About the NICE programme

The goals of the NICE programme are built around ensuring that the students who participate develop a robust skill set around entrepreneurship and intercultural competence. While students are building their skills in these areas, they will 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 that the student has no background in either topic and start at a very basic level. As the students work through the content within the modules, they will learn to understand and utilise these concepts in their work both on the modules and in 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 in working on and 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 outlines their solution to their chosen Global Challenge.

Students who participate in the NICE programme will 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, and applications will open up 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 through this experience. These 10 credits are given by the University of Edinburgh and each partner has a different solution to 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.