EUNICE launches its first MOOC "Introduction to Global Studies

This multidisciplinary, open-ended Massive Online Open Course is the first course co-created by the seven alliance universities.

An online course open to all

The EUNICE alliance of European universities has developed its first MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) in English, free and open to all. The course entitled " Introduction to Global Studies " covers many topics related to global studies, including economics, society, culture, health, or even sustainable development.

The purpose of this course is to explore the relationships that exist between different events and actors in various environments, whether local, national, or global, in the context of current globalization. In addition, its introductory format allows students from different fields and the general public to easily follow the course.

The full MOOC curriculum is available on theStudy Guide dedicated on the EUNICE website.

MOOC format

Course participants will have access to a wide range of video and written content, which will allow them to follow the eight lessons and complete the activities at their own pace via EUNICE's Moodle virtual campus. Upon successful completion of the course, a certificate issued by EUNICE on behalf of all partner universities will be automatically sent to participants.

Participants enrolled in one of the member universities of the EUNICE alliance have the possibility to request recognition of the 3 ECTS credits delivered to their home university.


The European University for Customised Education (EUNICE) is nurtured by the intellectual and infrastructural contribution of the seven partner universities: the Poznań University of Technology (Poland), the Brandenburg University of Technology (Germany), the University of Cantabria (Spain), the University of Mons (Belgium), the University of Catania (Italy), the Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France (France), and the University of Vaasa (Finland). In 2023, the EUNICE alliance will be expanded with the official arrival of three new partners: the Viseu Polytechnic Institute (Portugal), the University of Peloponnese (Greece) and the Karlstad University (Sweden).

The Alliance, selected in the 2020 call of the Erasmus+ program for the specific action Initiative "European Universities", aims at a paradigm shift from traditional education to personalized, flexible, open, multicultural, multicentric, innovative and engaging education, able to meet the needs of each student, individual, and more globally of society.