About the NICE programme

The goals of the NICE programme are built around ensuring that student participants develop a robust skill set in the areas of entrepreneurship and intercultural competence. While students develop skills in these areas, they also create a solution to a Global Challenge so we’re looking for students who want to make the world a better place with a new, great idea!

Students who participate in the NICE programme will have access to top training resources from the partner universities and will have online, facilitated conversations that help them utilise these resources as they build their Global Challenge solution.

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What will students learn as they participate in the NICE programme?

Students on the NICE programme will do the following two things as they participate in the programme:

  • Complete online modules in intercultural competence and entrepreneurship. These modules assume little to no knowledge on the part of the student in either topic. As students work through the modular content, they begin to grasp and learn how to utilise these concepts in their work both within the modules and their global challenge.

  • Build an innovative business solution to a Global Challenge. At the point of application, each applicant will have the opportunity to select which Global Challenges they are interested to work on. Successful applicants will be placed into a virtual group based on their selection. By the end of the modules, the student groups will have produced a business model canvas which outlines their Global Challenge solution.

Students participating in the NICE programme will also have the opportunity to do the following two things:

  • Attend the NICE 2020 Summer School in Salamanca. The NICE Summer School is open to all students who have completed the online modules. Applications will open in early 2020.

  • Complete the NICE SLICC (Student-Led, Individually-Created Course). The NICE SLICC offers a reflective framework for students to gain 10 ECTS credits for their work on the NICE online modules, by developing their own set of personal and professional skills and attributes over the course of their NICE experience. The 10 ECTS credits will be awarded by the University of Edinburgh and each partner has determined its own solution for credit equivalency. If you have questions about credit equivalency, please contact your local institution for more information.

Who’s eligible?

Students from the NICE partner consortium are eligible to participate in the NICE programme. These partners are:

  • 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

If you’d like to get involved in the NICE project, please Contact Us, we’ll be happy to hear from you and to help.