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Save the Date: Teaching & Learning Conference 2023

Date for Teaching & Learning Conference 2023

The date for the upcoming Teaching & Learning Conference is set for 11, 12, and 13 October 2023. The University of Bordeaux will be hosting the conference this year.

More information will be following. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

ENLIGHT Impact Conference

ENLIGHT Impact Conference

 Join us in Bilbao on 30-31 March 2023!

 This international encounter will bring global leading impact experts to Bilbao to discuss impact in higher education from a holistic perspective.

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Improving Diamond Open Access across Europe

University of Göttingen leads EU project on publishing and reading free from fees. In Diamond Open Access, there are no fees for publishing or accessing scientific publications, whether you are reading or publishing.

The University of Göttingen will lead an EU project with 23 partners in 14 European countries from January 2023. The aim is to strengthen and develop institutional publishing using the Diamond Open Access model across Europe. The European Commission has funded the project "Creating a Robust Accessible Federated Technology for Open Access (CRAFT-OA)" for three years, awarding a total of 4.8 million euros.

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ENLIGHT Lecture: 'Urban Health', January 25, 3 pm CET

On January 25 at 3pm, this semesters’ second ENLIGHT lecture on “Urban Health” will be hosted and livestreamed online. Modern life and in particular life in densely populated settings can constitute various health challenges due to various environmental influences, the way a city is designed, lifestyle choices or societal barriers. This lecture therefore aims to discuss some of these challenges while at the same time shining light on possible ways to tackle those issues.

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ENLIGHT Ancient World Winter School in Classics 2023 - The Old and the New: Tradition and Innovation in Antiquity (14-18/3,Rome)

The Winter School is targeted at PhD students in all disciplines dealing with Classical and Late Antiquity and aims especially at first- (and to some extent also second-)year PhD students who are looking to build and strengthen academic and transferable skills in presenting, research communication and networking. It is open to PhD students from the member universities of the ENLIGHT network. 

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University of Tartu researchers received €60 million to develop two international centres of excellence

Two international research consortia led by the University of Tartu received €30 million from the European Commission each for the development of two research centres in Estonia over the next six years. One of the centres deals with the digitalisation of synthetic biology and the other with personalised medicine. The Estonian state will also give €30 million. Besides research excellence, the centres will boost the development of digitalised bioindustry and start-ups working on data-based health services. 

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ENLIGHT Open Science Award 2023

Apply with your Open Science initiative now!

Do you use Open Science to make your research/teaching/learning more accessible, transparent or reproducible? Do you have an example of how you have engaged with Open Science as part of your work process(es) that you want to share to inspire others?

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The ENLIGHT R&I Prize is an annual award intended to provide additional support to a promising project or project proposal jointly conducted by early career researchers from different (minimum 2) ENLIGHT consortium partners and focusing on one of the five ENLIGHT flagship domains. 

The prize consists of a mobility award of up to € 5,000.- for participation in conferences, workshops or training programs that can strengthen the required capacity within the project team.

The aim of the prize is not only to further stimulate or support the development stage or further elaboration of joint research collaborations between ENLIGHT partners, but to also support ENLIGHT early career researchers in expanding their network.

Therefore, not only running research collaborations are eligible though evenly so are newly created joint research teams preparing e.g. the initiation, design and/or development of one (or more) joint research proposals to be submitted to regional, national or international funding agencies including the Horizon Europe framework programme, etc. 

The ENLIGHT R&I Prize is strongly linked to the ENLIGHT R&I ECR Mobility Award. Moreover, the prize winner will be selected amongst the ENLIGHT R&I ECR Mobility Awardees. Project teams can thus not directly apply for the ENLIGHT R&I Prize but will be considered for this seed funding initiative through their selection for the ENLIGHT R&I ECR Mobility Award and the acceptance of their report (illustrating the progress of the idea/concept/project since the awarding of the ENLIGHT R&I ECR Mobility Award). 

A selection commission composed of experts on the ENLIGHT flagship domains (nominated by the ENLIGHT RISE pilot focus groups) and one (1) task member per ENLIGHT-RISE WP2 co-lead partner university will pre-select the winner amongst the eligible ENLIGHT R&I ECR Mobility Awardees, to be confirmed by the ENLIGHT RISE WP2 assembly.

In line with the funding scheme of the Horizon H2020 SwafS ENLIGHT RISE programme, one ENLIGHT R&I Prize winner will be selected in September 2023, and another one in May 2024. The selection will be based on the received (progress) reports of the ENLIGHT R&I ECR Mobility awardees by the date of selection.

The prize winners will need to use the € 5,000.- mobility award prior to 31/8/2024. 

Only the mobility costs (travel and subsistence) and/or the inscription fees for a workshop, conference or training of the winning project's team members fitting the ECR description as stated in the ENLIGHT R&I ECR Mobility Award call are eligible for funding. Alike the ENLIGHT R&I ECR Mobility Award, prize winners’ travel bookings, subsistence costs, and reimbursement of proven expenditures will need to be in accordance with the University of Bordeaux’s administration regulations, requirements, and travel guidelines.



The ENLIGHT R&I ECR Mobility Award

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University of Tartu launches Centre for Sustainable Development

The University of Tartu Centre for Sustainable Development develops interdisciplinary cooperation on sustainable development. The aim is to analyse societal challenges, using concepts and methods from different disciplines and seeking common understanding.

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Launch of the ENLIGHT Research & Innovation Observatory

The ENLIGHT alliance has created its Research & Innovation Observatory, a comprehensive platform of information presenting the research and innovation capacities of, and synergies between the ENLIGHT universities. The ENLIGHT R&I Observatory also collates the outputs from the alliance development related to Research & Innovation.

More specifically, the Observatory aims to move towards the creation of a common R&I agenda for the ENLIGHT alliance by facilitating the identification of expertise and potential synergies amongst the ENLIGHT universities and its external stakeholders (i) and fostering exchange, mutual learning and collaboration amongst the broader ENLIGHT community (ii).



ENLIGHT publishes video on virtual exchange

Virtual exchange is an important part of ENLIGHT's vision of increased mobility in Europe.

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