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E-governance Public Lecture by the ECePS ERA Chair in University of Tartu, December 10

Another e-governance public lecture by the ECePS ERA Chair in University of Tartu is coming up! On Friday, December 10th at 12.00 (EET), Dan Bogdanov from Cybernetica will talk about privacy and security technologies for data-driven policymaking. The lecture will be followed by a discussion moderated by Prof Robert Krimmer. The event is fully online and in English.

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ENLIGHT Lecture: Food, Diet and Sustainability, December 8, 6 pm CET

ENLIGHT Lecture: Food, Diet and Sustainability

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ENLIGHT webinar series: discussing diversity, inclusion and racism (3rd session: 7 December)

This webinar series provides an interactive platform to discuss and exchange best practices and develop initiatives that foster diversity and encourage global citizenship.The sessions are open to staff and students of all ENLIGHT partners as well as their respective local communities.

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AIProHealth online course 'How AI can support Healthcare' (launch 29 Nov. 2021)

Together with the University of Tartu, and the universities of Copenhagen and Cologne, the University of Groningen/UMCG has developed an online course in the framework of the EIT Health Project 'AIProHealth - Practical Artificial Intelligence (AI) for healthcare professionals'. The course 'How Artificial Intelligence Can Support Healthcare' will be launched on the online platform 'FutureLearn' on 29 Novermber 2021.

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#TL21ENLIGHT is fully booked. Join our live-stream on 18 November!

On the 18th and 19th of November Ghent University hosts the 1st ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning conference. The central theme is 'Learning from and with each other – peer learning across all levels of the university'. The theme obviously refers to the educational methods used in our courses and programmes, but it also points to the importance of peer learning among teachers. Our conference marks the beginning of a teaching and learning community to empower our ENLIGHT teachers and students.

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Join our student hybrid lectures by T&L keynote speaker Prof. Eric Mazur (19 November)

On the 18th and 19th of November Ghent University hosts the 1st ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning conference. During the formal opening our we are glad to welcome keynote speaker Eric Mazur, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics and Area Chair of Applied Physics at Harvard University.

Eric Mazur is renowned for his teaching methods, which developed a large following, both nationally and internationally, and has been adopted across many disciplines.

On occcasion of his visit to Ghent Eric Mazur will give two additional student hybrid lectures in the morning of Friday 19 November

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Taiwan Lecture Café Series 2021 - 1st session: Wed. 27 October

To mark the end of the first Taiwan Studies Programme cycle Ghent University hosts a series online lectures together with the University of Göttingen and the University of Groningen. The lectures are given by the Taiwan Chair holders who were selected during the past five years in the framework of the Taiwan Chair agreement.

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ENLIGHT Interdisciplinary Proposal-Writing Workshop Equity and Sustainability (Tartu, 14-18 Febr 2022)

The workshop provides a platform for cross-disciplinary collaboration for the researchers and PhD students of ENLIGHT network universities. The participants are invited to collectively look for solutions to the challenges indicated by the  anchor topic “Equity and Sustainability".
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NUI Galway to host 11th European Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC2022) in July 2022

The European Solid Mechanics Conference is the major event for the solid mechanics community in Europe, and provides a unique forum for scientists and engineers from Europe and across the world to exchange ideas on the current state-of-the-art in the mechanics of solids, on new concepts and ideas and to identify new research directions. The 11th European Solid Mechanics Conference will be held at NUI Galway, Ireland, 4th – 8th July, 2022 (ESMC2022). The conference is being held under the auspices of the European Mechanics Society (EUROMECH).

Solid mechanics is the bedrock of engineering design in areas such as mechanical engineering, civil and structural engineering, and biomedical engineering. It is a critically important element in the design and development of almost all technologies and products in these areas, such as aircraft, automobiles, buildings, bridges, and medical implants and devices. Further, solid mechanics is a key enabler in the development of new technologies that address the major global challenges of our time in sustainability, renewable energy and health.

The organising committee have assembled a truly outstanding group of international invited lecturers for the conference, covering the General Lecture and five Plenary Lectures.

The conference has general sessions and over 50 mini-symposia on a wide range of solid mechanics speciality areas so there should be something for everyone over a wide range of interests in the solid mechanics domain, for abstract submission.

The NUI Galway organising committee would be delighted for the ENLIGHT member institutions to encourage staff, researchers and graduate students in engineering, applied mathematics and physical sciences, and more broadly across the sciences, to submit abstracts to the conference and for them to visit Galway to attend the conference next summer.

Pathways to Lifelong Mental Wellbeing - Welcome to Uppsala Health Summit (18-21 October)

Welcome to a digital Uppsala Health SummitOctober 18-21st 2021, that will focus on mental health and wellbeing – considered one of the most important global health challenges of our time. Fostering and protecting mental wellbeing requires multi-sectoral action at all levels of society, but there is often a need for better understanding of available approaches and how they can be successfully implemented and benefit more people. The meeting will provide a unique interdisciplinary platform for researchers, experts and practitioners to present and discuss innovative ways to prevent and intervene for better mental health globally. Topics include Psychological flexibilityHormones and moodTowards a new understanding of mental health and wellbeing, and Innovative strategies for closing the treatment gap. 

Some of the confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Vikram Patel, Professor of Global Health at Harvard Medical School
  • Dr Ledia Lazeri, Mental Health Advisor at WHO
  • Professor Steven Hayes, Founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mr Benjamin Perks, Head of Campaigns and Advocacy at UNICEF

The plenary sessions are free of charge and open to everyone who has pre-registred. Participation in the workshops are limited, and require pre-registration and includes a fee. Please register here

Virtual Exchange Partnering Brazil-Europe - 25 October

The ENLIGHT partner universities of Uppsala, Groningen and Ghent are organizing a Virtual Exchange Partnering Fair together with the FAUBAI, the Brazilian Association for International Education (similar to NAFSA or EAIE but for Brazil).

The goal of the initiative is to promote collaboration between the ENLIGHT universities and Brazilian universities participating in the BRaVE programme (Brazilian Virtual Exchange), to develop Virtual Exchange as an innovative teaching and learning method, to facilitate new contacts with teachers in Europe and Brazil, and to provide information about Virtual Exchange training opportunities.

The target groups are teachers and researchers with an interest in collaboration with Brazil and Virtual Exchange, International Relations Office staff, and pedagogical developers.

On Monday, 25 October 2021, 9:00 BRT / 14:00 CEST, we host a one-hour ZOOM webinar in which experts for Virtual Exchange will give an introduction into the concept, good-practise examples and current developments in the field. We will also inform about training opportunities and possibilities to develop new Virtual Exchanges.

After the webinar, the participants are invited to participate in a match-making to find a partner for developing a new VE initiative. Based on a short online questionnaire, we will create some matches and introduce teachers with a shared interest. The matches will receive help from an experienced VE developer during a first meeting in the beginning of November on the Gather Town Platform.  

See the full program and list of instituitonal contacts


Kick-off meeting ENLIGHT RISE (27 September 2021)

On 27 September ENLIGHT held its formal kick-off of the RISE project in a virtual format. The project officially started on 1 September. A festive launch event will be planned on 2 December at NUI Galway on occasion of the annual ENLIGHT General Meeting.

In the framework of the RISE project the ENLIGHT partners will develop a joint research and innovation agenda. By identifying common strengths, they will foster new groundbreaking, large-scale collaborative research projects. The overarching goal is to jointly serve our societal missions from an R&I perspective around the 5 ENLIGHT flagship areas.

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