News & Events

ENLIGHT published first "Success stories of Inclusive Mobility"

Inclusion, equality and diversity are vital elements of ENLIGHT’s overarching vision. This implies making international student mobility accessible to the whole student body in terms of background, affluence, living situation e.g., for students with disabilities or health issues; from less favourable socio-economic backgrounds; with specific (cultural, religious, and personal) motivations. For this reason, ENLIGHT universities provide counselling and services for better use of existing mobility options for students from underrepresented groups and develop flexible learning paths ‘customised’ to students’ individual needs as well as tailored measures for inclusive mobility to remove barriers for international learning.

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Impressions from the Teaching & Learning Conference 2022

Thank you to all participants and organisers of this conference! It was a great experience and we are looking forward to seeing all ideas grow into action. Teaching, diversity and inclusion is of interest to us all. This conversation will continue as it is a constantly evolving topic. This conferens will now take its next step and move to Bordeaux in October 2023!

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Get inspired by the winner of the Teaching & Learning Award 2022!

This year’s Teaching and Learning Award goes to Uppsala University for the course “Innovation Game: A Summer School Applying Serious Game Design in Health Care and Education” Congratulations to the teaching team: Erik Olsson, Femke DeBackere, Lina Sors Emilsson, Svante Axelsson, Jaanus Jaggo, Susanne Bredenberg, Adam Mayes, Raimond-Hendrik Tunnel and Charlie Carpene! The team includes teachers from Uppsala University, Ghent University  and University of Tartu.

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ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Award 2022 - Our Nominees

Learn the Nominees for the Teaching and Learning Award 2022! Tune in for the Awarding ceremony on November 18, 6 pm CET on our YouTube channel and discover who wins this year.

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Seminar series multilingualism kick-off: The hidden drivers of academic English (28 November 2022)

On Monday November 28th, Ghent University invites you for a first hybrid keynote of a seminar series on Multilingualism, organised in collaboration with the ENLIGHT partners. Prof. Kristina Hultgren, Professor of Sociolinguistics and Applied Linguistics and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at The Open University in the United Kingdom, will speak about: "The hidden drivers of English as an academic language in Europe: Retheorizing the rise of English as an outcome of higher education governance reforms". Your host will be prof. Stef Slembrouck (Ghent University).

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Open hybrid sessions at the ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Conference on (November 16-18, 2022)

The second ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Conference will be hosted by the University of Göttingen on November 16-18, 2022. The thematic focus of this year’s conference will be on diversity and inclusion in higher education.

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ENLIGHT Workshop on Green AI - 7 December 2022

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ENLIGHT Workshop on Green AI, 7 December 2022

Date: Wednesday 7 December 2022
Venue: online via Zoom
Time: 10:00-13:00 CET

Registration deadline: Monday, 5 December 2022
Registration via: https://evento.renater.fr/survey/registration-enlight-rise-workshop-on-green-ai-7-december-vlx4nkx2

Research increasingly depends on advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and digital research infrastructures (DRIs) to collect and store, process and share data. In a strong context of environmental transitions, this workshop will introduce the concept of responsible AI, explore how AI can be leveraged to foster environmental transition and how to build a green AI/DRI. We then will discuss with digital infrastructures managers how to make it happen.

Aim of the workshop: Exploring the concept of green AI and how it relates to digital research infrastructures

Who is this workshop for? All members from the ENLIGHT community, external partners and the wider public are welcome to join the lecture.

Detailed agenda with speakers to be sent later; feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in joining the panel discussion.

Workshop on Russia's wars: power and agency in times of crises and exceptions

On 28 and 28 November, the University of Ghent and the University of Tartu organise a workshop on the various aspects of Russia’s wars in times of crises and exceptions.

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ENLIGHT launches Course Catalogue

The ENLIGHT network has launched a digital Course Catalogue, which allows ENLIGHT students to search for all the courses available for application in the ENLIGHT European University.

The catalogue covering all ENLIGHT universities makes it easier for students to find courses to study abroad and boost their studies according to their interests and field of study. All the information can be found in one place, and browsing is possible by key words, host university, instruction language, format, level, semester, or ECTS.

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Uppsala University ranked high in sustainability

Uppsala University takes 11th place out of 700 higher education institutions in the QS World University Ranking: Sustainability. According to the list, Uppsala University is the top institution in the EU, closely followed by Lund University. The University is highly placed in both environmental impact and social impact. 

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ENLIGHT Research & Innovation Support group meeting

On 5th and 6th of October, the ENLIGHT Research & Innovation Support group met in Bordeaux under a beautiful sun. Two days to exchange on our Universities practices about EU grants writing services and digital tools but also to brainstorm about the future production of a toolkit for researchers to help initiate joint research projects within ENLIGHT.

After many virtual meetings, it was the first physical meeting for ENLIGHT EU funding research managers: real-life interactivity is a whole other thing and led to fruitful discussions and good vibes that will facilitate the work to come in the coming months, for the benefit of ENLIGHT research community.

Making pharmacy more sustainable

Greener pharmacy is advocated in an article published in Science by a group of researchers, including the researcher Gorka Orive of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country. They argue that although conflicts of interest may be unavoidable, it is possible to limit the negative consequences of pharmaceuticals while allowing society to benefit from them. 

In the article published in the prestigious scientific journal Science, a group of international researchers, including Gorka Orive, Doctor of Pharmacy and researcher in the UPV/EHU’s NanoBioCel group, and Unax Lertxundi of the Bioaraba Institute for Health Research, have issued a warning about the increase in pharmaceutical contamination. “Despite mounting evidence of its potentially widespread effects, pharmaceutical contamination has not received the attention it deserves,” say the researchers. “Although there are signs that this could be changing, there is still a long way to go.”

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