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Explore your world of ECIU University!

Are you interested in working on relevant issues with other students, researchers and external companies, communities or NGOs?

You have an idea and want to start your own challenge?

You want to complete your master’s thesis in a different setting?

Explore ECIU university opportunities

Then ECIU University offers you a variety of opportunities to engage in intercultural and interdisciplinary teamwork and acquire 21st century work skills and competencies.

Why it makes sense to participate in ECIU Learning Opportunities? Check out this video!



Challenges are learning opportunities that engage diverse teams to solve real-life problems using a novel and practical method of challenge-based learning (CBL).


Micro-modules are short learning opportunities that support learners to fill their knowledge gaps and boost their capabilities to successfully engage in ECIU University challenges.


The Strategic Challenge is a six-month challenge associated with writing a master's thesis, providing master's students with a unique learning experience.

To view and take part in the wide range of offers, register at on the ECIU University learning platform with your Kerberos ID. The prerequisite for you as a student is that you are enrolled at the TUHH and can make yourself understood in English (comparable to level B2).

You are enrolled at TU Hamburg?
  1. Click on “Sign up” at in the top right-hand corner
  2. Select the TU Hamburg
  3. Log in with your TUHH access data and you can now see and use the offers on the DXP platform! 

Voluntary: Take the Motivation Scan and have suitable challenges or micro-modules suggested to you.

Please find a short video about how to create an ECIU account and log in here:

Would you like to have your participation in an ECIU recognised in your study programme?

Successful participation in an ECIU Challenge can be recognised as part of the non-technical courses (the NTA courses). Currently only for TUHH Master students! The following steps are necessary for this:

  1. Enrol in one of the following NTA courses at the beginning of the semester:
  • Join Nano Challenges of the ECIU University for challenges totalling 1 ECTS
  • Join Mini Challenges of the ECIU University for challenges totalling 3 ECTS
  • Join Standard Challenges of the ECIU University for challenges totalling 6 ECTS

You can find the enrolment deadlines on the NTA-Infoseiten and in StuIP.

2. register for the challenge of your choice at Please make sure that the challenge starts and ends during the TUHH lecture period. 

3. after successful participation you will receive a certificate of participation from the organising university. Send the certificate to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kerstin Kuchta and Sascha Diedler. The corresponding ECTS points will then be credited until the end of the respective semester.

You have more questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question about joining ECIU Learning Offers or on what and how they are acknowledged in your study program or diploma supplement.

Sascha Diedler from ECIU@TUHH team is offering a FAQ session always 10-11 am and via ZOOM

  • May 8th and
  • May 29th.

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Check the frequently asked questions (FAQ) first to see if you can find an answer here.

If this is not the case or you would like to know more, the team of the ECIU University at the TU Hamburg will be happy to help you.

For further information, please contact:

Phone: +49 40 42878 4726

Here you can find the current points of contact @ TU Hamburg

Student Mobility:


Dr. Elvira Wilberg

Phone: +49 40 42878 3158

ECIU Learning Opportunities:


Siska Simon

Phone:+49 40 42878 4628

Admission Officer:
Katharina Linnemann / Stephanie Kohnen
Phone: +49 40 42878 4872 / 3840