UB master programme wins EIT Label

A University of Barcelona master programme in which IBEC participates has been awarded the EIT Label, a certificate of quality for master and doctoral programmes, from EIT Health.

The Master of Technological Innovation in Health (MTIH), led by Sorbonne University, has achieved the EIT Label for its excellent scientific education coupled with innovation and entrepreneurship training. IBEC’s role in the degree programme includes the active participation of students, as well as the innovative technology for health being developed by IBEC’s researchers, many of whom teach on the programme.

Implemented by a consortium of five universities in France, Spain and Portugal, the MTIH provides ‘active learning’ methods and supports student mobility, and new teaching content is being added to strengthen students’ innovation and entrepreneurship expertise.

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EIT-Labelled degrees encourage such innovative teaching methods and incorporate mandatory mobility schemes, and graduates of these degrees form the next generation of health innovators. “We want to be the gold standard of health education,” says Claire Nassiet, Education and Project Manager of EIT Health France.

Along with the two other programmes awarded this year – the Common European Master’s Course in Biomedical Engineering, led by the University of Groningen, and Research, Entrepreneurship Combining Innovation with PhD Education led by Uppsala University – the number of degree programmes to receive the EIT Label is now five. The two that were awarded in 2016 were the Master in Innovation in Healthcare (IHC) and the International Master Programme in Innovative Medicine (IMIM).