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Meet Prif UK Sustainability, 1st green student organisation at Comenius

Prif UK Sustainability would love to make Comenius University more green, students more satisfied and happier and they would like to support sustainable choices. Students from Prif UK Sustainability would like to do many activities, for example excursions, lectures and discussions with interesting people, breakfast for students and many more.

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ENLIGHT at EAIE 2023 in Rotterdam

EAIE Conference (26-19 September 2023)

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ENLIGHT Lecture on “Smart Systems & Robotics"

Our second lecture of this semester, "Smart Systems & Robotics", will be livestreamed online on June 14th at 3 pm CET.

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ENLIGHT Mid-Year Meeting in Groningen (6-9 June 2023)

The University of Groningen will host the next ENLIGHT Mid-Year Meeting, taking place from 7-9 June 2023. Together with the delegations of the ENLIGHT partner universities we will look back on what we have achieved so far and look ahead to the next period.

In doing so, we are very pleased to welcome our new ENLIGHT member: the University of Bern. The central theme during these three days is Transformation.

Keynote and panel discussion

Besides internal discussions and workshops the programme will start with a public opening including a keynote by Willem Jonker, President AINed, former CEO EIT Digital and a panel discussion. The panel will then build on the questions posed by Prof. Willem Jonker in his keynote. Focus of the discussion will be how universities and more specifically European University Alliances respond to the transformation processes that are going on in society.

The panel, moderated by Tina Kretschmer from the UG, brings together representatives from the higher education sector and beyond and will consist of:

  • Willem Jonker, President AINed;
  • Monika Froehler, CEO of the Ban-Ki-Moon Centre, ENLIGHT External Advisor;
  • David Donoghue, former Irish Ambassador to the UN, ENLIGHT External Advisor;
  • Daniela Trani, Director YUFE EU University alliance, Maastricht University;
  • Ciaran Ó hÓgartaigh, President of the University of Galway;
  • Celia Rino Pardo, Student Network, UPV/EHU

Conference “Textuality as social action in Shōwa era Japan”

The international conference “Textuality as social action in Shōwa era Japan” from 28 to 29 September belongs to a series of Japan-focused events held at the University of Tartu since 2018 with the aim of introducing various aspects of Japanese culture and society in an interdisciplinary approach, while bringing together scholars and students from different countries across various academic fields.

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University of Galway host European Dialogue Digital Innovation in Health and Wellbeing

University of Galway will welcome 150 researchers, PhD students and external industry stakeholders from across the ENLIGHT network to campus for a special event to address and discuss solutions for global societal challenges. 

The ‘ENLIGHT European Dialogue Digital Innovation in Health and Wellbeing’ runs from 23 to 25 May, 2023 and brings together ENLIGHT universities and external stakeholders to share best practices and foster future research and education collaborations.

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Workshop for PhD students and postdocs: Academic careers – the fun and the obligations

Are you interested to learn about what academic employers and panel members who judge grant proposals look for and how you can make the best of your itinerary, so you will enjoy your future endeavors in academia? Then join the webinar on June 14, 2pm – 3.30 pm CET.

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Estonian E-course of the year is MOOC created by University of Tartu, University of Groningen, University of Copenhagen, and University Hospital Cologne


On 19 May, the Estonian Quality Agency for Education organised its spring seminar on the quality of e-learning, where good practices in e-learning were shared, authors of courses worthy of the e-course quality label were recognised, and the e-course of the year was announced.

The title of the e-course of the year 2023 went to the e-course “How Artificial Intelligence Can Support Healthcare”, created in cooperation of the University of Tartu Institute of Computer Science, the University of Groningen, the University of Copenhagen and the University Hospital Cologne. The authors of the course are Elena Sügis, Peter Van Ooijen, Daniel Pintos Dos Santos, Rosa Verhoeven and Michael Peter. The title comes with a 2,000-euro scholarship to the authors of the e-course.
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ENLIGHT mobility officers meeting in Bratislava

The Comenius University Bratislava hosted the first physical meeting of ENLIGHT mobility coordinators at the beginning of May. We welcomed colleagues from the Basque Country, Bordeaux, Galway, Ghent, Groningen, Tartu, and Uppsala. Partners from Bern joined online.

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Second EDLab webinar: Accreditation of joint programmes: current practices and future perspectives (26 May)

On 26 May 2023 at 10.00 CET, the ‘EDLab’ consortium organizes a webinar on the topic of accreditation of joint programmes.

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Registration Open: Workshop Beyond XAI

A five days program this summer from 17 to 21 July 2023, including top state-of-the-art topics of AI

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