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ENLIGHT Regional Academies bringing European cities and communities closer together

As of April 30 all partners in ENLIGHT have established their Regional Academies. The Regional Academies connects ENLIGHT to local and regional actors within each partner university’s communities. It is through regular dialogue in partnership with cities and regions, civil society organizations, industry and commerce that ENLIGHT will be able to identify the local interpretations of ENLIGHT’s flagship challenges.

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University of Groningen launches 'Aletta Year'

The Univeristy of Groningen launches the Aletta Year to highlight the theme of ‘Women in Academia’. The University community will be honouring Aletta Jacobs with a year-long programme filled with jointly organized activities to draw continuing attention to the role of diversity in academia.

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Summer Schools “Health & Globalization” and "Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights" (Ghent, 4-14 July 2021)

The Ghent University Medical Students Association is proud to announce the 10th edition of the the Summer School “Health & Globalization” and 4th edition of "Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights".

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Webinar Series Living Through Covid -19: A Lifecourse Perspective (NUI Galway Institute for Lifecourse and Society)

The Institute for Lifecourse and Society at NUI Galway (ILAS) is delighted to announce a series of 6 weekly, free to public virtual conversations taking place between Thursday 15th April - Thursday 20th May - 5:00-6:00pm (6pm -7pm CET).

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International Criminal Court Summer School (Galway, 8-11 June 2021)

NUI Galway’s Irish Centre for Human Rights offers 20 free places for the International Criminal Court Summer School available to students across the ENLIGHT Network.

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IDay at Uppsala University

Uppsala University: IDay featuring SkillMill

IDay is the opportunity for you that wants to learn about innovation processes while contributing to solving complex real-world challenges.
IDay is a concept by EIT Health that lets you combine training in innovation process with design challenges provided by real-world actors for change. Work interdisciplinary with fellow students across faculty boundaries to train your innovation-, problem solving- and pitching skills.
Challenge provider is SkillMill. SkillMill is an Erasmus+ project that focuses on soft skills, the ability to adapt to and overcome a constantly changing and challenging surrounding community.
Opportunities to join in 2021:
April 9
May 7
June 4
More information and registration here.
Doctoral conferment ceremony at Uppsala University

PhD Student Position in Curriculum Studies at Uppsala University

The Department of Education at Uppsala University is looking for a PhD student for a project in curricum studies.

Project description: For this PhD position applicants are welcome to submit project plans that investigate Curriculum Studies issues (from pre-school to higher education) relating to research areas that are represented at the Department of Education. We especially welcome proposals on so-called challenge-based teaching on sustainability issues within higher education settings.

The full-time employment will be on a temporary basis for a period of four years and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). Departmental duties (typically teaching and administration) at a level of at most 20% can be included in the position, in which case the employment period will be extended beyond the four years. PhD students are expected to study full-time and actively participate in the department’s activities.

More information and instructions for applicants.

ENLIGHT scholarships: Tartu International Summer University 2021

The University of Tartu offers 9 scholarships for ENLIGHT participants (one per ENLIGHT partner university) for the International Summer School "Educational Change in Times of Rapid Technological Innovation" taking place physically in Tartu 16 – 25 August 2021; or if physical meetings are not possible, online in November 2021. This summer school is part of UT's International Summer University 2021.

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Open lectures on Security, Democracy and the Digital World

Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Visiting Professor of Democracy in the Digital Age at the University of Tartu, is giving a series of lectures on “Security, Democracy and the Digital World” in spring semester 2021.

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'Disturbances and Interventions' Summer School Gender Studies (Aug./Sep. 2021)

Between 27 August and 24 September the University of Groningen organizes a 3rd 'covid-proof' online edition of the (formerly 'U4Society') Gender Studies Summer School, entitled 'Disturbances and Intervention. Contemporary Practices of Gender Research'. The summer school consists of four lecture sessions and a keynoye lecture. The summer school is open to PhD-students from all the ENLIGHT partners. Participants should apply before May 10th

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NICE Programme - Extended Deadline for ENLIGHT students - 10 March 2021

Europe is facing seven social challenges that need fresh ideas – and here you come into play! On the NICE programme 2021, you’ll work through virtual toolkits in entrepreneurship and intercultural communication to solve a global challenge in a team from around Europe. Eventually, your team can showcase your innovative solution at the virtual summer school. Joining NICE, you’ll gain hands-on experience and in-demand skills while making a global contribution! This multi-university virtual programme running from March to July 2021 is offered to you by the Intercultural LearningLab, University of Göttingen. Find out more here:

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