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Revisit the first ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Conference

‘Learning from and with each other’ was the baseline of the successful first ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Conference in Ghent this past November. The yearly conference brings together academic staff, educational developers and students to exchange on innovative teaching practices and build collective knowledge on the educational goals of ENLIGHT.

A vibrant community of more than 170 participants, including 40 students, gathered for an inspiring keynote by Professor Eric Mazur (Harvard University) and over 40 sessions and workshops in which inspiring good-practices were shared and discussed. Judging from the conversations and the vibe at the venue, this edition sparked motivation and enthusiasm to exchange ideas, co-create joint modules and programmes within the ENLIGHT network. 
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Impressions from ENLIGHT Winter School "Equity and Equality in Education and Medicine"

The ENLIGHT online winter school “Equity and Equality in Education and Medicine” took place on 15-19 November. The interactive online 5-day winter school focused on human rights, equity and equal treatment through case studies, practitioners’ experiences, and researchers’ studies.

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ENLIGHT launches database of societal challenges for development into education and research projects!

The Regional Academies within ENLIGHT are responsible for connecting each university with external partners within their own communities. During the first year of the project each university has reached out to ask their communities what some of their major challenges connected to the five flagship themes are. These challenges will serve as a starting point for ideas on educational units, such as Living Labs, research projects or students’ individual graduation project.

Researchers can already filter their search for challenges with an external partner at any of the nine communities. Students may also easily filter out which challenges are open for graduation projects.

Here you may read more about the work in the Regional Academies.

Here you may brows around in the submitted challenges.

ISCOMS 2022 (Groningen, 8-10 June): Call for abstracts

The International Student Congress Of (bio)Medical Sciences, also known as ISCOMS, is one of the world’s leading student congresses in (bio)medical sciences. The 29th edition of ISCOMS will take place from the 8th until 10th of June 2022, at the University Medical Centre Groningen. 

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ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Conference 2021

The first ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Conference was hosted by Ghent University on  November 18 and 19, 2021. The central conference theme was Learning from and with each other – peer learning across all levels of the university. The theme of peer learning referred to the educational method used in courses and programmes and to learning from each other during and after the conference. 

Do you want to see what the conference and award ceremony was all about? 

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Successful ENLIGHT workshop on 'The age-friendly and inclusive city' (Göttingen, 19 November 2021)

What shapes, hinders or fosters belonging, participation and wellbeing in the context of diversifying and ageing European cities? How can an intersectional perspective be further developed in research on urban ageing and which policy implications follow from this? An international consortium discussed these questions in a workshop hosted by Göttingen Diversity Research Institute on 19 November 2021.

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GEM is part of best ranked Bachelor programme of the Netherlands

Each year the Dutch Higher Education Guide for Universities (Keuzegids) publishes an overview of different bachelor programmes in the Netherlands. This year, the UG bachelor Global Responsibility & Leadership received the highest score of all bachelor programmes in the Netherlands with an impressive total of 94/100 points. ENLIGHT’s Global Engagement Module (GEM), is part of this programme. 

 “I am truly humbled and proud by the acknowledgement of the Keuzegids”, says faculty director dr. Indira van der Zande, also member of the GEM course designing team within ENLIGHT WP3. “We have always aspired to create an academic environment where students and staff can actively engage in the co-creation of knowledge to contribute to solving the global challenges.” Interested in what makes this programme so special? Find out more here!

ENLIGHT Rectors endorse ENLIGHT Sustainability Engagement

Today the nine ENLIGHT rectors endorsed a joint Sustainability Engagement on the occasion of the ENLIGHT General Meeting.  

With this joint Sustainability Engagement the ENLIGHT-members want to make a strong claim to be key contributors of sustainable development and to lead by example with concrete actions in governance, education and research.

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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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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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