The U Lab program will incubate at the Learning Planet Institut new training projects to support UP's teachers-researchers and doctoral students wishing to innovate or develop innovations in the science-society field and in particular in the interactions between the university and the city.
Proposals are particularly expected to integrate :
The project must have a teaching, research, or event outcome that includes UP students in the academic year following the incubation period at the U Lab.
All the pedagogical actors of the University of Paris and partner institutions of IdEx are concerned and can propose projects.
The following incubations will start in October 2022.. To submit your project, simply fill out the online form available by following the link below:
The selection of the projects will be made by a committee composed of the management team of the Challenge Institute, and the members assigned to the project. The availability of the candidates during these 6 months is a very important criterion.
The Challenge Institute has joined forces with the communications agency Res publica to develop Transform' U, whose objective is to facilitate the emergence of solutions led by the university's stakeholders, and thus better engage them in its transformation. This system proposes a consultation process based on principles and tools designed to be adapted by users to their needs. Its development is based on the combination of two original areas of expertise: the mobilisation of collective intelligence in the academic environment and the implementation of large-scale consultations by Res Publica, thanks to a dedicated exchange platform and tools for leading collaborative dialogue workshops. Each institution determines the working theme(s) it wishes to address, among the recommendations of the European University Initiative and/or the SDGs, as well as the stakeholders that will be mobilised.
The Institute of Challenges has joined forces with the expertise of the SAPIENS ASPC pedagogy support service to develop "Pair Accompagnateur", a project that brings together in its prototyping phase 11 teacher-researchers and 6 students from various backgrounds, to conduct an experiment in co-designing the missions of mentors and tutors at the university. These peers, sensitised to a sustainable approach to studies and to improving the student experience, will accompany their colleagues in the field. The aim of this initiative is to facilitate the transformation of university teaching practices by supporting collaboration between teachers and students to co-construct the university of tomorrow, and thus to develop a community of practice and research which, in turn, will be nourished by exchanges between the different communities of the Challenge Institute. In a second phase, this new community of teacher and student peers intends to disseminate and spread this participatory conception of pedagogy to their university ecosystem.