In a world that is both rapidly urbanising and globalising, it is widely acknowledged that it is crucial to facilitate urban education that is cross, inter or trans-disciplinary; based on global but also on local knowledge and engaged with live projects taught through active learning approaches defined as challenge-based, or project-oriented that facilitate overcoming traditional barriers: the institutional and discipline-based contexts.

Intrepid (COST Action)

INTREPID is a 32 country network with the overall aim to better understand how to achieve more efficient and effective interdisciplinary research in Europe, in order to enhance our capacity to meet contemporary global (urban) challenges characterised by increasing complexity and uncertainty.In order to better understand how to achieve more efficient and effective interdisciplinary research [...]


BUILD Solutions

There is growing recognition and awareness that nature can help provide viable solutions that use and deploy the properties of natural ecosystems and the services that they provide in a smart, 'engineered' way (EC). These living solutions provide sustainable, cost-effective, multi-purpose and flexible alternatives for various objectives. Working with nature, rather than against it, [...]



More than 200 international students have developed their competences thank to the ATHIKA online course, starting on 8th of February. Titled as “eHealth opportunities and challenges: IoT, AI and Ethics” the course has received a great interest. The organizers received applications from the United Kingdom, Spain, Greece, Lithuania, Estonia and non-EU countries such as the [...]


The increasing availability of data creates new opportunities not only for monitoring and management but also for changing the way we describe, understand and design cities, challenging many fundamental assumptions of city design and planning professions. In order to promote the innovative education and training that emerging technologies require higher educational institutions together with industrial [...]