DigiEduHack Experience


At the beginning of October, the DigiEduHack was arranged in many different European Universities. The main event was at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

I participated in the hack at UNITN, with four other students from EIT Digital Master School. Our team also had a lady working at the FabLab in Verona.

During 1,5days the goal was to innovate something suitable for the challenge “Design with us educational activities aimed at raising public awareness on climate change


During the first day, we worked from 10.00-22.30. Next day at 9.30 it was time to pitch a proposition of our idea; “Classroom without boundaries, which was an Educational Virtual Reality Classroom Service reducing the environmental impact. Pablo did a great pitch, and the feedback from the jury was good.

In Trento, all teams except our provided solutions focusing on making Social Impact. Our teams’ idea was more on focusing on providing a service to lower the entrance barrier to both students and professors. The company would provide the technology, guidance and support. Overall, all teams had cool ideas.

The overall takeaway is it was a great experience. In my opinion, our team members diversity helped us create a business solution fit for a start-up. Would I be keen to do another hackathon? Yes, any time.

The University of Trento – the first expression


After spending an amazing year at Aalto University, Finland the first impression of an Italian University has been full of mixed feelings.

Things like having private spaces available for students working on a project is something that doesn’t exist. This is a challenge. Now, students normally go to one of the big rooms available to us and whisper. 

The relationship between students and professors feels, in general, a bit stiff. The hierarchy between the two is notable. As a person born in Sweden, Scandinavia it for sure is something I am not used to. Luckily, the nature of the courses I am taking is favouring a more Scandinavian approach to teaching, which has made the adaption to the system easier.

Overall, life at UNITN is good.

Take care, enjoy the challenges and have some fun!

Trento, 20 October 2019