In March 2008, the EU launched the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). EIT can be said to be a “new animal” in the European educational landscape, based on the knowledge triangle, which means to foster the integration between research, higher education and innovation/business. The mission of EIT concerns both creating new innovations and businesses, but equally important, fostering and developing students through master and doctoral programmes focused on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. EIT also has the task of being a role model for European HE. The EIT Quality Assurance and Learning Enhancement (QALE) Model has been developed in accordance with this, as to be adaptable to other contexts.
This paper presents the model and the handbook it is available in; Quality for Learning http://eit.europa.eu/education/eit-label/
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