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Erasmus Intensive Project ‘DESTINE’ – Design Thinking in Engineering


DESTINE was implemented in 2014 jointly by the International Faculty of Engineering and the Institute of Applied Computer Science. The Lodz University of Technology coordinated 6 partner institutions from Spain, France, Germany, Cyprus, Scotland and Sweden.


DESTINE is an innovative Intensive Project example aiming at developing transversal skills including creativity and innovation as these compose key competences required for future EU citizens as indicated by the European Commission. Through the use of a complementary combination of design thinking, problem based learning and intercultural team working, the IP project will contribute to change the philosophy of learning into active knowledge gaining and exploration.


The main goals of this IP will be achieved by conducting work of students in small teams (4-5 students, each from a different country). The work of each team will target some specific interdisciplinary problem area proposed by team advisors (e.g., computer science applied to air travel safety, mechanics applied to impaired people problems, etc.).


The work will be organized along 3 phases: preparation stage developed online, an intensive face-to-face project work at the venue and online follow-up.

DESTINE will take place during the second semester of the 2013/2014 academic year, based on a three-phase structure:

  1. Preparation phase, from April to June 2014.
  2. Intensive on-site phase, from 06/07/2014 to 19/07/2014 at the Lodz University of Technology (Poland).
  3. Follow-up phase. This phase will be partially optional.


Students taking part in the project will gain 5 ECTS credits certified upon successful completion of the two first phases of DESTINE. Additional supplement may be recognized for those who will actively contribute in follow-up phase.





6 partner institutions from Spain, France, Germany, Cyprus, Scotland and Sweden:

University of Vigo, Spain

Telecom SudParis, France

University of Applied Sciences - Fachhochschule Kiel, Germany

University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Date of record: 2015-02-19
Date of actualization: 2016-01-19
Submited by: Teresa Sarnecka