Projects and collaborations

CIP has attracted and initiated projects and activities within teaching, research and educational policy. These projects and activities have been carried out both at the university and externally in collaboration with or on behalf of other institutions. Below, you can read more about CIP's projects and collaborative initiatives.

AI and the University - Towards a sociolinguistics of literacy and voice in the age of generative language technology (AI-UNI)

AI has changed – and will continue to transform – the way we use and think about language. This project explores empirically how these changes are affecting social practices related to knowledge production, acquisition, and dissemination in academia, using the university context as a case for developing a sociolinguistic theory of literacy and voice in the age of generative language technology.

Learn more about the AI-UNI project.

Towards a New Model of Communicative Competence in Multilingual Higher Education (MCC)

Current research suggests that the existing models of communicative competence (CC) fail to reflect the communicative practices in multilingual contexts. A multilingual understanding of CC is especially needed for applied linguistic research and professional work in linguistically diverse higher educational (HE) settings such as English-medium instruction (EMI) programs in geographical regions where English is not a dominant language. The question arises: How to expand or refine the current communicative competence models in order to account for multilingual mediation in communication? Based on a cross-cultural comparative ethnography, this project seeks to expand the current conceptualizations of the communicative competence construct and theorize the enrichment of current theoretical frameworks.

Learn more about the MCC project.

NordPath- Network for co-creating new paths for Nordic internationalization in higher education

The University of Copenhagen has partnered with universities from Stockholm, Iceland, and Finland in a new Nordplus project titled, ”NordPath- Network for co-creating new paths for Nordic internationalization in higher education”. The project will run in the period between June 2021 and October 2022, and its purpose is to design an online course that will help students at the participating universities to develop intercultural communicative competence. At the University of Copenhagen, the project is coordinated by the department for Education & Student Services at the Faculty of Humanities. CIP will contribute to the design of the online course in intercultural communicative competences.

Learn more about the NordPath project.

Towards a personalised textbook - new tool and new methods

CIP will in 2021 carry through a project with the title "Towards a personalised textbook - new tool and new methods", which is funded by the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Immigration (SIRI). The project will investigate and develop pedagogical methods and practices to utilise digital tools in the teaching and learning of Danish as a second language. It forms part of a wider research project based on a digital platform called “Zeeguu”, which has been developed specifically for personalised reading and vocabulary acquisition.

Learn more about the project.

Models for teaching language as an additional competence (MUST)

This development project, funded by the Danish National Centre for Foreign Languages (NCFF), aims to develop a set of models for offering instruction in language as an additional competence to students outside of the traditional foreign language and literature programs. The development of these models is based on an analysis of such language needs at ten institutions of higher education representing different types of programs.

Learn more about the MUST-project

Teachers’ literacy in language testing and assessment

Teachers’ literacy in language testing and assessment is a development project supported by the Danish National Centre for Foreign Languages. The aim of the project is to develop a framework for teachers’ competency enhancement in connection with language evaluation. The output of the project is targeted language teachers in Denmark. The project runs until 2022 and aims to develop four online modules based on the latest knowledge within the field of language testing and assessment. The project is a collaboration between the University of Copenhagen, University College Copenhagen and

Read more about the project Teachers’ literacy in language testing and assessment

The Language Strategy – more languages for more students

This five-year research-supported project has been launched to realise the strategy aimed at improving students’ language skills. The project seeks to ensure specialized language-supporting activities and offers across the University of Copenhagen.

Learn more about The Language Strategy.

2016 Funds – Internationalisation and language skills

Retaining students and preparing them for their careers is of high priority at the University of Copenhagen. Therefore, this cross-organisational four-year collaborative project was launched. The project developed a catalogue that now serves as inspiration for improving the international dimension of study and learning environments across the University’s Master’s Programmes.

Learn more about the project Internationalisation and language skills.

TAEC - Transnational Alignment of English Competences for University Lecturers

The project “Transnational Alignment of English Competences for University Lectures” (TAEC) is a 28 months project, funded through the Erasmus+ programme. CIP is the coordinating partner in the project.

Read more about the TAEC project.

EQUiiP - Educational Quality at Universities for inclusive international Programmes

The University of Copenhagen is taking part in a three-year Erasmus+ project with six other European universities. The “Educational Quality at Universities for inclusive international Programmes” (EQUiiP) project will build modules for the use of educational developers and teacher trainers working with university teaching staff in internationalised programmes.

Read more about the EQUiiP project.

TMC - Transient Multilingual Communities

The TMC project is funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities, and is focusing on transient multilingual communities – TMCs for short – defined as social configurations where people from diverse sociocultural and linguistic backgrounds come together (physically or otherwise) for a limited period of time to work on a shared activity.

Learn more about TMC.