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ENLIGHT talk by Catherine Bovill (Edinburgh), June 1, 12-2 pm CET

Join us in listening to and thinking with Catherine Bovill, who was supposed to give the keynote at last year's Teaching and learning Conference at the University of Göttingen in November 2022.

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The AI tool quickly became good at Swedish

The AI tool Chat-GPT has stunned the world with its good language use. Joakim Nivre, Professor of Computational Linguistics at Uppsala University explained how the language model became so good at Swedish. For the past two years, he has been involved in developing language models based on Swedish texts.

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University of Galway named national SDG Champion

This month, University of Galway was designated as a national Sustainable Development Goals Champion for 2023-24 by the Government of Ireland – the first time a university has received the status. The designation recognises the leading role universities play in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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Discovery of the most distant dwarf galaxy detected so far

An international team, including the Ikerbasque research professor of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and associate of  Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) Tom Broadhurst, used the high resolution of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) combined with a powerful gravitational lens to conclude that the galaxies that formed in the early universe were typically very small, indicating a hierarchical process of evolution from dwarf galaxies gradually merging together as a result of mutual gravity, until massive galaxies such as our Milky Way were formed. The study has just been published in the journal Science.

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University of Tartu International Summer University course in Clinical Medicine deadline extended

The application period for the summer course "Contemporary Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures" is extended to 21 May 2023. Apply here!

The summer course will take place on-site in Tartu from 31 July 2023 – 12 August 2023. 

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First EDLab webinar: Introduction to the joint European degree initiative and ‘EDLab’ project (10 May)

On 10 May 2023 at 13.00 CET, the ‘EDLab’ consortium organizes a webinar presenting its project as well as the context for the joint European degree initiative. This is the first webinar to be organized in a series of webinars to follow on topics related to joint programmes. 

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The Teacher Education Network’s Blended Intensive Programme: ENLIGHTening!

The ENLIGHT Teacher Education Network developed an Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) on global citizenship in European classrooms. A BIP is a short, intensive programme that uses innovative ways of learning and teaching, including the use of online cooperation. During the last week of April, 45 students and 12 PhD student coaches from all 9 ENLIGHT partners investigated global citizenship in European classrooms. They used the principles of challenge-based education and worked on concrete topics like multilingualism, trauma background immigrant pupils, diversity, inclusion, gender and sexual orientation, religion… The result: tons of enthusiasm, ideas and concrete recommendation and tips for future teachers!

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Exhibition on gender and sexuality from Ghent to be shown in University Museum Groningen

On 26 May the University Museum Groningen will open the exhibition PHALLUS. Norm & Form. The exhibition, which was developed by the GUM (Ghent University Museum), takes the visitor on a journey across our ideas on sex, gender, science, and norms. Through art and science our gaze shall be directed towards the nether regions.

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Regional Academy of Comenius University invites to online lecture about Drug-related problems

Comenius University Bratislava invites to an online lecture on 4 May 2023 from 9.20 to 11.00 CEST by PHARMDr. ANNA OLEÁROVÁ, PhD., MPH from University Hospital in Bratislava. Aim group of this lecture are students and academics from medicine and pharmacy.

The lecture will be held ONLINE and in ENGLISH. Click here to participate.

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Is your university impact ready? Check it out at the ENLIGHT Toolkit for Self-Assessment of Universities Research Impact Awareness, Literacy and Readiness

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ENLIGHT Lecture Series on “Digital Revolution and Impact of Digitization”

The first lecture of this semester, "AI & its Impact on Teaching & Learning", will be livestreamed online on May 10th at 3 pm CET. This lecture is part of the European Universities Week.

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Toomas Asser was elected the rector of the University of Tartu

On 20 April, the 292-member electoral council elected Professor of Neurosurgery Toomas Asser as rector of the University of Tartu with 168 votes. The electoral council comprised members of the University of Tartu council, the senate, faculty councils and the student union, as well as professors.  

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