University of Vaasa joins six other universities to launch an innovative MOOC on Global Studies under EUNICE alliance

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This transnational Massive Open Online Course on Global Studies aims at increasing students’ knowledge on global issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. A year and a half after EUNICE project started in the mist of the pandemic, several academics and officers were able to work in person for the first time in a workshop hosted by the University of Cantabria (Spain).

More than twenty members from the partner universities allied in the EUNICE European Project met in Santander (Spain) last week to participate in the international Workshop “MOOC on Global Studies”. Hosted by the University of Cantabria, this is the first face-to-face academic event that gathers the seven institutions together, enabling its attendees to share expertise and knowledge in order to design a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Introduction to Global Studies”.

This course is planned to be launched in the academic year 2022-23 and aims to increase students’ knowledge on global issues from an interdisciplinary perspective, exploring globalisation through the analysis of specific topics such as cultural diversity, migration or technology, among many others.

Within EUNICE’s framework of multiculturalism and openness, this MOOC will be accessible to students from all over the world, independently of their area of studies, and will provide them with knowledge on cultural, economic, legal, environmental, political, social, and technological phenomena in a global world and the main challenges facing global society today.

EUNICE, the European University for Customised Education, is designed to solve social and economic challenges, both globally and locally. The alliance is nurtured by seven universities’ intellectual and infrastructure input - Poznan University of Technology (Poland), Brandenburg University of Technology (Germany), University of Cantabria (Spain), University of Mons (Belgium), University of Catania (Italy), Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France (France) and University of Vaasa (Finland), resulting in a solid network of crossed interactions between educational institutions, industry and business partners, as well as other social, cultural, artistic and sports stakeholders.


University of Vaasa is, together with six other universities, paving the way for future universities in Europe by forming the EUNICE alliance. The alliance provides a strong basis for education and research addressing societal challenges together with the regions' industries and employers as well as social and cultural communities.

EUNICE provides:

  • opportunities for staff members and students for international exchange and networking
  • a high-quality digital learning offering enabling flexible and multidisciplinary studies
  • the opportunity to get international teaching experience as well as support and resources for digitalizing courses
  • opportunities for our university community to extend European business partnerships, to get innovative ideas and increase peer learning as well as to access further research infrastructures

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