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The Epic Model

The EPIC Model brings together the greatest resources in academia and creatively draws them together to tackle the biggest challenges in local communities.
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Epic Model


The EPIC Network is simple but powerful. It brings together the greatest resources in academia — researchers, students, laboratories, research libraries, existing curriculum — and creatively draws them together to tackle the biggest challenges in local communities. The results are felt immediately with lasting transformative effects: Solutions that might never be imagined through traditional structures, public goodwill toward the university, real-world learning for students, and meaningful change felt throughout the community.

By adopting the EPIC Model, colleges and universities around the world can play a more active role in finding the best ways to make life richer and more sustainable for generations to come.

Institutional Background and Trainer

The EPIC Network is a nonprofit association that unites communities with universities to exponentially improve conditions for human flourishing. This is done by supporting the application of The EPIC Model. EPIC Network partner organisations are should below. There are now region networks in Latin America, Africa and Asia:

Who will find it useful?

Students, Universities and communities.

Training Material

The Elements of the EPIC Model include;

  • Respect Existing administrative structures/individual responsibilities and incentives on all sides
  • Create a genuine Partnership with local governments (or community organizations)
  • Intentionally aims at improving quality of life
  • Focus on Community-identified, -driven, and -evaluated contribution to the community
  • Catalyze multi-disciplines and large Numbers (courses, students, hours)

Learning outcomes

Partnerships across the globe use the EPIC Model. The EPIC-Network collects stories from those partnerships and shares them on our case story page. Visit our “CASE STORIES“ page to see what the EPIC Model can do for your college or university, your city, county, special district, or community group.

This work © 2017 by EPIC-N is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 

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