INGENIUM, as an alliance between ten universities, wants to use diversity to pursue excellence in European Higher Education. Embodying the diverse geography, cultural background, and organisation activities the partners share the same values regarding education, research, innovation and social engagement.
Twice a year the INGENIUM European University organises the 10 Days of INGENIUM event, where both staff and students will be present. This year the ﬁrst event is hosted by Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences from Germany and University "G. d'Annunzio" from Italy between June 14-23rd. Each University in the alliance will arrange one 10 Days of INGENIUM, in February of 2026 it will be hosted by the University of Skövde.
Junior Summer School on Language, Culture and Diversity
The first INGENIUM Junior Summer School on Language, Culture and Diversity brings together students from all ten INGENIUM members in Europe to explore, reflect, and create within a narrative space that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-cultural understanding. At this first Junior Summer School, the 10 Days of INGENIUM welcomed the following students from the University of Skövde: Alicia Larsson, (Cognitive Neuroscience), Ayesha Rukaiya (Biomedicine) and Carl-Fredrik Svensson (Data Science specialisation Systems Development).
"It is fun to get to know students from other countries and cultures. We have a lot to learn from each other," says Carl-Fredrik Svensson when speaking with him on site in Karlsruhe.
From left: Carl-Fredrik Svensson, Jill Elmshorn, Sofia Grändinger, Alicia Larsson, Karin Jonegård, Ayesha Rukaiya and Mikael Ejdebäck (photo taken June 14th Karlsruhe, Germany).
Senior Summer School on Health, Well-being and Technology
The Senior summer school is a unique opportunity for staff from various faculties, post-graduate and PhD students or early stage researchers from different backgrounds to exchange knowledge, ideas, and best practices, as well as to network and collaborate with peers from the ten partner Institutions. The event will feature keynote speaches, presentations, workshops, and panel discussions on a wide range of topics related to Health, Well-being and Technology.
For the Senior Summer School (which is going on right now in Italy) the 10 Days of INGENIUM welcomed: Kristina Carlén, Sara Svanholm, Emmie Fogelberg, Hua Bai and Carlos Alberto Barrera Diaz.
Top row from left: Peter Fogel, Maria Wickenberg, Sunith Bandaru. Middle row from left: Sara Svanholm, Inez Niksic, Birgitta Lindström, Mikael Ejdebäck. Bottom row from left: Kristina Carlén, Carlos Alberto Barrera Diaz, Emmie Fogelberg and Hua Bai (photo taken June 20th Chieti-Pescara, Italy) .
Academic Staff on Project Development
Complementary to students’ program, there are multiple workshops regarding Non-discriminatory and Socially Engaged Higher Education, best cases in Innovative Teaching and Lifelong Learning during Staff Academy sessions, projects development and networking in the Science Factory program.
Staff present from the University of Skövde at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences: Mikael Ejdebäck, Sofia Grändinger, Karin Jonegård and Jill Elmshorn.
Staff present from the University of Skövde at University "G. d'Annunzio": Inez Niksic, Mikael Ejdebäck, Peter Fogel, Maria Wickenberg, Birgitta Lindström and Sunith Bandaru.
"This first edition of 10 days of INGENIUM, running for two more days, has been a great opportunity for students and staff on the different levels to meet and get to know more about each other. These reoccurring events are key If we are going to succeed in building a true ‘European campus’," says Mikael Ejdebäck, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for internationalisation.