NeurotechEU Promise

The NeurotechEU students' bill of rights

Students' bill of rights

All NeurotechEU students have equal rights, independent from their race, skin colour, religion or other beliefs, sex, transgender identity or expression, national origin, cultural background, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, or other non-merit factor. NeurotechEU implements the Erasmus+ Student Charter code and also promises:
  • An inclusive environment,
  • Flexible and personalized education programmes,
  • A multinational, multi-university, multicultural and multilingual community,
  • Student involvement in all decision-making bodies,
  • Accessibility of information,
  • Full recognition for satisfactorily completed activities of study mobility and, where possible, traineeships in terms of credits awarded (ECTS),
  • Learning/training agreements for students validated in advance between the home and host institutions or enterprises and the mobile participants,
  • Equal academic treatment and services for home students and incoming mobile participants.
  • Integration of incoming mobile participants into the lnstitution's everyday life,
  • Appropriate mentoring and support arrangements for mobile participants,
  • Appropriate linguistic support to incoming mobile participants,
  • All activities indicated in the learning agreement counting towards the degree, provided these have been satisfactorily completed by the mobile students,
  • Support for mobile participants upon their return, to foster reintegration and to build on their experiences for the benefit of the institution and their peers.

NeurotechEU: Designed by students, for students

To create our action plan for the outlined vision, we asked students what they need to succeed during their education and to start their professional life (www.bit.ly/NeurotechQ4S). More than 3,500+ students responded to the survey. 84% of the responders are bachelor and master students, studying engineering (16%), natural sciences (15%), social sciences (11%), health sciences (10%), education (9%), business, administration and law (8%), and art & humanities (7%). Remaining students major in multiple fields, supporting the observation and experience of the NeurotechEU partners in our own students across campuses, i.e. studies in the intersection of Brain and Technology attract interest from students of all backgrounds in general universities. Among the responders:
  • Half of the students would like to have multiple opportunities for mobility across the different stages of their studies
    Therefore, we designed mobility periods for bachelor, master and doctoral students
  • ~85% want to do more than taking classes during the mobility window
    We designed research, internship and apprenticeship programs. We have recruited 250+ associate partners to provide options for our students
  • 40% prefer a mobility window of <9 months, others longer including up to 3 years (9%)
    We planned for flexible mobility period across the three different stages of their studies and will form a graduate school to support longer mobility periods that will promote inter-campus and inter-sectoral cooperation in teaching and research
  • ~87% of the students are interested in virtual exchange and mobility
    We partnered with technology providers to offer online platforms to study, learn and create together, helping us to meet our 50% mobility goal and reduce the cost of mobility
  • ~84% of the students are concerned about the financial costs associated with mobility
    We designed the mobility programs to create synergy with local, national and other EU funding programs
Word cloud of the NeurotechEU student survey results