By awarding labelled joint degrees, the project increases the visibility and attractiveness of European Universities throughout Europe and beyond
The Joint European Degree Label in Engineering (JEDI) is one of the projects from the Erasmus+ Programme under the ERASMUS-EDU-2022-POL-EXP call for policy experimentation in higher education. It relies on the joint collaboration of 16 higher education institutions (HEI), spread out in 11 countries, to explore common criterion for a potential European label for European joint programmes during one year. From the perspective of engineering, technology and science-oriented education, the goal is to issue a label as a complementary certification to the qualifications obtained by students and take a step forward to the creation of a framework for engineering education in Europe.
“We expect to synthesise an updated review of national accreditation approaches and educational requirements in engineering diplomas and to co-create European criteria, to be awarded at national, regional or HEI level, in accordance with the National Qualifications Frameworks”, as underlines professor Ramón Martínez Rodríguez-Osorio, the project coordinator from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Closely collaborating with diverse stakeholders, the project will analyse how the JEDI label impact institutional aspects, enriches innovative methodologies and empowers European added values.
The JEDI quality framework stands directly under three European Universities´ flags, EELISA, ENHANCE and EUt+. By empowering the network and the project outcomes with this enriching cooperation, the three alliances are more aware of the opportunities brought by European Alliances with joint programmes and other innovative recognition systems for transnational learning experiences.
By providing innovative learning approaches and improving the quality of the curriculum, JEDI establishes sustainable strategic relationships and transnational cooperation as it builds networks of excellence to strengthen (strategic) international education and research collaboration.