JYU leads this mission, which has set up seven multidisciplinary labs with representatives from all university levels and external actors from at least three countries. The outputs will be: online teaching material for the FORTHEM Digital Academy; intensive courses; joint scientific publications; double degrees. UV leads the Digital Transformation Lab, whose aim it is to analyse current issues related to the digitization process in which societies are immersed.

These are the following FORTHEM laboratories for research, education and innovation

  1. Diversity and Migration, coordinated by the University of Palermo;
  2. Multilingualism in School and Higher Education, coordinated by the University of Jyväskylä;
  3. Food Science, coordinated by the University of Burgundy;
  4. Digital Transformation, coordinated by the University of València;
  5. Climate and Resources, coordinated by the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz;
  6. Experiencing Europe, coordinated by the University of Opole;
  7. Resilience, Life Quality and Demographic Change, coordinated by the University of Latvia.

The Labs are designed to provide the necessary framework for diverse, collaborative, flexible, experimental and dynamic learning environments with the aim to encourage our students to become designers of innovative processes and develop future skills, such as analytical thinking, creativity and communication.

The outputs of the Labs will include new online teaching material for FORTHEM Digital Academy, new intensive courses, joint scientific publications and final reports of civic engagement projects.

On the long run, the FORTHEM Alliance is working towards the establishment of collective PhD groups and joint degree programmes related to the seven topics. The FORTHEM Campus is closely linked with the activities of all FORTHEM Labs.

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FORTHEM Labs: What are they, really?

For more information contact Tamás Péter Szabó, Scientific Manager for Lab actions, and Oskari Vesterinen, Coordinator for Lab actions.