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ENLIGHT Lecture: „Migration & Climate Change”, March 9, 6 pm CET

On March 9th at 6pm, the next ENLIGHT Lecture will be hosted and livestreamed online. The fifth session of this semesters’ ENLIGHT Lecture series explores connection the connection between Climate Change and Migration as a growing number of natural disasters, extreme heat and drought will turn climate change into the most common cause of forced migration within the 21st century.

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The Göttingen Video Series "Ragna und Paul fragen nach(haltig)" (in German with English subtitles)

The students Ragna and Paul investigate current and inspiring projects and stories related to climate protection and sustainability at the University of Göttingen. In the video series "Ragna und Paul fragen nach(haltig)" (in German with English subtitles), the two sustainability reporters provide insight about the Climate Action Plan 2030 of the University, the reactions of the forest to climate change, the switch of the Göttingen canteen "Mensa am Turm" to a purely vegan-vegetarian menu and sustainable start-ups of the University.

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Admission to teacher training will be increased at the University of Tartu in the 2022/2023 academic year

As the next generations are very much shaped by their teachers, it is important to offer more undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to start their studies as a teacher.

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University of Göttingen selected for the "Universities for SDG 13 Award"

The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Siemens Gamesa want to promote university talent in the fight against climate change (SDG 13). As part of the international “Universities for SGD 13 Award” competition, students from selected universities are therefore working in an interdisciplinary manner to develop solutions for the energy transition and environmental sustainability. The University of Göttingen is one of the five selected Universities from which students can apply, together with the Tsinghua University in China, University of Pretoria in South Africa, Pontifical University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and the Arizona State University in the USA.

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ENLIGHT launches first challenge-based courses

As of this week ENLIGHT is proud to launch the very first edition of our brand new ENLIGHT courses in AI, Climate Neutrality and Global Engagement.

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ENLIGHT doctoral students’ virtual workshop on equity and sustainability at the University of Tartu

From 14 February to 18 February, University of Tartu organized an interdisciplinary proposal-writing workshop entitled “Equity and Sustainability”. The workshop took place in the framework of the ENLIGHT project and brought together 33 doctoral students from nine universities via zoom.

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ENLIVE Spring edition 2022: call for participation (deadline: 11/2/2022)

ENLIVE is a virtual exchange project run by the Espace Langues, the centre for language learning and intercultural exchange at the University of Bordeaux. Guided by facilitators, participants engage in weekly synchronous discussions in English as a lingua franca context. Together, students build relationships, discuss current social issues and work towards a micro social media campaign. Students may choose from a range of areas to explore, such as gender and education, science denial and anti-science movements or disability in society.

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Advanced Manufacturing Research Fellowship Programme in the Basque Country (Spain) and New Aquitaine Region (France)

Advanced Manufacturing Research Fellowship Programme in the Basque – New Aquitaine Region (ADAGIO) is a cross-border Programme aimed at enhancing the research and innovation (R&I) capacity and high-quality human resources of the regions of Euskadi (Spain) and New Aquitaine Region (France) in the selected field of Advanced Manufacturing.

The first call for the ADAGIO Cofund Fellowships Programme will open on February 1st 2021, with a view to incorporate postdoctoral talent in the area of Advanced Manufacturing, specifically in the following fields:

  • Advanced Materials & Processes
  • Intelligent, Flexible & Efficient Production Systems
  • Digital & Connected Factory
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Sustainable Manufacturing.

ADAGIO will bring together 15 experienced researchers (8 in the first call and 7 in the second call) to develop a 36 month stay through 2 open calls at international level. The fellows will decide whether to carry out a 36 month advanced research project in one of the two hosting institutions or to combine it with a more applied research path oriented towards market needs, by doing up to 12 months secondments (with a minimum of 3 months) in one or more of the industrial partner organisations associated with the programme or in another partner organisation of their own choice.


The project is coordinated by the University of the Basque Country with the participation of the University of Bordeaux.

If interested, further information on the call and application details are available at 

Launch of the Erasmus+ Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme in Sustainable Drug Discovery (S-DISCO). Call for applications open till February, 28!

Ghent University (Belgium), the Medical University of Gdańsk (Poland), the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and the University of Lille (France) are proud to announce the new International Master in Sustainable Drug Discovery (S-DISCO), which was recently selected under Erasmus+. S-DISCO focuses on drug discovery, which is the creative and critically important phase in the life cycle of a medicine that precedes elaborated preclinical and clinical development.

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ENLIGHT Lecture: „Climate Change: Art, Performance & Narration”, February 9, 6 pm CET

On February 9th at 6pm, the next ENLIGHT lecture will be hosted and livestreamed online. The fourth session of this semesters’ ENLIGHT lecture series explores the role art and performance can play in the fight against climate change. It also gives examples on how creative changes of the narrative on climate change can help to raise awareness on the severeness of the issue and its impact on human existence.

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University of Tartu Career Festival: Straight to the Future (16-17 February 2022)

“Straight to the Future” is the Career Festival organized by the University of Tartu. You are very welcome to join from the comfort of your own home!

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Uppsala University celebrates 300 years of weather observations and launches a weather photo contest in honor of Anders Celcius!

Uppsala has one of the world’s longest series of weather observations. The observations date back to 12 January 1722 by Anders Celsius and his professor Erik Burman. Every day they went outside to record the temperature, air pressure and wind direction. Over the years many different people have contributed to the data series, and on 12 January 2022 the series will become 300 years long.

Read more about the activities connected to the celebrations of Anders Celcius and the weather photo contest!