SMARTT project presents first results on the new European Degree label criteria
The results of the first phase of the SMARTT project will be presented at the University of Bucharest on September 5, 2023, during a public dissemination event, which will also be attended by representatives of the European Commission and the European University Alliances, ministerial officials in the field of higher education, representatives of territorial administrations, quality agencies from various EU Member States, European universities and academic communities.
SMARTT (Screening, mapping, analysing, recommending, transferring and transforming HE international programmes) is an innovative project aiming at analysing, testing, and piloting the new European Degree label criteria, improving the quality and increasing the transferability of future developments of European Degrees across Europe and beyond. SMARTT is formed by the CIVIS - Europe’s Civic University Alliance in cooperation with the European Universities Alliances EUTOPIA, NEUROTECHEU, and UNITA, alongside higher education institutions, national and regional stakeholders and relevant actors and is one of six projects approved by the European Commission to test a common European degree label. In particular, SMARTT has the ambitious goal of testing all 20 criteria, including 11 compulsory and 9 optional elements, leading to the creation of a European label for joint and multiple degree programmes.
Based on significant experience in designing and delivering joint and multiple degree programmes at transnational level, the higher education institutions involved in the SMARTT project propose to expand this experience and draw, based on clear methodologies and thorough analyses, recommendations and proposals both for the European Commission and the member states, to support the development of a European Approach for designing and implementing Joint European Degrees in the future.
The results of the first phase of the SMARTT project will be presented and discussed with all partners and stakeholders involved in this transformation process. In addition, a wide-ranging discussion will be held on the most significant challenges and opportunities related to the implementation of the European degree within the member states.
The SMARTT project paves the way for the development of a common European degree label, which is a central strategic priority for the CIVIS Alliance and an essential contribution to the overall vision of the EU Universities Initiative. The SMARTT team is working for the 'Universities of the Future', opening new horizons for the student and academic community and contributing to social, cultural and economic vitality both locally and globally.
CIVIS, the European Civic University Alliance comprises:
Sapienza Università di Roma
Free University of Brussels
University of Tübingen
Autonomous University of Madrid
National Kapodistrian University of Athens
University of Bucharest
University of Stockholm
Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg
University of Glasgow (associated partner)
UNIL | Université de Lausanne
Civis is a project financied by the European Commission within the European Universities programme. The new European university brings together 400,000 students and 55,000 academics and technical-administrative staff.
CIVIS aims to create a truly unique European inter-university campus where students, academics, researchers and staff will move and collaborate as freely as within their home institution. We will develop a deep level of European integration, including joint learning paths, the development of complementary research facilities and diversified degree programmes.