About NICE

 

Collaborative learning, creative skills

NICE stands for two exciting things:

On the one hand, NICE is the acronym for the Network for Intercultural Competence to facilitate Entrepreneurship, a multi-university partnership made up by eight different research-focused universities within the UK and Europe.

Led by the University of Edinburgh, we began working together in September 2017 and will continue doing so until September 2020. Our mission is to bring our expertise from all over Europe together in one project geared towards the student experience – the NICE programme.

Hence, NICE also stands for the NICE programme, a virtual learning programme designed to help students develop in-demand intercultural and entrepreneurial skills.

NICE is open to all students from our partner universities and is specifically built in a way to encourage students who haven't been able to go abroad previously, have specialised learning requirements, or don't have the time to go away for more than a week. Our goal is to provide an international experience for students who would not otherwise be able to have this experience.


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Build skills to enhance employability.

The NICE programme is designed to enhance students' employability by helping them to develop intercultural competencies and entrepreneurial skills and teaching them how to apply these skills to global and societal challenges  by working together in virtual transnational teams.  

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

One of the objectives of the European Commission is to encourage people to become entrepreneurs. By supporting our students to further develop their entrepreneurship skills, the NICE project is helping to shape creative, innovative, risk-takers who have the ability to plan and manage projects to achieve success.

COLLABORATION

In the workplace, productive collaboration is often at the heart of success. To prepare our students for the job market, we aim to provide them with opportunities and projects in which they are challenged and engaged with students from other cultures. We aim to encourage positive collaboration and discussion between students who have very different ideas and worldviews.  

INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE

The globalisation of the labour market is creating a need for employees that have intercultural competencies and are confident and able to work in an international setting. The structures of culture and communication that influence our behaviours are complex. We aim to help students develop skills to identify how these structures influence their own lives and consequently how to work with people from other cultures in a positive and productive manner.

THe nice partnership

The NICE partnership is made up by eight different research-focused universities within the UK and Europe.

  • University of Amsterdam

  • University College Dublin

  • University of Edinburgh

  • University of Goettingen

  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi

  • Lund University

  • University of Padova

  • University of Salamanca

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.

The NICE partnership brings expertise from all over Europe together in one multi-university project designed to enhance the employability and skills of our student participants. Each of the partners below have specific skills in entrepreneurship, intercultural competence or delivery methodology to provide the resources outlined on the Project Outputs page. The resources delivered by the project will allow our students to build their skills to better their employability.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

One of the objectives of the European Commission is to encourage people to become entrepreneurs. By supporting our students to further develop their entrepreneurship skills, the NICE project is helping to shape creative, innovative, risk-takers who have the ability to plan and manage projects to achieve success.

COLLABORATION

In the workplace, productive collaboration is often at the heart of success. To prepare our students for the job market, we aim to provide them with opportunities and projects in which they are challenged and engaged with students from other cultures. We aim to encourage positive collaboration and discussion between students who have very different ideas and worldviews.  

INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE

The globalisation of the labour market is creating a need for employees that have intercultural competencies and are confident and able to work in an international setting. The structures of culture and communication that influence our behaviours are complex. We aim to help students develop skills to identify how these structures influence their own lives and consequently how to work with people from other cultures in a positive and productive manner.

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Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme

of the European Union.

 
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