ECIU member institutions share a number of distinctive characteristics. Many were among the first to use project-oriented problem-based learning, offering students the opportunity to test their theoretical knowledge on projects in cooperation with industry and business. All have an outstanding record in applied research and in taking the fruits of that research to industry and the market.
Many ECIU institutions are based in regions which have challenged the decline of key industries (eg shipbuilding, mining) and have made a significant contribution to the economic and social regeneration in these areas. This is evidenced in the close collaborations between research groups and emerging industries and in the fact that ECIU institutions were early and enthusiastic proponents of technology transfer and knowledge exchange activities.
Our members are:
Our associate members are: