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This programme is built for you if you are a student from one of the following partner Universities: University College Dublin, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Goettingen, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Lund University, the University of Padova or the University of Salamanca.


Applications will open in October 2018 (register your interest here) and you will find out if you are selected in February 2019. You will complete your work from March 2019 to July 2019. The summer school will run from July 21 - 27, 2019.


Virtual Exchange, new in-demand skills and an opportunity to participate in an innovative summer school

You will participate in three activities throughout the NICE project:

  • You will work through interactive virtual toolkits focused on intercultural competence and entrepreneurship
  • You will complete a Student-Led, Individually-Created Course (SLICC), which is a self-directed, reflective learning course focusing on the skills you are learning in the toolkits
  • You will build an innovative business idea in a team to solve a Global Challenge that you have chosen together. 

You will work in teams with students from around Europe to create your business idea and you will receive credits awarded by the University of Edinburgh for the work you complete within your SLICC. When you have completed this work, you will be provided with a certificate of completion and will be able to apply for a week long, part-funded summer school to continue building your skills.

We would love to hear from you! You can register your interest by clicking the button below. If you have any questions, you can contact us as well. We will aim to get back to you in a few days to confirm that we've heard from you.


Through facilitated group discussion sessions you will learn how to work with other students in a virtual environment. As a team, you will create your Global Challenge solution and if you attend the summer school, you will have an opportunity to present your team's idea to a group of community leaders at a Global Challenge Pitch Event. 



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Our team

The NICE partnership is made up by eight different research-focused universities within the UK and Europe. Our team is here to help you succeed! If you have questions about your application, the timescale of the project or simply want to chat to someone, please drop us a line via the Contact page.

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