ENabling Humanitarian Attributes for Nurturing Community-based Engineering (ENHANCE), is a collaborative project supported through the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices; Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education.
The ENHANCE project aims at enhancing the capacity of higher education institutions to embed community-based engineering education into their graduate engineering programs. It aims to empower the next generation of engineers with the knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary to address real-world challenges in collaboration with local communities, markets, and industries. The project focuses on developing a taxonomy for community-based engineering education, identifying key components, and sharing best practices among participating institutions. The goal was to promote interdisciplinary collaboration, ethical and social responsibility, and transformative impact in engineering education. The ENHANCE project aims to shape the future of engineering by integrating academic learning with community engagement and fostering a generation of socially conscious engineers.
The project is led by Professor Georgia Kremmyda of Warwick's School of Engineering. The project was awarded a funding of ~€999k from the European Commission under grant agreement number 598502-EPP-1-2018-1-UK-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP (2018-2582/001-001). The project had an initial duration of 36 months, but due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it received an extension of 18 months to ensure the successful completion of its objectives.