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The Université de Lyon’s CURSUS + project wins the “New University Curriculum” call for projects

On The July 9, 2018

On Monday, July 9, 2018, the “CURSUS +” project, spearheaded by the Université de Lyon, was announced as winner of the “New University Curriculum” call for projects, which was launched in 2017 by the French National Research Agency under the Investments for the Future Program (PIA) 3.

The “New University Curriculum” action aims to support universities and groups of institutions in offering a wider diversity of training programs in order to address the issues within the French higher education system and reinforce institutional autonomy in educational policy.

Within the context of IDEXLYON, the issue of undergraduate studies is central to the strategy for student success, and is collectively being discussed by institutions.

CURSUS + undertakes a deep transformation of undergraduate programs, which is primarily centered on personalizing the curricula and diversifying course offerings to reach a diverse audience.

The three pillars of transformation

  1. Personalizing courses by making the undergraduate program fully modular;
  2. Removing barriers between courses in order to smooth the transition between general undergraduate programs and other types of undergraduate training;
  3. Professionalizing undergraduate programs to support students entering the job market.

The ANR’s 14.5 million euro endowment to the CURSUS + project will be used to support the deep transformation of undergraduate programs to better support students’ success.

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