Action Areas

The University of Jaén will coordinate this action area.

All the NEOLAiA partners will establish a Pedagogic Hub with thematic labs/forums to involve staff, researchers, student representatives and community stakeholders. Its objectives will be twofold:

1) To identify the main Megatrend challenges affecting the regions.

2) To generate inputs and resources for the NEOLAiA curriculum proposed by the partners.

The results will include the development of a series of NEOLAIA joint master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, courses, and a doctoral network in the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Social Robotics.
  • Inclusion Studies.
  • Applied Humanities.
  • Biomedical Engineering.

This action area will be coordinated by Bielefeld University.

A strategic goal of NEOLAiA is to ensure that a positive approach to diversity becomes a trademark of the organisation, as important as excellence in research and teaching, and contributes to its profile as an employer and a place to study. Consequently, the consortium will develop a Common Diversity Policy promoting European values with the participation of all the relevant stakeholders. In addition, the alliance will develop and roll out two digital tools to ensure accessibility and inclusion: 

  • UniMaps – Barrier free accessibility to all partner universities.
  • Sandy NEO – Virtual Assistant for International Students and Researchers of the NEOLAiA network.

The University of Ostrava will coordinate this action area.
The NEOLAiA mobility scheme has been designed to bring truly international
curricular options to students and researchers, introducing a variety of new mobility
forms and modes beyond classic Erasmus+ programmes:

  • Field-specific course packages for exchange mobility for study,
  •  Short-term mobility mode in blended learning,
  • NEOLAiA mobility programmes for joint research,
  • NEOLAiA staff training programme,

building the base of a massive virtual mobility offer across the alliance.

This action area will be coordinated by the Örebro University.

Investigation will also be a cornerstone of the NEOLAiA alliance. During the European University project, the participants will establish the NEOLAiA living lab in order to pilot a joint research strategy. In addition, the researcher population will be mapped to build up and reinforce existing networks, and joint research groups will be established and aligned with this strategy in connection with partner institutions and external private and public institutions.

NEOLAiA has been structured in five areas of scientific collaboration that complement each other. Within these areas, courses, degrees and master’s degrees will be offered by the consortium. The lines of scientific collaboration will be the following:

  • Inclusion studies.
  • Biomedical engineering.
  • Applied Humanities.
  • Social Robotics & Artificial Intelligence.

This action area will be coordinated by the Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava.

The NEOLAiA European University project will provide the partners with a range of new capabilities, including a network of experts in entrepreneurship, concomitantly with improved quality of training in entrepreneurship, this entrepreneurial training will put in place blended learning, virtual learning, and experiential training methods.

A support system for entrepreneurial students will be set; it will consist mainly in mentoring and entrepreneur shadowing. Summer schools will be hold as opportunities for mobility actions for students from partner universities that will meet for an international/multicultural entrepreneurship camp.

The University of Jaén will coordinate this action area.

This will consist in the implementation of a wide array of initiatives to build a multilingual and multicultural European University, including:

  • A joint policy framework in order to foster multilingual and multicultural education 
  • A symposium on language policy with participants from the consortium and beyond 
  • defining common standards for academic and administrative staff in Higher Education
  • Common accreditation certificate for multilingual education 
  • Short-term on-campus mobility programmes will be organized in order to offer insight into the culture and language of each participating country and favour networking among the student body