Education in Cultural Understanding, Technologically-Enhanced (eCUTE)

Type: International Project Project

Duration: from 2010 Sep 01 to 2013 Sep 30

Financed by: European Commission

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

The eCUTE project aims to develop innovative technologically-enhanced learning approaches in cultural awareness and understanding that will help overcome cultural, ethnic and religious differences that can lead to social stresses and sometimes outright conflict. The technologies to be developed in eCUTE include virtual world simulations with intelligent interactive graphical characters embodying models of culturally-specific behavior and interaction in scenarios developed via a user-centered design process.


  • Gako Hojin Deikei Gakuen (Other) - Seikei, Japan
  • Heriot-Watt University (University) - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Jacobs University Bremen CGMBH (University) - Bremen, Germany
  • National University Corporation (University) - Kyoto, Japan
  • Universitaet Augsburg (University) - Augsburg, Germany
  • University of Sunderland (University) - Sunderland, United Kingdom
  • Wageningen Universiteit (University) - Wageningen, Netherlands

Principal Investigators