Virtual Campus Hub

The objective of the Virtual Campus Hub project is to develop and implement the tools and e-learning platforms needed to establish a European, and potential world-wide, Virtual Campus network primarily for technical universities and business schools. The Virtual Campus network will use the European e-infrastructure network incl. Géant as the communication backbone. The project will formulate end-user demands for high-quality services in support of a global virtual campus network based on a Virtual Campus Hub concept. The Virtual Campus Hub will be developed through pilot use of the hub elements with special emphasis on the integration of research, innovation and education in sustainable energy. 

Components of the Virtual Campus Hub 
The key components, which will be delivered in the project are:

  1. A technical platform that can deliver virtual meeting spaces for lectures, conferences, laboratory and numerical exercises, as well   as innovation tools, executive learning modules, self-study, etc.
  2. A set of documented best practices for the use of the platform for courses, teaching & learning methods, innovation processes, networking and joint programs, developed through continued complementary on-site activities.
  3. A growing inventory of staff competence and experience gained from using the Virtual Campus Hub for enhancing quality and scaling-up innovation, education and training activities primarily related to sustainable energy, combined with dissemination and communication of the resulting best practices.

This project received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No. 283746.