ECIU micro-modules now open for registration

Imatge ECIU per què unir-se als reptes i micro-mòduls

Micro-modules are offered by the different universities making up the ECIU University and, in contrast to the challenge-based modules, are short training sessions allowing students to delve deeper into the United Nations 11 SDGs. Students can acquire additional problem-solving skills and strategies, or sign up to learn a foreign language.


Students can choose any of the micro-modules offered by the different European universities.

The ECIU University is now offering 32 micro-modules at its different European partner universities. There is a variety of subjects to choose from, including foreign languages, accessibility, gamification and automatic learning.

These micro-modules are short training courses lasting anywhere from weeks to months, and they have been designed to allow students to acquire fundamental skills needed to solve the ECIU University challenges, delve deeper into the subject of Sustainable Cities and Communities (United Nations' SDG #11), or even learn a new language.

Although the ECIU University challenges and micro-modules are connected, they are independent elements: even if enrolling in a micro-module can be seen as useful for solving related challenges, students can only enrol in one of these two experiences, according to the needs and preferences of each person.

To sign up, the ECIU University website has compiled all micro-modules open for registration and starting in the fall of 2021. Participation (attendance-based, online or semi-online) will be detailed in the admission requirements, as well as registration deadline and how to register, each of which varies depending on the micro-module and the coordinating university. All micro-modules offered in this edition are free.

Micro-modules at the UAB

Of the 32 micro-modules offered by the different partner universities, the UAB offers three: Design Thinking – From idea to reality, which aims to help students analyse, specify and materialise ideas with the aim of transforming them into real projects by using the design thinking methodology; and two language courses, Spanish and Catalan.

For more information please visit:
ECIU micro-modules website
Video with Jana Vives: Els micro-mòduls

This information is related to the following SDG

  • Reduced inequalities
  • Quality education
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Partnerships for the goals