News & Events

Virtual Exchange Partnering Brazil-Europe - 25 October

The ENLIGHT partner universities of Uppsala, Groningen and Ghent are organizing a Virtual Exchange Partnering Fair together with the FAUBAI, the Brazilian Association for International Education (similar to NAFSA or EAIE but for Brazil).

The goal of the initiative is to promote collaboration between the ENLIGHT universities and Brazilian universities participating in the BRaVE programme (Brazilian Virtual Exchange), to develop Virtual Exchange as an innovative teaching and learning method, to facilitate new contacts with teachers in Europe and Brazil, and to provide information about Virtual Exchange training opportunities.

The target groups are teachers and researchers with an interest in collaboration with Brazil and Virtual Exchange, International Relations Office staff, and pedagogical developers.

On Monday, 25 October 2021, 9:00 BRT / 14:00 CEST, we host a one-hour ZOOM webinar in which experts for Virtual Exchange will give an introduction into the concept, good-practise examples and current developments in the field. We will also inform about training opportunities and possibilities to develop new Virtual Exchanges.

After the webinar, the participants are invited to participate in a match-making to find a partner for developing a new VE initiative. Based on a short online questionnaire, we will create some matches and introduce teachers with a shared interest. The matches will receive help from an experienced VE developer during a first meeting in the beginning of November on the Gather Town Platform.  

See the full program and list of instituitonal contacts


Kick-off meeting ENLIGHT RISE (27 September 2021)

On 27 September ENLIGHT held its formal kick-off of the RISE project in a virtual format. The project officially started on 1 September. A festive launch event will be planned on 2 December at NUI Galway on occasion of the annual ENLIGHT General Meeting.

In the framework of the RISE project the ENLIGHT partners will develop a joint research and innovation agenda. By identifying common strengths, they will foster new groundbreaking, large-scale collaborative research projects. The overarching goal is to jointly serve our societal missions from an R&I perspective around the 5 ENLIGHT flagship areas.

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Welcome to the new members of the student network!

Courses are starting and students are returning to their campuses (or their digital classrooms) which means that the work of the ENLIGHT Student Network continues. Some representatives have left their positions and moved on. Our official hand-over meeting took place in August. We are looking forward to our exciting Student Board elections and working with all the new Student Network Representatives.

The Student Network has successfully sent in an application to participate in the Teaching and Learning Conference in Ghent looking at the lessons we have learned through digital learning and the lessons we will learn as we return to in person teaching. We are excited to engage with the diverse student groups that make up ENLIGHT over the coming year and are hopeful we will meet each other in person over this academic year.

Launch Global Engagement module (Spring 2022)

Together with our colleagues from Ghent and in cooperation with all ENLIGHT partner universities, the UG ENLIGHT team is developing a 5 EC Global Engagement Module. It will be piloted in Spring 2022 for 45 students, 5 from each ENLIGHT partner university.

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ENLIGHT Doctoral Day info session (22 Nov. 2021)

Learn how ENLIGHT develops doctoral education and connects doctoral students from our nine partner universities!

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Are you interested in learning more about how to create a prototype? Join our online sprint and meet international experts October 15-17th.

During two full days students will learn how to create an app without any line of code. This challenge-based prototyping sprint, offered by Uppsala University and EIT Health, will allow you to learn new tools that will be useful in your future professional life. Make your ideas come true! To do so you will work remotely in an interdisciplinary team, get insights from prototyping experts and be coached all the way to presentation in front of a jury. Take this opportunity to increase your collaboration skills and get professional feedback on your prototype. All students will receive a certificate of participation.

See this link for more information and registration (deadline 11th of October).

ENLIGHT connects research with society - the DAAD podcast on European Universities.

The ENLIGHT-Network was invited to present itself in the DAAD podcast “Campus Europa”. Together with a student representative from the Bochum network UNIC and joined by Dr. Katrin Wodzicki Professor Casper-Hehne explained the goals and challenges of ENLIGHT.

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ENLIVE 2nd edition (8 Nov to 17 Dec 2021)

Apply now for the ENLIVE 2nd edition that will take place online from November 8 to December 17, 2021!

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Conference "Social Responsibility in Challenging Times" (Tartu, 7-8 Oct 2021)

The U4/ENLIGHT network Social Sciences, Economics and Law (SSEL) conference "Social Responsibility in Challenging Times" will take place on 7-8 October 2021. The conference will be held online.

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Block Course: Deep Learning. Introduction to Deep Learning For Forestry Applications Background

Block Course: Deep Learning. Introduction to Deep Learning For Forestry Applications Background

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ENLIGHT scholarships for the e-course Educational Change in Times of Rapid Technological Innovation

We are pleased to announce the new call for applications for the e-course Educational Change in Times of Rapid Technological Innovation on 1 November  – 3 December 2021. The course aims to empower people to re-imagine modern teaching practices and follow the transformation of education. 

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About ENLIGHT. A student perspective by Tjitske Schokker at RUG formal opening academic year 2021-2022’

On Monday 6 September the University of Groningen held its official Opening of the Academic Year 2021-2022. The theme of this year's opening was 'Welcome back!' to mark the return to campus of the students and staff after a period dominated by online education due to the global pandemic

As one of the main speakers during the formal opening student representative Tjitske Schokker highlighted the importance of ENLIGHT for 'the new normal of higher education' and for making education more equitable, sustainable and accessible.

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