s Erasmus+ project INFURI. The aim of the session is to spread innovative and sustainable circular business models in the furniture industry contributing to enhance its competitiveness.
Wittenborg’s 2nd Erasmus+ Project “INnovation in the FURniture Industry in the Era of Circular Economy (INFURI)” is in full swing. As part of the project activities, Wittenborg will be hosting two upcoming Living Labs sessions with external stakeholders in the coming weeks. One session will be with furniture manufacturing SMEs and the other with furniture end users. The INFURI project was officially launched in February this year (Read the article here) and involves 6 other European countries. The aim of the project is to spread innovative and sustainable circular business models in the furniture industry with the focus on SMEs.
From 10 -11 March, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences hosted its first Transnational Peer-Learning Seminar for its ongoing Erasmus+ IQAinAR project. The IQAinAR (Internal Quality Assurance in Azerbaijan and Russia) Project was officially launched on 16 February and involves representatives from five partner countries.
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is proud to be awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) quality certificate for the period 2021-2027. The ECHE provides the “general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities a higher education institution may carry out within Erasmus+”. This award is a pre-requisite for all higher education institutions located in a programme country to participate in learning mobility of individuals and/or cooperation for innovation and good practices under Erasmus+.
After some stiff competition during the Schools Empowerment Event of Erasmus+ Eco-Systems Open Science Schooling Project (OSS), the Romanian team came out tops, beating teams of students from other partner schools. The logo, with its visually and aesthetically pleasing elements, represents an embodiment of the project theme and aims and will grace the project throughout its 2-year stint.
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has been accorded the privilege of being the grant holder of its 3rd approved Erasmus+ project by the European Commission. The project, which is known as IQAinAR (Internal Quality Assurance in Azerbaijan and Russia), seeks to support enhancement and development of the internal quality assurance of Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) of the partner countries with EU quality standards as the benchmark, as well as strengthening the HEIs' local, regional and national policies and strategies implementation.
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences launched yet another European Commission approved Erasmus+ Project called “INnovation in the FURniture Industry in the Era of Circular Economy”. This 30-month project, known as INFURI, which received an EU grant of more than EUR 350,000, started in December 2020 and is expected to be completed by May 2023. This is the second Erasmus+ project in which Wittenborg is taking the leading role since the beginning of this academic year.
A visiting professor from Lithuania, Dr Živite Navikienė, recently conducted 3 PDP seminars for undergraduate students at WUAS.