A platform for transdisciplinary and transcultural collaboration.


Nine reasons for elop*

1  elop* is an innovative learning and teaching platform that develops transdisciplinary solution-finding methods.

2  elop* promotes transcultural experiences by bringing together cultures, nationalities, and learning styles in a collaboration as equal partners with shared goals.

3  elop* promotes ‚thinking out of the box‘ to involve a rich repertoire of approaches that strive for novel ideas and stimulate creativity.

4  elop* fosters the integration of various viewpoints and backgrounds from a multidisciplinary community of students, teachers, stakeholders and experts.

5  elop* tackles complex tasks in the realm of the built and social environment and addresses relevant real world problematics. 

6  elop* offers a blended learning experience combining both physical and virtual collaborative modalities.

7  elop* is process oriented and aims for a synchronous and iterative design process as opposed to a sequential one.

8  elop* forms an international knowledge alliance sustained by a rich and diversified collective intelligence.

9  elop* alumni are better prepared for future challenges in a globalised professional world thanks to the soft skills they acquire in the programme.


Get an insight

> elop*7 Movie

> elop*6 Video I

> elop*6 Video II



The next project will start in September 2015 - REGISTER NOW!


elop*8 Fringe Conditions - Querétaro

Co-Organized by Tecnologico de Monterrey Querétaro

elop* has been engaged since its outset in 2009 in complex tasks that can only successfully be tackled by multi-disciplinary teams. elop* works with students and faculty from an international network of partner universities (elop*alliance).

After 7 editions that have taken place in Switzerland (4x), China, Germany, and USA, in 2015 elop* travels to Mexico. Tecnológico de Monterrey - Campus Querétaro.



Application (with CV and Letter of Motivation) end of June to elop.ahb@bfh.ch

For details click on image or check www.ahb.bfh.ch/elop


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Project elop*7 Alpine Mutations - Focus Finhaut



elop* receives Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching

Kathrin Merz and Key Portilla Kawamura receive the Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching for the project «elop* - environment-focused learning and operative platform». The project was awarded due to the project’s outstanding didactical and innovative teach-learn-scenario.

More information: Link (in German)


elope became elop*

The rebranding of the platform parallels a series of organisational changes and the progression of the project as well as the alliance towards an established academic structure with an operational office and the prospect of professional services-provision in the near future