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Opening Doors


Opportunities and education in networked innovation for new graduates with PhDs using open online resources.

About the project:

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the implementation of virtual learning environments in university education. The EU-funded OPENING DOORS project aims to provide interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international training to post-graduate researchers delivered via a challenge-based open online educational programme on open science. The project, supported by connectivism as a pedagogical method, will identify the graduate skills in open innovation systems through interviews with PhD graduates, educators and employers. Moreover, it will co-design the programme with stakeholders from industry, government institutions and community structures, aiming to render post-graduates capable of managing connectivity through an open online learning system, thus increasing their intercultural sensitivity, digital skills and career prospects.

Participants and funding

The project period is from February 2021 to December 2024. The project is funded by HORIZON 2020. Read more about funding and participants here: