About Return Ticket to Uncharted Territory
Return Ticket to Uncharted Territory (UCT) is an expedition into the land of cross-disciplinary thinking. During week 9, VIA University College will send its students on a journey where they will be exploring new sides of themselves and to their fellow students. The aim is that students return from the expedition with a whole new perspective on what it means to be innovative.
200 students from various study programmes will participate in the project: Constructing Architect, Production Technology, and Social Educator.
The specific aim of the project is to give students the possibility of using systematic methods for innovative processes – across disciplines and in close co-operation with external partners.
Week 9 starts with a two-day workshop to introduce students to idea development, innovation, and cross-disciplinary teamwork. From Wednesday to Friday, project groups work on a particular project idea. Project solutions must be presented on Friday, and an expert panel will select the most innovative solution.
Return Ticket to Uncharted Territory is a project which will extend far beyond week 9. VIA University College wants to be known as a modern university college employing cross-disciplinary competences and methods. Competences that students develop during week 9 will be useful in their future studies and careers.